IEM Chengdu: MOUZ and Astralis Secure Direct Passage to Semifinals

IEM Chengdu: MOUZ and Astralis Secure Direct Passage to Semifinals

11. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The group stage of IEM Chengdu concluded on Wednesday, setting the stage for an intense playoff battle. Among the contenders, two powerhouse teams have emerged as frontrunners: MOUZ and Astralis.

The German and Danish clubs have secured direct spots in the semifinals after dominating their respective groups, A and B, leaving fans eager to see who will challenge them for the title.

Tough Outings for Spanish-Speaking and Chinese Teams

Unfortunately, the IEM Chengdu hasn’t been kind to Spanish-speaking teams, with 9z Team bowing out early after losses to G2 Esports and HEROIC. Similarly, Chinese clubs like Lynn Vision Gaming, TYLOO, and Steel Helmet failed to make their mark, falling short of securing a spot in the playoffs.



Group Stage Recap

MOUZ faced stiff competition on their path to the upper bracket final, particularly against FURIA Esports. After a close victory against TYLOO, MOUZ staged an impressive comeback to defeat FURIA 2-1, securing their semifinal berth.

Meanwhile, Astralis dominated Group B, sweeping aside opponents like Steel Helmet, FaZe Clan, and without dropping a single map.

Playoffs Schedule

The playoff format for IEM Chengdu is straightforward, featuring single-elimination matches without a loser’s bracket. All series will be played in a best-of-three format, maintaining the intensity seen in the group stage matchups. Here’s a breakdown of the playoff schedule:


  • vs G2 Esports: April 12 at 9:00
  • Team Liquid vs FaZe Clan: April 12 at 12:15


  • MOUZ vs Winner of vs G2 Esports: April 13 at 9:00
  • Astralis vs Winner of Team Liquid vs FaZe Clan: April 13 at 12:15


  • Teams Yet to Be Determined: April 14 at 12:30

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With the stage set for thrilling matchups, fans can expect intense battles as the remaining teams vie for supremacy at IEM Chengdu. Don´t loose the action!

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