IEM Katowice Minors: qualifier format & sign up links

IEM Katowice Minors: qualifier format & sign up links

Registrations are now open for teams who wish to qualify through the regional online qualifiers for the IEM Katowice CSGO Minors of 2019. Below is where the road to the Spodek Arena begins.

Important to know while signing up:

  • Registration closes 1 hour before the scheduled start time of each open qualifier. At that point rosters will lock for the open qualifiers and check in will open. Teams have until 30 minutes before the scheduled start time in order to check in.
  • All closed qualifier invites have already been sent out. If your team didn’t get one, you will have to take part in open qualifiers.
  • All participants will be required to join ESL/ESEA Discord server for communication purposes with tournament administration. Participants will have to communicate in English with tournament administration.

Region distribution:

  • Below you'll find the regional distribution which determines the qualifier region you are able to participate in. African countries who don’t have their own qualifier are expected to participate in the Middle East qualifier.

Click here to check the IEM Regional Distribution.

Details of EU Open qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifiers Format: 16-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. Eight teams advance to European Minor.
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 CET - UB Ro16 Matches #1-4
      • Time slot #2: 14:00 CET - UB Ro16 Matches #5-8
      • Time slot #3: 17:00 CET - UB Ro8 Matches #1-2
      • Time slot #4: 20:00 CET - UB Ro8 Matches #3-4
    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 CET - LB Ro8a Matches #1-2
      • Time slot #2: 14:00 CET - LB Ro8a Matches #3-4
      • Time slot #3: 17:00 CET - LB Ro8b Matches #1-2
      • Time slot #4: 20:00 CET - LB Ro8b Matches #3-4

Server locations: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Roubaix, Stockholm, Warsaw.

Details of CIS Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifiers Format: 16-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. Eight teams advance to CIS Minor.
    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 MSK - UB Ro16 Matches #1-4
      • Time slot #2: 14:00 MSK - UB Ro16 Matches #5-8
      • Time slot #3: 17:00 MSK - UB Ro8 Matches #1-2
      • Time slot #4: 20:00 MSK - UB Ro8 Matches #3-4
    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 MSK - LB Ro8a Matches #1-2
      • Time slot #2: 14:00 MSK - LB Ro8a Matches #3-4
      • Time slot #3: 17:00 MSK - LB Ro8b Matches #1-2
      • Time slot #4: 20:00 MSK - LB Ro8b Matches #3-4

Server locations - Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Warsaw, Frankfurt.

Details of NA Open qualifiers​

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifiers Format: 16-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. Six teams advance to American Minor.
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 17:00 EST - UB Ro16
      • Time slot #2: 21:00 EST - UB Ro8
    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 17:00 EST - LB Ro8a
      • Time slot #2: 21:00 EST - LB Ro8b
    • Friday, December 14, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 14:00 EST - LB Ro4a Match #1
      • Time slot #2: 17:00 EST - LB Ro4a Match #2

Server locations - Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C.

Details of South America Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier .
  • Closed Qualifiers Format: 8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. Two teams advance to American Minor.
    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 BRT- UB Ro8
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 BRT - UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 BRT - LB Ro4b
    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 BRT - UB Final & LB Ro2a
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 BRT - LB Final

Server locations: Sao Paulo

Details of Oceania Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifier Format: 8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. Two teams advance to Asian Minor.
    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 AEDT - UB Ro8
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 AEDT - UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 AEDT - LB Ro4b
    • Monday, November 19, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 AEDT - UB Final & LB Ro2a
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 AEDT - LB Final

Server locations - Sydney

Details of China Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier
  • Closed Qualifier Format:  8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. Two teams advance to Minor.
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 HKT - UB Ro8
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 HKT - UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 HKT - LB Ro4b
    • Friday, November 16, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 15:00 HKT - UB Final & LB Ro2a
      • Time slot #2: 19:00 HKT - LB Final

Server locations - Taipei + TBD

Details of SEA Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifier Format: 8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. One team advance to Minor.
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 SGT - UB Ro8
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 SGT - UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 SGT - LB Ro4b
    • Friday, November 16, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 SGT - UB Final & LB Ro2a
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 SGT - LB Final
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 SGT - Grand Final (Bo5 with 1:0 advantage for the team coming from upper bracket)

Server locations - Singapore, Taipei.

Details of East Asia Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifier Format: 8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket.Two teams advance to Minor.
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 JST - UB Ro8
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 JST - UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 JST - LB Ro4b
    • Friday, November 16, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 JST - UB Final & LB Ro2a
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 JST - LB Final

Server locations - Seoul, Tokyo

Details of Middle East Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers Format: Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode. Two teams from each open qualifier advance to the closed qualifier.
  • Closed Qualifiers Format: 8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket. One team advance to Minor.
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 GST - UB Ro8
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 GST - UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 GST - LB Ro4b
    • Friday, November 16, 2018
      • Time slot #1: 11:00 GST - UB Final & LB Ro2a
      • Time slot #2: 15:00 GST - LB Final
      • Time slot #3: 19:00 GST - Grand Final (Bo5 with 1:0 advantage for the team coming from upper bracket)

Server locations - Dubai, Tel Aviv

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