Fnatic and Team Vitality advanced to the semifinals of DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019 on Friday in Sweden.
Fnatic ousted Ninjas in Pyjamas with a 2-1 series win in their best-of-three quarterfinal matchup at the $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event. Vitality took down mousesports 2-1.
Fnatic opened with a 16-12 win on Dust 2, but opened the door to NiP in the second map, losing 16-8 on Nuke. Fnatic rallied back to win 16-9 on Overpass to wrap the series. They will next face Astralis in their semifinal matchup.
Vitality won their first map vs. mousesports by a narrow 16-14 margin on Mirage, then dropped their second map 16-12 on Inferno. Vitality clinched their series with a 16-13 win on Dust 2 and earned their spot in the semis vs. Natus Vincere.
The semifinals are set for Saturday with the grand final on Sunday. The champion will receive $100,000 and a berth in the $500,000 Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV World Championship, scheduled for Feb. 25-March 1 in Katowice, Poland.
All playoff matches are best-of-three.
DreamHack Masters Malmo prize pool:
5-6. $10,000 -- Ninjas in Pyjamas, mousesports
7-8. $6,000 -- FURIA Esports, Grayhound Gaming
9-12. $4,000 -- ENCE, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming
13-16. $3,000 -- Team Envy, TYLOO, North, Evil Geniuses
--Field Level Media