Chaos Esports Club rallied for a 2-1 victory over Triumph as Week 3 action got underway Tuesday in the ESL Pro League Season 12: North America event.
Triumph (0-4) appeared to be en route to their first match win after opening with a 16-3 victory on Inferno. Chaos (2-2) evened the match with a 16-6 win on Nuke and took the match with a 16-7 decision on Mirage.
Erick “Xeppaa” Bach tallied 48 kills and a plus-11 kill-death differential and Nathan “leaf” Orf added 45 kills and a plus-10 differential for Chaos. Kaleb “moose” Jayne posted 45 kills and a plus-4 differential for Triumph.
The top two teams in the standings of the $225,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs. The third- and fourth-place sides will move on to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
All matches except for the final are best-of-three. The Sept. 27 championship match will be best-of-five, with the team emerging from the upper bracket starting with a one-map lead.
Week 3 continues Wednesday with a battle of unbeaten co-leaders as Evil Geniuses take on FURIA Esports.
ESL Pro League Season 12: North America standings through Tuesday:
T1. Evil Geniuses, 3-0
T1. FURIA Esports, 3-0
3. Team Liquid, 2-1
4. Chaos Esports Club, 2-2
T5. 100 Thieves, 1-2
T5. Cloud9, 1-2
T5. Gen.G Esports, 1-2
8. Triumph, 0-4
–Field Level Media