FURIA beats Eternal Fire at the start of ESL Pro League Season 16

The FURIA team outplayed Eternal Fire with a score of 2:1 at the start of the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16. Despite the inexpressive performance at their own choice, the Brazilian team found the strength to play well on Inferno and get the final victory.

FURIA beats Eternal Fire at the start of ESL Pro League Season 16. Photo 1

The second match of the game day started on the Nuke map, which became the choice of the Turkish team. At the same time, the first half went in an equal fight, despite the start of the Eternal Fire players for the attack - 8:7. However, after the change of sides, the Brazilians had to show their attack. The representatives of Eternal Fire were obviously not ready for such a fast game, they literally fell down from the first rounds. As a result, FURIA managed to quickly seize the initiative, and then take the lead in the series — 16:11.

Next, the teams moved to the Vertigo map, which turned out to be the choice of FURIA. And again, the first half was held in a stubborn struggle, just as this time the Turkish team again got a minimal advantage - 8:7. After the side switch, FURIA quickly took control of the game, quickly taking the 15th round. But here the players of Eternal Fire turned on, who not only equalized the score, but also snatched the victory in overtime — 19:17.

Everything was decided on the Inferno map, whose fate became clear after the first half. And if in defense the Brazilians managed to get a two-fold advantage in the score, then after the change of sides, the FURIA players did not drop a single round, thanks to which they got their first victory in the championship - 16:5.

In the second round of the group stage, the Brazilians will face Movistar Riders, while Eternal Fire will face Cloud9.

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