In a matchup of two remaining undefeated teams in at the ESL One Fall 2021 event, Virtus.pro picked up a crucial victory Monday over Tundra Esports to secure the top spot in Group A.
Virtus.pro won in 50 minutes on red and then on green in 34 minutes.
In the only other Group A action of the day, Team Spirit defeated Creepwave in 46 minutes on red and 31 minutes on green.
Alliance and beastcoast entered the day tied for the top spot in Group B. Alliance lost its first game of the day to PSG.LDG and beastcoast opened with a victory over SG esports.
The two teams tied in their second matchup of the game, with Alliance winning first on red in 52 minutes and then beastcoast winning on red in 25 minutes.
Alliance moved into sole possession of first place and Alliance fell into third place with PSG.LDG leaping into second place. PSG.LDG won its second game of the day over Team Liquid.
Team Empire tied twice Monday, drawing Team Liquid and SG.
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.
Group play finishes Tuesday with six matches:
Alliance vs. Team Liquid
PSG.LGD vs. SG esports
Team Empire vs. beastcoast
Virtus.pro vs. T1
Creepwave vs. Tundra Esports
Thunder Predator vs. Team Spirit
ESL One Fall 2021 standings:
1. Virtus.pro 4-0-0, 8-0
2. Tundra Esports 3-0-1, 6-2
3. Team Spirit 2-0-2, 4-4
4. T1 2-0-2, 4-4
T5. Creepwave 0-1-3, 1-7
T5. Thunder Predator 0-1-3, 1-7
1. beastcoast 2-2-0, 6-2
2. PSG.LGD 2-1-1, 5-3
3. Alliance 1-2-1, 4-4
T4. SG esports 0-3-1, 3-5
T4. Team Empire 0-3-1, 3-5
T4. Team Liquid 0-3-1, 3-5
–Field Level Media