Intel Extreme Masters is back as the Hall of Heroes reopens its doors to challengers, new and old on January 31! Twenty-four of the world's best Counter-Strike 2 teams will return to the Spodek Arena for 11 days of action-packed matches, ending on February 11.
Thousands of fans will experience an electrifying atmosphere and witness history in the making in the all-important Playoffs, where the winner gets an automatic invitation to IEM Cologne 2024 and the BLAST Premier World Final. If that's not enough, they also get the lion's share of the $1 million overall prize pool!
Read on for all the latest information on IEM Katowice 2024, including the tournament format, complete schedule, all teams, and the current standings.
IEM Katowice 2024 will feature three main phases: the Play-In, Group Stage, and Playoffs. While 24 teams are competing altogether, 16 will participate in the Play-In to secure one of the eight slots in the Group Stage. Eight teams have already been directly qualified for the Group Stage.
Take a look below for the complete IEM Katowice 2024 format.
The 24 teams competing in IEM Katowice are mostly cherry-picked based on their performances last year, some based on their standings in the ESL World Ranking.
Take a look below to see all the teams competing in IEM Katowice 2024, including how they qualified and the stage they're first competing in.
IEM Katowice 2024 kicks off on January 31 and ends on February 11 for an action-packed 11 days of top-tier Counter-Strike 2 gameplay.
All match times listed below will be in GMT, and match winners will be in bold. We will add the schedule for the Playoffs at a later date, so watch this space so you don't miss it!
The IEM Katowice 2024 matches will initially be hosted online for the first two stages, with the Playoffs taking place at the Spodek Arena, with a seating capacity of 11,000. Grab your tickets while you can from the ESL Pro Tour website, as the cheapest event ticket has already sold out.
For all the games simultaneously, there will be two channels titled ESLCS and ESLCSb, respectively, live-streaming all the games. For your convenience, the main ESL Counter-Strike YouTube channel is also embedded below as the main hot spot for the later Playoff matches.
BLAST Premier Points
IEM Cologne 2024, BLAST Premier World Final
3rd - 4th
Team Falcons, MOUZ
5th - 6th
ENCE, G2 Esports
7th - 8th
Natus Vincere, Heroic
Complexity Gaming, Eternal Fire, GamerLegion, Monte
13th - 16th
Rebels Gaming, Apeks, Team Vitality, Cloud9
17th - 20th
Virtus.pro, The MongolZ, BIG, M80
21st - 24th
Astralis, BetBoom Team, FURIA Esports, Rooster
That was all our information on the IEM Katowice 2024 tournament - will G2 Esports be crowned the Katowice Kings once again? Only time will tell. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with all current IEM Katowice news, including standings updates and upcoming matches.
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