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In an exciting day of action at the IEM Dallas 2023 Europe Closed Qualifier, OG and Fnatic won their respective matches. OG secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over GODSENT, while Fnatic narrowly defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 in a closely contested encounter.
In a closely fought match, fnatic emerged victorious over Ninjas in Pyjamas with a score of 2-1. The two teams battled it out on three different maps, with fnatic winning Vertigo 16-14 and Ancient 19-17, while Ninjas in Pyjamas took Overpass 16-10.
It was a well-fought match, with both teams displaying their skills and strategies at the highest level. However, fnatic proved to be the better team on the day, securing crucial rounds in the final map to secure the victory.
The win will boost fnatic's confidence, while Ninjas in Pyjamas will be left to ponder their lack of success in recent tournaments.
OG took down GODSENT with a 2-1 scoreline. The two teams put on a great show for CS:GO lovers, with GODSENT taking the first map, Vertigo, in a close 14-16 battle. However, OG rallied back and dominated the next map, Mirage, with a commanding 16-4 scoreline.
The deciding map, Ancient, was a hard-fought battle, with both teams trading rounds throughout the game. Ultimately, OG managed to pull ahead and secure the victory with a 16-11 scoreline. With Abdul 'degster' Gasanovand Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas playing lights-out, GODSENT couldn't keep up the pace on the last map.
The stage is now set for a thrilling Lower final, as OG and Fnatic go head to head in what promises to be an intense battle between them.