The penultimate day of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been completed at the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland, where four teams fought for a coveted position in the grand finals. The Danish teams Heroic and Astralis faced each other, as did FaZe, who has looked like a whole new spectacle since bringing on the all-around ace Nikola “NiKo” Kovac , and Immortals. Here is how the semifinals went down today in the Spodek Arena.
FaZe Clan vs. Immortals
- FaZe 16-9 Immortals on Inferno
- FaZe 16-10 Immortals on Mirage
FaZe wins the game and will play in tomorrow’s grand final.
Heroic vs. Astralis
- Astralis 16-12 Heroic on Train
- Astralis 16-12 Heroic on Nuke
Astralis wins the game and will face FaZe in tomorrow’s grand final.
The grand final is all set for tomorrow. Astralis and FaZe will meet in a best-of-five showdown to fight for the crown in Katowice, and the lion’s share of a $250,000 prize pool.
A storyline to watch for in this game is if, now that he is on a world-class lineup, the dominating talent that is NiKo can win a major international title in Counter-Strike like the Intel Extreme Masters, as a title of this magnitude always eluded him on mousesports.