Vitality, Na’Vi cruise at DreamHack Masters Spring – Europe
Group Vigor and Natus Vincere each swept their challengers on Friday to enhance to 2-1 in Group D play at the DreamHack Masters Spring – Europe event.
Vitality followed up Thursday’s 2-0 win over Ninjas in Pyjamas by sweeping ENCE, courtesy of a 16-6 triumph on Mirage and 16-9 victory on Dust II.
Cedric “RpK” Guipouy recorded 40 kills and a plus-19 differential to speed Team Vigor, while Aleksi “allu” Jalli had 32 kills to lead ENCE.
Natus Vincere responded to Thursday’s 2-0 obstacle to ENCE with a sweep of Ninjas in Pyjamas. They taped a 16-8 win on Overpass and 16-14 success on Nuke.
Natus Vincere was led by Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, who taped 53 kills and a plus-23 differential. Tim “nawwk” Jonasson had 54 kills and a plus-16 differential to speed NiP.
The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive occasion, initially was arranged to be objected to with 16 teams from June 9-14 in Jonkoping, Sweden. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the occasion to move to an online format featuring local competitors for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
The DreamHack Masters Spring – Europe bracket, with 16 teams split into four groups competing for $160,000, goes through June 14. Each group plays a round robin on best-of-three matches.
Groups A and B completed round-robin play last week. Groups C and D will complete through Saturday.
The playoffs are set up for June 8-14, with all matches best-of-three other than for the best-of-five grand last (where the upper-bracket winner will carry a 1-0 advantage into the match). The champion will receive $54,000 from the $160,000 reward swimming pool, plus 400 Pro Tour points.
Group D play continues Saturday with ENCE (1-1) bidding to join the leaders in Group D when they take on versus winless Ninjas in Pyjamas (0-2).
DreamHack Masters Spring – Europe standings, with win-loss record and point differential: