With IEM Katowice kicking off later this month, you can find all the details regarding the schedule, groups, and first-round matches in one spot with this article.
This event is stacked with talent as 16 of the world’s best teams descend on Katowice to compete for the lion’s share of the $500,000 prize pool and the first-ever ESL Pro Tour crown.
Group A will feature the No. 1, 4, 6, 7, and 9 team in the HLTV rankings in the form of Astralis, fnatic, Vitality, Natus Vincere, and FaZe in addition to three other formidable teams as Cloud9, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Renegades.
Group B pulls out the No. 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10th teams with mousesports, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, G2, and 100 Thieves. Joining them will be MAD Lions, Virtus.pro, and ViCi Gaming.
Ninjas in Pyjamas
The event will run from Monday, February 24th to March 1st with the two groups of eight battling in best-of-three double-elimination brackets. The top teams from each group will move directly into the semi-finals while the second and third-placed teams will meet in the quarter-finals.