With the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship group phase just past its midway point, we felt it was high time we looped you in on where things stand.

And it all stands quite on type currently with the teams expected to be holding on to the top spot in their group doing just that. The only real upset so far was in the early days of the competition when the ‘grudge match’ winners Energy eSports fell to the Ventus Red team – albeit in a close game that went 14-16.

More recently, Aperture Gaming lost their group match against up-and-comers People Really Organised (PRO) 13-16, but otherwise things have generally returned to business as usual.

Yes, it’s looking like the familiar faces will be progressing through to the LAN finals on 4 to 7 May, but there may just be enough time left for that to all change still – or at least for the battle for the second slot per group to be decided during the final round of qualifying matches.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Remember to catch the action live via the Mettlestate Twitch channel. Every Monday and Wednesday night there are two matches live at 19h00 and 20h00, while on Sunday viewers can expect four matches in the day starting from 16h00.

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