Both Team WaR and ROKKR Academy will start the second day of the Boston Open in the lower side of the bracket.

Both the [2] and [4] seed respectively, they will both be wanting to make long runs on Saturday.

ROKKR, who have been scrutinised as of late, were knocked down to the lower bracket by [20] seeded Lou Red Wolves.

Doug “Censor” Martin said that they “don’t deserve” their auto-qualification to Champs in a recent video.

They placed T24 in both Minnesota and Toronto. They’re already at that stage in Boston, and will have to take down Tiny Terrors^2 [30] in order to secure their best LAN finish of the season.

If they are to get some real LAN momentum behind them, they’re going to need to make a deep run in Boston.

Team WaR lost 3-1 to [15] seed, Electrify Steel. The ES roster consisting of Casey “Pandur” Romano and co. will go on to play against 705 Esports [10] in the upper QFs.

EU upper bracket representation

Just two teams from EU remain in the upper bracket heading into today’s action (July 9).

AYM Esports and Toronto Ultra Academy EU are those teams.

Ultra EU survived a huge scare against D1 Gaming LATAM last night as they were taken all the way to a round 11 in Map 5 on Berlin.

Ultra managed to clutch up to send themselves into the Quarter-Finals of the upper bracket.

They will match up against Valor Esports x Whatever It Takes [6] in their next game. That one promises to be an incredible match.

On the other side of the EU teams in the upper bracket, AYM have their work cut out for them.

They will be going up against NA Elite Stage 3, Elite Stage 4 and Minnesota Open champs, Toronto Ultra NA.

It’s the first time that Javi “Vikul” Milagro will get the opportunity to play against his Spanish compatriots this season.

The eight teams remaining in the upper bracket are all playing for T6 in their first matches of the day in Boston.

Six EU teams in lower bracket

There are six European teams still in the lower bracket of the tournament, taking the total of EU teams left in the competition to eight.

None of those six teams play against each other in LR4, meaning that, in theory, there could be eight out of 16 of the T16 teams in Boston be EU.

For that to happen, there’ll need to be some major upsets.

Katana Gaming [22] face up against Iron Blood Gaming [5] in their first match of the day. That’s one of the hardest matchups for any EU team to start the day.

Aw0babobs Academy [23] will play against Timeless x Gursh&Standy [9] for T16. John “John” Perez and co. were knocked down to the lower bracket by AYM Esports [8].

Nixuh [21], featuring Gabe “Aroma” Hamshaw come up against Trash Bros [11]. Gabe is looking to secure a top quality finish at the event for the first time on LAN this season.

Aw0babobs [7] match up against Aim 4 Victory [24] for T16. Callum “Chaaxter” Glanville and co. were beaten by Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson’s 705 Esports [10]. 705 did the double over Aw0babobs, also beating their Academy team in the upper bracket.

Finally, Team WaR [2] will take on the lowest seed left in the tournament in the shape of M9Force [38].

By the end of today (July 9) there will be just four teams left in the tournament.


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