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Another fall of favorites on day two of CS:GO at IEM Katowice

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Philipp Saedler
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On the second day of CS:GO at IEM Katowice, it was time for last years runner up SK Gaming to take the stage, alongside a strong group to fight for yet another title to their shelf. After seeing the last years champion Fnatic get eliminated in Group A and a tie breaker being needed to determine the final placements of the top three teams, we were treated by another day packed with CS:GO action.

Group B

Both fan favorites SK Gaming and Virtus.pro started off with an 0-2 record, losing games to Natus Vincere and North as well as Cloud9 and Na’Vi respectively, setting a lot of pressure on both teams to stay alive in the tournament. Only Virtus.pro was able to crawl back from this, as SK Gaming got eliminated ealry, after receiving their third loss against them. However, the Poles didn’t make it out of the groups as well, losing their deciding match against North by 14-16, missing out the chance to play in front of their home crowd in Spodek Arena.

In the end, it was Heroic topping the group after beating Virtus.pro in the final match and advancing directly to the semifinals, while North and Natus Vincere will have to play the deciding quarter final matches versus Immortals and Astralis respectively today.

Find all detailed results on the IEM website

Team Score Status  
1. Heroic 3-2 Semifinal
2. North 3-2 Quarterfinal
3. Natus Vincere 3-2 Quarterfinal
4. Virtus.pro 2-3 Eliminated
5. Cloud9 2-3 Eliminated
6. SK Gaming 2-3 Eliminated

Selected highlights

Join us for the quarter finals and more

  • 12:45 CET: North vs. Immortals
  • ~16:35 CET: Astralis vs. Natus Vincere

While Friday, from 12:45 CET,  will bring us the quarterfinal matches to determine the final two teams in the semifinals, Saturday and Sunday we’ll get to witness the crowning of new CS:GO champions at IEM Katowice. Check the Intel Extreme Masters CS:GO hub for the schedule and results while IEM on Twitter and Facebook has highlights, updates and more for you!