ELEAGUE’s Season 2 EU Preliminary Round have come to a close, with ALTERNATE aTTaX, Team Dignitas,Buy CSGO Skins FaZe Clan and G2 Esports advancing to ELEAGUE Season 2’s Group Stage.

The four new attendees will be joining the top eight teams from ELEAGUE Season One: Astralis, Cloud9, Team EnVyUs, Fnatic, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Virtus.pro.

ALTERNATE aTTaX, a low-key CS:GO team whose successes mostly include placing 3-4th at ESL Meisterschaft: Summer and second at ESL Meisterschaft: Spring, ripped GODSENT apart in the first map on Dust2. None of GODSENT’s players broke a 1.0 KDR, while Christian “crisby” Schmitt of aTTaX had a 2.0 KDR. The match ended with a 16-11 victory for aTTaX in Game 3.

GODSENT placed 3-4th at DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Malmo, so the series between these two teams was expected to be very one-sided in their favour. They brought it back in their second map on Overpass with a 16-11 victory over aTTaX, Robin "flusha" Ronnquist stepping up to the plate and earning a 1.32 KDR for GODSENT.

Dignitas had two close matches in their best-of-three series against Gambit eSports, both of which they beat Gambit with a tight 16-14 finish. Map one saw Dignitas’ Emil “Magiskb0y” Reif taking the highest KDR of the match at 1.33, while map two featured a tie between Dignitas’ René “cajunb” Borg and Gambit’s Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev with 1.45 KDRs.

FaZe Clan had an easy first map against HellRaisers, taking the win 16-7 with a 1.33 KDR. HellRaisers put up more of a fight in the second map on Train, Sergey “smike” Sklyarenko upping his A-game by going from a 0.77 KDR in map one to 1.13 in map two. FaZe still overpowered HellRaisers and took the victory with a 16-9 final score.

G2 Esports and Team Kinguin found themselves in overtime in their first map on Cobble, but G2 eventually snatched up the win with a 19-15 final score. Kinguin refused to go down without a fight, taking the second map on Cache into triple overtime with Kinguin player Michał “MICHU” Müller gaining 40 kills through the match. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to stop G2 powerhouses Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Richard “shox” Papillon with 39 and 38 kills respectively, as they went on to eventually win the match 25-21.

The final four teams will be decided from Sept. 14-15 in the NA Closed Qualifier. ELEAGUE Season 2 kicks off on Oct. 21 and runs until early December in Atlanta, Georgia,cs go skin for sale with a $1.4 million prize pool on the line.