Tomorrow (January 16) starts Europe Minor Championship — Katowice 2019, we’ve been waiting for a long. Windigo Gaming and 7 more European teams will fight for 2 slots in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII — Katowice Major 2019.
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8 teams divided into 2 groups, 4 teams in each. The format implies playing by GSL-system with bo1 and bo3 matches. The first match of each team is played until the first win. Top 2 teams from each quartet proceed to the play-off to continue their struggle in a double-elimination grid with bo3 matches. Both finalists get a slot on the Major Tournament so this time there’s no Grand Final.
An overall prize pool of the Europe Minor Championship — Katowice 2019 is $50,000, but the main prize is 2 slots in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII — Katowice Major 2019 with $1,000,000 prize pool. The third-place team goes on to the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII — Katowice Major 2019: Minors' 3rd Place Play-in, where challenges for a slot in the Major Tournament against other teams, that reached 3rd places in their regional Minors (Europe, North America, Eastern Europe, and Asia).
The tournament is going to be extremely loud and incredibly hot, bringing plenty of excitement to the crowd!