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Six Invitational 2023 Day 5 Key Takeaways: KOI top group, LOS oNe unbeaten, Secret out

The Six Invitational 2023 group stage is now over!

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Here's what happened on the final day of the group stage!

KOI cause w7m esports upset

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After a slow start to the group stage with a 1-2 loss against G2 Esports, KOI have topped the standings of Group A following three 2-0 victories. KOI's latest win was against w7m esports, who were still unbeaten in the competition.

Before the match, the Brazilians' record in group stage international matches since the Berlin Major was an outstanding 16-1-1-1, hence why w7m esports were the clear favorites.

On the other hand, all of w7m esports defeats had been against European teams. Wolves Esports beat them at the Berlin Major in the last game of the group stage, while G2 Esports almost defeated them in the team's second game at the Six Invitational 2023.

William "Spoit" Löfstedt and Tom "Deapek" Pieksma were the best players in the game, as the SI debutants topped the standings with SiegeGG Ratings of 1.31 and 1.26.

With this defeat, w7m dropped to third place, as G2's 2-0 victory against Spacestation Gaming helped the Europeans climb to second.

Wolves take down Liquid in close series

Wolves Esports finished in third of Group B after defeating Team Liquid, pushing the Brazilians to the lower bracket.

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Yanis "Mowwwgli" Dahmani and Axel "Shiinka" Freisberg were the best players in the French-majority squad with one clutch each and SiegeGG Ratings of 1.10 and 1.12, respectively.

Wolves kicked things off on the right foot as they defeated Team Liquid 7-4 on Bank. Momentarily, the European squad were 2-0 ahead of their opponents on Oregon; but that advantage quickly faded away as Team Liquid won the following five rounds.

Bastien "BiBooAF" Dulac's clutch against Pablo "resetz" Oliveira, who would eventually finish the series with a SiegeGG Rating of 1.32, stopped Liquid's momentum, with the Frenchman also crucial in the following round. Eventually, Liquid would force map three after winning on Oregon by 7-4.

Finally, the series would go to Wolves after a close victory on Villa. Shiinka's 1v2 clutch in the final round of the match made the final difference.

LOS oNe only need tWo maps to beat Oxygen

LOS oNe topped the standings of Group C following two very close maps against Oxygen Esports, winning on Border and Kafe by 8-7 scores.

Leonardo "d4sh" Lopes was the team's best rated player in the match with a SiegeGG Rating of 1.32, as he was incredibly important for the Brazilians on both maps.

Davide "FoxA" Bucci's play in overtime on Kafe was possibly the most hilarious of the day, with the player having control of the defuser from a long distance thanks to Solis' gadget. The Canadian didn't have a great performance in the series, however, as he went 0-5 (-5) in entries and a SiegeGG Rating of 0.82 while on Sledge and Solis.

Leonardo "L0BIN" Lopes' 1v2 clutch on the final round of Border eventually made the difference in the final result of the series. Ethan "Nuers" James could have won it for Oxygen Esports, but the player stopped defusing when L0BIN started pushing him. Although Nuers got the kill, it was too late to defuse.

It's worth mentioning LOS oNe's results in overtime. The team have won every overtime the played in the Six Invitational 2023, defating Astralis and CAG on Theme Park, Oxygen Esports on Border and Kafe, and Team BDS on Chalet.

Secret out after defeat against FaZe

Team Secret were the fourth team to be sent home from the competition after losing to FaZe Clan. They are the only non-APAC team to be eliminated in the group stage, as the other three teams were Dire Wolves, Elevate, and CYCLOPS athlete gaming.

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Jaime "Cyber" Ramos went absolutely berserk in the series against Team Secret as he got an entry balance of 15-3 (+12) and a SiegeGG Rating of 1.52.

After losing the first map, Team Secret seemed to slow down as they were already confirmed to finish the group stage in fifth place. This could explain why the team didn't ban any attacking operator on Border, the second map, which they won 8-6. Eventually, FaZe got the three points after a 7-2 victory on Kafe.

Despite the Brazilians' win, DarkZero Esports' 2-1 victory against M80 saw the Americans keep third place, which ultimately means FaZe Clan will start the playoffs from the lower bracket.

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