The Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII Katowice Major 2019 is the official 14th Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship sponsored by Valve. The event is held by ESL and will see the best teams from all over the world competing for a $ 1,000,000 prize pool.

Tournament Format

Challengers Stage

16 teams in a Swiss style group stage.

Qualifying and elimination matches in the Swiss group will be best-of-three.

All other matches are best-of-one.

Top eight moves on to the Legends stage.

Legends Stage

16 teams in a Swiss style group stage.

Qualifying and elimination matches in the Swiss group will be best-of-three.

All other matches are best-of-one.

Top eight moves on to the Champions Stage.

Champions Stage

Single elimination bracket with best-of-three series.