Match-ups for New Challengers Stage Round 2 revealed

ESL has revealed the match-ups for the second New Challengers Stage round of the IEM Katowice Major.

The 1-0 pool will be headlined by two intercontinental clashes between North American and Asian teams as NRG will be taking on ViCi, while Cloud9 will lock horns with TYLOO.

The remaining clashes of this pool feature only top 20 teams as NiP will go up against Renegades, while ENCE will be facing G2.

After defeating fnatic, ViCi now will take on NRG

After being frustrated in their first match of the tournament, against ViCi, fnatic will be looking to make amends against Winstrike, one of the four CIS sides who were defeated in the first round.

The match-ups were determined by resorting to an ELO rating system, introduced by ESL for this event. After every round, the teams' rating is adjusted, with the winners taking a portion of the losers' points.

Below you can find the complete match-ups for the second round of matches:

1-0 Pool:

United States NRG vs. China ViCi
United States Cloud9 vs. China TYLOO
Sweden NiP vs. Australia Renegades
Finland ENCE vs. France G2

0-1 Pool:

Sweden fnatic vs. Russia Winstrike
France Vitality vs. Australia Grayhound
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Brazil FURIA
Russia Vega Squadron vs. Russia Spirit

#1
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Brazil thinking_ 
Pog Ez4ENCE
2019-02-13 19:04
Not today D:
2019-02-13 19:05
#18
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Australia not_prokda 
1-0 Pool: NRG Cloud9 NiP ENCE 0-1 Pool: Fnatic Vitality Avangar Spirit
2019-02-13 19:06
ence
2019-02-13 19:05
#38
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 19:06
#45
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
NRG > Vici C9 > Tyloo NIP > Renegades Ence > G2 fnatic > Winstrike Vitality > Grayhound Avangar > Furia Vega < Spirit
2019-02-13 19:07
Vega > Spirit imo
2019-02-13 19:09
+1
2019-02-13 19:32
NiP ENCE NRG C9 Vega FURIA FNATIC VITALITY
2019-02-13 19:07
#43
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
bruh
2019-02-13 19:07
don't underestimate cn teams
2019-02-13 19:10
#84
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France Jaramique 
all dont care
2019-02-13 19:17
Uruguayan HLTV users lol
2019-02-13 19:06
NiP ENCE NRG C9 Vega FURIA FNATIC VITALITY
2019-02-13 19:07
#56
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice!
2019-02-13 19:09
#2
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
NRG > Vici C9 > Tyloo NIP > Renegades Ence < G2 fnatic > Winstrike Vitality > Grayhound Avangar > Furia Vega < Spirit
2019-02-13 19:05
Anti-ence bot. G2 almost losing to Vega, on their best map OmegaLUL. Good try ence hater
2019-02-13 19:08
#59
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
ok? its just my opinion dont be mad
2019-02-13 19:09
#75
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
Cache is not g2's best map. Not even top 4
2019-02-13 19:14
best G2 map rn could be D2 or even Nuke, not cache,lul
2019-02-13 19:15
Cache G2's best map? Are you kidding? OmegaLUL
2019-02-13 19:23
After Fnatic vs Vici--Vici>NRG Because Fnatic beat NRG
2019-02-13 19:09
Vega > Spirit
2019-02-13 19:13
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2019-02-13 19:04
#4
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United States JacobSick954 
Yay
2019-02-13 19:04
#5
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United Kingdom bensolo12 
Nice
2019-02-13 19:04
#6
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
ez4G2
2019-02-13 19:04
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 19:04
ez4ence
2019-02-13 19:04
F5?😎😎😎
2019-02-13 19:04
#11
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Bolivia V1ncentC 
Let's go G2 you guys got this
2019-02-13 19:05
#12
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Switzerland Chroste 
first
2019-02-13 19:05
#13
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World dammo 
NOOOO WHY G2 VS ENCE :/
2019-02-13 19:05
#14
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
C9 <3
2019-02-13 19:05
CIS DERBY GOVEGA TONYASEX
2019-02-13 19:05
#16
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India transformer 
NRG C9 NIP G2
2019-02-13 19:05
Hard 4 Winstrike
2019-02-13 19:05
#19
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Brazil Rust1 
ez4NRG ez4FURIA
2019-02-13 19:05
#20
ZywOo | 
Denmark D4mbad1m 
expected
2019-02-13 19:05
#21
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Spain L3gi13 
Ez4ence
2019-02-13 19:05
Fnatic should make it, how did they lose from Vici?
2019-02-13 19:05
nice!
2019-02-13 19:05
#26
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France Azowel 
will be a hard match for g2 but notez4ence
2019-02-13 19:05
ence new champs
2019-02-13 19:05
#28
allu | 
Finland Skitsi 
Go ENCE!
2019-02-13 19:05
#29
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Brazil AmbOoNi 
#DayofFuria
2019-02-13 19:05
ez4ence
2019-02-13 19:05
#31
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Bosnia and Herzegovina sashaka41 
Ez4 ence
2019-02-13 19:05
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 19:05
when will BO3 start?
2019-02-13 19:06
#66
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Elimination matches and playoffs matches
2019-02-13 19:10
I thought this stage would feature BO3 starting earlier than 0-2
2019-02-13 19:21
No.
2019-02-13 20:53
Jame will drop 30 bomb on furia
2019-02-13 19:06
#37
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India astaelian 
fnatic should at least comfortably win against fucking Winstrike...right?
2019-02-13 19:06
#110
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
im not sure..... im getting a faceit major/dh stockholm vibe in this event as well and i dont like it. if fnatic fail here -xizt is a must
2019-02-13 19:48
#39
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Finland Smoonah 
