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IEM Katowice Qualifier #1 day one over
The first day of action saw some interesting team formulations in the first open event of the year.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    January 21st 2018 11:39 am    #IEM #IEMKatowice #IEMKatowice2018 #RiseNation #SoaR #Rogue #Splyce #compLexity #Warden #Slemmy #mitch #RONIN #Etherian #Ghost #Subroza #Tex #stan1ey #XotiC  

seb and Ghost investing in UK CS?

The first open qualifier for a $250,000 event is now upon us, signaling the start of a new year of Counter-Strike. Coming off an extended break from the end of the year, there was a significant amount of intrigue surrounding who certain teams would be playing with in lieu of open positions on their squads.

And we were not disappointed! Yesterday the new Rogue side fell in the quarterfinals, as Rise Nation featuring Mitch "mitch" Semago and SoaR using Ian "Tex" Botsch fell earlier in the bracket.

Splyce and mitch part ways

Making deep runs and still alive in the bracket are an Alec "Slemmy" White-less compLexity, Splyce using hot young prospect Zack "XotiC" Elshani, and a Ghost squad rounding out their ranks with Yassine "Subroza" Taofik and UK player Tramaine "stan1ey" Stanley. Also present are the surprise MDL side of Etherian, who took down the aforementioned Rogue side.

Notable teams participating in the event that have already been eliminated are:

5-8. us BlackOut (impsta, Fighter, TenZ, aproto, kaboose)
5-8. us F1-racecar-PEEK (lanhero, Spongey, huynh, koga, asxp)
5-8. us Rogue (vice, Hiko, cadiaN, ryx, SicK)
9-16. us Mythic (LeX, fl0m, Polen, adreN, anger)
9-16. us Rise Nation (vSa, moose, Ace, dazzLe, mitch)
9-16. us Swole Patrol (SileNt, Zellsis, freakazoid, Cooper, ryan)
9-16. us Iceberg (crux, stellar, alter, hades, tconnors)
17-32. us SoaR (xCeeD, Grim, voltage, mCe, tex)

The remaining matches to be played in the qualifier are as follows:

6:00 PM EST us Splyce vs. us RONIN
7:00 PM EST us compLexity vs. ca Ghost
7:00 PM EST us Etherian vs. Splyce/RONIN winner
10:00 PM EST Grand Final    

The one team left standing at the end of the bracket will secure a spot in the Closed Qualifier, where seven invited sides await.

IEM Katowice invites unveiled

The full qualifier bracket is available here.

Registration for the second open qualifier is available on ESEA here.

#1 MagicHelmetTV
2018-01-21 12:07
The Etherian squad has looked awesome so far. Keep it up boys!
#2 Miki
2018-01-21 12:26
who was SoaR eliminated by?
#3 Spongey
2018-01-21 12:44
By F1-racecar-PEEK
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