IEM Katowice reaches playoffs

We are down to the last six at IEM Katowice following the end of the double-elimination groups.

After four days of intense group action, the tournament will now move to the Spodek Arena, where teams will play behind closed doors following the Polish authorities' decision to revoke ESL's license to host a mass event because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The single-elimination playoffs will begin with a clash between fnatic and 100 Thieves. They are ranked six places apart and last faced each other at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, where the Swedes ran out 2-0 victors in their group's lower bracket final. The winner of that match will go on to face G2, who are still undefeated in 2020 after six best-of-three matches.

IEM Katowice will continue at Spodek without a crowd

The other side of the bracket features world No.1 Astralis in the semi-finals, with the Danes set to face the winner of the mouth-watering series between Liquid and Natus Vincere. The Russian team seek their first series victory against the North Americans since ESL One New York 2016 after losing the last six best-of-three matches, five of which without getting a map. In case Liquid come out on top, they will renew their rivalry with Astralis, who have yet to drop a map in Katowice.

Below you can find the complete schedule for the playoffs:

Friday, February 28:

15:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Australia 100 Thieves (BO3)
18:55 United States Liquid vs. Russia Natus Vincere (BO3)

Saturday, February 29:

15:00 France G2 vs. Sweden fnatic / Australia 100 Thieves (BO3)
18:55 Denmark Astralis vs. United States Liquid / Russia Natus Vincere (BO3)

Sunday, March 1:

17:00 Grand final (BO5)

