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Overtimes, upsets and amazing plays - day one of CS:GO at IEM Katowice

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Yesterday marked the start of the highly anticipated group matches for CS:GO at the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice World Championship. Twelve of the world’s best teams are eyeing the huge Intel Extreme Masters trophy and six of them already had the chance to size each other up in Group A. Check out how day one went down!

Group A

The six teams seeded into Group A were none other than Astralis, FaZe Clan, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OpTic Gaming, Fnatic and Immortals. Many of the matchups were incredibly close and we got to witness some extended overtimes in the battle for an all-important top three finish. You can find the round robin results below:

Due to three teams finishing in the top half, all with five wins each, there was need for additional tiebreakers after the regular matches concluded, which saw the following results and final standings:

  • FaZe Clan 10:7 Immortals
  • Astralis 2:4 FaZe Clan
  • Immortals 11:13 Astralis
  Team Score Status
1. FaZe Clan 4-1 Semifinal
2. Astralis 4-1 Quarterfinal
3. Immortals 4-1 Quarterfinal
4. Fnatic 2-3 Eliminated
5. Ninjas in Pyjamas 1-4 Eliminated
6. OpTic Gaming 0-5 Eliminated

 

As eventual first place finishers, FaZe Clan secured themselves a direct ticket into the semifinals while Astralis and Immortals will be keeping a close eye on tomorrow’s Group B results in anticipation of the quarterfinal matchups.

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Join us this tomorrow as the action continues

Group B is up next as we are set to find the final three teams that will join FaZe Clan, Astralis and Immortals in the playoffs. Be sure not miss any of the action ahead and tune in for the pre-show at 10:30 CET. You can find the schedule, as well as the live scores and standing on our Intel Extreme Masters CS:GO hub and remember to also follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook for updates, highlights, backstage action and more.