Katowice 2023

Crowning the World Champion

10.02. - 12.02.2023International Congress Center (MCK)

SC2 ChampionshipAbout Katowice

IEM Katowice 2023 is the final proving ground for 36 contenders. A whole year of intense competition reaches its climax right here at IEM Katowice 2023.
From the first week of February until the 12th, these challengers from across the world will compete over their share of the $500,000 prize pool - and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to lift the glorious trophy of IEM Katowice 2023 alongside with the StarCraft II ESL Pro Tour Championship title.
During the IEM Expo from Feb 10-12, the StarCraft 2 competition can be watched live on stage.

TICKET WAVE #2 SOON!

All you need to know about tickets, entry policy & more!

The ticket below only gives access to the SC2 competition in the Expo area during February 10-12.
If you want to attend the CS:GO competition in the Spodek Arena, you will have to purchase a separate CS:GO ticket.

Tickets will drop with limited capacity in multiple waves.

  1. Wave: September 22nd, 15:00 CEST / SOLD OUT!
  2. Wave: October 27th, 15:00 CEST
  3. Wave late November, stay tuned!

Ticket Wave #1 is sold out. Come back for Wave #2 and save your tickets!

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SC2 Premium

Closest to the player

650 zł (137€)
  • SC2 Tournament Ticket
  • Three-Day access from February 10-12
  • Guaranteed seating close to the stage
  • Goodie Bag
  • Premium attendee badge
  • Free drinks (non-alcoholic only)
  • Access to signing sessions

SC2 Regular

Secured seating

320 zł (67€)
  • SC2 Tournament Ticket
  • Three-Day access from February 10-12
  • Guaranteed seating
  • Access to signing sessions

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

Format

36 Competitors across 5 tournament days

Round of 36 - 16 Player

Round of 24

Round of 12

Grand Final

EPT Prize pool

Prize Money
Total
$500,000
1st
$150,000
2nd
$71,000
3rd-4th
$40,000
5th-8th
$20,000
9th-12th
$10,000
13th-16th
$5,000
17th-20th
$4,000
21st-24th
$3,000
25th-26th
$2,000
27th-28th
$1,500
29th-32th
$1,00
33th-36th
$500

+$300 per win in Ro24​

Championship Distribution

DivisionEUNALACNTW/HKOCEDHMKRGSLHighest Slot
Globally
Ro 24 (20)4211 0 03531
Ro 36 (16)​311121 07 0 0
Total spots: 3673222131231

EU: Europe | NA: North America | LA: Latin America | CN:China | TW/HK:Taiwan/Hongkong/Japan/Macau | OCE: Oceania/ROA | DHM: DreamHack Masters | KR: South Korea | GSL: Global Starcraft League

Road to katowice

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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

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