Heroic and Vitality advance to IEM Katowice 2023 playoffs; NIP and MOUZ out
The upper bracket semifinals of Group B at IEM Katowice 2023 saw Heroic defeat OG (16:10 on Inferno and 16:12 on Mirage) and Vitality take over fnatic (16:13 on Overpass, 8:16 on Mirage and 16:13 on Nuke). Having secured two victories in a row in the group stage, these teams guaranteed their participation in the tournament's playoffs.
Also today, on February 6, the participants from Group B were determined who finished their runs at the prestigious event after suffering two consecutive losses. These are NIP, who lost to Outsiders (5:16 on Vertigo, 16:12 on Overpass and 16:9 on Inferno), as well as MOUZ, who fell to Complexity (9:16 on Inferno, 16:12 on Nuke and 12:16 on Ancient).
Tomorrow, February 7, at 21:30 MSK, Heroic will face Vitality for the higher seed in the next stage of the tournament. The winners of the match will start the playoffs from the semifinals, with the losing team advancing to the quarterfinals.
Besides the Group B upper bracket final, tomorrow will see the lower bracket matches play out, where the following pairings will battle for survival: fnatic – Complexity and OG – Outsiders. Both confrontations are scheduled to kick off at 14:30 MSK.
The current Group B bracket looks as follows:
The full schedule, up-to-date results and live broadcast of IEM Katowice 2023 can be found on the tournament page on our website via this link.