Birmingham Salvo and Stockholm Magnetik advance to the quarter-finals of the Championship Gaming Series World Final after defeating Rio Sinistro and Sydney Underground respectively.
Birmingham demolished Rio 30-16, scoring huge wins across almost all game titles. Birmingham took Counter-Strike: Source 12-6, Project Gotham Racing 3 6-3, FIFA 2007 3-0 and Dead or Alive male 5-2. The only loss Birmingham suffered was in Dead or Alive female, losing to Rio 4-5.
Meanwhile, Stockholm pulled off a 27-20 victory against Sydney in a match that was in contention up till the very last game. Stockholm took an early 9-4 lead, winning 4-1 in FIFA and 5-3 in DoA Male’s. Sydney was expecting to negate Stockholm’s lead but their famed PGR duo Cam and Morpho underperformed, coming out with only a 6-3 win instead of the expected 8-1. Stockholm then proceeded to win CS:S 10-8 and drove the final nail into Sydney’s coffin with a 5-2 win in DoA Female’s.
Birmingham Salvo will face Singapore Sword in the next round of the CGS World Final, while Stockholm Magnetik will face down Chicago Chimera.