IEM Katowice 2019: Asia Regional Qualifier Registration Announcement

Aditya Singh Rawat

26th, Oct, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: IEM Katowice 2019

The most epic and insane Intel Extreme Masters event, Katowice 2019 – Winter Major, is set to take place in Katowice, Poland starting 28th February 2019. 

Katowice 2019 which is the most widely viewed IEM event is back with 24 of the world’s best teams who will be competing for a total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD.

The Major event as always is being split into three different phases, starting off with the Challengers Stage followed by Legends Stage and concluding with the Champions Stage.


Challengers Stage 

The Challengers Stage will witness a total of 16 teams participating in it with 6 of its 16 slots already being booked by the London Major Challengers while the remaining 10 slots are distributed as follows. 

  • Minor Playoff – 2 Slots 

  • European Minor – 2 Slots 

  • CIS Minor – 2 Slots 

  • Asia Minor – 2 Slots 

  • American Minor – 2 Slots 

 The 6 London Major Challengers are: 

  • NiP 

  • Fnatic 

  • G2 

  • Vega Squadron 

  • Cloud 9 

  • TyLoo 

The Challengers Stage will be taking place from 14th-17th February 2019 from the ESL Arena in Katowice. The top 8 teams will be moving onto the Legends Stage.


Legends Stage 

The Legends Stage will be taking place from 21st-24th February 2019 from the Katowice International Congress Center

It will feature the 8 London Major Legends along with another 8 teams from the Challengers Stage. These 16 teams will go against each other and the top 8 amongst them will advance to the Champions Stage. 

The 8 London Major Legends are: 

  • Complexity 

  • Team Liquid 

  • Astralis 

  • Na’Vi 

  • BIG 

  • Faze Clan 

  • HellRaisers 

  • MiBR


Champions Stage

Top eight teams from the Legends Stage will be participating in the Champions Stage which will be taking place at the iconic and celebrated stage in Spodek from 28th February to 3rd March 2019

The schedule for the Champions Stage has already been released and will be as follows:

  • 28th February, Thursday 
    Quarterfinal – 1 | BO3 
    Quarterfinal – 2 | BO3 

  • 1st March, Friday 
    Quarterfinal – 3 | BO3 
    Quarterfinal – 4 | BO3 

  • 2nd March, Saturday 
    Semifinal – 1 | BO3 
    Semifinal – 2 | BO3 

  • 3rd March, Sunday 
    Grand Finale


Asia Regional Qualifiers 

All the Open Qualifiers will be following an unlimited Single Elimination BO1 bracket with the decider matches being a BO3 series. 

Two teams from each Open Qualifier will be advancing to the Closed Qualifier. 

All the Closed Qualifiers will be undergoing an 8 team Double Elimination BO3 bracket. 

Two teams from Oceania, China & East Asia Closed Qualifier will be advancing to the Asia Minor whereas one team each from SEA & Middle East Qualifier will move on to the Asia Minor.

Oceania Qualifier

Open Qualifier (Click To Register)


Closed Qualifier 

  • 18th-19th November 2018  


Server Location: Sydney 

China Qualifier

Open Qualifier (Click To Register)


Closed Qualifier

  • 15th-16th November 2018 


Server Locations: Taipei + TBD (Another Region Will be Declared Soon) 

SEA Qualifier 

Open Qualifier (Click To Register)


Closed Qualifier 

  • 15th-16th November 2018 


Server Locations: Singapore, Taipei 

East Asia Qualifier

Open Qualifier (Click To Register)


Closed Qualifier 

  • 15th-16th November 2018 


Server Locations: Seoul, Tokyo

Middle East Qualifier

Open Qualifier (Click To Register)


Closed Qualifier 

  • 15th-16th November 2018 


Server Locations: Dubai, Tel Aviv

Registrations will close one hour before the scheduled start time of each Open Qualifier. So go ahead and register before it's too late.


Stay tuned to keep updated with all the news about the Regional Qualifiers and more, as we progress towards IEM Katowice 2019.

For more information about Region Distribution click HERE

For more information about the Major event click HERE.



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