The first day of the group stage of Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV – Beijing has concluded with Astralis securing their place in the playoffs stage.
The group stage features eight teams competing in two GSL groups with best-of-three series. Astralis placed first in Group A after defeating Vici Gaming (2-0) and 100 Thieves (2-0). Tomorrow 100 Thieves will compete with ENCE for the second ticket to the playoffs. The leaders of Group B are not known yet, as only the opening matches were played, where Team Vitality outplayed TyLoo (2-0), while FaZe Clan defeated Evil Geniuses (2-0). After the first day, the group standings look as follows:
|Group A||Group B|
|2.||100 Thieves||1-1||51-48||1.||Team Vitality||1-0||32-13|
IEM Season XIV – Beijing is being held on November 7-10th and features a $250,000 prize pool. The event is part of ESL Pro Tour and Intel Grand Slam.