The Defense group phase completed - mouz, coL, mTw and Quantic win their groups
Darer against Evil Geniuses was the last and final match of the group phase of The Defense. 24 teams have participated in the four groups, only the top four of all groups proceed to the playoffs. For determining the position in case multiple teams have same amount of wins, the time ranking is used in The Defense.
The final match of The Defense looked like a fair match for a long time, until Darer managed to push down all six barracks with just a single push. Darer is now tied in wins with mousesports, but as they didn't win in under 26 minutes, they stay at position two. Evil Geniuses is only in third position in group A.
|Standings Defense Groups|
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
The first two teams of each group proceed to the upper bracket of the playoffs. Teams three and four are automatically seeded into the lower bracket, implying that the playoffs are double-elimination best-of-three. Teams of group A face teams of group B in the beginning, while group C teams face group D teams. This way, we will see the all-German match We haz Asian against uebelst gamynG in the lower bracket.
|mousesports||vs.|| Moscow Five|
|mTw||vs.|| Counter Logic Gaming|
|Na'Vi||vs.|| Quantic Gaming|
|Evil Geniuses||vs.|| Absolute Legends|
|We haz Asian||vs.|| uebelst gamynG|
|Storm Games Clan||vs.|| Power Rangers|
Prize money The Defense 2:
1st: 6,000 EUR
2nd: 2,500 EUR
3rd: 1,500 EUR
Source: The Defense 2