Earlier today ESL announced a group draw for IEM Katowice. Our team ended up in group B alongside CJ Entus, TSM and Team WE. Group A features GE Tigers, SK Gaming, Cloud 9 and yoe Flash Wolves. Tournament format did not change since the last year. Group stage features a double-elimination best-of-one format with two teams from each group advancing to playoffs: BO3 Semifinals and BO5 Final. The tournament begins on March 13th and concludes on March 15th.
Our first opponent is CJ Entus. You couldn't wish for a more exciting team for us to face in the first round. Our rivalry goes back to the end of Season 2 – beginning of Season 3. We faced Frost and Blaze on multiple occasions at IPL5, IEM Katowice and IEM Hanover.
Jordan "Leviathan" Thwaites on a group draw:
"Our group draw being released is helpful as we can start preparing strategies for our opponents but I do not care which teams we face. We will train hard for all the teams and winning IEM is the only option for us."
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