Outsiders secure IEM Katowice 2023 playoff spot; G2 beat NAVI to advance to semifinals
The group stage of IEM Katowice 2023 has come to an end, with Outsiders securing the last ticket to the playoffs after defeating Complexity 2:1 in the lower bracket final of Group B – 19:15 on Anubis, 13:16 on Overpass and 16:13 on Inferno..
The reigning Major champions will continue to fight for the trophy in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the North Americans ended up sharing 7-8th place with FaZe, which earned them $24,000 from the total prize pool.
The matchday also saw a confrontation between G2 and NAVI, who had already ensured their participation in the playoffs and battled it out for a higher seed. Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen's men emerged victorious with a scoreline of 2:0 – 16:8 on Inferno and 16:7 on Nuke. The result propelled G2 into the semifinals, while the Black-and-Yellow advanced to the quarterfinals.
The final Group A bracket looks as follows:
The final 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.