Team Vitality and OG each recorded a sweep on Thursday to win their respective winners-bracket matches at the Intel Extreme Masters XV — New York Online: Europe event.
Vitality dispatched Complexity Gaming in a Group A encounter after posting a 16-8 win on Mirage and 19-16 victory on Dust II.
Mathieu “zywOo” Herbaut had 61 kills and a plus-27 kills-to-death differential to pace Vitality, who advanced to the semifinals of the playoffs.
Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke notched 50 kills and a plus-6 kills-to-death differential for Complexity Gaming, who will square off against Fnatic in a decider match on Friday. The winner of that encounter will also advance to the semifinals.
OG toppled FaZe Clan in a Group B tilt after securing a 16-12 win on Dust II and 16-11 victory on Overpass.
Valdemar “valde” Bjorn Vangsa had 50 kills and a plus-21 kills-to-death differential for OG, who advanced to the semifinals of the playoffs.
Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjaerbye had 39 kills, an even kills-to-death differential for FaZe, who will face BIG in a decider match on Friday. The winner of that encounter will also advance to the semifinals.
The eight-team, $140,000 tournament kicked off Tuesday in the pursuit of the $70,000 top prize in the two double-elimination format groups. All matches are best-of-three until Sunday’s best-of-five grand final.
Intel Extreme Masters XV — New York Online: Europe prize pool with money in USD and Pro Tour points:
1. TBD — $70,000, 400 points
2. TBD — $30,000, 275 points
3-4. TBD — $12,000, 140 points
5-6. TBD — $5,000, 70 points
7-8. G2 Esports, Heroic — $3,000, 0 points
Standings through Thursday:
1. Team Vitality, 2-0
T2, Coimplexity Gaming, 1-1
T2. Fnatic, 1-1
4. G2 Esports, 0-2
1. OG, 2-0
T2. BIG, 1-1
T2. FaZe Clan, 1-1
4. Heroic, 0-2
–Field Level Media