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CS:GO • Feb 20, 2019

How to watch the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major - Multi-stream, schedule, results and more

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It's that time of the year once again, as the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams are locked in a heated battle to be named champion of the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major.

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Returning to ESL for the first time since 2016, the IEM Katowice Major 2019 features 24 of the best teams in CS:GO battling for a share of the $1,000,000 prize pool.

Much like previous majors, the tournament will be split into three stages - New Challengers, New Legends and New Champions, with the tournament concluding at the end of the three week period with just one squad left standing, who will be named the IEM Katowice Major 2019 Champions. 

Here's everything that you need to know about the upcoming Major.

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Astralis will be coming into the event as one of the teams to beat after winning the last four prominent CS:GO tournaments of 2018.

How to Watch the Major

Whether you want to attend the event in person or want to watch from home, ESL has you perfectly covered. 

For those who would like to attend the event in person, tickets are still available for the New Legends and New Champions stages from ESL's official website. While the tournament officially kicked off with the New Challengers stage on February 13, members of the audience will not be able to watch these games in the arena and will have to settle with watching from home. 

If you just want to watch the whole event from home, each stage of the event will be streamed on Twitch, Steam.TV, in-game with CS:GO and ESL TV. Additional language streams are available on Twitch, as well.

However, with an increased line-up of games, ESL has two streams running at once so if you want to watch both games together, we've got you covered with both links so you don't have to go anywhere else. 

IEM Katowice Major Primary Stream:

IEM Katowice Major Secondary Stream:


THE NEW LEGENDS STAGE

The IEM Katowice Major continues with The New Legends Stage, which kicks off on February 20 and will feature CS:GO stalwarts such as FaZe Clan, Astralis, MIBR, and Natus Vincere. 

UPCOMING MATCHES - FEBRUARY 20, 2019

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
1ENCE vs Renegades4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
1BIG vs Vitality4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
1Na'Vi vs G25:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM12:10 AM
1FaZe vs HellRaisers5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM
12:10 AM
1NRG vs NiP6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
1Liquid vs AVANGAR6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
1MIBR vs Cloud97:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM4:30 AM
1Astralis vs compLexity7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM4:30 AM
2TBD vs TBD9:05 AM12:05 PM5:05 PM6:05 AM
2TBD vs TBD
9:05 AM12:05 PM5:05 PM6:05 AM
2TBD vs TBD10:15 AM1:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 AM
2TBD vs TBD
10:15 AM1:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 AM
2TBD vs TBD11:25 AM2:25 PM7:25 PM8:25 AM
2TBD vs TBD
11:25 AM2:25 PM7:25 PM8:25 AM
2TBD vs TBD12:35 PM3:35 PM8:35 PM9:35 AM
2TBD vs TBD
12:35 PM3:35 PM8:35 PM9:35 AM

STANDINGS

PositionTeamMatches
1st
Astralis 
-
2nd
Team Liquid
-
3rd
Natus Vincere
-
4thMIBR
-
5thFaZe Clan
-
6thNRG Esports
-
7thBIG
-
8thENCE eSports
-
9thRenegades
-
10thTeam Vitality
-
11thNinja in Pyjamas
-
12thHellRaisers
-
13thCloud9
-
14thG2 Esports
-
15thAVANGAR
-
16thcompLexity Gaming
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THE NEW CHALLENGERS STAGE

The New Challengers stage concluded on February 17 and featured some of the biggest names in CS:GO either struggling or failing to advance altogether. 

FINAL STANDINGS

PositionTeamMatchesRoundsRD
1st
NRG Esports3-064-42+22
2nd
Renegades3-064-42+22
3rd
Team Vitality3-184-68+16
4thAVANGAR3-172-66+6
5thENCE eSports3-192-88+4
6thNinja in Pyjamas3-2129-109+20
7thCloud93-293-930
8thG2 Esports3-2116-100+16
9thTYLOO2-3110-119-9
10thViCi Gaming2-3105-117-12
11thWinstrike Team 2-3104-107-3
12thFnatic1-381-92-11
13thVega Squadron 1-369-95-26
14thFURIA Esports1-352-55-3
15thTeam Spirit0-347-64-17
16thGrayhound Gaming0-348-67-19

RESULTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
1Renegades 16-8 AVANGAR4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
1Fnatic 9-16 ViCi4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
1TYLOO 16-8 Vitality5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM12:10 AM
1Cloud9 16-11 Grayhound5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM
12:10 AM
1ENCE 16-10 Spirit6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
1G2 Esports16-14 Vega Squadron6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
1FURIA 6-16 NiP7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM4:30 AM
1Winstrike 9-16 NRG Esports7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM4:30 AM
2Vega Squadron 16-14 Spirit9:05 AM12:05 PM5:05 PM6:05 AM
2Vitality 19-17 Grayhound
9:05 AM12:05 PM5:05 PM6:05 AM
2AVANGAR 16-14 FURIA
10:15 AM1:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 AM
2Fnatic 11-16 Winstrike
10:15 AM1:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 AM
2Cloud9 3-16 TYLOO
11:25 AM2:25 PM7:25 PM8:25 AM
2ENCE 16-6 G2 Esports
11:25 AM2:25 PM7:25 PM8:25 AM
2NiP 13-16 Renegades
12:35 PM3:35 PM8:35 PM9:35 AM
2NRG Esports 16-6 ViCi
12:35 PM3:35 PM8:35 PM9:35 AM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
3G2 Esports 10-16 AVANGAR4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
3Vitality 16-1 Vega4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
3Cloud9 6-16 ViCi5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM12:10 AM
3NiP 6-16 Winstrike5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM
12:10 AM
3ENCE 0-2 Renegades6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
3Fnatic 2-0 Grayhound6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
3NRG 2-0 TYLOO9:50 AM12:50 PM5:50 PM4:50 AM
3Spirit 0-2 FURIA9:50 AM12:50 PM5:50 PM4:50 AM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
4Vitality 2-0 ViCi
4:00 AM7:30 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
4TYLOO 1-2 AVANGAR7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM2:30 AM
4ENCE 2-1 Winstrike11:00 AM
2:00 PM
7:00 PM6:00 AM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
4NiP 2-1 Vega
4:00 AM7:30 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
4G2 2-1 Fnatic7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM2:30 AM
4Cloud9 2-1 FURIA11:00 AM
2:00 PM
7:00 PM6:00 AM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
5NiP 2-1 ViCi
4:00 AM7:30 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
5G2 2-1 TYLOO7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM2:30 AM
5Cloud9 2-0 Winstrike11:00 AM
2:00 PM
7:00 PM6:00 AM

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Major Format

The Major will truly kick off with The New Challengers Stage from February 13-17. A total of 16 teams will compete with the Top 8 teams moving to the next stage of the Major while the bottom eight will be eliminated. Six teams, known as “The Returning Challengers,” will be joined by 10 teams from the various qualifiers leading up to the event.

The New Legends Stage will then take place February 20-24 where the eight teams from The New Challengers Stage compete with Top 8 teams, known as “The Current Legends,” from the FACEIT Major: London 2018.

The Top 8 from The New Legends Stage move on to the The New Champions Stage to fight for the title of IEM Katowice champions on February 28-March 3.

The IEM Katowice Major will see the Swiss format return for both the New Challengers and New Legends stages, but a best-of-three format will be used for all progression and elimination rounds instead of fifth round matches only like at the FACEIT Major. The New Champions Stage will feature a best-of-three, single-elimination bracket.

MIBR
MIBR recently made a huge roster move that will position them for success in Katowice.

Confirmed teams

The Current Legends

  • Astralis
  • Natus Vincere
  • MIBR
  • Team Liquid
  • compLexity Gaming
  • BIG
  • HellRaisers
  • FaZe Clan

The Returning Challengers

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports
  • Vega Squadron
  • Cloud9
  • TYLOO

The New Challengers

  • ENCE eSports
  • AVANGAR
  • Team Vitality
  • Team Spirit
  • NRG Esports
  • Renegades
  • FURIA Esports
  • Grayhound Gaming
  • Winstrike Team
  • ViCi Gaming
ESL
The ESL Arena will see host to many teams over the course of the next few weeks for the IEM Katowice Major 2019.

Venue Information

Unlike most major esports events that happen at a single venue, the IEM Katowice Major will take place at three separate venues, one for each stage of the tournament. 

All of the Minor Championships and The New Challengers Stage will be held at the ESL Arena in Katowice. 

The New Legends Stage will take place at the International Congress Centre in Katowice. 

Finally, the event will conclude at the Spodek Arena in Katowice with The New Champions Stage. 

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