After some very surprising pool play results, the championship bracket has been set at the $250,000 Gears Pro Circuit New Orleans.
The headline match was OpTic Gaming vs Echo Fox in the winners bracket. After EF narrowly missed out on the top spot in pool C, they came up against their North American rivals immediately.
Despite Echo Fox's confidence, OpTic Gaming looked far superior closing out the match 2-0 and knocking EF instantly down to the losers bracket.
And the next match in the winners bracket was just as stacked, as another two North American titans in Ghost Gaming and Rise Nation locked horns.
Ghost were fortunate to even make it to the winners bracket after an 0-2 record in pools in day one, and would need to up their performance significantly to take down a Rise team that had been flawless in pool D.
Another all American battle next in the winners bracket, as The Gosu Crew take on Elevate. Elevate managed to snag the top spot in their group thanks to a superior head to head record over Echo Fox, but Gosu Crew will be another tough challenge for them.
And the only European side to make the winners bracket was suitably 'EUsFinest' - the former FableEU roster - who would take on the another flawless pool play team eUnited.
In the losers bracket, the lineups are less star studded but full of plenty of talent.
- Simplicity vs Justified
- Nimbus vs Fire N Ice
- Fable vs Armada
- OpTic MX vs Worlds Best APAC
And the winners of the losers championship bracket round 1, will go on to face Lucent, Vertacon, BitterSweet and Disrupt respectively.
The championship bracket is already well under way, with OpTic taking on Echo Fox on the mainstage, you can watch all the action via our dedicated coverage hub.