IEM XIV Beijing: Astralis Advance to Playoffs

IEM XIV Beijing: Astralis Advance to Playoffs

IEM XIV Beijing: Astralis Advance to Playoffs

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
1. Astralis 2-0 64-28 1. FaZe Clan 1-0 32-13
2. 100 Thieves 1-1 51-48 1. Team Vitality 1-0 32-13
2. ENCE 1-1 62-68 3. Evil Geniuses 0-1 13-32
4. Vici Gaming 0-2 45-78 4. TYLOO 0-1 13-32

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.

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