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Team Liquid carries the North American CS:GO hope after day one of Intel Extreme Masters San Jose

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Intel Extreme Masters San Jose kicked off at the SAP Center yesterday for a second time, and thousands of fans gathered in the stadium to witness some great CS:GO action in person. Eight CS:GO teams started their battle for the Intel Extreme Masters trophy and a slot at the Katowice World Championship - we were in for a treat!

There were three North American teams in the running, all passionately cheered for by the huge San Jose crowd. Unfortunately, only one managed to prevail over their European opponent - Team Liquid, who now carries all of the North American hope in the tournament.

The matches

Counter Logic Gaming vs. G2 esports

Map

Score

Mirage

17-19

Cache

7-16

Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid

Map

Score

Overpass

11-16

Cache

16-14

Dust 2

5-16

Natus Vincere vs. Luminosity Gaming

Map

Score

Mirage

16-13

Overpass

19-17

Team Liquid vs. Virtus.pro

Map

Score

Overpass

16-2

Mirage

16-9

The battle resumes today!

The battle for the Intel Extreme Masters trophy resumes today with only four teams remaining. The event will kick off with an European clash of Team SoloMid versus G2 Esports followed by home crowd favorites Team Liquid taking on Natus Vincere. The teams to emerge victorious from these matchups will face each other in the grand final. We also have a special treat for all fans in the form of a showmatch between European and North American talent, which will take place right before the final.

Be sure not to miss any of the great action ahead and tune in here from 20:00 CET! For all the important information about the event including brackets and schedule, visit the Intel Extreme Masters official website as well as follow Intel Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and highlights.