IEM Katowice 2019 Regional Minors and Minor play-in have ultimately concluded with all ups and downs. Regional Minors included top eight teams from each region – America, Europe, CIS & Asia-Oceania. While the Minor play-in comprised of #3 teams from each Minor which competed in a double-elimination scenario for two slots at the IEM Katowice – Challengers Stage.


America Minor:

  • NRG Esports
  • Furia Esports

Asia-Oceania Minor:

  • Renegades
  • Grayhound Gaming

CIS Minor:

  • Team Spirit

Europe Minor:

  • ENCE eSports
  • Team Vitality

Minor play-in:

  • Winstrike Team
  • ViCi Gaming

These ten teams will fight against 9th-14th placed teams at FACEIT Major: London 2018; the returning challengers:

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

IEM Katowice 2019 – Challengers Stage will begin on February 13 and it’ll span over the period of next four days.

Out of the sixteen teams in IEM Katowice 2019 – Challengers Stage, top eight teams will proceed to Legends Stage where they will battle against 1st-8th placed teams at FACEIT Major: London 2018; the current legends:

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

Eight teams from Legends Stage will advance to Champions Stage.

All the matches will be streamed live on Twitch and it’ll follow the revamped ‘Swiss format’.