G2 Esports and Natus Vincere each recorded a victory Saturday to advance to the Grand Final of the $1 million Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI — Cologne.
G2 Esports posted a 2-1 win over Astralis, while Natus Vincere swept Faze Clan in two straight maps. The victorious sides will meet in Sunday’s Grand Final, with the winner set to take home $400,000.
Picking up where we left off.
Check out the bracket below to see how we got here! ?? pic.twitter.com/AQAW5ygsqg
— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) July 17, 2021
G2 Esports sandwiched a 16-6 win on Nuke and 16-14 victory on Inferno around a 16-12 setback on Dust II.
Frenchman Francois “AmaNEk” Delaunay had 61 kills and a plus-12 kills-to-death differential to pace G2 Esports.
Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen had 60 kills and joined Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander with a team-best plus-5 kills-to-death differential for the all-Dane Astralis club.
Natus Vincere dispatched FaZe Clan with 16-7 wins in both Inferno and Mirage.
The Ukraine’s Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev had 52 kills and a plus-30 kills-to-death differential for Natus Vincere.
Norway’s Havard “rain” Nygaard collected 36 kills and an even kills-to-death differential to pace FaZe Clan.
The tournament marks the first competitive CS:GO event played on LAN in roughly 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the teams are facing off in person, they are in a studio setting as opposed to an arena with fans.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI – Cologne prize money, Pro Tour points, BLAST Premier Points:
- $400,000, 1,800 Pro Tour points, 3,200 BLAST points — TBD
- $180,000, 1,400 Pro Tour points, 1,600 BLAST points — TBD
3-4. $80,000, 1,100 Pro Tour points, 1,000 BLAST points — Astralis, FaZe Clan
5-6. $40,000, 825 Pro Tour points, 400 BLAST points – Virtus.pro, Gambit Esports
7-8. $24,000, 575 Pro Tour points, 200 BLAST points — Heroic, BIG
9-12. $16,000, 325 Pro Tour points, no BLAST points — Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas, FURIA Esports, Team Vitality
13-16. $10,000, 125 Pro Tour points, no BLAST points — mousesports, Complexity Gaming, Renegades, Team Spirit
17-20. $4,500, 60 Pro Tour points, no BLAST points — Team LDLC, OG, Sprout, Evil Geniuses
21-24. $2,500, no points — Bad News Bears, MIBR, Team One, ViCi Gaming
–Field Level Media
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