The G2 Esports team confidently outplayed FTW with a score of 2:0 in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16. After this victory, the European team actually guaranteed itself participation in the playoffs, while FTW players continue to hang out at the very bottom of the tournament table.
The first meeting of the third day of group B started on the Inferno map, which became the choice of the Portuguese team. However, there was no intrigue on the server, as NiKo and the company very quickly took control of the game and completely controlled the opponent. As a result, G2 Esports played the warm-up half on defense, but still got a two-fold advantage — 10:5. After the side switch, FTW was not shown on the server at all. In turn, G2 Esports players quickly took six rounds and took the lead in the series — 16:5.
Next, the teams moved to the Ancient map, which turned out to be the choice of G2 Esports. And again, the Portuguese team did not show any struggle and desire, managing to take only five rounds for the strong side of the defense - 10:5. After the change of sides, the intrigue did not appear on the server. As a result, G2 Esports confidently took out the opponent and got the third victory in the championship — 16:6.
In the next round of the group stage, G2 Esports will play with FaZe Clan. In turn, the Portuguese from FTW will take on a serious opponent in the face of BIG.
ESL Pro League Season 16 runs from August 31st to October 2nd in Malta at the Salini Resort. 24 teams from Europe, CIS, North and South America compete for a total prize pool of $835,000. The winner of the tournament will receive the main prize of $175,000, as well as tickets to BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 and IEM Katowice 2023.
Intermediate results of ESL Pro League Season 16
- 1st place: $175,000 + 2,800 BLAST Premier points + ticket to BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 + ticket to IEM Katowice 2023
- 2nd place: $70,000 + 1,400 BLAST Premier points
- 3rd-4th place: $35,000 + 875 BLAST Premier points
- 5th-8th place: $17,500 + 262.5 BLAST Premier points
- 9th-12th place: $12,000
- 13th-16th place: Team Spirit — $19,000
- 17th-20th place: Ninjas in Pajamas — $17,500
- 21st-24th place: Endpoint — $11,000