Katowice 2023

Hall of Heroes

10.02. - 12.02.2023Spodek Arena

CS:GO ChampionshipAbout IEM Katowice

IEM Katowice returns! Mark the dates February 1 - 12 and get ready for THE legendary esports & gaming event in Poland. The Spodek Arena will once again host the world's best CS:GO teams, who will fight for the $1M prize pool and a point in the Intel Grand Slam. Above all what's up for grabs, they will compete for the hearts of the Polish CS fans, the greatest prize of all.

visit the Free Expo!

You can join the event even though tickets are sold out.

The free IEM Expo returns! You don't need a ticket to join the Expo. Also, there are free areas inside the Spodek arena where you can enjoy the CS:GO event even though you don't have a ticket.

The essence of IEM Katowice

CS:GO EPT ChampionshipSpodek Arena

Join thousands of like-minded fans in the bowl of the Spodek arena in Katowice to celebrate the world's best Counter-Strike competition at the prestigious ESL Pro Tour Championship with $1M in prize money. Which team will be able to claim the crown of FaZe and get their names engraved on the iconic trophy?

IEM Gaming Expo [Free To Enter]IEM Expo Area

The IEM gaming expo is officially back!
Across the weekend, tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts will get together and explore various gaming & esports-related activities and booths. Meet players, enjoy fresh gaming hardware drops, play your favorite games, or simply meet up with friends and have a stroll through the broad offering of dozens of gaming booths.

ESL Impact [Free To Enter]IEM Expo Area

The success story of the all women's CS:GO league ESL Impact continues with a standalone tournament right at the IEM Expo. The action will be live on the EXPO stage across all three days, February 10-12, when 8 teams from EU, NA, SA, and Asia fight for victory!

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Schedule

Friday, 10.02.2023
10:00
Doors open MCK/ IEM Expo
12:00
Doors open Spodek
13:30
Access to Spodek seats
15:30
Quarterfinal #1
BO3
19:00
Quarterfinal #2
BO3
22:00
Doors closed for re-enter
Saturday, 11.02.2023
10:00
Doors open MCK/ IEM Expo
12:00
Doors open Spodek
13:30
Access to Spodek seats
15:30
Semifinal #1
BO3
19:00
Semifinal #2
BO3
22:00
Doors closed for re-enter
Sunday, 12.02.2023
10:00
Doors open MCK/ IEM Expo
12:00
Doors open Spodek
14:00
Access to Spodek seats
16:00
Grand Final
BO5
22:00
Doors closed for re-enter
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THE FREE EXPO RETURNS

Yes, you read that right! After 3 years of absence, the IEM Expo is back and opens for visitors. The best part of it: It's completely free to enter. Only to mention some highlights, the IEM Expo will host ESL R1 sim racing, the StarCraft II Championship, and ESL Impact, the all women's CS:GO competition. Play games yourself, enjoy the latest gaming technology and win awesome prizes in sponsor activations.  Additionally, Expo visitors can enter the Spodek Arena on a first come first serve basis.

FREE EXPO ACCESS

Free seating Area

FREE No ticket needed
  • Free expo from February 10-12
  • Seating first come first serve

Please note that the minimum age to attend this event is 16+. Between 4 and 13 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parents. If you are between 13 and 15 years old, you need written consent from your parents. Children 3 years are not allowed to attend the event.

Tickets

Premium Tickets

Closest to the player

SOLD OUT One day Ticket (61€) - Three day ticket (199€)
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Guaranteed seating close to the stage
  • Premium Goodie Bag
    (Only for full 3-day weekend ticket!)
    Only for full 3-day weekend ticket!
  • Premium attendee badge
  • Free drinks (non-alcoholic only)
  • Access to signing sessions
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Lower Rank Tickets

Better view

SOLD OUT One day Ticket (35€) - Three day ticket (99€)
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Guaranteed seating in lower ranks
  • Access to signing sessions
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Upper Rank Tickets

Better view

SOLD OUT One day Ticket (24€) - Three day ticket (72€)
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Guaranteed seating in upper ranks
  • Access to signing sessions
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Teams & Format

Fnatic

Elisa Masters Winner

Permitta Esports

EPNC Winner

Ninjas in Pyjamas

ESL World Ranking
EU

Complexity

ESL World Ranking
NA

Team Spirit

ESL World Ranking
EU

Cloud9

ESL World Ranking
EU

Furia

ESL World Ranking
NA

Grayhound

ESL World Ranking
OCE

IHC Esports

ESL World Ranking
ASIA

MIBR

ESL World Ranking
SA

OG

ESL World Ranking
GLOBAL

ENCE

ESL World Ranking
GLOBAL

BIG

ESL World Ranking
GLOBAL

Sprout

ESL World Ranking
GLOBAL

paiN gaming

ESL World Ranking
GLOBAL

Evil Geniuses

ESL World Ranking
GLOBAL

Format

Play-In

Group Stage

PlayOffs

EPT Points & prize pool

Prize Money
Total
$1,000,000
1st
$400,000
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

Wallpaper

These are our fantastic wallpapers from various IEM tournaments.
Get some first impressions below and download the full resolution here!

Schedule

Day
Spodek Arena
Time
MCK
Time
Friday 25th
Outside Gates open
11:30
Outside Gates open
11:00
Spodek Doors open
13:00
Show Start - SC2
11:40
Opening Ceremony - CS:GO
14:30
Quarter Finals #1 - CS:GO
15:30
Quarter Finals #2 - CS:GO
19:00
Saturday 25th
Outside Gates open
12:30
Outside Gates open
11:00
Spodek Doors open
13:30
Show Start - SC2
11:40
Show Start
14:50
Semi Finals #1 - CS:GO
15:30
Semi Finals #2 - CS:GO
19:00
Sunday 26th
Outside Gate open
10:00
Show Start - SC2
10:40
Semi Finals #1 - SC2
11:00
Semi Finals #2 - SC2
12:30
Grand Finals - SC2
14:15
Grand Finals - CS:GO
17:00

FAQs

We will follow the local restrictions at the time of the event.

Yes, a CS:GO ticket for the Spodek Arena only grants you access to secured seating for the CS:GO competition which happens in Spodek arena.
In order to enjoy the SC2 competition, you will need a separate SC2 ticket. This will grant you access to better seating at the SC2 competition at the Expo.

Yes! There will be limited seats for EXPO visitors without a ticket.
Access to the EXPO is free! Access to the IEM tournament can only be granted as long as the capacity of the free area is reached. To secure a seat, opt for a ticket in Spodek arena.

The minimum age of entering the event alone (without a guardian or without parental consent) is 16. However persons between 13 and 16 years of age, need to bring a written consent letter from their parent or legal guardian. Persons below 13 can only enter the event accompanied by a responsible adult.
Yes. In our new model, all tickets guarantee a seat in a suitable sector.
Stay tuned for more information on this topic.

Katowice main events have always been commentated in English and that won't change in 2023.

There are three ticketing waves in total:

  1. 22nd of September at 3pm CEST. 
  2. 27th of October at 3pm CEST
  3. Late November; stay tuned for more information

In each wave, we will release a limited capacity of tickets. If you couldn't get one in the first wave, try your luck in the second one.

With each wave, prices will go up.

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