Fnatic and Natus Vincere on Friday advanced to the semifinals of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 World Championship in Katowice, Poland.
Fnatic defeated 100 Thieves 2-0 in the best-of-three, winning Inferno and Mirage by 19-16 scores. The meeting on Dust II was not needed.
Natus Vincere ousted Team Liquid 2-0. Natus prevailed in Dust II 16-11, and in Mirage 16-13. Overpass was not needed.
Fnatic will play against G2 Esports in the semifinals on Saturday. Natus Vincere will compete against Astralis in the other best-of-three semi.
The semifinal winners will advance to meet in Sundays best-of-five Grand Final.
Players in the playoffs have been surrounded by empty seats at Spodek Arena. Organizers announced Thursday there would be no on-site audience because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
The champion of the 16-team, $500,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will earn the $250,000 top prize.
5-6. $15,000 — Team Liquid, 100 Thieves
7-8. $7,000 — FaZe Clan, mousesports
9-12. $4,000 — Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Vitality, Evil Geniuses, MAD Lions
13-16. $2,500 — Cloud9, Renegades, TYLOO, Virtus.pro
–Field Level Media