IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage round five matchups released

ESL has released the fifth round's matchups of the IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage, which will see six teams fight for the remaining three spots in the next stage of the Major.

The fourth round took place over the course of the last two days. Friday's 2-1 pool saw ViCi, TYLOO, and Winstrike lose their series to end up in the fifth round, while on Saturday, the 1-2 elimination matches resulted in NiP, G2, and Cloud9 surviving another day.

Before the fourth round came to a close, ESL had already revealed the possibilities of the New Challengers Stage's fifth-round matchups depending on the outcomes of the last matches.

NiP will face ViCi for a spot in the New Legends Stage

The tournament organizer's newly-introduced reseeding system produced three intercontinental clashes as NiP will go up against ViCi, Cloud9 will face Winstrike, and TYLOO will lock horns with G2.

The matchups of the fifth round are the following:

Sweden NiP vs. China ViCi
United States Cloud9 vs. Russia Winstrike
China TYLOO vs. France G2

NIP > Vici C9 > Winstrike Tyloo > G2 ESKETIT 😎😎😎🍌😎😎😎
2019-02-16 23:06
#6
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Germany Sabba1 
nice
2019-02-16 23:05
#GONINJAS
2019-02-16 23:05
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-16 23:05
Cloud 9 SUCKS!
2019-02-16 23:05
Rip USA
2019-02-17 01:11
Mad because Brazilian Cs omegalul
2019-02-17 02:45
Mibr is already legends , what about c9?
2019-02-17 03:05
#160
NEO | 
Europe IFlorek 
But Team liquid is in legends and c9 is just bad
2019-02-17 04:22
Can’t wait for MIBR to get knocked out of the legends spot it’s going to be so satisfying to watch
2019-02-17 08:53
Team Liquid > MiBR.
2019-02-17 11:06
#198
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
MIBR got the easiest route to the Legends spot, you saw what happened when they played against a good team (Astralis).
2019-02-17 11:07
Who said C9 aren’t legends 🤔
2019-02-17 21:58
Winstrike>c9,vici>nip,tyloo >g2 but nt
2019-02-16 23:05
+100
2019-02-17 03:07
#19
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
LETS GO C9
2019-02-16 23:06
agreed
2019-02-16 23:06
#26
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China angle409 
nice
2019-02-16 23:06
NiP needs to win to keep my pickem afloat since fnatic and Vega shit the bed
2019-02-16 23:07
I hope, nip,c9 or g2 make my pick'em is true
2019-02-17 08:17
#46
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Germany FlameSF2 
Thats my pickem LMAO
2019-02-16 23:08
#135
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
Yes all for my pickem
2019-02-17 00:36
Ezzzzz for nip and c9 tbh
2019-02-16 23:09
Winstrike > They are more of a team
2019-02-16 23:11
NIP > Vici C9 < Winstrike Tyloo < G2 No China plz
2019-02-16 23:28
#136
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
If all of those win, i have 7 correct on my pickem
2019-02-17 00:36
#150
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Portugal Papuchinha 
Vici (Vici are playing better than NIP) > NIP C9 > Winstrike Tyloo > G2
2019-02-17 02:54
#196
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Czech Republic nolifewassup 
EZ NiP #GONINJAS
2019-02-17 11:02
#2
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United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
epic
2019-02-16 23:05
Yes
2019-02-16 23:05
ez for vici , WINSTRIKE 16-0 C9 LUL
2019-02-16 23:06
#114
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United Kingdom YOUR_BOSS 
agreed , ez for BoombI4
2019-02-16 23:44
#7
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Sweden Zaser5 
Woew cuul
2019-02-16 23:05
#9
dupreeh | 
Romania Dulie 
CHINA NR. 1
2019-02-16 23:05
#16
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ez
2019-02-16 23:06
NIP C9 TYLOO
2019-02-16 23:06
#18
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
C9/NiP save me :PPP
2019-02-16 23:06
#126
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Other 3ms 
yes
2019-02-17 00:09
#184
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Russia GramDEL 
+1 I need 2 teams out of that list to go through: C9 Nip G2
2019-02-17 08:53
Same
