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In Chengdu, the Counter-Strike 2 scene witnessed a thrilling line-up of matches, setting the stage for intense playoffs.

MOUZ and Astralis emerged as top contenders, showcasing their dominance in the group stage.

Astralis, revitalized with Nicolai “device” Reedtz leading the charge, displayed a formidable performance against

Their strategic gameplay limited to a mere 13 rounds across the two maps.

Thanks to a standout performance from players like Victor “Staehr” Staehr, Astralis secured a convincing 2-0 (13-6, 13-7) victory, highlighting their prowess on maps like Overpass and Vertigo.

Meanwhile, MOUZ faced a tougher challenge against Liquid but managed to secure their spot in the playoffs with a late comeback on Inferno followed by a dominant performance on Mirage to take the series 2-0 (13-11, 13-6).

Despite questions surrounding their form on stage, MOUZ proved their mettle, led by key player Jimi “Jimpphat” Salo.

G2’s journey to the playoffs was marked by intense battles, particularly against Heroic, whom they defeated 2-0 (13-10, 16-13) in a closely contested match.

With players like Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov showcasing top-tier form, G2 secured a playoff berth, setting up a tantalizing clash against

FaZe Clan solidified their place in the playoffs with a commanding victory 2-0 (13-4, 13-10) over FlyQuest.

Led by Finn “karrigan” Andersen, FaZe displayed dominance on maps like Ancient and Nuke, denying FlyQuest’s attempts at a comeback despite a valiant effort from David “frozen” Čerňanský.

As the stage is set for the playoffs, anticipation runs high for matchups like FaZe versus Liquid and G2 against

With top teams vying for supremacy, CS2 fans can expect an electrifying conclusion to IEM Chengdu.

Quarterfinals matches

  • (+100) vs G2 Esports (-138.89) @ 3pm CST
  • Team Liquid (+162) vs FaZe Clan (-227.27) @ 6:15pm CST

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