FaZe, Astralis, fnatic and 3DMAX kick off ESL Pro League Season 19 with victories

On the first playday of ESL Pro League Season 19, all four openers in Group A took place. FaZe, Astralis, fnatic and 3DMAX secured the victories.

The group's favorites, FaZe and Astralis, expectedly defeated Imperial and Eternal Fire with a scoreline of 2:0. fnatic prevented Denis "electroNic" Sharipov from having a successful debut for Virtus.pro and, in a difficult matchup, prevailed in a full BO3 series. The match between 3DMAX and SAW ended in two maps, but both of them went to overtime.

Competition in Group A will continue tomorrow, April 24. FaZe – Astralis and fnatic – 3DMAX matches will play out in the upper bracket semi-finals, while Imperial, Eternal Fire, Virtus.pro and SAW, which lost their openers, will use second attempts to advance further in the middle bracket.

The current group A bracket looks as follows:

The results, schedule and live broadcast of ESL Pro League Season 19 can be found at CSGO.com via the link.