The B-stream of PGL Antwerp Major kicked off with an early key match between Bad News Eagles and Eternal Fire. Both teams are expected to be in the pool of teams that could go 3-1 or 3-2 at the Challenger Stage of the Major.
Dust2 was chosen as the fighting ground for the rosters, who have faced each other one time before with the Turks in the driver's seat.
It was however Bad News Eagles, who found themselves ahead early on. A 6-1 lead was established after a superb start from Dionis "sinnopsyy" Budeci. The Major debutants from Kosovo could not hold on to the big lead, and had to settle with an 8-7 score at the break.
In the second half, the Balkan Eagles stepped up again. With the margins on their side, BNE began to extend its lead once again in a very intense half. Eternal Fire did everything they could to hang on, but Bad News Eagles prevailed in the end and won the map and match.
Both teams will be back in action later today.
Bad News Eagles – Eternal Fire 1-0 | PGL Major Antwerp Challengers Stage
16-14 (Dust2) | Özgür 'woxic' Eker – 1.37 Rating / 23-16 K-D / 89.7 ADR