G2 Esports, Team Vitality and FURIA Esports swept their competition to stay alive on Saturday at the DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 event.
In the lower-bracket final in Group A, G2 beat Virtus.pro.
Virtus.pro jumped out to a 10-5 lead on Vertigo but was outscored 11-2 down the stretch for a 16-12 win for G2, followed by a 16-8 victory on Inferno.
Nikola “NiKo” Kovac of Bosnia and Herzegovina led the way for G2 with 54 kills and a plus-18 kill-death differential. Russian Dzhami “Jame” Ali had 39 kills and a plus-7 differential for Virtus.pro.
In the semifinals in the Group B lower bracket, Vitality knocked out BIG and FURIA ousted Complexity Gaming.
Vitality won on Mirage, 16-11, and 16-7 on Nuke. Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut had a big day for the all-French Vitality squad with 53 kills and a plus-27 differential.
FURIA was pushed to the limits by Complexity, escaping with a 19-17 win on Mirage and a 16-11 victory on Inferno. FURIA was led by Brazilian Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo, who had 46 kills and a plus-5 differential.
Benjamin “blameF” Bremer of Denmark posted 53 kills and a plus-27 differential in a losing effort for Complexity.
Sunday’s schedule features the Group A upper-bracket final between Gambit Esports and Natus Vincere, with the winner advancing to the playoffs. The loser will meet G2. Also on tap for Sunday in the Group B lower-bracket final between Vitality and FURIA.
The 16-team, double-elimination tournament begins with the group stage, which runs through Sunday. Two groups of eight teams apiece open with single-map battles, with the remainder of group stage matches as best-of-three matches. The top three teams in each group move on to the playoffs, with each group winner earning a bye and berth in the semifinals.
The playoffs, a single-elimination bracket, are scheduled for next weekend with both the quarterfinals and semifinals set for a best-of-three format. The finals on May 9 will be decided in a best-of-five match.
The winner will take home $100,000 of the $250,000 prize pool in addition to 1,000 Pro Tour points.
DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 prize pool:
1st: TBD, $100,000, 1,000 Pro Tour points
2nd: TBD, $42,000, 750 points
3rd-4th: TBD, $20,000, 525 points
5th-6th: TBD, $10,000, 350 points
7th-8th: TBD, $6,000, 200 points (Virtus.pro, TBD)
9th-12th: TBD, $5,000, 100 points (Team Spirit, mousesports, BIG, Complexity Gaming)
13th-16th: TBD, $4,000, 0 points (Team Fiend, FaZe Clan, Extra Salt, paiN Gaming)
–Field Level Media