IEM SC2 Katowice 2024 event guide

Your Ultimate Guide to IEM SC2 Katowice 2024

Get ready to witness the pinnacle of StarCraft II competition as the world's best players converge in Katowice, Poland, for the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) SC2 Katowice 2024 tournament. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this electrifying event!

Dates and Location:

IEM SC2 Katowice 2024 will take place from February 8th to 11th, 2024, at the International Congress Center (MCK) in Katowice, Poland. The event returns once again to the well-known Auditorium located right next to the Spodek Arena & the IEM Expo area. Each day of the competition will start at 12:00 CET.

IEM SC2 Katowice 2024 prize pool distribution

Prize Pool and Format:

With a staggering $500,000 prize pool on the line, including $150,000 for the first-place winner, the competition promises to be intense. The top four players will also secure a spot in the Esports World Cup, this year’s ESL Pro Tour Championship event, taking place this summer in Riyadh.

Group A:Group B:Group C:Group D:

Participants and Groups:

Prepare to witness epic clashes between grizzled veterans of StarCraft II, including the defending champion, Oliveira, and the current leaders of the EPT rankings, such as Serral, Clem, Reynor, Astrea, Dark, Maru, or Solar. All participants are divided into four groups of six, three players from each group will advance to the playoffs, with 1st place finishers being seeded directly into the quarterfinals. The group stage features a Round Robin format, while the playoffs feature a single elimination bracket.

IEM SC2 Katowice 2024 Floor Plan

Admittance and Signing Sessions:

Gates to the IEM Expo open at 11:00 CET on Thursday and at 10:00 on Friday to Sunday, allowing fans to soak in the atmosphere and excitement before the battles begin. Be sure to check the schedule for signing sessions at the Intel booth for a chance to meet your favorite players and casters in person. Moreover, the IEM Expo is free to all attendees.

Talent and Broadcast:

Experience the excitement with expert on-site commentary from top-notch talent, including Kaelaris, Seltzer, Rotterdam, Zombiegrub, Wardi, Lowko, Demu, and PiG. With main, B-stream, and C-stream coverage, brought to you by Beomulf & Steadfast, and Harstem & Lambo, you won't miss a moment of the action.

Where to Watch:

Catch all the thrilling matches live on Twitch at,, and, with additional live streams and match VODs available on YouTube.

Partnered & community streams:


IEM SC2 Katowice 2024 is proudly supported by Intel, Blizzard, Monster Energy, The United States Air Force, and the City of Katowice. Explore the ESL Shop for exclusive merchandise and gear up for the event.

ESL Pro Tour Series:

IEM SC2 Katowice 2024 is the penultimate stop in the ESL Pro Tour series, shaping the 2023-2024 season and setting the stage for the next showdown at DreamHack Dallas, and for the world championship event at Esports World Cup.

Don't miss your chance to be part of esports history at IEM SC2 Katowice 2024. Get ready for four days of non-stop action, intense competition, and unforgettable moments. See you at the MCK Katowice!


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