IEM Katowice 2019 Minor Stage

Yesterday IEM, over on Twitter, announced the group stages for the Katowice Minor. With players from across the globe, the main event is sure to be a great time. The EU and CIS minors take place between January 16th  to 20th, then the Americas and Asia minors will be from the 22nd to 26th.

Who qualifies for the Major from these games?

  • Challengers from the FACEIT Major in 2018 will automatically make it through to Katowice.
  • The top 2 teams from each region will advance to the challenger’s stage along with those from last year.
  • 3rd place teams will get a second attempt to make it to the Major through the Minor play in, the top 2 teams from this will also advance to the major.

Which teams are facing off?

CIS Minor – January 16th – 20th

Group A
Nemiga V Spirit
Gambit V Syman

Group B
Winstrike V Runtime

EU Minor – January 16th – 20th

Group A
Mouzsports V Valiance
Vitality V OpTic

Group B

North V Windigo
? (Ex-Space Soldiers) V ENCE

Americas Minor – January 16th – 20th

Group A
NRG V Imperial
Bravado V INTZ

Group B
ENVY V TeamOne
FURIA V eUnited

Asia Minor – January 16th – 20th

Group A
Renegades V Aequus
CyberZen V Grayhound

Group B
Beyond V MVP PK

Times for these matches will be updated on the IEM website or on Liquipedia.

Where to bet on the IEM Katowice Minors?

Most betting sites that cater to CS:GO will offer odds on the Katowice Major event, however, not as many will provide odds for the Minor matches as they are uncertain of the victors.

On our website, you can find several sites that offer safe, reliable and great odds on a range of matches, including the Minors.

By going to you can find well-known bookmakers such as Bet365, ArcaneBet, Betway and many more as well as bonuses for joining through our site. So, don’t be afraid to bet just because it’s not the Major yet.

We will be posting a guide to betting for the IEM Katowice Major, once the qualifiers have been completed and the group stages confirmed.

Make sure to follow us @esportsbets24 for more news, betting tips and information!

Ross Greenall
Ross Greenall