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#2
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Brazil COMETOBRAZIL 
NO CROWD BORING My prediction (Brazil special 100% correct): fnatic > 100Kriegs Liquid < Navi G2 < fnatic Astralis > Navi fnatic beat Astralis to win IEM Katowice 2020
2020-02-28 00:05
#6
ropz | 
Canada Bucket0 
ya wtf
2020-02-28 00:04
Easy trophy for fnatic 😎🏆
2020-02-28 00:05
#105
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Denmark Cleandog 
lol, did you watch group a upper bracket finals...delusional girl
2020-02-28 06:21
#114
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India bruhx 
THIS v
2020-02-28 07:46
#17
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Sweden XenoRex 
THIS ^
2020-02-28 00:05
#24
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
Astralis going to grab that trophy
2020-02-28 00:09
#106
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Denmark Cleandog 
True
2020-02-28 06:21
Astralis or G2
2020-02-28 09:53
See this is why ur still not educated lmao. “Best” prediction kid 😂
2020-02-28 00:13
Fnatic beating astralis omegalul.
2020-02-28 00:24
#43
NiKo | 
France LGDB 
Where is MIBR ? cry is free
2020-02-28 00:24
xD By by mibr...
2020-02-28 00:42
#107
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Denmark Cleandog 
Where is Complexity...
2020-02-28 06:22
Building a juggernaut, wait...
2020-02-28 08:45
#157
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Denmark Cleandog 
Thanks for reminding me, makes me so happy!
2020-02-28 21:00
#71
JW | 
India ztipu 
+1
2020-02-28 01:27
MIBR WINS 2020 KATO!!
2020-02-28 03:36
#122
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Sweden quacke 
I hope fnatic do well but it's gonna be G2 in the final I think
2020-02-28 08:48
#5
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Europe MrMasterbaiter 
Ez4G2
2020-02-28 00:03
#38
Golden | 
France guprei 
+1 men
2020-02-28 00:20
#7
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Russia NikSmoK 
What a banger matches coming
2020-02-28 00:04
#8
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Finland kateessa37 
no crowd D:
2020-02-28 00:04
Congratulations Astralis for their 3rd IEM Katowice trophy! Well played G2, it was really close!
2020-02-28 00:04
#81
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United States _icedtea 
Congratulations Fnatic for their 4th IEM Katowice trophy! Well played Astralis, it was really close! (inb4 flair checks out)
2020-02-28 01:57
Boring
2020-02-28 00:05
Where's OG? Oh wait they are tier 3 Cry is free
2020-02-28 00:27
#69
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo 
We're is mousesports xdddd
2020-02-28 01:05
Oh wait they are tier 3
2020-02-28 01:09
but still on tier 1 event gg
2020-02-28 01:38
Tier 3? Number 2 in the world? iq0
2020-02-28 01:46
#82
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United States _icedtea 
karrygan falling behind
2020-02-28 01:57
#85
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Australia CaZeR01 
Number 2 in the world undessurved, knocked out in groupstage smh
2020-02-28 02:16
What? You dont know shit, im not wasting my time on iq 0 like you
2020-02-28 02:18
#101
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Australia CaZeR01 
I mean i was baiting but ok
2020-02-28 05:58
RIP NO. 2 IN THE WORLD
2020-02-28 03:00
#12
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Denmark MiSHUU 
astralis vs liquid i`m waiting for this match ... so sad without crowd.
2020-02-28 00:05
#64
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Finland HARD4ENCE 
Liquid is not going to be in the semi-finals. That time has passed.
2020-02-28 01:02
Yeah navi too stronk at this moment. They beat faze twice.
2020-02-28 03:47
I agree, but it's Navi. Liquid always seemed to have a mental edge on them. Although Navi looks stronger right now. Anyway, I doubt that this Liquid will do anything against Astralis. When they lose they seem completely lost. I miss their structure and excellent teamplay.
2020-02-28 08:05
#127
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Norway Lukacher 
+1
2020-02-28 09:59
#132
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Finland HARD4ENCE 
No one has mental edge over this new NaVi. They look super confident. And the atmosphere in the team looks better than in most other teams. If there is someone in the scene having mental edge over someone then it is Astralis over Liquid.
2020-02-28 11:00
We'll see. On paper Navi should win this one. Still their last win in a BO3 against Liquid was 4 years ago. I'd call it a 50 50 game
2020-02-28 12:18
#149
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Finland HARD4ENCE 
They would have won them in ESL One Cologne 2019 if s1mple didn't go for that stupid knife kill :D
2020-02-28 12:58
ez for navi
2020-02-28 00:05
ez4 ex-virtus.pro
2020-02-28 00:05
Please stand for the National Anthem of Poland.
2020-02-28 00:06
never
2020-02-28 00:13
#39
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Australia I_HATE_MIBR 
polish authroites actually cancelled spectators because polish cs in 2020 is dead. shh dont tell any1
2020-02-28 00:23
This has been an incredibly underwhelming event.
2020-02-28 00:07
#54
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Germany Trax_ 
in which aspects?
2020-02-28 00:33
In the aspect of FaZe winning xd
2020-02-28 06:51
#138
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Germany Trax_ 
+1 lulw
2020-02-28 12:12
#21
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
China 😡
2020-02-28 00:08
#58
BnTeT | 
Canada FuRR 
You 😡
2020-02-28 00:47
Bad😡
2020-02-28 01:00
And 😡
2020-02-28 02:20
get well soon 😡
2020-02-28 03:43
CHAINA NAMBA WAN
2020-02-28 11:39
DDDDDD:
2020-02-28 00:07
