Vitality won 3-2 the Grand Final, earning $60,000, 400 ESL Pro Tour points and a berth in the $500,000 IEM XV — Global Challenge, which is scheduled for Dec. 15-20.
Na’Vi started strong, opening with a 16-5 win on Nuke followed by a 16-12 victory on Dust II. But Vitality answered back to win three straight maps, taking Overpass 16-6, Inferno 16-9 and Mirage 16-8.
Frenchman Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut lead Vitality with 88 kills and a plus-17 kills-to-deaths differential. Belgium and Morocco’s Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom followed with 45 kills and a plus-14 differential.
Ukraine’s Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev was the top performer for Na’Vi, posting a match-best 118 kills and a plus-48 differential.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament started with 16 teams divided into two double-elimination groups. All group-stage and playoff matches were best-of-three except for the Sunday final, which was best-of-five.
Intel Extreme Masters XV — Beijing Online: Europe standings, prize pool and ESL Pro Tour points:
1. Team Vitality, $60,000, 400 points
2. Natus Vincere, $30,000, 265 points
3-4. G2 Esports, Complexity, $12,000, 160 points
5-8. FaZe Clan, Astralis, BIG, Heroic, $5,000, 75 points
9-12. Team Spirit, MAD Lions, mousesports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, $2,500, 45 points
13-16. OG, Fnatic, North, ENCE, $1,500, no points
–Field Level Media