2019-02-17 11:26
i need whole 3 qq
2019-02-17 11:37
What were your pickems?
2019-02-17 11:38
3-0 ence, 0-3 vici nrg, vitality, nip, c9, g2, fnatic, furia
2019-02-17 11:42
#20
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Australia CaZeR01 
I just need eiher c9 or nip to go through for my pickems
2019-02-16 23:06
#32
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
i just need nip oof
2019-02-16 23:07
#39
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Australia CaZeR01 
Gl then aha
2019-02-16 23:07
#68
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Finland nexustron 
I need 2 of tyloo, nip and/or c9 😬
2019-02-16 23:12
#185
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Russia GramDEL 
Me 2, except tyloo. I picked G2
2019-02-17 08:54
#96
AmaNEk | 
France ZywHere 
Same here fingers crossed
2019-02-16 23:28
#97
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Spain Dicraftio 
If nip, tyloo and c9 wins i'll have 9/9
2019-02-16 23:28
#100
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Australia CaZeR01 
Wow
2019-02-16 23:29
#151
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China Maltose 
the 1/10 must be fnatic?
2019-02-17 02:56
#219
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Spain Dicraftio 
7/9 bcs fnatic and tyloo
2019-02-21 10:57
#21
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Hungary StraYzie 
GONINJAS Don't care about the rest
2019-02-16 23:06
#23
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
nip will get demolished
2019-02-16 23:06
#188
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Australia zanics 
yeh i dont see them beating vici, vici are just gonna push smoke and shit on them
2019-02-17 09:06
#25
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United Kingdom D3N1SMEISTER 
NIP > Vici C9 > Winstrike G2 > Tyloo Don't @ me
2019-02-16 23:06
#27
Jame | 
Morocco Feit4N 
Pick'em saved
2019-02-16 23:06
hah yeah. I need C9, NIP or G2 to advance, so probably saved
2019-02-16 23:10
#67
Jame | 
Morocco Feit4N 
yeah you have to wait for the results but mostly saved, for me I needed winstrike or C9 so I now for sure it's done. Good luck
2019-02-16 23:12
#120
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Nip or c9 for me monkaS
2019-02-16 23:50
#215
Jame | 
Morocco Feit4N 
congratulations
2019-02-17 19:25
#218
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Thanks haha
2019-02-18 03:42
#28
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United States WumboCumbo 
Nip C9 G2
2019-02-16 23:06
#169
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-02-17 06:24
Rip g2
2019-02-16 23:06
it would be funny to see if tyloo lose to g2. (from 2:0 to 2:3) And especially to g2
2019-02-16 23:06
hello BnTeT
2019-02-17 10:32
nice
2019-02-16 23:06
NiP<ViCi C9<Winstrike Tyloo>G2
2019-02-16 23:07
Go China
2019-02-16 23:07
#38
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Poland Hell2k 
clown9 lucky hahha i am joking ez winstrike also hope for at least 1 Chinese team
2019-02-16 23:07
im happy with every suprise^^
2019-02-17 08:45
#40
FalleN | 
Brazil dmn1 
please g2 and c9 don't fuck my pick'em up
2019-02-16 23:07
#42
hardstyle | 
Turkey 2nga 
ViCi > NiP Winstrike > C9 TyLoo > G2
2019-02-16 23:08
0/3
2019-02-16 23:13
#76
hardstyle | 
Turkey 2nga 
Just Watch.
2019-02-16 23:14
0/3
2019-02-17 10:33
#43
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
"G2 vs TyLoo" Automatic +1 for my pick'em, thanks. Just need the swedish noobs to not screw it up and it's 5/5 for me.
2019-02-16 23:08
by c9
2019-02-16 23:08
#45
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
please tyloo, c9 and nip save my pickems lmao
2019-02-16 23:08
Nip has to win. Clown 9 has to win. G2 has to win or else RIP Pick'Em.
2019-02-16 23:09
#69
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Germany pr9ud 
Sitting in the same boat bro! Though i just need nip and c9 .
2019-02-16 23:13
#102
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Italy cukk 
Same here
2019-02-16 23:29
#106
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Germany pr9ud 
Cross ur Fingers
2019-02-16 23:33
#134
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
same
2019-02-17 00:34
#162
