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

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How to watch the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major - 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 ongoing Major.

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Favorites Astralis finished 3-0 in the New Legends stage.

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, some tickets are still available for final days of the New Champions stages from ESL's official website - despite the stage officially getting underway on February 28.

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.

IEM Katowice Major Primary Stream:


THE NEW CHAMPIONS STAGE

We've reached the halfway point of the IEM Katowice CS:GO Major quarter finals, with a major shock surprising CS:GO fans as ENCE secured a 2-0 victory over Team Liquid to secure their spot in the semi finals. Natus Vincere also claimed a berth in the next round with a 2-0 win over FaZe Clan. 

As play continued on March 1, MIBR and Astralis both made easy worth of the competition with a pair of 2-0 victories over Renegades and Ninjas in Pyjamas, respectively. 

RESULTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
QFNatus Vincere 2-0 FaZe Clan7:00 AM10:00 AM3:00 PM2:00 AM
QFTeam Liquid 0-2 ENCE eSports10:50 AM1:50 PM6:50 PM5:50 AM

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
QFMIBR 2-0 Renegades7:00 AM10:00 AM3:00 PM2:00 AM
QFAstralis 2-0 Ninja in Pyjamas10:50 AM1:50 PM6:50 PM5:50 AM

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
SFNa'Vi 1-2 ENCE7:00 AM10:00 AM3:00 PM2:00 AM
SFMiBR 0-2 Astralis10:50 AM1:50 PM6:50 PM5:50 AM

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
GFAstralis vs ENCE10:00 AM1:00 PM6:00 PM5:00 AM

THE NEW LEGENDS STAGE

The IEM Katowice Major continued with The New Legends Stage, which saw 16 of the best teams in the world contend for the eight spots that comprise the New Champions Stage of the competition. 

Astralis and Team Liquid led the way with perfect 3-0 records, while teams such as Ninjas in Pyjamas and FaZe Clan barely squeezed into the playoffs with 3-2 records. 

STANDINGS

PositionTeamMatchesRoundsRD
1st
Astralis3-081-36+45
2nd
Team Liquid3-064-48+16
3rd
Natus Vincere3-196-78+18
4thMIBR3-167-57+10
5thRenegades3-1105-109-4
6thFaZe Clan3-2115-100+15
7thENCE eSports3-2129-118+11
8thNinjas in Pyjamas 3-2105-97+8
9thTeam Vitality2-3117-133-16
10thCloud92-385-87-2
11thAVANGAR2-380-106-26
12th
compLexity Gaming1-397-107-10
13th
G2 Esports1-362-80-18
14th
HellRaisers1-345-76-31
15th
BIG0-364-69-5
16th
NRG Esports0-362-73-11

RESULTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
1ENCE 13-16 Renegades4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
1BIG 11-16 Vitality4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
1Na'Vi 16-7 G25:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM12:10 AM
1FaZe 16-4 HellRaisers5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM
12:10 AM
1NRG 14-16 NiP6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
1Liquid 16-12 AVANGAR6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
1MIBR 3-16 Cloud97:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM4:30 AM
1Astralis 16-6 compLexity7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM4:30 AM
2ENCE 12-16 HellRaisers9:05 AM12:05 PM5:05 PM6:05 AM
2BIG 13-16 G2
9:05 AM12:05 PM5:05 PM6:05 AM
2NRG 13-16 AVANGAR10:15 AM1:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 AM
2MIBR 16-9 compLexity
10:15 AM1:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 AM
2Na'Vi 25-22 Vitality11:25 AM2:25 PM7:25 PM8:25 AM
2FaZe 14-16 Renegades
11:25 AM2:25 PM7:25 PM8:25 AM
2Liquid 16-13 NiP12:35 PM3:35 PM8:35 PM9:35 AM
2Astralis 16-0 Cloud9
12:35 PM3:35 PM8:35 PM9:35 AM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
3MIBR 16-12 G24:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
3FaZe 13-16 AVANGAR4:00 AM7:00 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
3Vitality 16-14 Cloud95:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM12:10 AM
3NiP 16-5 HellRaisers5:10 AM
8:10 AM
1:10 PM
12:10 AM
3Astralis 2-1 Renegades6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
3ENCE 2-1 BIG6:20 AM9:20 AM2:20 PM1:20 AM
3NRG 0-2 compLexity9:50 AM12:50 PM5:50 PM4:50 AM
3Liquid 2-0 Na'Vi9:50 AM12:50 PM5:50 PM4:50 AM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
4Renegades 2-1 Vitality4:00 AM7:30 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
4Na'Vi 2-0 AVANGAR7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM2:30 AM
4MIBR 2-0 NiP11:00 AM
2:00 PM
7:00 PM6:00 AM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
4ENCE 2-0 G24:00 AM7:30 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
4FaZe 2-1 compLexity7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM2:30 AM
4Cloud9 2-0 HellRaisers11:00 AM
2:00 PM
7:00 PM6:00 AM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

RoundMatch and ResultPSTESTGMTAEDT
5ENCE 2-0 AVANGAR4:00 AM7:30 AM12:00 PM11:00 PM
5NiP 2-1 Vitality7:30 AM10:30 AM3:30 PM2:30 AM
5FaZe 2-0 Cloud911:00 AM
2:00 PM
7:00 PM6:00 AM

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

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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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