A pair of four-match winning streaks have determined the participants in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI – Summer Grand Final, as OG and Gambit Esports each continued their hot streaks Saturday in the semifinals to advance.
OG’s victory path against Team Vitality Saturday began with a 19-17 win on Dust II, before falling 16-9 on Mirage, and then winning the decisive battle 16-10 on Overpass.
OG’s Mateusz ‘mantuu’ Wilczewski of Poland led all players with a +16 kill-death differential, with a +10 ratio on Dust II alone. His teammate Shahar ‘flameZ’ Shushan from Israel was the standout on the decisive map, finishing +11 on Overpass. The leading performer for France-based Vitality was Kevin ‘misutaaa’ Rabier with a +10 combined on all maps.
OG, winners of four in a row, will face Gambit Esports – also winners of four in a row – in the Grand Final.
Gambit swept out G2 Esports in two matches, winning 16-10 on Vertigo and 16-9 on Ancient.
Dmitry ‘sh1ro’ Sokolov was the top performer for Russia’s Gambit squad, finishing +15 on kills to deaths. His teammate Vladislav ‘nafany’ Gorshkov finished with the best total on the decisive map with a +8 kill to death ratio. G2’s standout was Nemanja ‘nexa’ Isakovic of Serbia, who earned a +12 ratio.
The Grand Final, set for Sunday, is best-of-five. The winner earns $100,000, 1,000 Pro Tour points and 2,400 BLAST Premier points.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI — Summer prize pool:
1st — 100,000 — TBD
2nd — $42,000 — TBD
3rd-4th — $20,000 – G2 Esports, Team Vitality
5th-6th — $10,000 – Evil Geniuses, Virtus.pro
7th-8th — $6,000 — Complexity Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas
9th-12th — $5,000 — FunPlus Phoenix, Astralis, Team Spirit, Heroic
13th-16th — $4,000 — Sprout, Extra Salt, Imperial Esports, Fnatic
–Field Level Media