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After a very strong showing in the Fall Split, the time has come for Endpoint to take on a new challenge and a new format in the Winter Split.
This split sees the Swiss format from the fall abandoned in favour of a straightforward double-elimination bracket. It also trims the field from 32 teams per regional event to 24. Endpoint automatically qualified for this split due to their performance in the 9th season of RLCS.
In order for the 24 team bracket to work, 8 teams received a bye in the first round, and Endpoint was seeded as one of these teams due to their 4th place finish last split. The matches started on Thursday, and Endpoint started by awaiting the winner of Stealth7 eSports and Oxygen Esports, a series that Oxygen would win in a 3-0 sweep.
In Endpoint’s first match of the split, they would face off against Oxygen. Endpoint was able to take the first game, but Oxygen got hot and won the remaining games, taking the series 3-1 and sending Endpoint to the lower bracket early.
Play resumed for Endpoint on Friday, where they came up against TrainHard eSport in their first elimination match. The team was able to get a 3-0 sweep over TrainHard, a result that would move Endpoint on to round 2 of the lower bracket. It was here that Endpoint came up against Galaxy Racer, who put a stop to Endpoint’s run in the event, besting them by a score of 3 games to 1.
This result yielded 70 points for the table for Endpoint, bringing their total tally up to 890. The team will be back in action on the 26th of November for the first week of winter Grid play and again on the 3rd of December for the second winter regional event.