Tundra Esports and Virtus.pro recorded sweeps Saturday on the opening day of the ESL One Fall 2021 event.
Playing in Group A, Tundra took down Thunder Predator and T1 while Virtus.pro defeated Creepwave and Team Spirit.
In other action, Alliance opened with a win in Group B while Team Spirit was able to earn a split by beating T1.
Twelve teams split into two groups are competing in the $400,000 event. The group stage runs through Tuesday and the single round-robin matches are best-of-two.
The top two teams in each group advance to the upper bracket, third and fourth-place teams in each group advance to the lower bracket, and the remaining teams in each group are eliminated.
The double-elimination playoffs run Thursday through next Sunday. Those matches are best-of-three while the grand final is best-of-five.
Tundra took down Thunder Predator in 28 minutes on red and 23 minutes on green. Tundra then beat T1 in 33 minutes on red and 46 minutes on green.
Virtus.pro dispatched Creepwave in 33 minutes (green) and 41 minutes (red). VP defeated Team Spirit in 29 minutes on green and 33 minutes on red.
Team Spirit was able to split their day, beating T1 in 41 minutes and 62 minutes, both on green.
Alliance defeated Team Empire in their only match of the day, winning in 37 minutes and 36 minutes, both on red.
Team Liquid tied with SG Esports while Thunder Predator and CREEP also split their best-of-two.
Group play continues Sunday:
Virtus.pro vs. Thunder Predator
PSG.LGD vs. beastcoast
Team Spirit vs. Tundra
Team Liquid vs. beastcoast
T1 vs. CREEP
Alliance vs. SG esports
T1 vs. Thunder Predator
PSG.LGD vs. Team Empire
ESL One Fall 2021 standings:
T1. Tundra Esports 2-0-0, 4-0
T1. Virtus.pro 2-0-0, 4-0
3. Team Spirit 1-0-1, 2-2
T4. Creepwave 0-1-1, 1-3
T4. Thunder Predator 0-1-1, 1-3
6. T1 0-0-2, 0-4
1.Alliance 1-0-0, 2-0
T2. SG esports 0-1-0, 1-1
T2. Team Liquid 0-1-0, 1-1
T4. beastcoast 0-0-0, 0-0
T4. PSG.LGD 0-0-0, 0-0
6. Team Empire 0-0-1, 0-2
–Field Level Media