Three matches, three semi-finalists, that's our first day of Intel Extreme Masters Sao Paulo. The two Brazilian teams paiN Gaming and Seven Wars have made it through, while Millenium managed to beat CNB E-Sports after two incredibly close matches.
Seven Wars, who had to face Lyon Gaming, surprised with a 2 - 1 win over the Mexicans. Lyon Gaming was the clear favourite after taking part in the Wildcard matches for the Season 3 World Championship at Gamescom 2013. The Brazilians pulled through though and secured themselves a spot in the semi-finals, where they will now face Millenium.
PaiN Gaming, the fan favourites here in Brazil, defeated the Argentinian team Isurus Gaming. Fueled by the cheerful crowd, they managed to grab themselves a 2 - 0 victory over the Argentinians. Who they will face in the semi-final is yet to be determined.
The two remaining teams in the Quarter Fnals are OceloteWorld, the new team formed around the popular Spaniard Ocelote, and the Argentinian team Furious Gaming. OceloteWorld will have their debut on the big stage tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM (GMT-2).
You can find brackets and further information on the dedicated tournament page.