IEM Katowice Legends Stage Matchups Revealed
ESL revealed the first round matchups Tuesday for the IEM Katowice Major Legends Stage, which begins Wednesday.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive play will begins with ENCE Esports taking on Renegades, Natus Vincere playing G2 Esports, NRG Esports against Ninjas in Pyjamas and MIBR squaring off against Cloud9. The side stream will show BIG play Team Vitality, FaZe Clan play Hellraisers, Team Liquid play Avangar, and Astralis play compLexity Gaming.
Seeding was determined through crowdsourced ratings pulled from each team. Astralis took the top seed (surprising no one), followed by Team Liquid and Natus Vincere. CompLexity Gaming sits at the bottom of the seeding.
As the Legends Stage proceeds, each team's ELO will rise or fall based on their performance. That ELO will determine the matchups in the next round of competition.
ESL revealed how each team rated its opponents and highlighted a few curiosities from the process. One example: Astralis received the number one vote from every team except Na'Vi, which placed Team Liquid above it. Check out the full list of votes here.
The IEM Katowice Major continues Wednesday.