Evil Geniuses, Permitta, Grayhound and paiN eliminated from IEM Katowice 2023

The second matchday at IEM Katowice 2023 saw the lower bracket matches of the Play-In stage play out, following which four teams have been determined who have finished their runs at the prestigious tournament. These are Evil Geniuses, Permitta, Grayhound and paiN.

After losing their opening encounters, Evil Geniuses fell to Sprout (14:16 on Ancient and 13:16 on Mirage), Permitta lost to Complexity (8:16 on Nuke and 7:16 on Overpass), Grayhound were eliminated by MIBR (13:16 on Inferno, 16:14 on Anubis and 2:16 on Vertigo), while paiN were defeated in a confrontation against IHC (12:16 on Inferno and 11:16 on Nuke).

The teams who survived elimination at IEM Katowice 2023 will square off on January 3, vying for a spot in the group stage. The four remaining tickets to the event's next stage will be battled out in the following pairings: Complexity – ENCE, Sprout – Team Spirit, MIBR – fnatic and IHC – FURIA.

The current Play-In 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.