AVANGAR and Team Spirit Qualified for IEM Katowice Major from CIS

CIS Minor Championship – Katowice 2019 has concluded with AVANGAR placing first and Team Spirit finishing second. These two teams will play in the New Challengers stage of the upcoming event IEM Katowice Major 2019. Winstrike Team, who placed third, will participate in the Play-In stage, where they have a chance to receive the last ticket for the major event.

The minor event took place on January 16-20 at ESL Arena in Katowice and featured eight teams competing for a $50,000 prize pools and two tickets for the major. First, they competed in two GSL groups, and then top two teams from each group advanced to the playoffs with double-elimination bracket without grand finals.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. Team Spirit 2-0 57-44 1. Winstrike Team 2-0 53-42
2. Gambit Esports 2-1 83-57 2. AVANGAR 2-1 84-67
3. Syman Gaming 1-2 73-89 3. pro100 1-2 70-78
4. Nemiga Gaming 0-2 28-51 4. Runtime.gg 0-2 36-56

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Seed Team
1st $30,000 IEM Katowice Major AVANGAR
2nd $15,000 IEM Katowice Major Team Spirit
3rd $5,000 Minors' 3rd Place Play-In Winstrike Team
4th - - Gambit Esports
5th-6th - - Syman Gaming, pro100
7th-8th - - Nemiga Gaming, Runtime.gg
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