The IEM Katowice 2023 group stage is in full swing and as the teams start to shrink, the stakes have never been higher. The final games will take place today as the teams battle it out for the final spots in the IEM Katowice 2023 playoffs.
LOWER BRACKET SEMI-FINAL
In the lower bracket, fans can expect CS:GO to fight for a place in the playoffs.
Fnatic vs Difficulty
Both teams had their moments in this tournament, but Complexity showed more potential for serious frag performances. The experience Fnatic has gained over time is undeniable.
OG vs. The Outsider
It was a quick fall for the Underdogs despite celebrating an important victory in Rio three months ago. Their only win in Katowice was a 2-1 victory over NIP, a team that was struggling itself. OG will consider themselves unlucky to end up in the lower bracket given their only loss to a strong performance by Heroic.
LOWER BRACKET FINAL
Here, the winners of the lower bracket semi-final must go one step further for a chance to lift the trophy in Katowice.
FaZe vs Liquid
After IHC beat FURIA and Cloud9, FaZe must have immediately worried about the same fate in the hands of the Mongolian roster. However, FaZe overcame the hurdle and now faced Liquid for a playoff chance. Despite their recent poor performance, FaZe retains some of the best CS:GO players in the world and they will do anything to make it to the Grand Slam.
In the upper round, the teams have already reached the playoffs. Players can enter this stress-free phase and play CS:GO without external pressure.
Heroic vs Vitality
Heroic and Vitality were very lucky at IEM Katowice 2023. On the way to the playoffs, neither of them faced particularly difficult opponents.
G2 vs. NAVI
The game to watch in this CS:GO tournament. G2 hasn’t failed a map since mid-December 2022, and NAVI haven’t failed a map at IEM Katowice 2023. One of those records should end with this challenge. In their current form, G2 look unbeatable and there is nothing to suggest that anyone can beat them in a best of three.
Today’s matches February 7
12:30 Fnatic vs. Complexity
12:30 OG vs. Outsiders
16:00 FaZe vs. Liquid
16:00 Heroic vs. Viability
19:30 G2 vs. SHIPS
Lower bracket final to follow
IEM Katowice 2023 ends with the playoffs, which starts on February 10th. As a reminder, the quarter-finals will take place on February 10, the two semi-finals on February 11, and the final is scheduled for 16:00 Sunday, February 12.
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