Furia Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas each recorded victories on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs.
Furia Esports swept Astralis, courtesy of a 16-10 victory on Vertigo and 16-2 win on Train. Furia Esports will meet Heroic on Saturday.
Andrei “arT” Piovezan had 44 kills and fellow Brazilian Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo notched a team-best plus-23 kills-to-death differential for Furia Esports.
Astralis was led by Denmark’s Emil “Magisk” Reif and Nicolai “device” Reedtz, who both had 30 kills. Magisk also had a team-best minus-5 kills-to-death differential.
Ninjas in Pyjamas had a tougher time of it on Friday before posting a 2-1 victory over Complexity Gaming.
Complexity Gaming notched a 19-17 overtime win on Mirage before Ninjas in Pyjamas responded with a 16-14 victory on Overpass and 16-9 triumph on Inferno.
Hampus “hampus” Power had 72 kills and fellow Swede Tim “nawwk” Jonasson recorded a plus-20 kills-to-death differential for Ninjas in Pyjamas, who will face Gambit Esports on Saturday.
Denmark’s Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke secured 66 kills and Australian Justin “jks” Savage had a team-best minus-1 kills-to-death differential for Complexity Gaming.
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.
Heroic vs. FURIA Esports
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Gambit Esports
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 — Astralis, Complexity Gaming, $15,000
7th-8th — G2 Esports, Virtus.pro, $27,500
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