Day two of the IEM Katowice group stage concluded with six more players moving onto the playoffs, setting the table for an epic grand finale over the next two days.
Serral lived up to his Global Champion billing in Group C, conquering the 'group of death' to claim first place. However, the other two advancing players from the group were anything but the usual suspects, with Ragnarok and Solar qualifying at the expense of INnoVation, Rogue, and GuMiho.
Group D saw Dear take first place in what many saw as a wide-open field. The playoff qualification picture went down to the wire in the final series of matches, with TY taking second place while soO barely won a four-way tie-breaker for third place on the difference of a single map win.
IEM continues at Saturday, Mar 02 10:40am GMT (GMT+00:00) with the round of 12 and round of 8 in the playoffs. IEM will conclude with the semis and grand finals on March 3rd. You can catch up on the games at IEM's official Youtube channel.