The BIG team beats MIBR with a score of 2:1, getting the first victory in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16. Thanks to a successful result, the German team gets three points and returns to the race for the playoffs. In turn, the MIBR team suffers the third defeat in a row and actually loses the chance to fight for getting into the TOP-3 of group B.
The second match of the game day started on the Vertigo map, which became the choice of the Brazilian team. At the same time, BIG players quickly seized the initiative on the server, showing confident defense in the first half — 10:5. After switching sides, MIBR began to seize the initiative in their own hands, returning to the game. Nevertheless, BIG had enough experience to regain control over the situation and get a strong-willed victory at the opponent's peak — 16:14.
Next, the teams moved to the Nuke map, which became the choice of BIG. Now MIBR had an overwhelming advantage throughout the first half, having managed to realize a start for the defense side — 10:5. After the change of sides, the Brazilians only increased their advantage. And even BIG's attempts to win back were not successful, as MIBR took advantage of the opponent's mistakes and managed to equalize the score in the series — 16:14.
Everything was decided on the Dust 2 map, where, unfortunately, the fans were left without any intrigue. The reason for this was the German team, which showed a very strong half in defense, losing only one round to MIBR. Well, after the change of sides, BIG finally dotted the "i", having recorded their first victory in the championship - 16:1.
In the next round, the German team will play with FTW, while MIBR will face the Outsiders.
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