30.01.2014
Four quarter finalists determined, four more left!
Day 1 of the Intel Extreme Masters Sao Paulo Group Stage has finished. With Groups A & B being played out completely, 4 quarter finalists are already known.

The bracket won't be drawn until tomorrow, but we know that jjakji, Bomber, MC and x will be among the four players to play in your quarter final. Bomber qualified out of Group A with a clean sweep, dominating even the other group favourite, jjakji. Even still, jjakji managed to beat puCK in the deciding match and qualify along with Bomber.

Group B was a tad more out of the ordinary - although the likely favourite of the group, MC, made it out defeating both of his enemies with 2 - 0 victories, the rest of the group didn't play out quite as most had expected. The Brazilian Zerg, Shakti, who had qualified through the Open Bracket, took the series against Fnatic player hellokitty to face TLO in the final match of the day. Accompanied by the cheers of the vibrant Brazilian crowd, the 16 year old faced the German veteran with a newly gained confidence. It wasn't quite enough though, as the much more experienced TLO took the series in a dominant fashion and became our fourth player to qualify for the Round of 8.

You can find the groups, streams and other information about the tournament on our dedicated tournament page.