Katowice 2023

HALL OF HEROES

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.

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 event even though you don't have a ticket.

FREE EXPO ACCESS

Free seating Area

FREE
  • Free expo from February 10-12
  • Seating first come first serve in the reserved area

SC2 Premium

Closest to the player

710 zł (151€)
  • 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
SOLD OUT

SC2 Regular

Secured seating

363 zł (77€)
  • SC2 Tournament Ticket
  • Three-Day access from February 10-12
  • Guaranteed seating
  • Access to signing sessions
SOLD OUT

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

FAQs

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

Yes, a SC2 ticket only gives access to the SC2 competition in the Expo area at the MCK. Unlike in previous years, the grand final will in 2023 not be played in the Spodek Arena and instead be held in the EXPO area.

In order to enjoy the CS:GO competition, you will need a separate CS:GO ticket. This will grant you access to the CS:GO competition in the Spodek Arena.

In cases where fans are not allowed to participate in the event, there will be a number of solutions available. First of all, a full refund will be possible. Secondly, the tickets will become valid for next year’s IEM. All information on the refunds and tickets in general will be available on a dedicated website.

Yes! In 2023, the IEM Expo finally returns and will be bigger than ever!
There will be a smaller section of free seats available for visitors of the free Expo.
If you want to secure yourself a seat though, you will have to purchase a ticket to the regular or premium section.

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. there won't be one specific seat attached to your specific ticket, but there will always be a seat for you in your respective ticket category.

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, 15:00 CEST
  2. 27th of October, 15:00 CEST
  3. late November, stay tuned!

During each wave, we will release a limited amount of tickets. If you couldn't get any during Wave 1, try your luck in Wave 2 or 3!

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