CSGO: NaVi, G2 fill out PGL Major Copenhagen semifinals

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Natus Vincere and G2 Esports punched their tickets to the semifinals of the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 playoffs by notching sweeps on Friday in Denmark.

Natus Vincere toppled Eternal Fire 2-0 and G2 Esports defeated MOUZ by the same score, setting up a semifinal clash on Saturday. FaZe Clan will face Team Vitality in the other semifinal, while Eternal Fire and MOUZ were eliminated.

Twenty-four teams began the Counter-Strike 2 tournament, 16 of which had to go through the opening stage. Eight advanced to the elimination stage to join eight previous qualifiers. For the first two stages, play was conducted using the Swiss System format.

The playoffs will run through Sunday. Eight teams are battling in a single-elimination bracket, where all matches are best-of-three.

On Friday, NaVi beat Eternal Fire 16-13 in overtime on Mirage before finishing it off with a 13-9 triumph on Inferno. Ukraine’s Ihor “w0nderful” Zhdanov carried NaVi with 48 kills on a plus-15 kills-to-deaths differential.

G2 took down MOUZ 13-9 on Inferno and 13-6 on Vertigo. Nikola “NiKo” Kovac of Bosnia and Herzegovina put up 39 kills on a plus-14 K-D for G2, while cousin Nemanja “huNter-” Kovac added 33 kills on a plus-10.

The playoffs continue Saturday with two semifinal matches:
–FaZe Clan vs. Team Vitality
–Natus Vincere vs. G2 Esports

PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 prize pool:
1. $500,000, 3,500 BLAST Premier points, qualification to BLAST Premier World Final, qualification to Esports World Cup 2024
2. $170,000, 2,750 BLAST Premier points
3-4. $80,000, 1,775 BLAST Premier points
5-8. $45,000, 1,050 BLAST Premier points — Team Spirit, Cloud9, Eternal Fire, MOUZ
9-11. $20,000 — Complexity, Virtus.pro, paiN Gaming
12-14. $20,000 — Imperial Esports, ECSTATIC, HEROIC
15-16. $20,000 — The MongolZ, FURIA Esports
17-19. $10,000 — SAW, Legacy, GamerLegion
20-22. $10,000 — Lynn Vision Gaming, ENCE, Apeks
23-24. $10,000 — AMKAL Esports, KOI

–Field Level Media

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