Ninjas in Pyjamas and G2 Esports dominate on day one of the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals

Yesterday, May 11th, eight of the best teams of the European and North American division gathered in the ESL studios in Leicester, UK, to begin the battle for the ESL Pro League Season 3 championship and a share of the US$750,000 prize pool.

Group A

Group A has been the most surprising one with upsets flying left and right. G2 Esports went undefeated and advanced to the semifinals while the Danish squad of Astralis got eliminated with two losses. The full results are as follows:

Matchup

Result

OpTic vs. Astralis

16-7

Luminosity vs. G2

12-16

OpTic vs. G2

7-16

Astralis vs. LG

1-2 (bo3)

Group B

Ninjas in Pyjamas have been the stars of the European division this season and they continued to impress in yesterday’s matches. Team Liquid proved to be a difficult opponent for the Swedes, as they were behind 2-13 in the first half of the match. However, we had the pleasure of witnessing NiP magic, as Ninjas inverted the score and took the game to overtime, winning 22-18 in the end. With a later win over Fnatic, they secured a slot in the semifinals alongside G2.

Matchup

Result

Fnatic vs. Cloud9

16-10

NiP vs. Liquid

22-18

Fnatic vs. NiP

9-16

The battle continues today!

The battle for the semifinals continues today with the group B elimination match and decider matches for both group A and B. Only two more teams will make it to London to fight for the championship – who will it be?

Be sure to tune in online to see all the action live starting from 14:00 CEST. You can also still buy tickets to watch the world’s best CS:GO teams in person in London – get yours here!

To stay updated with the Pro League finals, remember to visit the official website and follow ESLCS on Twitter and Facebook.

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