From December 12 to December 13, the closed qualification Europe Minor Championship – Katowice 2019 by CS: GO will take place. It will play eight slots in the main stage of the Minor.
Championship invitations received ENCE eSports, Heroic, Team Kinguin, North, OpTic Gaming, ex-Space Soldiers, Virtus.pro. mousesports is participating in the tournament, as 15-16 place FACEIT Major – London 2018 now does not receive an invite to the next major. Open qualifications passed Fragsters, Sprout, Windigo Gaming, MIKSTURA, Valiance & Co, x-kom Team, Team LDLC.com, Team Vitality.
All matches of the tournament will be held in a format up to two victories. Four teams from the upper grid will pass to the main stage of the minor, and the same number of teams will receive a slot from the lower one.
The Europe Minor Championship – Katowice 2019 will be held from 16 to 20 January 2019 in Katowice. Participants will play two slots in the preliminary stage of IEM Katowice Major 2019 and $ 50 thousand. The team, which will occupy the third place, will play in the Last Chance tournament, where four teams will compete for the last two slots in the major.