Vitality move ahead directly to the quarterfinals.

Team Vitality has become the second team to qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 19 Playoffs. The team had an unbeaten run through the group stage and they secured a 2-0 win over The MongolZ to earn their slot. 

Vitality qualify for the playoffs

Vitality are in top form in this event as they have not lost a single map through the three matches they have played. Their inaugural match was against Sharks Esports, a relatively unknown team but one that could’ve posed a formidable challenge. Vitality’s focus on their own individual as well as group gameplay ensured that they would come out ahead in this matchup. Sharks put up a fight on Vertigo and took the map to the full 24 rounds, but Vitality pulled ahead thanks largely in part to 

The team’s second match was against a much more formidable opponent in BetBoom. Zywoo came out trumps with a +32 KDA the MVP of the entire series. He had 50 kills across two maps. It was a similarly easy route for them against TheMongolZ when they took them down two maps. The first map of Mirage was a 13-10 win for Vitality while the second map was a 13-6 victory for the squad. Zywoo had 48 frags again, but the team has had a very good performance that enabled the player to put up a stellar performance.

Vitality moves ahead to the quarterfinal

With this victory, Vitality moves ahead to the quarterfinals - they will bypass two rounds of matches. Besides Vitality, MongolZ, BetBoom and G2 esports have also qualified for the playoffs. 

The ESL Pro League Season 19 features the best teams in action. A total of 32 teams kicked the tournament off with four different groups. Eight teams in each group will play through the group stage with only four teams from each group advancing to the playoffs. Astralis became the first team to qualify for the Playoffs and Vitality with their clean record became the second team to do so.

The ESL Pro League Season 19 playoffs kick off on May 7, 2023 with the Round of 16. The playoffs are a single-elimination bracket with only the Grand Finals being a best-of-five series.

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