This time navi MUST beat liquid
2020-02-28 00:09
#33
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Brazil ZlatanIsGod 
Let's go boyss
2020-02-28 00:13
#108
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Indonesia lumayan 
But they wont 😁
2020-02-28 06:27
Its funny how people still say navi wont beat someone, the have everything for success
2020-02-28 08:55
#140
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Germany tmp1 
Except a team
2020-02-28 12:14
Close score
2020-02-28 13:15
Aged well
2020-02-28 21:40
Easy for mousesports
2020-02-28 00:10
#83
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Argentina TheRealLucas 
lol
2020-02-28 02:03
#27
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
g2 might win the event with no crowd for kennyS feelsbadman
2020-02-28 00:11
Actually this is maybe good cuz pros were whining “abusing crowd” with crossair placements and screamings So let this game go in all silence. That also means keep your british mouth shit henreerG and machina 😏😏 djezus they can fuckup my game so bad cant hear shit
2020-02-28 00:12
Machine is the worst caster ever. Cant hype even a single play. Waste of a caster.
2020-02-28 03:49
#111
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Germany AlmightyLou 
You two are talking bs. *Enter Fallen 1v3 Clutch against Navi in the old Luminosity days* *Enter Niko on Mouz 1v5 Shox & Co with a Deagle* *Stop it GuardiaN* *Enter the entirety of the Astralis - Mouz Semifinals at EPL Season 10* Legit the most hyped up besides Sado in his old days
2020-02-28 06:57
Sadokist > anders > bardolph > moses > henryG > rest
2020-02-28 07:46
#161
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Germany AlmightyLou 
Anders is a bit *too* hyped up when it's not that crazy of a play. He's often sounding like he's got a heart attack. But he's had legendary casting moments so it's fine. Bardolph if he goes crazy easily top tier like Sado, Henry and Machine. DDK - rarely good but it overshadows his mediocrity because he's hyped af. They'll do fine at most matches but if it's straight domination not even them can fix it. Moses is laid back, not too astonished too often - makes for a good analyst imo. Scrawny is a rap God but cringe a lot of the time, makes it feel like it's a CoD match of the early 2010s late 2000s. Still, bars deserve respect. Launders is full on cringe, not even a good analyst. A clown would be better than him. Hugo and Harry are fine, they'll do fine casting at Pro League.
2020-03-03 09:00
Machine is my favorite caster
2020-02-28 08:04
Wasnt he a so called deskhost and now analyst? LMAO let me guess ddk/black ddk were too expensive so they brought up this idiot. Whats next... pansy? 😂♿️ Seriously these “casters” ruin 80% of the game
2020-02-28 08:05
Ikr ddk/black ddk (bardolph) are so much better than this guy. "S1mple what are u doing?? It isnt FPL it is a major" Damn good times
2020-02-28 10:24
+111111111
2020-02-28 11:35
no crowd no party
2020-02-28 00:13
boring without crowd but ez for Astralis yet again
2020-02-28 00:14
#35
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Poland Arknes 
final G2 vs Astralis most predictable final
2020-02-28 00:14
#153
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Belgium NinjaStyle16 
There is nothing that going according the predictions in this tourney , everyone thought that mouzes are gonna destroy 100thieves , "ez game" they all said , and yet mouzes flew back home. This will be full of surprises and you never know what can happen...
2020-02-28 14:35
xd Zeus bring out trophy to nobody xDDDDD
2020-02-28 00:14
If navi want to win they have to best liquid and astralis rip
2020-02-28 00:15
And NaVi hasn't beaten Liquid in a single bo3 series since October, 2016 hltv.org/results?team=5973&team=4608&req..
2020-02-28 00:34
#59
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Russia Islademuerto 
Different lineup
2020-02-28 00:53
The point is s1mple and electronic always underperform vs Liquid cause they always antistrat them. Doesn't matter what lineup of NaVi it was, the core of nitr0 EliGE and Twistzz has never lost to NaVi before in all 6 Best-of-3 series they played them in, regardless of whatever iteration of NaVi it was. hltv.org/results?player=10394&player=768.. This includes 2 different iterations of NaVi and 2 different iterations of Liquid.
2020-02-28 00:58
#66
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Russia Islademuerto 
Imagine losing to Navi with guardian
2020-02-28 00:59
Tbh that one time they shouldve won but then s1mple tried to knife nitro
2020-02-28 07:02
#154
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Belgium NinjaStyle16 
How can liquid beat navi if faze lost twice to navi and liquid lost to faze? Plus the mental condition of navi is at it's peak now. I don't see liquid win this one.
2020-02-28 14:52
Navi was a better team than Liquid for most of 2018 but that didnt stop Liquid from winning against them.. your logic is flawed
2020-02-28 17:57
#41
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Australia beavr27 
too ez for 100t rest go home already
2020-02-28 00:23
#44
XANTARES | 
United States Holoe 
yo, imagine the winning team lifting the trophy... in front of an empty venue/arena...
2020-02-28 00:25
Yea xD
2020-02-28 01:32
#141
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Germany tmp1 
Gonna be awkward but w.e safety first I guess.
2020-02-28 12:15
fnatic > 100Thieves Liquid < Navi G2 > fnatic Astralis <Navi Navi>G2 Navi lifts the trophy on sunday in front of...well nobody
2020-02-28 00:25
#60
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Russia Islademuerto 
Of Zeus lmao kekw
2020-02-28 00:53
Fnatic, NaVi I guess
2020-02-28 00:26
#48
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
