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Saksa takes a break; Aui steps in at Bali Major

The Bali Major group stage is halfway over but Tundra will have a last-minute roster adjustment due to reported illness. 

The Bali Major kicked off on Thursday, June 29th with 18 teams competing. And for the first time in what felt like ages, all teams were competing with their full lineups. 

Until now. 

Tundra Esports will be playing from today onwards with coach Aui in place of Saksa. 

This isn't the first time Saksa has left/taken a break mid-tournament. Just a few months ago he left during DreamLeague Season 19. 

The team then used Adam “Aramis” Moroz for the remainder of the event and Tundra finished in 4th place. 

Tundra's results at Bali Major don't matter much in the scope of DPC points. The TI reigning champions have already accumulated enough points to earn a direct invite. But Aui stepped in already for today's matches against Blacklist and the team went 2:0.

Fans are expecting, or at the very least hoping for, some Aui techies games.

The team is (at the time of this article) sitting in 2nd place in group A with a 2:3:0 game (7:3 series) record. 

Tundra's next series will take place tomorrow, July 2nd.

Tundra EsportsvsExecration at 04:00 CEST

Bali Major Format

Group Stage

  • Two groups of nine teams each
  • Single round-robin
  • All matches are Bo2
  • Top four teams from each group advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs
  • 5th and 6th place teams from each group advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs
  • The remaining teams are eliminated

Playoffs

  • Double-elimination bracket
  • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
  • Grand Final is Bo5
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