IEM Katowice 2019 is over, but not everyone got a Diamond Coin. There were many complaints regarding the requirement to watch matches at every stage of the tournament. Valve has now given credit for watching every match to every Viewer Pass user.
A number of users reported not getting credit for watching various Playoff matches live. To remedy this, everyone with a Viewer Pass has been given credit for watching all Playoff matches live. This is reflected when viewing Coin Challenges.
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) March 5, 2019
Viewer Pass – Katowice 2019 Diamond Coin
With the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major now over, many will receive a Katowice 2019 Diamond Coin. The Diamond Coin is awarded to anyone who completes all 11 challenges in the CS:GO Viewer Pass.
Diamond Katowice Event Coins are on their way out! If you are eligible you should receive one shortly: pic.twitter.com/n42OighFWP
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) March 3, 2019
However, in addition to the Pick’Em challenges, users had to watch matches live to complete all challenges. This left many users disappointed, as they had a missed challenge simply due to not tuning in via a Steam-approved method.
Some users couldn’t watch the match live due to timezone issues. Others chose to watch on YouTube or Twitch without a Steam login. Others said they watched the match but didn’t receive credit. This left them with an incomplete challenge on their Viewer Pass.
Happened the same to me.. If you solve it tell me..
— Lionkyde (@LionKyde) March 3, 2019
Even Astralis’ Magisk Tweeted at csgo_dev to explain he couldn’t achieve it due to playing in the Major final.
Hey @csgo_dev I was actually playing the Final and some would mean I spectated it from VIP, but perhaps I could get my Diamond Coin aswell? 🙈
— Emil Reif (@MagiskCS) March 3, 2019
However, Valve has now addressed the issue. Every single user with a Viewer Pass will now get Credit for watching every match. This gives you 5 auto-completed challenges whether you chose to watch or not.
It’s a smart move for the CS:GO Developers. While there may be one or two complaints about the Diamond Coin being worth less now, it stops many more complaints.
Many more users will now receive an IEM Katowice 2019 Diamond Coin for their efforts.
Will StarLadder Berlin 2019 Get a Viewer Pass?
Thanks to a lot of great matches and fan support, IEM Katowice 2019 has been hailed as one of the best CS:GO Majors.
The Viewer Pass gave another way for the average player to involve themselves in the action. With Pick’Ems and rewards for viewing matches, it’s likely it’ll return next major.
The next CS:GO Major of 2019 is StarLadder Berlin 2019. The event will run from August to September. Qualifiers start in July.
While the Viewer Pass will likely make a return, there may be some tweaks to challenges to avoid more user complaints.