The first day of WESG saw eight top players survive the group stage to reach the RO16 playoffs. Some of the tournament favorites had their noses bloodied along the way, with Serral falling to second place in Group A after losing 0-2 to Neeb, while Maru suffered an astounding 0-2 loss to Vietnam's MeomaikA midway through his group (Maru would still finish 1st place in Group C).
An unusually stacked Group A—which perplexed fans and participants as soon as it was drawn—saw WCS Circuit veterans Harstem, ShoWTimE, and MaSa eliminated on the first day of the tournament. Fan favorite Has was also one of the group stage victims, losing to Elazer in a winner-take-all, final match for a playoff spot.
WESG continues on Tuesday, Mar 12 5:00am GMT (GMT+00:00) with Groups E through H in the round of 48, which will determine the remaining eight players to reach the playoffs.
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