Today, North American fans of CS: GO are in for a real treat — in a battle that will select one of the participants of the Intel Exteme Masters Katowice 2020 playoffs, Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses will clash. This duel is scheduled for the evening, which does not mean, however, that there will be boredom sooner. European powers will be fighting to extend their tournament existence.
Wednesday’s struggles will open duels in the 1st round of the losers’ ladder group B. After a day break, TYLOO and 100 Thieves will enter the action, who might face each other in the battle not soonthat could be the final of Asian Minor. 100T players have, however, been around the world for a long time, so they will be the favorites today. The candidate for victory is much more difficult to indicate in the meeting between Virtus.pro and MAD Lions. On Tuesday, both teams threatened Liquid and EG, respectively. Now a good performance alone is not enough and you will have to see this one yourself.
In the next series of games, we will observe a fight of a completely different caliber. Both G2 Esports and mousesports have confidently won their Monday matches, so they can check in today in the playoffs. On the other hand, Ninjas in Pajamas and Natus Vincere don’t have this comfort, both currently have one triumph and one defeat at IEM Katowice 2020. The aspirations of this duo certainly reach higher than to finish in the top 12, therefore we have to prepare for competition holding suspense until the last shot fired.
Also known brands will appear on the server in the evening. In addition to the previously announced North American hit, we will also be able to follow the battle of FaZe Clan with Team Vitality. The European mix of stars for the start of the struggle in Upper Silesia succumbed to Natus Vincere, but yesterday they returned to the right track and confidently coped with Renegades.
Bees, however, can come back after a 0-2 defeat against Astralis in the semi-finals of the winner’s bracket. Richard “shox” Papillon and company released a significant advantage on Vertigo and did not give themselves a chance to fight on the third map. Today such a mistake will be tantamount to saying goodbye to Katowice.
This is the schedule for the third day of the CS: GO competition at IEM Katowice 2020 (local time, CET):
- 12:00 TyLoo vs 100 Thieves
12:00 Virtus.pro vs MAD Lions
- 15:30 G2 Esports vs mousesports
15:30 Ninjas in Pajamas vs Natus Vincere
- 19:00 Team Vitality vs FaZe Clan
- 19:00 Team Liquid vs Evil Geniuses