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Vitality, Na'Vi cruise at DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe

Field Level Media
30 May 2020, 07:19 GMT+10

Team Vitality and Natus Vincere each swept their opponents on Friday to improve to 2-1 in Group D play at the DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe event.

Vitality followed up Thursday's 2-0 win over Ninjas in Pyjamas by sweeping ENCE, courtesy of a 16-6 victory on Mirage and 16-9 triumph on Dust II.

Cedric "RpK" Guipouy recorded 40 kills and a plus-19 differential to pace Team Vitality, while Aleksi "allu" Jalli had 32 kills to lead ENCE.

Natus Vincere answered Thursday's 2-0 setback to ENCE with a sweep of Ninjas in Pyjamas. They recorded a 16-8 win on Overpass and 16-14 victory on Nuke.

Natus Vincere was led by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who recorded 53 kills and a plus-23 differential. Tim "nawwk" Jonasson had 54 kills and a plus-16 differential to pace NiP.

The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, originally was scheduled to be contested with 16 teams from June 9-14 in Jonkoping, Sweden. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the event to move to an online format featuring regional competitions for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.

The DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe bracket, with 16 teams split into four groups competing for $160,000, runs through June 14. Each group plays a round robin on best-of-three matches.

Groups A and B completed round-robin play last week. Groups C and D will compete through Saturday.

The playoffs are scheduled for June 8-14, with all matches best-of-three except for the best-of-five grand final (where the upper-bracket winner will carry a 1-0 advantage into the match). The champion will receive $54,000 from the $160,000 prize pool, plus 400 Pro Tour points.

Group D play continues Saturday with ENCE (1-1) bidding to join the leaders in Group D when they face off against winless Ninjas in Pyjamas (0-2).

DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe standings, with win-loss record and point differential:

Group A

1. G2 Esports, 2-1, 14

2. Astralis, 2-1, 13

3. Heroic, 1-2, 12

4. North, 1-2, -39

Group B

1. BIG, 3-0, 27

2. Complexity Gaming, 2-1, 18

3. MAD Lions, 1-2, 1

4. mousesports, 0-3, -46

Group C

1. FaZe Clan, 3-0, 13

2. Team Spirit, 1-1, 18

3. Fnatic, 1-2, -9

4. GODSENT, 0-2, -22

Group D

T1. Team Vitality, 2-1, 37

T1. Natus Vincere, 2-1, 5

3. ENCE, 1-1 -11

4. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 0-2, -31

--Field Level Media

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