Yesterday, on February 21st, we witnessed the completion of the group stage and the first round of the upper bracket at ESL One Katowice Major.
The group stage featured two round-robin groups of six teams each, with all matches being best-of-two. Top two teams from each group advanced to the upper playoffs bracket, teams placed 3rd-4th qualified for the lower bracket, while the rest of the teams were eliminated.
|Group A||Group B|
|2.||Gambit Esports||7-3||2.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||6-4|
|3.||OG||6-4||3.||Chaos Esports Club||6-4|
|5.||Forward Gaming||3-7||5.||compLexity Gaming||3-7|
|6.||For The Dream||1-9||6.||Alliance||2-8|
In the first round of the upper bracket Team Secret defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas (2:0), while Fnatic lost to Gambit Esports (1:2). In the opening series of the lower bracket OG will face Team Aster, Chaos EC will compete with Mineski.
ESL One Katowice 2019 takes place at Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland. The prize pool is set at $300,000.