The 2 Masters 2 EU representive Liquid and Fnatic were knocked out in Lower Round 2

I still think there's a pattern here. It's not uncommon that teams that placed high in the recent tourney end up "underperforming" in the next one. Probably because they had less prac time, tons of footage for other teams to study them, etc.

I'm too lazy to provide evidence from past tourneys but I don't think Fnatic and Liquid are the first to end up like this. They'll probably bounce back in Challengers 2 but still... Maybe it's cuz the scene is still relatively young, but also it could be because new agents and balance changes are too frequent. Who knows.

It's still fun as fuck to watch so I don't mind. Pros on the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if they are frustrated, stressed...

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