Americas Minor Championship – Katowice 2019 has concluded, determining two teams – NRG Esports and FURIA Esports – that will represent the region at the upcoming CS:GO major event IEM Katowice 2019.
The event featured eight teams that competed for a $50,000 prize pool and two tickets to the major. First, they played in two GSL groups, and then top two teams from each group advanced to the double-elimination bracket with best-of-three series. The grand final was not played.
Both NRG Esports and FURIA Esports advanced to the playoffs stage from the first places in their groups. In the semifinals NRG defeated Team Envy (2-0), while FURIA outplayed INTZ. In the Winners’ Final FURIA lost to NRG (0-2); after dropping to the lower bracket they managed to defeat Team Envy, securing the second ticket to the major.
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||NRG Esports||2-0||48-23||1.||FURIA Esports||2-0||48-34|
|2.||INTZ eSports||2-1||84-66||2.||Team Envy||2-1||82-82|
|3.||Bravado Gaming||1-2||46-76||3.||Team One||1-2||82-77|
|1st||$30,000||IEM Katowice Major||NRG Esports|
|2nd||$15,000||IEM Katowice Major||FURIA Esports|
|3rd||$5,000||Minors' 3rd Place Play-In||Team Envy|
|5th-6th||-||-||Bravado Gaming, Team One|
|7th-8th||-||-||Imperial e-Sports, eUnited|