Virtus.pro and FORZE through to ESL Challenger Katowice 2023 playoffs
According to the results of ESL Challenger Katowice 2023 starting day, Virtus.pro and FORZE became the first playoff participants. These teams advanced to the decisive stage of the tournament by securing two consecutive victories in the group stage.
In Group A, Virtus.pro consecutively defeated Party Astronauts (16:13 on Inferno) and ENCE (19:17 on Mirage). In turn, FORZE bested ECSTATIC (16:12 on Overpass) and 9z (16:11 on Mirage) in Group B.
The tournament, which takes place in Katowice, will continue with two relegation matches, which will play out in a BO3 format. Today, June 9, at 19:15 CET, ECTATIC will face paiN, while tomorrow at 12:30 CET, Bravado and Party Astronauts will face off. The winners of these matches will compete for the remaining two spots in the playoffs with ENCE and 9z, respectively.
The current group stage results are:
The full schedule and live broadcast of ESL Challenger Katowice 2023 can be found on the tournament page via this link.