IEM Katowice 2019 live streams and schedule from the CSGO Major

The first CSGO Major of the year is upon us as teams begin their journey towards the Spodek arena. This is where you will find information on IEM Katowice 2019 live streams, schedules, standings, results, previews and giveaways from the showpiece event in Poland.

Twenty-four of the leading Counter-Strike teams in the world will contest the Major, with a prize pool of $1m on the line.

The 2019 CSGO Major starts on February 13th with the Challengers Stage, with the Legends Stage beginning on February 20th. The Champions Stage, regarded as the main event, takes place from February 28th to March 3rd.


IEM Katowice live streams

All IEM Katowice live streams can be found on the matches section of the Luckbox website, with a choice of broadcast language, including English, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.


ESL has announced that its partnership with Facebook will continue but, to the relief of many CSGO fans who were unhappy with the service, the new agreement is not exclusive, meaning IEM Katowice live streams can be found on Twitch.

You can also find all live streams, upcoming matches and results via the Luckbox News app on iTunes and Google Play.


CSGO Major schedule

The Champions Stage

Played from February 28th to March 3rd at The Spodek Arena.

The Champions Stage is a single-elimination bracket, with quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals played as best-of-three.

The Legends Stage

Played from February 21st to 24th at the International Congress Center.

Similarly to the Challengers stage, 16 teams play Swiss System format, with the top eight reaching the Champions Stage.

Challengers Stage

Played from February 14th to 20th at ESL Arena, Katowice.

Sixteen teams play in a Swiss system format, with the top eight progressing to the Legends Stage, where they will meet eight teams who have qualified based on performance at the previous Major.


Challengers Stage teams

  • Fnatic
  • NRG Esports
  • Cloud9
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • ENCE Esports
  • Team Vitality
  • G2 Esports
  • Renegades
  • Vega Squadron
  • Team Spirit
  • FURIA Esports
  • Grayhound Gaming
  • Winstrike Team
  • ViCi Gaming

Legends Stage teams

  • Astralis
  • Natus Vincere
  • MIBR
  • Team Liquid
  • compLexity Gaming
  • BIG
  • HellRaisers
  • FaZe Clan

Champions Stage teams

  • Astralis
  • Na'Vi
  • Team Liquid
  • FaZe Clan
  • ENCE
  • MIBR
  • Renegades
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas


Previews and news

CSGO podcast

Throughout the Major our regular podcast - The Week In CSGO - will, naturally, be focused on IEM Katowice. You can catch it on Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes and, sometimes, even on YouTube.

Contests and quizzes

Our daily Prediction Championship will be running throughout the Major and there will be plenty of other chances to win, including our Challengers Stage giveaway, with an M4A1-S | Decimator (Factory New) skin up for grabs.

The best place to find out about our giveaways and to stay up to date with the latest from the Major is in our Discord server, where there's plenty of friendly CSGO fans to chat to.


Behind the scenes at the Spodek arena

Luckbox has produced an exclusive mini-documentary that offers fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Spodek arena during a major esports event.

It will be premiered on Friday, followed by a live Q&A with the star of the film, Redeye.

Main picture: Copyright ESL | Helena Kristiansson