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:
2019-02-13
End Date:
2019-03-03
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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 event marks the start of the new Intel Grand Slam Season.

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Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Desk Host:
    • TBA
  • Stage Host:
    • TBA
  • Interviewer:
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  • Analyst:
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  • Commentator:
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  • Observer:
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Format[edit]

  • The New Challengers Stage: February 13th - 17th, 2019
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
      • System details to be announced
      • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Legends Stage
      • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

  • The New Legends Stage: February 20th - 24th, 2019
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
      • System details 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]

Participants[edit]

The Current Legends[edit]

For notes on the "Current Legends" Click here.

1 November 8th - HellRaisers replace Ukraine bondik with Kazakhstan Hobbit. [2]
2 December 16th - FaZe Clan bench Denmark karrigan. [3]
3 December 20th - compLexity Gaming bench USA yay and release USA Rambo. [4]
4 December 21st - Team Liquid transfer Brazil TACO and Brazil zews to MIBR in exchange for USA Stewie2K. [5]
5 December 22nd - HellRaisers promote Ukraine ami to coach as Ukraine Johnta leaves. [6]
6 December 22nd - Team Liquid sign USA adreN as their new coach. [7]
7 December 22nd - compLexity Gaming bench Canada ANDROID. [8]
8 December 23rd - BIG sign Turkey XANTARES and bench Germany nex. [9]
9 December 29th - compLexity Gaming sign Australia Rickeh and USA n0thing to complete the major lineup. [10]
10 January 5th - FaZe Clan lose Sweden RobbaN who steps down as coach. [11]
11 January 6th - FaZe Clan sign Kazakhstan AdreN to complete their Major lineup and add Serbia YNk as the team's new coach. [12]
12 January 12th - MIBR replace USA tarik with Brazil felps. [13]
13 January 13th - ESL announce the final confirmed rosters for the Major & Minor Championships; Germany nex will act as coach for BIG; USA Warden will coach compLexity Gaming. [14]

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. [15]
2 September 25th - Cloud9 sign Sweden flusha. [16]
3 October 2nd - Fnatic bench Sweden draken and acquire Sweden twist from Red Reserve. [17]
4 October 16th - Cloud9 bench USA Skadoodle. [18]
5 October 17th - Fnatic acquire Sweden Brollan from Red Reserve. [19]
6 November 17th - Cloud9 acquire France kioShiMa. [20]
7 November 26th - G2 Esports replace France SmithZz and Belgium Ex6TenZ with France Lucky and France JaCkz, and sign France maLeK as coach. [21]
8 January 1st - TYLOO release China captainMo and China DD. China Summer and China Attacker are acquired on a three-month loan from Flash Gaming. [22]
9 January 11th - TYLOO add Ukraine Johnta as coach. [23]
10 January 13th - ESL announce the final confirmed rosters for the Major & Minor Championships; USA Zellsis was registered as coach for Cloud9. [14]

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

Showmatch[edit]

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Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentator:
    • TBA

Format[edit]

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Prize Pool[edit]

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]
Champions Stage[edit]

Interviews[edit]

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

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 United States 8 -5 tarik, nitr0, EliGE, Stewie2K, n0thing, ShahZaM, autimatic, RUSH
3 France France 6 +2 shox, bodyy, kennyS, Lucky, JaCkz, kioShiMa
3 Ukraine Ukraine 6 -3 Edward, s1mple, Zeus, jR, crush, ANGE1
5 Denmark Denmark 5 -12 device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk
5 Russia Russia 5 -9 flamie, electronic, chopper, hutji, tonyblack
7 Brazil Brazil 4 0 FalleN, fer, coldzera, TACO
8 Canada Canada 3 -1 Twistzz, NAF, stanislaw
8 China China 3 0 Summer, Attacker, somebody
8 Germany Germany 3 -1 gob b, tabseN, tiziaN
11 Indonesia Indonesia 2 0 BnTeT, xccurate
11 Turkey Turkey 2 -4 XANTARES, woxic
11 United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 0 smooya, dephh
11 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2 -1 Hobbit, AdreN
15 Australia Australia 1 0 Rickeh
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 NiKo
15 Hungary Hungary 1 0 DeadFox
15 Jordan Jordan 1 0 ISSAA
15 Norway Norway 1 -1 rain
15 Slovakia Slovakia 1 -1 GuardiaN

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Winning is Everything". Valve. 2018-08-28.
  2. "Hobbit Joins HellRaisers. Bondik is a Free Agent now". HellRaisers. 2018-11-08.
  3. FaZe Clan (2018-12-16). "CS:GO update: Today Karrigan is benched with immediate effect, more news to follow.".
  4. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2018-12-20). "Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  5. "Liquid Update: Zews & TACO traded for Stewie2K". Team Liquid. 2018-12-21.
  6. "HellRaisers.CS:GO Coaching Staff Changes". HellRaisers. 2018-12-22.
  7. "Welcome Back Coach adreN!". Team Liquid. 2018-12-22.
  8. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2018-12-22). "Additional Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  9. "CS:GO Update – Welcome İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş". BIG. 2018-12-23.
  10. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2018-12-28). "Additions to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  11. "Today, RobbaN announces he is stepping down as Head Coach.". FaZe Clan. 2019-01-05.
  12. "OFFICIAL: @AdreNcs will stand-in as FaZe CS:GO's 5th player through the Major, & @YNk has signed on to coach the team". FaZe Clan. 2019-01-06.
  13. "Today we announce the missing piece to get back to the top!". MIBR. 2019-01-12.
  14. 14.0 14.1 ESL (2019-01-13). "All CS:GO Minor & Major teams have submitted and confirmed their rosters for the IEM Katowice 2019 competition".
  15. "Post-FACEIT Major Roster Update". Fnatic. 2018-09-21.
  16. John Nomis (2018-09-25). "Cloud9 CS:GO Sign flusha, Release STYKO". Cloud9.
  17. "twist Returns". Fnatic. 2018-10-02.
  18. John Nomis (2018-10-16). "Skadoodle Stepping Back From Competitive CS:GO". Cloud9.
  19. "Brollan becomes our fifth". Fnatic. 2018-10-17.
  20. John Nomis (2018-11-17). "Cloud9 CS:GO Welcomes kioShiMa". Cloud9.
  21. "#reshuffle – CS:GO Roster and Structure Update". G2 Esports. 12-11-26.
  22. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2019-01-01). "AttackeR, Summer return to TYLOO". HLTV.org.
  23. "And the search is over. Today we are proud to announce the addition of the Ukrainian Counter-Strike veteran @JohntaCSGO to our CSGO roster, who will join us as the head coach in the upcoming IEM Katowice major and beyond.". TYLOO. 2019-01-11.