ESL One Kuala Lumpur Group Stage

ESL Kuala Lumpur 2023 Day One

Mush 2023-12-12 12:29:51

The first day of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 Group Stage had quite a few surprises! The Capital of Malaysia is hosting the first Tier 1 tournament post TI 2023, so some wonky results are expected.  

Group A Day One Results

  Group A at ESL One Kuala Lumpur is stacked. Three teams finished top six in TI and one of them (Gaimin Gladiators) made it all the way to the Grand Finals. This is how the first day went:  

ESL One Kuala Lumpur Day One Group AImage via Liquipedia

GG had the a tough first day, with Team Secret and BetBoom Team in their wake. They drew both BO2 matches, but they might still be turning the engines back up after The International. BB also only managed to get two ties, with brand-new team Wawitas Sagazes getting an upset victory. Much like GG, BetBoom are probably still just getting back on the tracks after their impressive Top Six at TI. No team finished the first day of the tournament undefeated in Group A, but Azure Ray and Blacklist International take the temporary shared first place.  

Group B Day One Results

  The Falcons swoop in with an excellent first day for Group B.  

ESL One Kuala Lumpur Day One Group BImage via Liquipedia

  The Saudi-Arabian owned organization took down Team Liquid and LGD in two clean sweeps. The post-TI owes are a theme that didn't stay in Group B exclusively, as the Chinese org that finished third at TI12 is heading into day two 0-0-2. They were also taken down by G2.iG, the first game played by the team since the joint partnership of the organization began.  

ESL One Kuala Lumpur Day Two Preview

  There are some exciting matches coming to ESL One Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. Over in Group A BetBoom will be facing Azure Ray and Gaimin Gladiators will get another chance to get their engines started against Blacklist International. In Group B Falcons will be eyeing a 4-0-0 sweep after their fantastic first day of Group Stage, while LGD will be looking for redemption against Tundra and 9Pandas. Who's getting the hottest start to ESL Kuala Lumpur 2023?
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