BIG recorded a 2-1 victory over G2 Esports on Saturday to move into sole possession of third place in Group A in the ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe.
Also on Saturday, OG posted a 2-1 win over GODSENT in another Group A tilt while Team Vitality swept FaZe Clan in a Group B encounter.
The $450,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event features 16 teams divided into two groups for round-robin play. The top four teams from each group will advance to the double-elimination playoffs.
All matches are best-of-three except for the Oct. 4 final, which will be best-of-five. The team coming out of the upper bracket will start with a one-map advantage in the title match.
BIG (3-2) rebounded from a 16-14 setback on Vertigo to reverse-sweep G2 with a 16-11 win on Dust II and 16-4 triumph on Nuke.
Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz of Germany recorded 65 kills and compatriot Tizian “tiziaN” Feldbusch had a plus-13 kills-to-death differential for BIG.
Nemanja “huNter-” Kovac of Bosnia and Herzegovina collected 58 kills and France’s Francois “AmeNEk” Delaunay had a plus-2 K-D differential for G2 (2-3).
Like BIG, OG answered a setback in the first map to rally to victory. GODSENT posted a 16-3 win on Nuke before OG answered with a 16-4 triumph on Inferno and 16-6 victory on Train.
Issa “ISSAA” Murad of Jordan posted 52 kills and a plus-16 K-D differential for OG (2-2).
GODSENT (1-3) was paced by Slovakian Martin “STYKO” Styk, who had 52 kills and a plus-6.
Vitality had an easier time of it on Saturday, posting a 16-11 win on Dust II and 16-10 victory on Overpass.
Cedric “RpK” Guipouy recorded 44 kills and a plus-14 differential for the all-French Vitality (2-2).
Winless FaZe (0-4) was fueled by Nikola “NiKo” Kovac, of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 40 kills and plus-3
Play continues on Sunday with a trio of Group A contests. Heroic face GODSENT, Natus Vincere tangle with OG and ENCE challenge AGO.
ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe standings
T1. ENCE, 3-1
T1. Natus Vincere, 3-1
3. BIG, 3-2
T4. Heroic, 2-2
T4. OG, 2-2
6. G2 Esports, 2-3
T8. GODSENT, 1-3
T8. AGO, 1-3
1. Complexity Gaming, 4-0
2. Astralis, 3-1
T3. Fnatic, 2-2
T3. mousesports, 2-2
T3. Team Spirit, 2-2
T3. Team Vitality, 2-2
7. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 1-3
8. FaZe Clan, 0-4
–Field Level Media