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India MihirX27 
TYLOO has to win, NiP and C9 also have to win, for my pick em'.
2019-02-17 04:44
#51
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Argentina Renardo 
ez for ViCi hopefully C9 wins against Augstrike for my pick'em and should be easy for tyloo against g2
2019-02-16 23:09
#59
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North America Jxmes 
Thats what I want to happen.
2019-02-16 23:10
#52
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China kazuk1 
VICI WINS G2
2019-02-16 23:09
#57
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North America Jxmes 
EZ4TYLOO
2019-02-16 23:09
#53
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Lithuania Guitagun 
Nip Winstrike Tyloo So ez
2019-02-16 23:09
#54
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
nip winstrike tyloo
2019-02-16 23:09
#55
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North America Jxmes 
Please TyLoo. Show em what you can do.
2019-02-16 23:09
C9 plays winstrike not tyloo
2019-02-16 23:10
#80
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North America Jxmes 
I know?
2019-02-16 23:15
#152
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Indonesia Chonji 
Hi, are that guy who have 50+ tyloo stickers? If so tyloo niubi!!
2019-02-17 03:00
#153
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North America Jxmes 
LMAO ya I am. #EZ4TYLOO
2019-02-17 03:01
#85
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United States brentliu9 
yeah and?
2019-02-16 23:16
Exactly
2019-02-17 06:43
#60
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Sweden Lagge15 
OMG, watching this just makes me sick. I hate Xizt and Jumpy. Where is the news about roster changes in Fnatic?
2019-02-16 23:10
Wowzers
2019-02-16 23:10
nip 2-0 winstrike 2-1 tyloo 2-1
2019-02-16 23:10
#65
Norway xyve 
NiP > ViCi C9 < Winstrike G2 < TyLoo U saw it here first!
2019-02-16 23:11
#66
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Brazil BUIODA 
I need nip, g2 or c9 if two passes i do well in my pick em
2019-02-16 23:12
Got 3-0 Fnatic & 0-3 Vici wrong. So far I got NRG, RNG, VIT & Ence going through so 4/7. Need one more & I have C9, G2 & NIP making it. So the chances are really high to get the 5 right picks I need.
2019-02-16 23:14
#87
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Romania Iosif 
Well, i got fnatic and vici also wrong... And only nrg, ence and vitality for me... So i need 3 from those 3 to go through
2019-02-16 23:18
I wish the 3-0 would be worth more points because got nrg right, my only wrong picks have been vici 0-3 and fnatic through:/
2019-02-16 23:49
3-0 & 0-3 are so hard, its always such a gamble.
2019-02-17 03:54
nip,c9,tyloo
2019-02-16 23:14
nip, c9 or g2 plz one of you win to give me at least 5pts but i see scenario you all will lose thou
2019-02-16 23:14
I won't be disappointed xD
2019-02-16 23:46
#74
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
Need 1 of C9 Nip ir G2 :D
2019-02-16 23:14
#75
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Finland Vkims 
Nip or cloud9 tp win and I have 5 points
2019-02-16 23:14
Tyloo, c9, nip
2019-02-16 23:15
this is worst case scenario for my pick ems omg
2019-02-16 23:15
I wanted c9 Vs nip or G2 Vs nip or G2 Vs c9, that would have been best possible for me because guaranteed 5 point club
2019-02-16 23:48
i only need one more point. so had furia won vs C9 they would've had faced G2 and i had both of them going through to the next stage. :(
2019-02-17 11:37
Please do it NiP, Winstrike, Tyloo
2019-02-16 23:16
NiP or C9 BlessRNG
2019-02-16 23:16
I need nip, c9, tyloo. Only one can lose
2019-02-16 23:16
i want g2 further, brings more prestige to the next round.
2019-02-16 23:17
#90
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Myanmar xdcc 
Wtf? China #1
2019-02-16 23:22
#91
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United States GiantDays 
I haven't looked at my Pickems since I placed them but p sure I got C9, NiP, and Tyloo all advancing so I'd be happy if that happens.
2019-02-16 23:22
#92
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Sweden shirre 
ViCi, Winstrike and TyLoo will win. Rip NiP :( I sure hope I'm wrong but ViCi has been super strong so far.
