Group D of ESL Pro League Season 17 was full of surprises. But on Saturday, there was no trace of any disappointment.

NAVI started off with a 16-14, 16-7 victory over Team Spirit. A good performance by the entire NAVI squad, which looked solid. Against both Anubis and Nuke, it was the NAVI T-side that made the difference. With the win, NAVI advances to the playoffs, while Team Spirit drops to the last-chance stage, where they will face Astralis once again.

In the last match of the day, Rare Atom was tasked with trying to repeat their win over Team Liquid. But this time the NA team came in much more prepared. With a 16-7, 16-5 victory, they highlighted the difference that was expected between the two teams. Latvian star Mareks ‘YEKINDAR’ Galinskis showed great play in a match that gives Liquid a chance to qualify for the playoffs tomorrow when they meet the winner of the Astralis match against Team Spirit.

Sunday schedule: (CET).

12:30: Astralis – Team Spirit
16.00: FORZE – ENCE
19.30: Team Liquid – Astralis/Liquid