Complexity and Virtus.pro advanced to the quarterfinals in the ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs thanks to first-round wins in the playoffs on Saturday.
Complexity advanced with a 2-0 sweep of Natus Vincere while VP edged ENCE by 2-1.
The champion of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event will receive $175,000 of the $750,000 prize pool, plus 1,300 Pro Tour points and a berth in the $1 million BLAST Premier 2021 Global Final, scheduled for December.
Complexity and VP will square off Sunday along with Friday’s first-round winners — FURIA Esports and G2 Esports, who will also face each other Sunday.
The two Sunday winners will match up on April 9 against the losers of two play-in matches, which are set for this Thursday. The winners of the two play-in matches will advance directly to the semifinals on April 10, with the final is set for April 11.
All playoff matches are best-of-three ahead of the best-of-five final.
On Saturday, Complexity cruised past NaVi, winning 16-8 on Dust2 and 16-11 on Mirage. Denmark’s Benjamin “blameF” Bremer led Complexity’s international squad with 36 kills, a plus-8 kill-death ratio and a 1.26 player rating. Ukraine’s Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev led NaVi with 42 kills and was the only player on his team to record a positive K-D ratio with plus-8.
VP started strong in their match vs. ENCE with a 16-6 win on Inferno before falling 16-7 on Train. VP rallied to a 19-17 overtime victory on Dust2 to wrap up the win. Russia’s Dzhami “Jame” Ali paced VP with 64 kills and a plus-20 K-D ratio. Poland’s Pawel “dycha” Dycha led ENCE with 66 kills and a plus-14 K-D ratio.
Thursday play-in matches (winners to semifinals, losers to quarterfinals):
-Heroic vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
-Gambit Esports vs. Astralis
ESL Pro League Season 13 final standings, prize pool:
1st — TBD, $175,000
2nd — TBD, $60,000
3rd-4th — TBD, TBD, $30,000
5th-6th — TBD, TBD, $15,000
7th-8th — TBD, $12,500
9th-12th — Team Liquid $30,000; FunPlus Phoenix, Natus Vincere, ENCE, $25,000
13th-16th — OG, Team Vitality, MIBR, Endpoint, $17,000
17th-20th — FaZe Clan, Cloud9, $15,000; Renegades, Fnatic, $10,000
21st-24th — BIG, mousesports, Evil Geniuses, $8,000; Team One $3,000
–Field Level Media