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Defending World Champions knocked out of IESF World Championship 2023

North Macedonia lost 2-0 to the Danes from Astralis Talent.

This year's IESF World Championship 2023 will crown a new World Champion on Sunday. The defending champions from North Macedonia are out of the tournament after a defeat in the first playoff round.

An overtime win on Overpass gave Astralis Talent the edge on Ancient, where Mikkel 'MistR' Thomsen showed up for the Danes. The former Astralis player went 26-17 in K-D on the map that Denmark won 16-10.

Australia, Czech Republic, and Poland were also eliminated on the first day of the playoff phase.

In the Quarter-Finals the four group winners will join Hungary, Denmark, Ukraine, and Romania.

Schedule: (CEST)

Tuesday - 29/8:

17.00: Uzbekistan - Hungary
20.00: Germany - Denmark

Friday - 1/9:

12.00: Serbia - Ukraine
15.30: Sweden - Romania

You can watch all the matches live here:

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