paiN Gaming took on IHC in the first elimination match of the day. The Asians were big underdogs at the bookmakers, but that didn’t seem to bother them.
IHC won Inferno 16-12, while also winning paiN’s map pick on Nuke afterward. It was a team effort from IHC with only Tengis 'sk0R' Batjargal sticking out from the bunch.
IHC will now face another Brazilian team in FURIA tomorrow, where the winner will advance to the Group Stage of IEM Katowice.
IHC – paiN Gaming 2-0 | IEM Katowice Play-in
MVP: Tengis 'sk0R' Batjargal – 1.30 rating / 46-35 K-D / 88.0 ADR