Quest Esports lost 0-2 to Gaimin Gladiators, but one game was all it took for them to end their journey through DreamLeague Season 21.

Quest Esports had a chance to equalize Gaimin Gladiators for a shot at the DreamLeague Season 21 playoffs. Unfortunately, they fell short after losing just one game, thus ending their journey in the tournament.

A treacherous path to the playoffs for Quest Esports

Before the start of their series, Quest Esports had a 0-2-2 (win-tie-loss) scoreline whereas Gaimin Gladiators had a 1-1-2. In order for Quest Esports to make the DreamLeague playoffs, they needed to beat Gaimin Gladiators 2-0. This result would have led them to a three-way tiebreaker between Gaimin Gladiators and OG. Unfortunately, Quest Esports lost the first game on the 20th, which automatically led them to elimination.

Throughout DreamLeague, Quest Esports constantly faced adversities. They first had to play without their carry TA2000, who was substituted by Indji "Shad" Lub from Luna Galaxy. Meanwhile, No!ob apparently suffered from the flu while playing in the tournament. Quest Esports also had power issues at their boot camp which caused a one-day delay for their series. TA2000 did make it back to play against Gaimin Gladiators, but by that time it was already too late.

Quest Esports experiencing a multitude of issues at DreamLeage Season 21 (Image by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Quest Esports</a>)
Quest Esports experiencing a multitude of issues at DreamLeage Season 21 (Image by Quest Esports)

The Dreamleague playoffs commence

Quest Esports were the last team to bow out from DreamLeague. This came after the elimination of Team Liquid, Talon Esports, and Evil Geniuses. With that, the group stages concluded and the following teams moved on to playoffs.

Upper bracket:

  • Shopify Rebellion vs BetBoom Team
  • Team Spirit vs Tundra Esports

Lower bracket:

  • Entity vs Gaimin Gladiators
  • OG vs 9Pandas
DreamLeague Season 21 Playoffs bracket (Image via <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Liquipedia</a>)
DreamLeague Season 21 Playoffs bracket (Image via Liquipedia)

Keep track of DreamLeague Season 21's schedule and results here.

The playoffs feature a double-elimination bracket where all matches, except the Grand Finals, are best-of-three. The tournament has a million-dollar prize pool with the winner receiving $300,000.

Quest Esports finish last

The kaori-led team finished 11-12th at the tournament. They are now out of the event earning $25,000 in prize money.

Quest Esports roster is as follows:

  • Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev
  • Tony "No!ob" Assaf
  • Tobias "Tobi" Buchner
  • Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi
  • Oleh "kaori" Medvedok

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