Group D Results at @EL: @PhenomSF and @Xiaohai_ qualify for playoffs on May 26th!

The final results for ELEAGUE’s Group D season playoffs have not only shattered the streak of Japanese and American players qualifying from every bracket, they’ve also shattered expectations beyond repair!

With last year’s Capcom Cup champion included in the Group D bracket, most had already written him off as a given for the ELEAGUE Top 8 playoffs on May 26th, but when he confronted Xiao Hai on the big stage at the G-Fuel arena in Atlanta…we got a very different story, and on NuckleDu’s 21st birthday no less! See below for the Group D results!

We’d like to congratulate PhenomSF and Xiao Hai for surviving the Group D playoffs to complete ELEAGUE’s Top 8 bracket! This means that four regions – America, China, Norway and Japan – will be represented at ELEAGUE in two weeks from now. The following six players will join these two in the Top 8 bracket:

  • Daigo Umehara
  • Fuudo
  • PR Balrog
  • PG Punk
  • Echo Fox Momochi

These players will compete on live television at the ELEAGUE G-Fuel Arena in Atlanta for a prize pool of $250,000, with the largest share – $150,000 – going to the champion! Make sure to check your local network or get your DVRs ready for the ELEAGUE finals on May 26th, because you’re definitely not gonna want to miss out on the ultimate conclusion to a long journey for these players!

Didn’t get to catch the Group D playoffs? See these two videos below from the ELEAGUE YouTube page.

We’d like to thank the guys at ELEAGUE for organizing this amazing series for both FGC and non-FGC fanatics alike! Every match has never left us feeling as if something was missing.

Make sure to follow ELEAGUE at all their social media accounts for details on the finale! We’ll keep you posted once we learn more about what is to come.