Some tantalising clashes await fans of the series.
The first rounds of the Legends Stage at IEM Katowice have just been confirmed.
Now that the top eight teams from the Challengers Stage have been decided, they’ll join eight other top teams from the FACEIT London Major that was held towards the end of last year.
This year’s IEM Katowice Major has introduced an initial seeding system which sees each participating team ranking their 15 rivals, alongside an ELO score that will change based on results as the competition progresses.
The system is designed to ensure that the matchups will be as fair as possible, and should make for some exciting clashes.
Here’s a breakdown of the first round matchups of the Legends Stage. The numbers represent each team’s seeding going into the stage.
- ENCE eSports (#8) vs Renegades (#9)
- BIG (#7) vs Team Vitality (#10)
- Natus Vincere (#3) vs G2 Esports (#14)
- FaZe Clan (#5) vs HellRaisers (#12)
- NRG Esports (#6) vs Ninjas in Pyjamas (#11)
- Team Liquid (#2) vs AVANGAR (#15)
- MIBR (#4) vs Cloud9 (#13)
- Astralis (#1) vs compLexity Gaming (#16
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For an insight into how the teams ranked each other going into the Legend’s Stage, make sure you give IEM’s official blog post a read.
We’ll be covering all the results and matchups as IEM Katowice 2019 progresses, so keep an eye on the homepage for updates.