“Is this the best week in CS: GO history in the CIS?” – community emotions after the group stage of IEM Katowice 2023

On February 21, the decisive matches of the IEM Katowice 2023 CS: GO group stage took place. Four teams from the CIS made it to the playoffs of the championship, and the region’s community did not disregard this occasion. We have compiled a selection of players ‘and casters’ opinions with their emotions and impressions of the matches.



CEO Virtus.pro Sergey Glamazda thanked the fans for their support.

After the successful performance of teams from the CIS, the French Nathan NBK Schmitt even spoke in Russian. CS: GO fans couldn’t just walk by and write a few words back.

Victor TaZ Wojtas
Viktor TaZ Wojtas:

“Chopper, do you remember the moment at PGL Major Kraków 2017 when you were sad after the defeat? We chatted a bit and came to the conclusion that you guys have a bright future. I think this future has arrived. Impressive performance, Team Spirit! ”

Lucas gla1ve Rossander
Lucas gla1ve Rossander:

“Teams from the CIS need to cool down a bit.”

CS: GO Analyst Duncan Thorin Shields did not share the enthusiasm of the community. It does not recognize online CS tournaments.

Duncan Thorin Shields
Duncan Thorin Shields:

“Counter-Strike is not on the LAN – it’s like a sport without a crowd.”

To the playoffs IEM Katowice 2023 CIS region will present Natus Vincere, Gambit Esports, Virtus.pro and Team Spirit. The tournament matches will continue on February 26.