EPL S11 Europe. Na`Vi & Astralis move forward.
Within the European division of ESL Pro League S11 the finalists and outsiders of the group stage were determined. Astralis and Na`Vi ensured their way to the second stage as the winners of the groups, while fnatic, forZe, Virality and NiP, who took the second and third places, will fight in the deciding matches.
With four wins in five games, the winner of Group A is Astralis. In their final game, the Danes defeated Vitality, who eventually took second place. Thanks to the successful start of the group stage, Ninjas in Pyjamas could not worry much about the result of the last game against ENCE. They lost it 2-1, which, however, didn't help their opponent much - the Finns finished last. As for Team Spirit, they had to beat GODSENT to get to the next round, but the European team was stronger with a total score of 2:0. Due to this victory, they outpaced the Russian team and took fourth place.
The winner of group B has been decided in the match Natus Vincere against fnatic. On two maps with almost identical score 16:10 and 16:11 the victory was celebrated by Na`Vi players. The third place was taken by forZe, who beat BIG in the final game. It is noteworthy that the Russian team scored the same number of points with the two leaders, but could not beat them due to losses in personal matches. Another Group B match between Complexity and North, which, according to the results of the previous final games, no longer involved the tournament table, ended in a victory of North American multigaming organization.
Results of the first group stage for groups A and B:
The European division of ESL Pro League Season 11 will end with Group C matches, where mousesports, Virtus.pro, FaZe, G2, OG and TYLOO will play. The games of these teams will start on March 26. North America will also play in parallel with Europe, with only one group: 100 Thieves, Evil Geniuses, FURIA, Liquid, MIBR and Swole Patrol.