The four teams to appear at ESL UK’s Premiership Spring 2019 Finals in Manchester are now known after this evening’s playoffs.
The Pensioners, featuring former BIG star Owen “smooya” Butterfield, overcame LFAug 2-0 in the first match of the day to secure their place in the finals. The Pensioners struggled early in the group stage but have won all five maps played since the popular AWPer started standing in.
Fierce Esports will join them after narrowly beating London Esports on both maps to win 2-0. Fierce, who used to play as London Esports, overcame their opponents in overtime on mirage to take map one before turning around an early deficit on nuke to close out the series.
Both teams advance to the LAN finals at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on March 31. The Pensioners open the day against Group A winners ReflexEU, followed by Fierce Esports versus Group B champions Revelation Gaming.
The victors of the four-team bracket will be crowned ESL Premiership Spring 2019 champions and take home a £5,500 grand prize.
Finals for the ESL’s Rainbow Six Premiership will occur the same weekend with the teams in attendance determined on March 16.