As a result of slightly inactive period due to the preparations for the minor, Space Soldiers lost two places in HLTV.org team rankings. We’re now ranked 20th but not for long as a couple of top placements at European Minor and WESG EU&CIS Finals would see us gain more places than we lost last week.
Space Soldiers will be in Group B at the European Minor alongside OpTic Gaming, PRIDE and eXtatus. Top two teams will advance to the best-of-three double-bracket play-offs. There are several teams that’d cause problems for us such as AGO, ex-Outlaws or PRIDE but it looks like we’ll play against OpTic or EnVyUs for a place at the main qualifiers and hopefully we’ll prevail.
Just a week ago, we had that unimpressive record of 2W, 2L at ESEA Premier Season 26. Since then, we have played five matches and won all of them to take the third place at the standings.
The first two matches were played on Overpass, a map that we tried our best to avoid in recent months. But against 1337HUANIA and Endpoint, we kind of proved that Overpass was added to our map pool. The confidence boost from previous mathces helped us defeat CHAOS 16-11 on Train.
Then it was our soils, Cache, against Seed and Not Academy. Two comfortable map wins with 16-6 and 16-8 scores ended our week with a flawless 5-0 record and put Space Soldiers in the top-3 of ESEA Premier Season 26 standings.