ESL One Katowice Day 2: Infamous, Na`Vi, OpTic, Mineski out of the competition
POSTED BY Caisam Yvez Nopueto ON February 22, 2018
Four more teams exit Poland’s first Major — the brutal ESL One Katowice group stage say goodbye to Infamous, Na`Vi, OpTic Gaming, and Mineski right after Day 2.
Evil Geniuses quickly dealt with Infamous 2-0 in an elimination Bo3 series, while it was front-runner Newbee who took care of Natus Vincere in another quick 2-0 match. Both Infamous and Na`Vi exit the tournament at 13th-16th place, taking home USD 5,000.
Meanwhile, Mineski faced OG during the Group A Semifinals match, where they lost the close BO3 series. The series went 2-1 in favor of OG. Then, Team Liquid eliminated OpTic Gaming in a fast 2-0 fashion to advance to the Loser’s Round 3 of Group A. Both Mineski and OpTic Gaming exit the tournament at 9th-12th place, taking home USD 10,000 as well.
Elimination matches featuring Team Kinguin vs Evil Geniuses and LGD.Gaming vs Newbee will be showcased come Day 3. Winners’ Finals matches — where the winner automatically advances to the Semi-Finals and the loser will advance to the quarter finals — matches between Vici GAming vs Virtus.Pro and Team Secret vs Fnatic will also be featured today.