Each CRL team features four players for each match. Two of them face off against a pair of their opponents in the first set of the match which is a Best of Three 2v2. Then one of the remaining players battles in a Best of Three 1v1. In both 2v2 and 1v1 players are allowed to change their decks for each game. If the score after these two sets is 1-1, the match enters the King of the Hill tiebreaker mode with Best of One games. Each team chooses three out of their four players and the order in which they will face their adversaries. Whoever wins the first game battles in the second too and possibly even the third. Whoever loses is out and his next teammate in line picks up the mantle. Once a team achieves three victories and all three of their opponents have lost, they are the winner of the whole match.
After our first three matches in the League our score is 1-2. We had a rough 0-2 defeat in our opening game against G2 Esports but picked it up with a 2-0 of our own against Allegiance. Week 2 brought us our second defeat by the hands of Team Dignitas by the smallest margin possible - in overtime in game 5 of King of the Hill as Matt's Fireball was flying to the princess tower and victory, his own tower fell. If next Clash Royale update includes a 0,1 seconds faster hit time for Fireball, we won't complain at all!
This is also what esports is all about. It comes down to one moment that can change the entire outcome of a game. Being so close yet so far. Ggs to @TeamDignitas. @SKGaming will comeback stronger next week! #RUNSKG pic.twitter.com/1gsjPft7om— KValafar (@KValafar) August 30, 2018
No time to dwell on the past though as we have important matches this week against Team Liquid and Fnatic which provide us with two more chances to put additional victories in our column.
SK Gaming's CRL EU Schedule & Results:
19:00 CEST, 23rd August - G2 Esports > SK - 2:0 - VOD
20:00 CEST, 25th August - Allegiance < SK - 0:2 - VOD
22:00 CEST, 30th August - Dignitas > SK - 2:1 - VOD
21:00 CEST, 5th September - SK > Team Liquid - 2:1 - VOD
22:00 CEST, 8th September - Fnatic < SK - 0:2 - VOD
22:00 CEST, 11th September - SK vs Team Queso
21:00 CEST, 20th September - Misfits vs SK
21:00 CEST, 22nd September - Fnatic vs SK
22:00 CEST, 27th September - G2 Esports vs SK
21:00 CEST, 29th September - Team Dignitas vs SK
21:00 CEST, 6th October - Allegiance vs SK
21:00 CEST, 11th October - SK vs Team Queso
22:00 CEST, 13th October - SK vs Team Liquid
21:00 CEST, 18th October - Misfits vs SK
For a behind the scenes look at our team's adventures in LA and the first week of CRL, check their second vlog down below. The third one is coming up very soon so stay tuned and subscribe to our Youtube channel!
Irena fell in love with esports when she watched the Season 1 LoL Championship. Nowadays she enjoys superheroes, fantasy books and Asian food.
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