Intel® Extreme Masters Minor Championships group stage brackets announced

The last chance to qualify for the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major is upon us. The groups have been drawn and this is how the four regional Minors will play out.

As previously explained, the eight participants in each Minor have been split into two groups of four in a double elimination format. Opening matches will be bo1, with the following Decider, Elimination and Winners’ matches decided on a bo3 basis.

The use of a bo3 for the Winners’ Match is a new addition for 2019. The top two teams from each group will progress to the playoffs. These are the opening matches for the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Minor Championships:

CIS (January 16-20)

Group A

Gambit Esports vs. Syman Gaming
Nemiga Gaming vs. Team Spirit

Group B

AVANGAR vs. pro100
RuntimeGG vs. Winstrike Team

Europe (January 16-20)

Group A

mousesports vs. Valiance&CO
Team Vitality vs. OpTic Gaming

Group B

North vs. Windigo Gaming
ex-Space Soldiers vs. ENCE eSports

Americas (22-26 January)

Group A

NRG Esports vs. Imperial e-Sports
Bravado Gaming vs. INTZ

Group B

Team Envy vs. Team oNe E-Sports
FURIA Esports vs. eUnited

Asia (22-26 January)

Group A

Renegades vs. Aequus Club

CyberZen vs. Grayhound Gaming

Group B

ViCi Gaming vs. GOSU
Beyond Esports vs. MVP PK

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