Heroic through to IEM Rio 2023 playoffs; NAVI advance to semi-finals

IEM Rio 2023 Group A final matches have ended, with NAVI, BIG and Heroic advancing to the event playoffs. While the Black-and-Yellow secured a victory in their group, the Danish roster advanced to the next stage of the event due to successful performance in the lower bracket.

On the final playday of the group stage, Denis "electroNic" Sharipov's squad bested BIG (22:20 on Mirage and 16:8 on Inferno), and Heroic defeated NIP (16:5 on Overpass and 16:9 on Inferno).

Thus, NAVI will kick off their journey from the semi-finals, while BIG and Heroic will go to the quarter-finals. In the playoffs, the German roster will face the winner of the match between OG and Vitality, while the Casper "cadiaN" Møller will face the loser of the FURIA – Cloud9 matchup.

The final Group A bracket looks as follows:

The full schedule and live broadcast of IEM Rio 2023 can be found on the tournament page via this link.