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 A||Group B|
|1.||Team Vitality||2-0||62-43||1.||ENCE eSports||2-0||48-21|
|4.||OpTic Gaming||0-2||44-48||4.||Space Soldiers||0-2||24-48|
|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|
|5th-6th||-||-||mousesports, Windigo Gaming|
|7th-8th||-||-||OpTic Gaming, Space Soldiers|