Na’Vi moves to second in European ESL Pro League
Natus Vincere made a big move Sunday in ESL Pro League’s European division, sweeping four matches as the second of four weeks of group play in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament concluded.
Na’Vi climbed into second place with 47 points, two points back of leaders Astralis, who were idle Sunday.
BIG, which split its two Sunday matches, sits third at 44 points. No other teams have more than 33 points.
Fourteen teams are taking part in round-robin online group play in the CS:GO league that began Oct. 2 and runs through Nov. 14. Teams in the top seven places advance to the $750,000 offline finals, which will take place Dec. 4-9 at Odense, Denmark.
The top 11 teams are guaranteed spots in the league next season. The 12th and 13th teams are sent to a relegation tournament, while the last-place team is directly relegated to ESEA Premier.
All teams play each other in consecutive one-game matches. Regulation wins provide three points, overtime wins two and overtime losses one. Regulation losses result in no points.
Na’Vi rolled past Heroic 16-9 on Dust2 and 16-6 on Train, then posted two wins over Windigo Gaming, 16-8 on Overpass and 16-11 on Mirage.
One other team, mousesports, posted multiple victories Sunday. Mouse bounced back from a 16-13 loss to FaZe Clan on Inferno to top FaZe by the same score on Mirage, then swept Heroic 16-13 on Train and 16-3 on Nuke.