CSGO: Semifinals set at CCT Global Finals

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Team Liquid, Astralis, Eternal Fire and GamerLegion advanced to the semifinals of the Champion of Champions Tour Season 1 Global Finals by winning their quarterfinal matches Tuesday.

Liquid beat ENCE 2-0 in the only sweep of the day, while Astralis rallied past Aurora Gaming, Eternal Fire topped BetBoom and GamerLegion defeated AMKAL Esports all by 2-1 scores.

The CCT Season 1 Global Finals split 16 teams into four double-elimination groups of four. The top two teams out of each group advanced to a single-elimination playoff bracket.

All matches are best-of-three until the grand final Thursday, which is best-of-five.

The winner will receive half of the $500,000 prize pool.

On Tuesday, Liquid had the easiest day, beating ENCE 13-2 on Nuke and 13-10 on Ancient. Casper “cadiaN” Moller of Denmark guided Liquid with 34 kills on a plus-18 kills-to-deaths differential.

Astralis dropped a 13-4 decision to Aurora on Mirage before fighting back with a 13-6 win on Ancient. Astralis then blasted Aurora 13-2 on Nuke for the victory. Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard had a big day for the victors, with 56 kills on a plus-27 K-D.

Eternal Fire started out with a 13-3 loss to BetBoom on Mirage, but they responded with a 13-8 win on Vertigo and 13-4 clincher on Dust II. Ismailcan “XANTARES” Dortkardes (plus-16) and Ozgur “woxic” Eker (plus-15) led the all-Turkish EF roster with 45 kills apiece.

GamerLegion began its match with AMKAL by duking out a 19-17 overtime win on Ancient. AMKAL answered with a 13-9 result on Vertigo, but GL took the final map (Nuke) 13-11. The only GL player with a positive K-D was Timur “FL4MUS” Marev of Russia (69 kills, plus-9).

The tournament continues Wednesday with the semifinals:
–Team Liquid vs. Astralis
–Eternal Fire vs. GamerLegion

CCT Season 1 Global Finals prize pool:
1. $250,000 — TBD
2. $100,000 — TBD
3-4. $50,000 — TBD
5-8. $12,500 — ENCE, Aurora Gaming, BetBoom Team, AMKAL ESPORTS
9-12. no money — SAW, Fnatic, paiN Gaming, MIBR
13-16. no money — PARIVISION, Gaimin Gladiators, OG, BIG

–Field Level Media

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