Na’Vi send Fnatic packing after the first day of ESL One New York

The Swedes are already on their way out of the $250,000 event.

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CS:GO competition in the Big Apple kicked off on Wednesday with four opening group stage matches and one elimination game taking place at ESL One New York.

Fnatic are the first team to be eliminated from the $250,000 tournament after they lost 2-1 to Mousesports in their initial series and 2-0 to Natus Vincere in their Group A elimination match. The Swedes couldn’t survive the group stage of their second-straight event during this season of Counter-Strike, even after replacing Robin “flusha” Ronnquist with Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom.

There were a few more surprising results as well, such as Gambit Esports upsetting Na’Vi in three maps and G2 somehow taking down FaZe. Kenny “kennyS” Schrub powered the French to their victory over FaZe with strong performances on Inferno and Cache, where he averaged 25 kills per map.

Group A

Initial matches

Gambit Esports vs. Natus Vincere

  • Gambit won Nuke 16-4
  • Na’Vi won Inferno 16-11
  • Gambit won Overpass 16-10

Mousesports vs. Fnatic

  • Fnatic won Inferno 16-12
  • Mouz won Train 19-16
  • Mouz won Mirage 16-3

Elimination match

Natus Vincere vs. Fnatic

  • Na’Vi won Inferno 16-7
  • NaVi won Train 16-8

Group B

Initial matches

G2 Esports vs. FaZe Clan

  • G2 won Inferno 16-13
  • FaZe won Mirage 16-5
  • G2 won Cache 16-14

Team Liquid vs. NRG Esports

  • NRG won Overpass 19-17
  • Liquid won Dust II 16-10
  • Liquid won Mirage 16-4

ESL One New York will continue on Thursday at 10am CT, beginning with the Group B elimination match between FaZe and NRG.