BIG posted a 2-1 victory over GODSENT on Wednesday to move into a tie for second place in Group A at the ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe event.
BIG (4-2) overcame a 19-15 setback on Vertigo to record a 22-19 victory on Mirage and 16-7 triumph on Nuke.
Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz collected 78 kills and had a plus-17 kills-to-death differential to pace BIG.
GODSENT (1-5) was led by Jesse “zehN” Linjala (team-high 78 kills) and Martin “STYKO” Styk, who had a plus-9 kills-to-death differential.
Also on Wednesday, OG overcame a first-map setback to post a 2-1 victory over ENCE.
Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski had 59 kills and a plus-24 kills-to-death differential for OG (3-3).
Miikka “suNny” Kemppi had 55 kills and a plus-3 kills-to-death differential for ENCE (4-2).
In a Group B match, mousesports posted a 2-0 victory over Complexity Gaming.
Robin “ropz” Kool had 51 kills and a plus-6 kills-to-death differential for mousesports (3-2), who recorded a 22-20 win on Nuke and 16-9 victory on Mirage.
Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke had 55 kills and Benjamin “blameF” Bremer notched a plus-11 kills-to-death differential for Complexity (4-1).
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.
Week 3 continues on Thursday with Complexity Gaming facing Team Vitality in a Group B tilt, while G2 Esports square off versus AGO and Natus Vincere tangle with Heroic.
ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe standings
1. Natus Vincere, 4-1
T2. ENCE, 4-2
T2. BIG, 4-2
4. Heroic, 3-2
5. OG, 3-3
6. G2 Esports, 2-3
7. AGO, 1-4
8. GODSENT, 1-5
T1. Complexity Gaming, 4-1
T1. Astralis, 4-1
T3. Team Spirit, 3-2
T3. Team Vitality, 3-2
T3. mousesports, 3-2
6. Fnatic, 2-3
7. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 1-4
8. FaZe Clan, 0-5
–Field Level Media