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All CS:GO roster changes ahead of the IEM Katowice Major roster lock

Published: 21/Dec/2018 16:30 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:58

by Connor Bennett

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The countdown to Counter-Strike’s IEM Katowice Major is on, but before fans can settle down to watch one of the most prestigious events of the CS:GO season, there is a small window in which teams can make roster changes.

This will be the third time a major event has been held in the Polish city but there will be no home representatives this time around.

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As is common leading up to an event of this magnitude, some teams will make a move that they see giving them the best chance at securing a title. Other teams, however, will choose to stick it out and make a move after their Major run. 

The roster lock for this event has been set for January 1. The date is two weeks before the first Minor events – the CIS and European Minors – giving teams who want to make a move enough team to get to grips with their changes.

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FaZe don’t have long to find a replacement for the recently-benched Karrigan

However, a slight alteration has made to this event’s rulebook that will allow teams to make an emergency transfer due to in a serious and short notice emergency – i.e. injury or cancelled transport to the event. This would, in theory, prevent teams from having to field their coach as a stand-in as previously seen with Space Soldiers during the FACEIT London Major.

Things could get hectic once a number of roster moves are made, but this handy hub will keep you up to date with any changes as soon as they happen!

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Rumored and confirmed Roster changes timeline

December 31st

December 29th

December 28th

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  • Vitality replace Happy with ALEX (Confirmed)

December 23rd

December 22nd

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  • XANTARES joins BIG for Nex (Rumor)

December 21st

  • Stewie2K joins Team Liquid, Taco and Zews return to MIBR (Confirmed)

December 20th

  • Tarik to miss IEM Katowice Major (Rumor)
  • compLexity benches Yay, coach Rambo departs (Confirmed)

December 18th

  • MIBR to add Felps from INTZ (Rumor)

December 16th

December 12th

  • Boltz replaces Yel on Luminosity Gaming (Confirmed)

December 11th

  • Made in Brazil (MIBR) to add Taco, Zews to join as coach (Rumor)
  • Stewie2K to leave MIBR for Team Liquid (Rumor)
  • Tarik benched by MIBR

December 10th

  • waterfALLZ leaves Winstrike as a free agent (Confirmed)
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How to watch IEM New York 2020: stream, teams, schedule, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:10 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 21:16

by Andrew Amos

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We might not be in the Big Apple this year, but IEM New York is still taking place. Three events across North America, Europe, and CIS will take place to crown regional champions in the next stage of the IEM Global Challenge.

ESL One New York in 2019 featured an Astralis vs Evil Geniuses final, where the hometown stars took down the dominant Danes in a convincing 3-1 series. However, the two will be separated into different regional events in 2020.

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IEM New York is still taking place online, with 32 teams across three regions invited to take part in the $250,000 event. Across three weeks, different regional champions will be crowned, with RMR points on offer for the best performing teams.

Evil Geniuses with ESL ONE New York trophy
Bart Oerbekke for ESL
Evil Geniuses won ESL One New York 2019. This year, there’ll be three winners.

Not only that, but spots at the first CS:GO LAN post-pandemic, the IEM Global Challenge, are potentially on the line.

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IEM New York stream

IEM New York, being an ESL event, will be streamed on the ESL CS:GO channels on Twitch and YouTube. We’ve embedded the streams below for your convenience.

IEM New York teams

12 North American and CIS teams, plus eight European teams, will be taking part in IEM New York. Despite having the fewest number of teams, Europe boasts the biggest prize pool of $140,000 USD.

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The teams will be divided into two sets of groups ⁠— six in each NA and CIS group, four in Europe. The best teams in each group will make it to the playoffs. The format for playoffs will be single-elimination in Europe, and double-elimination for North America and CIS.

North America

Group A Group B
FURIA Team Liquid
Evil Geniuses 100 Thieves
ImPerium Esports Team One
Triumph Chaos Esports Club
Rebirth Esports RBG Esports
New England Whalers Mythic

Europe

Group A Group B
Team Vitality FaZe Clan
G2 Esports BIG
Fnatic Heroic
Complexity OG

CIS

Group A Group B
Natus Vincere Winstrike
forZe Nemiga
Virtus.pro Ethereal
K23 Team Spirit
Cyber Legacy Gambit Youngsters
ESPADA HellRaisers

IEM New York schedule

Tuesday, October 6

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A Vitality 2 – 1 Fnatic 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group A G2 Esports 0 – 2 Complexity 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B Heroic 0 – 2 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
EU Group B OG 2 – 0 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2 – 0 Triumph 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A New England Whalers 2 – 0 Imperium 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2 – 0 RBG 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A FURIA 2 – 0 Rebirth 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Wednesday, October 7

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A G2 0 – 2 Fnatic 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B BIG 2 – 1 Heroic 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group B Liquid 2 – 0 Team One 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Chaos 2 – 0 Mythic 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A FURIA 2 – 1 Triumph 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A Rebirth 2 – 1 Imperium 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Thursday, October 8

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A Complexity 0-2 Vitality 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B OG 2-0 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group B Liquid 2-0 Mythic 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2-0 New England Whalers 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 0-2 Chaos 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B Team One 2-1 RBG 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Friday, October 9

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A Fnatic 2-0 Complexity 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B BIG 0-2 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 0-2 FURIA 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Triumph 2-0 Imperium 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Liquid 2-0 Chaos 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A Rebirth 2-1 New England Whalers 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Saturday, October 10

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Semi Finals OG 2-1 Fnatic 5am 8am 1pm
EU Semi Finals Vitality 0-2 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2-0 Team One 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B RBG 0-2 Mythic 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2-0 Rebirth 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A FURIA 2-0 Imperium 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Sunday, October 11

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Grand Final OG 0-3 FaZe Clan 7am 10am 3pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2-1 Liquid 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Triumph 0-2 New England Whalers 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Team One 2-1 Mythic 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B Chaos 2-0 RBG 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Tuesday, October 13

Region Game PT ET BST
NA Group A New England Whalers vs FURIA 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses vs Imperium 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Triumph vs Rebirth 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Team One vs Chaos 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves vs Mythic 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B Liquid vs RGB 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm