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:
1. G2 Esports, 2-1, 14
2. Astralis, 2-1, 13
3. Heroic, 1-2, 12
4. North, 1-2, -39
1. BIG, 3-0, 27
2. Complexity Gaming, 2-1, 18
3. MAD Lions, 1-2, 1
4. mousesports, 0-3, -46
1. FaZe Clan, 3-0, 13
2. Team Spirit, 1-1, 18
3. Fnatic, 1-2, -9
4. GODSENT, 0-2, -22
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