IEM XIII – Katowice Major 2019: Schedule of the New Challengers Stage
Tomorrow, on December 13th, begins the first stage of the CS:GO major event Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII at International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. Sixteen teams will compete in a Swiss Format System to determine eight best teams that will advance to the next stage of the $1,000,000 tournament.
The New Challengers stage features ten qualified teams, including ENCE Esports, NRG Esports, AVANGAR, Renegades, Team Vitality, FURIA Esports, Team Spirit, Grayhound Gaming, Winstrike Team and Vici Gaming, as well as six teams that placed 9th – 14th at the FACEIT Major, among which are Ninjas in Pyjamas, Fnatic, G2 Esports, Vega Squadron, Cloud9 and TyLoo. The pairs for the opening matches have been seeded by asking participating players to rate their opponents and assigning special rankings to each team.
Opening Matches (UK Time):
- 12:00 PM: Renegades vs AVANGAR
- 12:00 PM: Fnatic vs Vici Gaming
- 1:10 AM: TyLoo vs Vitality
- 1:10 AM: Cloud9 vs Grayhound Gaming
- 2:20 AM: ENCE Esports vs Team Spirit
- 2:20 AM: G2 Esports vs Vega Squadron
- 3:30 AM: Ninjas in Pyjamas vs FURIA Esports
- 3:30 AM: NRG Esports vs Winstrike Team