G2, Cloud9, fnatic and Outsiders off to winning start at ESL Pro League Season 17

ESL Pro League Season 17 has gotten underway as the opening Group A matches have been played out. The first victories were secured by G2, Cloud9, fnatic and Outsiders, who advanced to their group's upper bracket semifinals.

G2 defeated Eternal Fire (16:9 on Anubis and 16:14 on Nuke), Cloud9 confirmed their status as favorites in the confrontation versus Evil Geniuses (16:5 on Inferno and 16:4 on Mirage), fnatic bested MIBR (16:7 on Ancient and 16:12 on Overpass), while Outsiders got the better of IHC (16:13 on Inferno and 16:7 on Overpass).

Tomorrow, February 23, Group A will see two upper bracket matches, which will feature the following pairings: Outsiders – fnatic and Cloud9 – G2. There will also be encounters between the teams that suffered losses on the first matchday: IHC – MIBR and Eternal Fire – Evil Geniuses.

The current Group A bracket looks as follows:

The full schedule, up-to-date results and live broadcast of ESL Pro League Season 17 can be found on the tournament page on our website via this link.