Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII - Katowice Major 2019

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[e][h]Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Katowice Major 2019
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Venue:
ESL Arena
(The New Challengers Stage)
Int. Congress Centre
(The New Legends Stage)
Spodek
(The New Champions Stage)
Teams:
24
Prize Pool:
$1,000,000 USD
Start Date:
2019-02-14
End Date:
2019-03-03
Liquipedia Tier:
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Chronology

The Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII - Katowice Major 2019 is the 14th Valve-sponsored Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship and the first Major of 2019. The tournament features a $1,000,000 USD prize pool and 24 teams as with previous Majors. It is also notably being held by ESL, whose last Major was in 2016. This also means it is part of the Intel Grand Slam.

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Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Desk Host:
    • TBA
  • Stage Host:
    • TBA
  • Interviewer:
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Format[edit]

  • The New Challengers Stage: February 14th - 17th, 2019
    • Format to be announced
      • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Legends Stage
      • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated
  • The New Legends Stage: February 21th - 24th, 2019
    • Format to be announced
      • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Champions Stage
      • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated
  • The New Champions Stage: February 28th - March 3rd, 2019
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Prize Pool[edit]

$1,000,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Note: No prize money is awarded to teams eliminated in the New Challengers Stage.
Note: 15-16th place teams are no longer invited to the next Major Championship. [1]

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The Current Legends[edit]

For notes on the "Current Legends" Click here.

1 November 8th - HellRaisers replace Ukraine bondik with Kazakhstan Hobbit. [2]

The Returning Challengers[edit]

Note: The 15-16th place teams from the previous Major are no longer automatically invited. [1]

For notes on the "Returning Challengers" Click here.

1 September 21st - Fnatic bench Sweden flusha. [3]
2 September 25th - Cloud9 sign Sweden flusha. [4]
3 October 17th - Fnatic bench Sweden draken and acquire Sweden twist from Red Reserve. [5]
4 October 2nd - Fnatic acquire Sweden Brollan from Red Reserve. [6]
5 October 16th - Cloud9 bench USA Skadoodle. [7]
6 November 17th - Cloud9 acquire France KIOSHIMA. [8]

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Results[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]

New Legends Stage[edit]

New Champions Stage[edit]

Quarterfinals
 
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March 1, 2018
 
Semifinals
 
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March 2, 2018
 
Grand Final
 
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March 3, 2018
 

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Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentator:
    • TBA

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Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

Previews[edit]

Interviews[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
New Champions Stage[edit]

Videos and Photos[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Player Spotlights[edit]

VODs[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
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Interviews[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
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Other Coverage[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

# Country/Region #P ΔPrev. Major Players
1 Sweden Sweden 13 +1 olofmeister, f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, REZ, dennis, Lekr0, KRIMZ, JW, Xizt, twist, Brollan, Golden, flusha
2 USA USA 8 -5 Stewie2K, tarik, nitr0, EliGE, yay, ShahZaM, autimatic, RUSH
3 Ukraine Ukraine 7 -2 Edward, s1mple, Zeus, jR, crush, ANGE1
4 Denmark Denmark 6 -11 device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, karrigan
5 Russia Russia 5 -9 flamie, electronic, chopper, hutji, tonyblack
5 France France 5 +1 shox, bodyy, kennyS, SmithZz, KIOSHIMA
7 Brazil Brazil 4 0 FalleN, fer, coldzera, TACO
7 Canada Canada 4 0 Twistzz, NAF, ANDROID, stanislaw
7 Germany Germany 4 0 gob b, tabseN, nex, tiziaN
11 China China 3 0 Mo, DD, somebody
12 Indonesia Indonesia 2 0 BnTeT, xccurate
11 United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 0 smooya, dephh
14 Belgium Belgium 1 0 Ex6TenZ
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 NiKo
14 Hungary Hungary 1 0 DeadFox
14 Jordan Jordan 1 0 ISSAA
14 Norway Norway 1 -1 rain
14 Slovakia Slovakia 1 -1 GuardiaN
14 Turkey Turkey 1 -5 woxic
14 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1 -2 Hobbit

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