Cologne 2024

THE CATHEDRAL OF COUNTER-STRIKE

16.08 - 18.08.2024Lanxess Arena

EPT ChampionshipIEM COLOGNE 2024

The bells toll and the Cathedral of Counter-Strike is looking to crown a new champion! In 2024, IEM Cologne returns to the Lanxess Arena where 24 of the world’s best teams will compete for a $1M prize pool, an Intel Grand Slam contribution and the second EPT Championship title of the year. Get your tickets and become part of an unforgettable experience alongside thousands of other passionate fans. For all we know, history will be made but who will prove themselves as the true kings of Counter-Strike?

CologneAugust 16 - 18

TICKETs

Tickets for IEM Cologne 2024 are live! Wave 1 ended on the 2nd of November and all premium tickets for the event have now been sold out. Wave 3 tickets are currently live, offering both 1-day and 3-day options. So pick up yours while you can and come to experience the legendary Cathedral of Counter-Strike!

Wave 1 - September 28th 15:00 CEST - ENDED

Wave 2 - Novermber 2nd 15:00 CET - ENDED

Wave 3 - January 15th 15:00 CET - LIVE

Please note that the minimum age to attend this event is 16.

Official ticket re-sale

TicketSwap is a platform where you can safely resell & buy your tickets from other fans. Whether your plans have changed and you can no longer make it to the event or you have been late to the party and did not get your tickets in time - TicketSwap is the place to go.

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TICKETs

Tickets for IEM Cologne 2024 are live! Wave 1 ended on the 2nd of November and all premium tickets for the event have now been sold out. Wave 3 tickets are currently live, offering both 1-day and 3-day options. So pick up yours while you can and come to experience the legendary Cathedral of Counter-Strike!

Wave 1 - September 28th 15:00 CEST - ENDED

Wave 2 - Novermber 2nd 15:00 CET - ENDED

Wave 3 - January 15th 15:00 CET - LIVE

Please note that the minimum age to attend this event is 16.

Single Day

Wave 3

52€ - 72€ Friday (52€), Saturday or Sunday (72€)
  • Counter-Strike 2 tournament ticket
  • Access on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • Free seating: upper & lower ranks

Weekend Regular

wave 3

146€ Three day ticket
  • Counter-Strike 2 tournament ticket
  • Access on all three days (August 16-18)
  • Free seating: upper & lower ranks

Weekend Plus

WAVE 3

206€ Three day ticket
  • Counter-Strike 2 tournament ticket
  • Access on all three days (August 16-18)
  • Free seating: upper & lower ranks
  • Plus goodie bag
  • Plus attendee badge

God Mode Lounge

Full Lounge (5-10 tickets) or Single Lounge Seats

1299€ Three day lounge access
  • Counter-Strike 2 tournament ticket
  • Access on all three days (August 16-18)
  • Access to a comfortable private lounge
  • Large variety of free drinks incl. alcoholic options
  • Catering and refreshments
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Dedicated on-site support staff
  • Merchandising voucher valued at €150
  • Collectible event coin
  • Behind the scenes and backstage tour
  • Free parking at the venue
  • Attendee badge
  • Get a single ticket to a lounge with like-minded fans, or secure your own private lounge with your friends (5-10 persons). 1299€ per person.

    Single ticket = 1299€ | If you buy 5 to 10 tickets, you will receive your own lounge at a price of 1299€ per person

Premium

Sold out in Wave 1

399€ Three day ticket
  • Counter-Strike 2 tournament ticket
  • Access on all three days (August 16-18)
  • Premium seating in front of the stage
  • Premium goodie bag
  • Premium attendee badge
  • Free drinks (water, soft-drinks & beer)
  • Close to the player walk-in entrance

Schedule

Times for early check-in (PLUS & PREMIUM only) & ESL Shop early access (open to public): Thursday 15:00 - 19:00

Friday, 16.08.2024
9:00
ESL Shop opens
12:00
Outdoors Area opens
13:00
Lanxess outer doors open
13:30
Inside Arena doors open
15:30
Opening Ceremony
15:45
Quarterfinal #1
BO3
19:00
Quarterfinal #2
BO3
20:30
Outdoor area closes
Saturday, 17.08.2024
10:00
ESL Shop opens
12:00
Outdoors Area opens
13:00
Lanxess outer doors open
13:30
Inside Arena doors open
15:30
Opening Ceremony
15:45
Semifinal #1
BO3
19:00
Semifinal #2
BO3
20:30
Outdoor area closes
Sunday, 18.08.2024
10:00
ESL Shop opens
12:00
Outdoors Area opens
13:00
Lanxess outer doors open
13:30
Inside Arena doors open
14:30
Showmatch
16:45
Opening Ceremony
17:00
Grand Final
BO5
20:30
Outdoor area closes

Format and Teams

Play-In

Group Stage

PlayOffs

Prize pool

Placement
Prize Money
Total
$1,000,000
1st
$400,000 + qualifies for IEM Katowice 2025
2nd
$180,000
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