G2 vs Astralis/Navi final
2020-02-28 00:29
izi 4 navi (LUL)
2020-02-28 00:29
Crowd should be everyone's Webcam watching
2020-02-28 00:32
Navi' literally never beats liquid lol
2020-02-28 00:32
Last time NaVi beat them in a bo3 or higher was in 2016 LOOOL almost 4 years now
2020-02-28 00:33
The last time Natus Vincere beat team Liquid in a series was nearly 4 fkin years ago.. yikes
2020-02-28 00:32
#55
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Germany Trax_ 
Sadly no crowd, but banger matches incomming!
2020-02-28 00:34
#62
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World Beard43 
+1
2020-02-28 00:54
#142
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Germany tmp1 
Just let IEM invit people into discord put them all on 1% and let them scream into their mic and broadcast that into the stream.
2020-02-28 12:15
#147
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Germany Trax_ 
very innovative
2020-02-28 12:33
#61
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World Beard43 
Get amongst it lads! GL
2020-02-28 00:54
#63
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Norway therealdagon 
this tournament has been so fkn boring thus far
2020-02-28 00:54
#67
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Argentina femkfmlk 
100T win the tournament
2020-02-28 01:00
Fnatic > 100Thieves NaVi > Liquid (just don't seem to be in form) G2 > Fnatic Astralis > NaVi Astralis > G2
2020-02-28 01:30
#73
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United States jay_320 
I love how you all know Na'vi is going to beat Liquid. I'm not saying they can't. Pound for pound they are right there with Astralis, Mouz and TL for talent. But their record against TL is sus as fuck. It's not a bet I'd make but then again I don't bet on CS matches.
2020-02-28 01:32
#75
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
coin flip 100%
2020-02-28 01:36
#76
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United States jay_320 
I tend to agree. TL's form is slipping but they seem to be in Simple's head much like Glaive is in there's. It'll be an interesting match.
2020-02-28 01:37
Coronavirus is the best sound proof booth of all time
2020-02-28 01:42
+1
2020-02-28 14:19
#80
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Spain akproxx 
No crowd no hype at all
2020-02-28 01:57
#86
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Argentina XaiDN 
FNC beat 100t Liquid beat Navi G2 vs FNC Astralis vs Liquid G2> FNC :( Astralis> Liquid Astralis win iem
2020-02-28 02:17
Boring, no crowd, another free event for Astralis Probably not even gonna watch Liquid
2020-02-28 03:08
#91
Nippo | 
Japan arubaito 
looks like fnatic has a easier route ez grand final 4 fnatic, not sure if they can get the trophy tho
2020-02-28 03:14
There is no easy route. G2 fucking beating everyone. Astralis beat fnatic the other day. Most likely G2 and Astralis final.
2020-02-28 10:48
#143
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Germany tmp1 
Astralis 4 sure. Other one either G2 or Fnatic for sure.
2020-02-28 12:17
No crowd No fun
2020-02-28 03:19
no audience cheat so ez 4 NA o w8 EU dont even need this cheat.
2020-02-28 03:24
Final Astralis VS G2
2020-02-28 04:04
This could be Navi's chance. Liquid just don't look good, and Navi have shown some real grit lately. Also fnatic > 100 Thieves without question. Too bad about the crowd though...
2020-02-28 04:44
#100
Europe Dov 
I want g2 to win
2020-02-28 05:08
Liquid vs Na'Vi fuuuuuuuuckkk
2020-02-28 06:02
good luck mens))
2020-02-28 06:07
I was hoping Liquid and Na'Vi don't play each other because both are my top 2 favorite teams
2020-02-28 10:29
#144
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Germany tmp1 
Really rare combo of favorite teams you have mens. How come ?
2020-02-28 12:17
s1 and 2k favorite players and I just like the 2 rosters that both teams have
2020-02-28 12:41
Counting on you G2, Astralis residentsleeper
2020-02-28 06:06
#110
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United States dangalange 
I cant wait to hear the Katowice crowd!!!!
2020-02-28 06:55
NO CROWD BORING
2020-02-28 07:32
Sunday, 17:00 : G2 - Astralis
2020-02-28 08:11
#120
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Russia ZzzonkeDD 
well done Tyloo, lost to all and decided to take revenge
2020-02-28 08:27
no crowd no watching
2020-02-28 08:57
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Gonna be G2 vs Astralis in the final , you know it.
2020-02-28 09:42
#128
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Brazil Fauchard 
This coronavirus Will ruim ALL Big eventos.. probably in Brazil too
2020-02-28 10:07
#133
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Finland mattixboi 
doesnt matter when theres not a crowd :(
2020-02-28 11:25
100 Thieves 3rd time in a row in a major semifinal? Jks and jkaem Still remain underrated as fuck hltv?
2020-02-28 11:27
huh? this is not a major bro
2020-02-28 12:09
#146
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Sweden DeeColon 
Show me an opening in the clouds and I'll take it (yeah) Reminding myself to just let go don't wonder how far I can fall Don't look down Never fade out And I just wanna be someone And never fall behind again Just keep on moving on Never look down Never fade out Never fade out
2020-02-28 12:21
#151
Snax | 
Poland Thukan 
I predict Navi to win this tournament, I had that feeling since the very beginning
2020-02-28 13:41
Well played G2!
2020-02-28 20:59
#159
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Argentina femkfmlk 
dsadsadas
2020-02-28 22:37
G2 go finals 3-2 Astralis 16-14; 9-16; 22-20; 13-16; 16-8
2020-02-29 09:40
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