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 A||Group B|
Thursday, February 18:
06:00 Evil Geniuses vs. Gambit (2-0 Evil Geniuses win)
06:00 G2 vs. Spirit (2-1 Spirit win)
09:30 Astralis vs. mousesports (2-0 Astralis win)
09:30 Heroic vs. BIG (2-0 Heroic win)
13:00 Vitality vs. OG
13:00 FaZe vs. Liquid
Friday, February 19:
06:00 FURIA vs. NIP
06:00 Natus Vincere vs. Virtus.pro