Vitality and Astralis off to winning start in Group A at ESL Pro League Season 18

Vitality and Astralis secured their first victories in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 18. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's squad kicked off the tournament by defeating ORKS (16:7 on Mirage and 16:6 on Nuke), while the NIP bested the Danes (16:10 on Ancient and 16:11 on Inferno).

Tomorrow, August 31, Vitality and NIP will face off for a spot in the playoffs of the event. In turn, ORKS and Astralis dropped into the middle bracket, where they will continue competing at the tournament.

The current Group A bracket looks as follows:

The full schedule and live broadcasts of ESL Pro League Season 18 can be found on the tournament page on our website via this link.