EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 schedule, standings and streams

EPICENTER comes back to Moscow in 2019 but this time for a CS:GO tournament rather than a Dota 2 major. It will take place from December 17th to December 22nd and is featuring four invited teams and four teams that qualified through regional qualifiers. The eight of them will compete for a share of $500,000.


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Related: EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 opening matches preview


Playoff stage

The EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 playoff stage will take place on December 21st and 22nd. It is a single elimination bracket where all matches are best-of-three. Teams finishing first of their groups in the EPICENTER 2019 group stage are directly qualified to semifinals. The other teams are qualified to quarterfinals as high or low seed according to their group final rankings.

Team Vitality is your EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 Champion!


Day 2, December 22nd

Semi-finals (BO3)
  • 10am CET - Team Vitality 2-0 Heroic
  • 1pm CET - mousesports 2-0 Evil Geniuses
Grand Final (BO3)
  • 4pm CET - Team Vitality 2-1 mousesports


Day 1, December 21st

Quarter-finals (BO3)
  • 12pm CET - forZe 0-2 Heroic
  • 3pm CET - Natus Vincere 0-2 Evil Geniuses

Group stage

The EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 group stage will take place from December 17th to December 19th. It will be two double-elimination GSL groups of four teams where all matches are best-of-three. Three of the four teams are qualified for the playoff stage.

The team finishing first of their groups qualify directly for EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 semifinals. The teams finishing second of their group are qualified to quarterfinals as high seed and the teams finishing third too but as low seed.



Day 1, December 17th

Group A opening matches (BO3)
  • 11am CET - Team Vitality 2-0 EHOME
  • 2pm CET - Natus Vincere 2-0 Heroic
Group A winners' match (BO3)
  • 5pm CET - Team Vitality 2-1 Natus Vincere

Day 2, December 18th

Group B opening matches (BO3)
  • 11am CET - forZe 0-2 Evil Geniuses
  • 2pm CET - Virtus.pro 1-2 mousesports
Group B winners' match (BO3)
  • 5pm CET - Evil Geniuses 0-2 mousesports

Day 3, December 19th

Group A elimination match (BO3)
  • 10am CET - EHOME 0-2 Heroic
Group B elimination match (BO3)
  • 1pm CET - forZe 2-1 Virtus.pro
Group A decider match (BO3)
  • 4pm CET - Natus Vincere 2-1 Heroic
Group B decider match (BO3)
  • 7pm CET - Evil Geniuses 1-2 forZe

Related: Virtus.pro announce new CS:GO roster

Teams rosters

Virtus.pro (Invited)

  • buster
  • qikert
  • Jame
  • AdreN
  • dastan

Team Vitality (Invited)

  • apEX
  • RpK
  • ZywOo
  • ALEX
  • shox

Evil Geniuses (Invited)

  • Brehze
  • CeRq
  • Ethan
  • tarik
  • stanislaw
  • ImAPet

Natus Vincere (Invited)

  • flamie
  • s1mple
  • electronic
  • Boombl4
  • GuardiaN
  • B1ad3

Heroic (EU qualifier)

  • es3tag
  • stavn
  • b0RUP
  • Snappi
  • cadiaN

mousesports (EU qualifier)

  • chrisJ
  • ropz
  • karrigan
  • woxic
  • frozen
  • Rejin

forZe (CIS qualifier)

  • facecrack
  • Jerry
  • almazer
  • xsepower
  • FL1T
  • liTTle

EHOME (Chinese qualifier)

  • Marek
  • DeStRoYeR
  • 4king
  • equal
  • Despair

Picture Credit: Helena Kristiansson for ESL Pro League in Odense