2019-02-16 23:22
#93
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
I have g2, c9 and nip in my pickem and i need 2/3 to get 5 :O
2019-02-16 23:23
Vici and Nip is going to be one hella good match
2019-02-16 23:28
#108
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Lithuania S0lutioNLT 
NIP > Vici C9 < Winstrike Tyloo > G2
2019-02-16 23:34
this seeding system is pretty dope no shit matches like ViCi vs Winstrike or NiP vs Cloud9
2019-02-16 23:36
#113
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
+ finally they found a system that works now they only have to nerf the aug and im happy
2019-02-16 23:40
#189
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-02-17 09:31
Good seeds :) Nice job esl
2019-02-16 23:38
GO G2
2019-02-16 23:40
I just need either G2, c9 or nip to win then 5 points club
2019-02-16 23:44
#122
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Lithuania fezlan 
NiP > ViCi Cloud9 > Winstrike G2 > Tyloo
2019-02-16 23:57
if c9, nip or tyloo win i finally get 5/5 shiiieeetttttt
2019-02-17 00:02
#124
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Brazil Thovisk 
pls c9, g2 and nip save my pick
2019-02-17 00:07
NiP C9 G2 Need C9 and G2 for the pickem and I want NiP in the legends stage xd
2019-02-17 00:08
It would be so sad if Tyloo got eliminated as they went 2-0 first and performed so well even on that two loss matches.
2019-02-17 00:10
#129
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United Kingdom Peath 
Need Tyloo, C9 and NiP to get my Pick'ems. Fingers crossed.
2019-02-17 00:17
#131
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Brazil Teteu 
rooting for NIP
2019-02-17 00:17
Pick'em challenge completed. 0-3 grayhound Ez4ence Nrg Vitality + G2 vs tyloo
2019-02-17 00:20
#140
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Indonesia BnDeR 
Dude! These are my pickem too! Lol
2019-02-17 01:09
3-0 ninja x Fnatic x + Cloud9 . but no need anymore.
2019-02-17 01:20
I think tyloo vs Vici would have been a better matchmaking .. G2 vs C9 And Nip Vs Winstrike.. it will be a better game.
2019-02-17 00:19
#137
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Bulgaria LorDDemoniC 
NIP > Vici C9 > Winstrike G2 > Tyloo EZ 5 POINTS PICK EM
2019-02-17 00:37
#138
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United Kingdom babystig 
NIP G2 C9 plz
2019-02-17 00:55
#139
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Indonesia BnDeR 
Woohooo my pickem saved! Tyloo vs G2, anyone wins, I got 5 points! Yeah baby
2019-02-17 01:04
GONINJAS
2019-02-17 01:23
#145
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
NiP, Winstrike, TYLOO pls
2019-02-17 01:50
Ez for nip and g2
2019-02-17 02:20
What I wish to happen: Tyloo Vici Winstrike What I expect to happen: Tyloo NiP C9
2019-02-17 02:31
Winstrike will crush c9
2019-02-17 03:22
So far my pickems have been messed with by those damn China teams. I’ll declare war on China if tyloo beat g2 and ViCi beat nip
2019-02-17 04:04
Definitely Nip will move to Legend Stage. Their intensity in the game is much more they dont give up easily
2019-02-17 07:15
#190
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Spain Junchh 
G2 4 the win
2019-02-17 09:59
I just need one team from the left to go through for PickEms
2019-02-17 10:14
please vici tyloo winstrike i have fnatic, c9, tyloo in pick em but screw it GO CHINA
2019-02-17 10:43
#199
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Poland Hell2k 
next minor would be crazy af
2019-02-17 11:13
Why would they do that to me... I love winstrike but i put cloud9 to advance...
2019-02-17 10:52
#200
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Poland Hell2k 
just imagine Fnatic NiP G2 North Mouz VP Valiance Optic and more in next eu minor
2019-02-17 11:13
#202
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Slovakia EvErisT 
NiP > ViCi Cloud9 < Winstrike TYLOO > G2
2019-02-17 11:28
RIP Asian Team :(
2019-02-17 11:41
I think ViCi will win the major this time
2019-02-17 12:16
I hope G2 gets eliminated because that team is a dead end.
2019-02-17 12:53
Mibr will win this Major !!
2019-02-17 20:06
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