100 Thieves rallied past Evil Geniuses 2-1 on Friday to take first place in the North American part of the ESL Pro League Season 11. After also winning on Thursday when the league started with six teams, 100 Thieves now the lonely 2-0 team. In the other Friday-game, Swole Patrol came 2-0 for Team Liquid.
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The coronavirus pandemic forced the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to an online-only format, and the organizers divided the event into European and North American divisions, with each division crowning its own champion. North American pool game runs through April 3, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The later rounds of the playoffs were originally scheduled to take place in Broomfield, Colo.
The North American winner takes home $ 75,000 from a $ 219,000 prize pool. Evil Geniuses, who made their event debut, jumped 100 thieves by winning Inferno 16-12. However, 100 Thieves recovered to claim Train 16-13 and Nuke 16-6.
Swole Patrol passed Team Liquid 16-11 on Vertigo and 16-12 on Viaduct. FURIA Esports, the last North American team to participate, opens the game on Sunday. MILB was inactive on Friday after losing 2-0 to Liquid on Thursday.
The remaining schedule from week 1: Saturday
Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves Sunday
Team Liquid vs. FURIA Esports ESL Pro League Season 11: North America rank, through Friday:
1.100 thieves, 2-0 2. Swole Patrol, 1-1
3. Team Liquid, 1-1. 4. FURIA Esports, 0-0
5. Evil Geniuses, 0-1 6. MIBR, 0-1
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