whens it start? EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 19:06
NRG > ViCi Cloud9 > China TYLOO NiP < Renegades ENCE > France fnatic > Winstrike Vitality < Grayhound AVANGAR < FURIA Vega Squadron < Spirit
2019-02-13 19:07
Greyhound > Vitality Renegades > NiP Bias much? Flag checks out
2019-02-13 19:13
True
2019-02-13 19:19
headshotk1ng, got some predictions for this m8?
2019-02-13 19:07
#89
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
NRG > ViCi Cloud9 < TyLoo NiP > Renegades ENCE > G2 fnatic > Winstrike Vitality > Grayhound AVANGAR > FURIA Vega > Spirit
2019-02-13 19:20
I thought the same except I picked AVANGAR < FURIA but that's probably because I'm biased
2019-02-13 19:33
#106
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
lets see wut happens X)
2019-02-13 19:34
Good luck mate, if you get it 100% right again I'll give you the 500 apples I promised
2019-02-13 19:37
#111
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
aight m8 lets see, but Vitality choking..
2019-02-13 19:50
#42
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
G2 (
2019-02-13 19:07
#44
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Finland Tusku 
so its just highest seed vs lowest seed again, nice elo
2019-02-13 19:07
#47
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Brazil phelipet2 
All of left side gonna be win
2019-02-13 19:07
#48
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China jbsteven 
wish tyloo could win this and go 2-0 pool first
2019-02-13 19:07
#49
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Turkey Zeria_ 
Ez4China
2019-02-13 19:08
ez 4 ence
2019-02-13 19:08
ZYWHO VS TIER3 TEAM 30 BOMB IS COMING
2019-02-13 19:08
#67
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Then confidence back, then rekting tier 1-2
2019-02-13 19:11
#91
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Germany jirschi 
Made my day :D
2019-02-13 19:21
#96
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Ur welcome, come back here in some days
2019-02-13 19:22
#104
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Germany jirschi 
Of course
2019-02-13 19:33
#53
device | 
China az514k 
grayhound 0-3 pickem so eazy
2019-02-13 19:08
nrg c9 nip ence fnatic vitality avangar vega imo
2019-02-13 19:10
+1
2019-02-13 19:12
cloud9 vs tyloo and ence vs g2 are the only ones worth watching tbh(maybe nrg and vici too)
2019-02-13 19:09
#60
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Algeria Magik_A 
EZ for NIP
2019-02-13 19:09
WAT? Why they didn't show draws? How am I supposed to trust them?
2019-02-13 19:10
#71
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Ukraine w1nth 
They use ELO draws, not randomized "dice-roll" garbage...
2019-02-13 19:12
Ok, then why they didn't show elos?
2019-02-13 19:19
#102
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Ukraine w1nth 
They don't have to, lol. They HAVE to show random draws (like in regular Swiss or Buchholz), but ELO is all maths, no need for visible draw.
2019-02-13 19:25
So tell me please how to math it.
2019-02-13 19:37
diceroll > ELO
2019-02-13 19:21
#62
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Europe andyy_ 
NRG, C9, NiP, G2, Winstrike, Vitality, AVANGAR, Vega
2019-02-13 19:10
US versus CN???
2019-02-13 19:10
lets go G2
2019-02-13 19:10
NRG > ViCi Cloud9 < TYLOO NiP > Renegades ENCE > G2 fnatic > Winstrike Vitality > Grayhound AVANGAR < FURIA Vega Squadron > Spirit
2019-02-13 19:11
#69
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Poor VICI... Having to play all the best teams while being most people's (including my own dumbasse's) 0-3 pick
2019-02-13 19:11
#92
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1 tru
2019-02-13 19:21
#73
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Ukraine w1nth 
I love you, Mr. Arpad Elo! <33333
2019-02-13 19:13
#76
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Italy X7MEEK 
C9 3-0 hmmmm
2019-02-13 19:15
The four best teams vs. the four “bad” teams in both pools. Is it seeds or something or just rigged?
2019-02-13 19:15
#83
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Sweden Trkmag 
Seeds, they introduced seeding by a given elo this tournament
2019-02-13 19:17
Ok, it makes sence then, removeing randomness, cleaver. Ty for info :)
2019-02-13 19:22
#79
xeta | 
Netherlands Cebix 
NRG vs ViCi 1-0 Cloud9 vs TYLOO 0-1 NiP vs Renegades 1-0 16-0 score also ENCE vs G2 0-1 0-1 Pool: fnatic vs Winstrike 1-0 Vitality vs Grayhound 1-0 AVANGAR vs FURIA 0-1 Vega Squadron vs Spirit 0-1 See u tomorrow.
2019-02-13 19:16
China #1
2019-02-13 19:16
#81
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
watafak
2019-02-13 19:16
#82
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Sweden Trkmag 
Lets go NiP
2019-02-13 19:17
Any infos about how these matchup were decided?
2019-02-13 19:18
seedings gave u certain elo and every match changes ur elo + or -, however currently after one round I would assume elo wouldn't change enough even by beating top elo team so that u could overtake team who also had same result as you that is above you so hence matchups were basically decided according to original seedings
2019-02-13 19:22
That's what I want to know, how relevant is base ELO, change of it after matches, how scores impact these changes, etc..
2019-02-13 19:22
#88
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Korea ecsta_s1 
left side wins
2019-02-13 19:19
Nice just best team versus worst team over again
2019-02-13 19:22
#100
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China LeBronGames 
so this whole big deal about ELO system is just looking at the seedings and matching them up again? lmao another shitjob by ESL
2019-02-13 19:23
The ELO ratings are updated after every round.
2019-02-13 20:02
#101
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
CHINA NUMBA Wan
2019-02-13 19:24
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