The upcoming IEM Katowice is ready to set off the ESL’s top tier CS:GO tournament circuit for 2023.
IEM or Intel Extreme Masters is a popular e-sports organization. They have been running professional CS:GO and StarCraft 2 tournament series authorized by the ESL pro league. Sponsored by Intel, Monster Energy and many other popular companies, the offline event has been 2007.
IEM Katowice initially began in Season VII. However, the official introduction of CS:GO was in 2019. Following the success of 2022, the upcoming IEM Katowice will be the latest return of the Polish professional CS:GO event.
This year’s IEM Katowice will feature 24 professional teams. These teams will be fighting for a $1 million prize pool. Like every year, the event will be held offline in Katowice.
Let us look at more detailed information on the upcoming CS:GO professionals’ event.
When will be the IEM Katowice held?
- Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2023
- Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
IEM Katowice is set to initiate this Wednesday, February 01, 2023. With the upcoming match between ENCE vs paiN Gaming, the event will start at 10:00 a.m. ET.
IEM Katowice 2023 Schedule:
|Play-in||February 01, 2023 – February 03, 2023|
|Group Stage||February 04, 2023 – February 07, 2023|
|Quarterfinal||February 10, 2023|
|Semifinal||February 11, 2023|
|Final||February 12, 2023|
How to Live Stream IEM Katowice?
ESL’s official CS:GO streaming twitch channel titled “ESL_CSGO” will provide live stream of the upcoming IEM Katowice matches. Streams will be available internationally to watch. Additionally, “ESL Counter-Strike” YouTube channel will also provide live stream and additional highlights of the upcoming event games.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Spodek Arena
- Location: Katowice, Poland
The Polish arena “Spodek” will be the hosting venue of upcoming IEM Katowice 2023. The multipurpose arena shaped as a saucer has over 11,500-seat capacity. It is located in Katowice, Poland.
Participant Teams at the event:
The upcoming IEM Katowice 2023 will feature a total of 24 teams during the initial rounds. Among these, 9 teams have directly qualified though eighter ESL World Ranking or recent major wins in IEM or ESL professional events. The teams are listed below –
- FaZe Clan
- Team Vitality
- Team Liquid
- Natus Vincere
- G2 Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Spirit
- Cloud 9
- Complexity Gaming
- FURIA Esports
- IHC Esports
- Grayhound Gaming
- paiN Gaming
- Evil Geniuses
- Permitta Esports
Prize Pool Distribution for the Event:
Organizers of the latest Katowice based pro CS: GO event has announced a prize pool of $1 million. In addition to that, the winner of this event will earn an invitational qualificaiton spot at the IEM Cologne 2023. Distribution of the lucrative sized prize pool is listed below –
|3rd – 4th||$80,000|
|5th – 6th||$40,000|
|7th – 8th||$24,000|
|9th – 12th||$16,000|
|13th – 16th||$10,000|
|17th – 20th||$4,500|
|21st – 24th||$2,500|