FaZe Clan and Complexity Gaming advanced to the playoff quarterfinals from Group A on Sunday in the Europe division of the Intel Extreme Masters XV — Beijing Online event.
FaZe Clan swept Team Vitality 2-0 and Complexity came from behind for a 2-1 win against Natus Vincere in their upper-bracket Round 2 matches.
Vitality and Na’Vi dropped into the Group A lower bracket.
The $150,000 Europe division of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament features 16 teams divided into two double-elimination groups. The top four teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination playoffs.
All group-stage and playoff matches are best-of-three except for the Nov. 22 final, which will be best-of-five. The champion will receive $60,000, 400 ESL Pro Tour points and a berth in the $500,000 IEM XV — Global Challenge, scheduled for Dec. 15-20 in Cologne, Germany.
On Sunday, FaZe Clan won 16-13 on Overpass and 19-15 in overtime on Mirage. Latvia’s Helvijs “broky” Saukants led FaZe with 67 kills and a plus-31 kill-death differential. France’s Cedric “RpK” Guipouy paced Vitality with 51 kills and a plus-5 differential.
Na’Vi opened with a 16-10 win on Nuke before Complexity rallied to win by the same score on Overpass to even the match. Complexity fell behind 7-5 on Mirage before pulling out a 16-12 win. Denmark’s Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke tallied 62 kills and a plus-6 K-D differential for Complexity, while Russia’s Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov had 60 kills and a plus-4 differential for Na’Vi.
Play in the Group A lower bracket starts Tuesday with Team Spirit facing OG and MAD Lions taking on Fnatic. Na’Vi will meet the Spirit-OG winner on Wednesday and Vitality will play the MAD Lions-Fnatic winner.
Intel Extreme Masters XV — Beijing Online: Europe prize pool
–Field Level Media