The Snow Sweet Snow 2 quarter-finals have come to a close as the underdogs prevailed in their respective series, which saw HAVU, AGO, Winstrike, and Copenhagen Flames advance to the tournament’s semi-finals. Sprout, NIP, Cloud9, and Gambit have been eliminated from the event.
The day began with a series between Sprout and HAVU, in which former ENCE duo Jani “Aerial” Jussila and Sami “xseveN” Laasanen ensured a 2-1 win for the Finnish side, who had only recently entered the top 30 and now hold a 13-series winning streak.
AGO then sent home the struggling NIP side on the back of a massive performance from their AWPer, Michał “snatchie” Rudzki, who averaged 101.4 ADR and a 1.53 rating over three close maps to secure his team a spot in the semi-finals.
Cloud9 haven’t been able to get out of their rut, either, with a loss to Winstrike seeing the Alex “ALEX” McMeekin-led side add another disappointing finish to their resumé following the unsuccessful campaign in the DreamHack Masters Spring closed qualifier last weekend.
The quarter-finals ended with a bout between Gambit and Copenhagen Flames, in which the Danes stunned the IEM Katowice champions as they came back from a narrow opening loss on Vertigo to win Train and Overpass.
The semi-finals and the grand final will take place on Wednesday, with the matchups and schedule looking as follows: