Credit: ESL Adela Sznajder
The first test for Vitality's French/Danish mix came as they faced the mostly-Swedish Dignitas, whose lineup features legends "f0rest" and "friberg". Vitality had the final say in the map veto and chose to take the Bo1 to Vertigo.
"misutaaa" had a field day early on the T-side, and was taking heads at will. The Scandinavians had a hard time stopping the Frenchman and his companions, which led to a 9-2 lead. Dignitas was able to take a couple of rounds towards the end of the half, bringing them into a more comfortable position before switching sides.
Vitality did not ease up on the pressure after the break and only allowed Dignitas to take a single round in the second half, leading to an entirely one-sided win of 16-6.
Vitality - Dignitas 1-0 | PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Europe RMR A
16-6 (Vertigo) | ZywOo - 1.66 Rating / 21-8 K-D / 96.4 ADR