Complexity Gaming and Fnatic were the first two teams eliminated from the $250,000 Funspark ULTI 2021 event.
ECSTATIC swept Complexity and Astralis defeated Fnatic 2-1 in Thursday's lower bracket Round 1 matches.
Funspark ULTI is a double-elimination, eight-team Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament that runs through Monday. All matches are best-of-three until the best-of-five grand final. The upper bracket side will start with a 1-0 lead in the finale. The champion earns $150,000 and one of two Funspark ULTI 2022 berths.
ECSTATIC outlasted Complexity 22-20 on Inferno before posting a 16-10 win on Nuke. Dion "FASHR" Derksen of the Netherlands led the winners with 74 kills and a plus-31 kills-to-deaths ratio.
Astralis sandwiched a 16-2 win on Mirage and a 19-16 overtime decision on Inferno around a 16-13 loss to Fnatic on Nuke. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander led the all-Danish Astralis side with 66 kills and a plus-13 ratio.
The online action continues Friday with two upper bracket semifinals:
Gambit Esports vs. Entropiq
K23 vs. BIG
Funspark ULTI 2021 prize pool:
1. $150,000 -- TBD
2. $50,000 -- TBD
3. $15,000 -- TBD
4. $15,000 -- TBD
5-6. $5,000 -- TBD
7-8. $5,000 -- Complexity Gaming, Fnatic
--Field Level Media