The first group of the Round of 16 in Code S ends with Cure in first and Zest in second.
With the title of best team in North America on the line, Cloud 9 and Team SoloMid gave everything they had in this series.
In order to get to Pax Prime, these players had to fight through a massive double elimination bracket over the course of a week or two.
eSportsMax's Jeremy had the chance to catch up with LemonNation after Cloud 9's systematic destruction of Curse on Day 2 of the North American Regional finals at Pax Prime 2014.
After taking the first two games in the best of 5 series, it looked like Team Curse was about to claim the spot at the World Championships that they wanted to badly.
Just a few hours ago, day 3 of the second VGVN Naxxramas Release Tournament kicked off with the semifinals.
They're teammates and practice partners, but one is a wily Brood War veteran and one a storied GSL champions.
This might be the best Starcraft II tournament of the year.
Some of the world's best players are already eliminated, Hyun, Polt, MC, SoS...all gone.
After Team SoloMid managed to overcome LMQ in a thrilling 5-game series, it was now up to Cloud 9 and Team Curse to follow that act.
Yesterday, the second installment of VGVN Naxxramas Tournament kicked off, with eight Hearthstone pros pitted against one another in a Round Robin Group Stage.
A tournament to remember.
I don't remember ever watching a Starcraft II tournament in which so many of the world's elite players were present.
Both of these teams were coming off of disappointing losses last week in the Quarter Finals of the NA, with Counter Logic Gaming in particular feeling down after being swept by Curse, an outcome