ENCE eSports and Team Vitality to Represent Europe at IEM Major Katowice 2019

ENCE eSports and Team Vitality managed to show the best results at Europe Minor Championship – Katowice 2019, securing their places in the New Challengers stage of the upcoming IEM Katowice Major 2019. North placed third and will participate in Minors’ 3rd Place Play-In, where they will fight for the last spot at the major.

The minor event took place on January 16-20. Eight teams competed in two GSL groups, and then top two teams from each group advanced to the double-elimination playoffs bracket without grand finals. The prize pool of the event was set at $50,000.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. Team Vitality 2-0 62-43 1. ENCE eSports 2-0 48-21
2. Valiance 2-1 83-80 2. North 2-1 82-72
3. mousesports 1-2 66-73 3. Windigo Gaming 1-2 69-82
4. OpTic Gaming 0-2 44-48 4. Space Soldiers 0-2 24-48

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Seed Team
1st $30,000 IEM Katowice Major ENCE eSports
2nd $15,000 IEM Katowice Major Team Vitality
3rd $5,000 Minors' 3rd Place Play-In North
4th - - Valiance
5th-6th - - mousesports, Windigo Gaming
7th-8th - - OpTic Gaming, Space Soldiers