theScore esports Daily (May 15): Liquid falls to Fnatic as MSI Bracket Stage is set, and shroud and n0thing to play in ESEA Open with Old Guys Club

by Keith Capstick May 15
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Bracket Stage set at the Mid-Season Invitational

The final Group Stage matches at the Mid-Season Invitational finished on Tuesday morning and we have our final four teams.

Royal Never Give Up will take on Fnatic in the first semifinal and Flash Wolves will take on Kingzone DragonX in the second.

RNG defeated Flash Wolves in a tiebreaker match to land the first overall seed.

North American representative Team Liquid fought back from their 0-4 start to play a tiebreaker with Fnatic to make Top 4. Liquid lost to Fnatic to miss out on the semifinals.

OWL commissioner makes call on patch debate for Stage 4

Stage 4 of the first season of the Overwatch League will be played on patch 1.22 despite the cry from fans to play on the most recent — 1.23.

OWL commissioner Nate Nanzer released a statement on the matter on Twitter Tuesday.

In 1.23, the patch that is available for play for casual players right now, Tracer was nerfed and Hanzo was reworked.

Nanzer remarked in his statement that it's essential to keep pro players on a patch behind for the sake of tournament stability, the amount of time players have to practice on the new patch and to avoid making the change mid-stage.

shroud, n0thing to compete with 'Old Guys Club'

Michael "shroud" Grzesiek and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert will both be competing in ESEA's Open Season 28 under the name Old Guys Club.

Shroud confirmed the news on his stream.

The team will also include Sean "seangares" Gares, Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson.

Keith Capstick is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.