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The official IEM Katowice tournament is here. Kicking off today with the group stage, the 16 team event will see six best-of-three matches played out. Tomorrow, February 19th will see two more matches played to determine which teams will be in the upper or lower bracket moving forward in the double-elimination stage.

Following the conclusion of the group stage, the playoffs will take place from February 26th to 28th. The groups top team will go straight to the semifinals while the runner-ups and third-place teams will head into the quarterfinals.

Group A is headlined by Astralis, Evil Geniuses, and G2 while Vitality, Natus Vincere, Liquid, and the new FaZe lineup take part in Group B. You can find the full group team lists below:

Group AGroup B
Evil GeniusesFaZe
HeroicNatus Vincere

Thursday, February 18:

06:00  United States Evil Geniuses vs. Russia Gambit (2-0 Evil Geniuses win)
06:00  Europe G2 vs. Russia Spirit (2-1 Spirit win)
09:30  Denmark Astralis vs. Europe mousesports (2-0 Astralis win)
09:30  Denmark Heroic vs. Germany BIG (2-0 Heroic win)
13:00  France Vitality vs. Europe OG
13:00  Europe FaZe vs. United States Liquid

Friday, February 19:

06:00  Brazil FURIA vs. Sweden NIP
06:00  Russia Natus Vincere vs. CIS

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