The Astralis team defeated MOUZ with a score of 2:0 in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16, thanks to which they scored the first three points and improved their positions in the standings. In turn, the "mice" will prepare for the start of the next match, having three points in their assets.
The first match of the second round of group C started on the map Inferno, which turned out to be the choice of MOUZ. At the same time, the teams showed an equal start in the first half, albeit with a slight advantage in favor of Astralis — 9:6. However, the most interesting thing happened after the change of sides, because the "mice" quickly lost the thread of the game and could not do anything with the opponent's lightning attack. In turn, the Danish team managed to go all the way without significant mistakes, thanks to which they took the lead in the series — 16:7.
Next, the teams moved to the Nuke map, which became the choice of Astralis. However, now the first half was under the control of the MOUZ players, who had made an enviable advantage and were preparing to play the desider — 11:4. Nevertheless, after the side switch, the "mouse" disappeared from the server, while the Danish team quickly equalized and began to dictate their terms. As a result, Astralis put the squeeze on the opponent, thus obtaining the first victory in the championship — 16:14.
In the next round of the group stage, the Danish team will play with HEET, while MOUZ will have to be tested against ENCE.
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 and BIG — $19,000
- 17th-20th place: Ninjas in Pajamas — $17,500
- 17th-20th place: MIBR — $12,500
- 21st-24th place: Endpoint — $11,000
- 21st-24th place: FTW - $6,000