Astralis Are the Champions of IEM Katowice Major
Astralis have become the champions of Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Katowice Major 2019 after defeating ENCE Esports (2-0) in the grand finals of the $1,000,000 event. Earlier they outplayed MIBR (2-0) in the semifinals and Ninjas in Pyjamas in the quarterfinals.
Currently Astralis have three major titles under the bent, with two of them being back-to-back – earlier they emerged victorious at FACEIT Major: London 2018 and ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017. By winning in Katowice the Danish team also received their first point towards the second season of Intel Grand Slam.
IEM XIII – Katowice Major took place on February 13th – March 3rd in Poland. Twenty four teams competed for a $1,000,000 prize pool and 14 tickets to the next major, which will be hosted by StarLadder this September in Berlin, Germany.
Results of the New Challengers Stage:
|6.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||3-2||129-109||+20|
Results of The New Legends Stage:
|6.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||3-2||105-97||+8|
Results of the New Champions Stage:
|2nd||$150,000||Legends Stage||ENCE Esports|
|3rd-4th||$70,000||Legends Stage||Natus Vincere, MIBR|
|5th-8th||$35,000||Legends Stage||FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Renegades, Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|9th-11th||$8,750||Challengers Stage||Team Vitality, Cloud9, AVANGAR|
|12th-14th||$8,750||Challengers Stage||HellRaisers, G2 Esports, compLexity Gaming|
|15th-16th||$8,750||-||BIG, NRG Esports|
|17th-19th||-||-||TyLoo, Vici Gaming, Winstrike Team|
|20th-22nd||-||-||Fnatic, Vega Squadron, FURIA Esports|
|23rd-24th||-||-||Team Spirit, Grayhound Gaming|