ESL Pro League Season 16's Group A has come to an end

Group A in ESL Pro League Season 16 ended yesterday. After a rather interesting group stage, Team Vitality finished the group as the leader.

We shared the results of the first two days with you before. Today, we will take a look at what has happened in the last three days.

The surprise teams of the group were Fnatic and Natus Vincere

September 2

  • NAVI 0 - 2 Endpoint
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 - 2 Team Spirit
  • Team Vitality 2 - 1 Fnatic

September 3

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 - 0 Endpoint
  • Fnatic 2 - 0 Team Spirit
  • NAVI 1 - 2 Team Vitality

September 4

  • NAVI 1 - 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Vitality 2 - 0 Team Spirit
  • Fnatic 2 - 0 Endpoint
Credit: ESL

The last three days have been pretty interesting. Having won the first two days, NAVI performed very poorly in the last three days. Contrary to expectations, they could not finish the group in first place. They even qualified for third place with a round difference. They could have finished fifth with this number of wins. Endpoint, the last team of the group, also got their only win against NAVI, 2-0.

Another surprise team was Fnatic. Before the tournament started, I honestly did not expect them to advance to the playoffs. After the first two days, I started to think that maybe they could advance. They even finished second in the group. They lost only to NAVI and Team Vitality and their amazing performances got them into the playoffs.

Another team that I thought could make it to the playoffs was Ninjas in Pyjamas. When the three teams finished with the same win-lose count, the difference between the round won and the round lost kicked in, putting Ninjas in Pyjamas in last place among the three teams.

Team Spirit was the only team to complete the group in the ranking as we predicted. Although they bid goodbye to the tournament, they did not perform poorly.

Let's talk about the leader, Team Vitality. Only NAVI and Fnatic were able to win maps against Vitality although they were not victorious either. Congratulations to Team Vitality, who won 5 of the 5 matches they played.

Which team will you support in Group B? Do you think FaZe Clan will effortlessly take the first place, or are G2 Esports, BIG and Outsiders rivals that can overperform FaZe Clan? Could MIBR or FTW Esports surprise? You can watch the matches of your favourite teams and place bets on Luckbox. Sign up now and get a 100% deposit bonus.

What’s next in ESL Pro League Season 16?

With the end of Group A, eyes turned to Group B. Group B matches will be played between 7-11 September. Between 14-18 September we will watch Group C. The last group, Group D, will start on September 21 and end on September 25.

After that, the excitement will reach its peak. The round of 12 stage of the playoffs will begin on September 27. We will watch great matches every day until the grand final. The grand final will be played on October 2 at 17:00 CEST.

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