With Brackets 1 and 2 already in the books, the 32 players of Brackets 3 and 4 gathered to decide the final six participants of the Ro24 group stage in the IEM World Championship.
HeRoMaRinE was the major surprise of Bracket 3. He stormed through the upper bracket, knocking out Snute and Kelazhur on his way to claiming a berth in the main event in two days’ time. Zest, meanwhile, also booked his ticket in three consecutive PvT series. Bunny made a charge through the lower bracket after falling to Zest, but then barely lost to SpeCial, who was fresh off eliminating Snute, in a highly entertaining final qualifying match, locking up a place in the World Championships for the Mexican Terran.
Bracket 4 featured a pair of second round surprises with soO falling to Harstem and Neeb being knocked to the Lower Bracket by Hurricane. The latter secured a spot in the World Championships, while Trap qualified in the other upper bracket qualifying match against Harstem. soO went on to lose to Losira, but Neeb clawed his way back to a final match against Patience, which he won to became the third and final player to make it through it Bracket 4
Zest, HeRoMaRinE, SpeCial Trap, Hurricane and Neeb advance.
IEM Katowice returns for group play on Thursday, Mar 01 10:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)