The IEM Katowice Major New Challengers Stage opening matches were announced Wednesday. IEM also detailed the ranking system for the first round of the CS:GO Major.
The New Challengers Stage is comprised of 10 teams from the Americas, Europe, CIS and Asia Minors plus six teams from the FACEIT London Major New Legends Stage that failed to advance.
The First Round matches for the #IEM Katowice Major Challengers Stage are set! We asked the teams to rank each other for seeding and found some interesting insights.— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) February 6, 2019
Highest and lowest ranked? Find out here! https://t.co/Oo3yguIZcj pic.twitter.com/t6mLPDAyxH
The opening matches for the New Challengers Stage are as follows:
- Fnatic vs Vici Gaming
- Cloud9 vs Grayhound
- ENCE vs Team Spirit
- Furia vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
- AVANGAR vs Renegades
- Vitality vs TyLoo
- G2 Esports vs Vega Squadron
- NRG vs Winstrike Team
The first CS:GO Major of the year features a new seeding system, outlined by IEM in the match announcement. "...