At the first stage of the LAN final, The New Challengers, sixteen collectives will be competing with each other. They will share the prize pool and will fight for getting to the next stage of the championship, The New Legends Stage, where well-known teams will define the participants in the playoff stage.
For the roster time, at the Major tournament something like team rating was created and according to it the seeding of participants was made. The organizers surveyed the collectives about their opinion about their participants, defined the rating for each of them and made outsiders play against favorites.
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice Major 2019 will be taking place from 13 February till 3 March. The New Challengers Stage will be held from 13 to 17 February. It's results will define eight collectives that will get to The New Legends Stage, happening from 20 till 24 February. There 16 collectives will define Eight Best and will divide the biggest part of the prize pool in The New Champions Stage. The final part, by the way, will be taking place from 28 February will 3 March.