The first day of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2021 group stage has come to an end. Group A has played four matches, while Group B has only two. As a result of the past meetings, Astralis, Evil Geniuses, Team Spirit and Heroic advanced to the next round in the first group. In Group B, Team Vitality and Team Liquid formed the first pair of the semifinal match in the upper bracket. As a reminder, in Team Vitality apEX went intoactive. Now he is back and the team plays at IEM Katowice 2021 with their usual roster.
Mousesports, Gambit Esports, G2 Esports and BIG in Group A, as well as OG and FaZe Clan in Group B entered the lower bracket.
- Astralis 2-1 mousesports
- Gambit Esports 0-2 Evil Geniuses
- G2 Esports 1-2 Team Spirit
- BIG 0-2 Heroic
- Team Vitality 2-0 OG
- Team Liquid 2-0 FaZe Clan
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2021 with a prize pool of $ 1,000,000 started on February 16 and will end on the 28th. The main cash prize of the event will be $ 400,000, as well as 1,800 ESL Pro Tour rating points and 3,200 BLAST Premier rating points.