On 13 February at 15:00 (UTC +3) the first matches will begin where Renegades, AVANGAR, Fnatic and Vici Gaming will be participating. Sixteen teams will take part in The New Challengers Stage, having made it to the tournament with the help of Minor tournaments.
Full schedule of the matches of the first play day:
14:00: Renegades vs AVANGAR
14:00: Fnatic vs Vici Gaming
15:10: TYLOO vs Vitality
15:10: Cloud9 vs Grayhound Gaming
16:20: ENCE eSports vs Team Spirit
16:20: G2 Esports vs Vega Squadron
17:30: Ninjas in Pyjamas vs FURIA Esports
17:30: NRG Esports vs Winstrike
The events of Intel Extreme Masters XIV — Katowice 2019 will be taking place from 13 February to 3 March. The prize pool of the first Major tournament in 2019 will consist of $1,000,000 while there will be three holding places in the Polish city Katowice. The participants of The New Challengers Stage will be gathered at ESL Arena. The New Legends Stage will be taking place in Int. Congress Centre, and The New Champions Stage will be held at Spodek Arena.