Esports News - February 6, 2024

Favorites Vitality lost in IEM Katowice 2024 group stage.

The IEM Katowice 2024 group stage is now almost over and upsets continue to occur throughout the tournament. The big news today is that tournament favorite Vitality has collapsed and been eliminated, setting up a competition where anyone can win.

But what happened elsewhere on the server? We will keep you informed of all the latest activities at IEM Katowice 2024.

ENCE Takedown Holder G2

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First it was Astralis. Next was vitality. This time it was tournament holders G2 who stumbled against ENCE as they charged into the IEM Katowice 2024 playoffs. This is a Cinderella story that keeps rolling with gla1ve’s resurgence with his Polish team, one of the best CS2 stories of the year so far. No team looks safe as these hometown heroes continue to put on a show in Katowice.

After the final round was completed, we could see what it meant for ENCE. They will travel to Spodek and play in front of stadiums of their country’s passionate fans, with Poland’s passion combined with gla1ve’s tactical spirit for CS proving to be an almost perfect combination. I hope that they can maintain an impressive appearance on the big stage.

Favorites Vitality drops to hero level.

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Another favorite waterfall. Vitality, the top team in the IEM Katowice 2024 Power Rankings, were quickly eliminated from the group stage of the competition. It was a fierce battle against Heroic, with two of the three maps going into overtime.

Days can be put down for a variety of reasons. ZywOo had trouble carrying and Spinx wasn’t really in the game. If we want our vitality to remain the same in 2024 and 2023, we need to wake up and move quickly. But this wasn’t just a loss for Vitality, it was also a win for Heroic. TeSeS, like NertZ, showed his class, adding an impressive scalp to the name of this thriving roster of heroes.

Fight another day with NAVI Live

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Fight another day with NAVI Live! After dropping the opening map against Eternal Fire, NAVI showed impressive resilience to take the series 2-1, eliminating the Turkish squad from the competition.

Although the ones that appeared individually were really good, NAVI has three riflers: jL, iM, and b1t. Thank you here. All three delivered throughout the series, with Aleksib making up for his patchy output with some incredible calls. Now NAVI will face the Falcons to secure one of the last two spaces in the IEM Katowice 2024 playoffs.

Elsewhere, MOUZ defeated GamerLegion 2-0 to join FaZe, Spirit and ENCE in securing their own space at Spodek Arena. The full list of results from today’s work at IEM Katowice 2024 is below:

  • monte 2:0 cloud 9
  • heroic 2:1 vitality
  • Gamer Legion 0:2 muse
  • G2 0:2 ENCE
  • complexity 1:2 hawk
  • navigation 2:1 eternal fire