Natus Vincere and Gambit Esports swept their Champions Stage quarterfinal matches Friday, completing the field for Saturday’s semifinals at the PGL Major Stockholm.
Natus Vincere (NaVi) knocked out Team Vitality and Gambit defeated FURIA Esports, both by 2-0 scores. NaVi and Gambit will face off in one semifinal and Heroic and G2 Esports will clash in the other.
NaVi won both its maps against Vitality in close fashion, 16-11 on Dust II and 16-13 on Nuke.
Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy of Russia had a big day for NaVi, leading all players with 50 kills and a plus-22 kills-to-deaths differential. France’s Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut carried Vitality with 44 kills.
Gambit needed overtime for a 19-17 win on Inferno before finishing off FURIA with a 16-10 triumph on Overpass.
Russia’s Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov and Kazakhstan’s Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov scored 48 kills apiece for Gambit, with sh1ro posting a game-high plus-18 K-D. The all-Brazilian FURIA squad got 44 kills from Yuri “yuurih” Santos.
The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major championship with a total prize pool of $2 million. The winner nets $1 million plus 4,000 Blast Premier points and an automatic bid to the World Final 2021 in December.
Sixteen teams competed in the Legends Stage, which ran through Tuesday. Elimination and advancement matches were best of three, while all other matches were best-of-one.
The Champions Stage continues with two semifinal matches Saturday:
Natus Vincere vs. Gambit Esports
Heroic vs. G2 Esports
PGL Major Stockholm prize pool:
- $1 million — TBD
- $300,000 — TBD
3-4. $140,000 — TBD
5-8. $70,000 — Virtus.pro, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Vitality, FURIA Esports
9-11. $17,500 — Entropiq, FaZe Clan, Copenhagen Flames
12-14. $17,500 — Team Liquid, Astralis, MOUZ
15-16. $17,500 — Evil Geniuses, ENCE
17-19. No prize money — Movistar Riders, BIG, Team Spirit
20-22. No prize money — TYLOO, Renegades, paiN Gaming
23-24. No prize money — Godsent, Sharks Esports
–Field Level Media
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