Team Vigor posted their 2nd successive win on Friday, beating Astralis 2-1 in the upper-bracket final of the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 occasion and protecting their area in grand last.

Vitality managed the reverse sweep, dropping the opening map to Astralis 16-4 on Nuke. However Vitality rebounded with a 16-10 win on Dust II and a 16-11 victory on Overpass to protect their place in Sunday’s finale.

Vitality’s all-French lineup was led by Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, who had 57 kills and a plus-12 kills-deaths differential, followed by Kevin “misutaaa” Rabier with 48 kills and a minus-3 differential.

Astralis will have another chance at an area in the grand last on Saturday when they face either Heroic or Ninjas in Pyjamas in the lower-bracket last on Saturday. In lower bracket action Friday, Brave and NiP each tape-recorded success to move into Round 4.

Brave edged BIG 2-1, and opened with a dominant 16-5 victory on Vertigo. BIG took the second map, 16-8 on Mirage, but Heroic answered with a 16-5 choice on Nuke to take the match. The all-Danish team was led by Martin “stavn” Lund with 57 kills and a plus-21 differential.

NiP had a slightly tougher battle versus Fnatic. After taking the first map 16-12 on Overpass, Fnatic resisted to win on Inferno, 16-11. NiP rallied to win the 3rd map, 16-10 on Vertigo, and wrap the match 2-1. The all-Swedish team was anchored by Simon “twist” Eliasson with 63 kills and a plus-4 differential.

Also in action Friday in the 9th-12th location bracket, FaZe Clan swept North 2-0 to protect ninth location. FaZe entered into overtime to win 19-17 on Dust2 and ended up with a 16-14 triumph on Overpass. Nikola “NiKo” Kovac led FaZe with 59 eliminates and a plus-15 differential.

In the battle for 11th place, GODSENT swept G2 Esports, 2-0. GODSENT drew very first blood with a 16-8 win on Overpass and sealed the win with a 16-12 triumph on Vertigo. Pavle “Maden” Boskovic led the worldwide lineup with 45 kills and a plus-11 differential.

Play continues Saturday with four matches, consisting of Heroic vs. NiP as they fight for a spot in the lower-bracket final vs. Astralis. Battling for 7th-8th location are Sprout vs. OG, while BIG face Fnatic in the 5th-6th-place match.

The $115,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive occasion began with 16 groups completing in four groups. All matches are best-of-three. The winner of Sunday’s grand last will earn $33,000 and an area in the $500,000 Intel Extreme Masters Season XV Global Challenge, Dec. 15-20 in Perfume, Germany.