Katowice 2024


StarCraft 2

08.02. - 11.02.2024MCK & Expo

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Opening times

10:00 - 22:00
MCK/IEM EXPO opened (Sc2)
12:00 - 22:00
Spodek Arena opened (CS2)

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Exhibitions Booths


Yummy! 😋
There will be a large variety of food & beverages available for purchase at the IEM Expo and the Spodek Arena.
There are vegetarian and vegan options available. Check out the menu to explore the international dishes!

KEy information

Wristband Collection

Show your ticket with QR or Barcode in exchange for a wristband.

Goodie bag pickup
for 3-day Premium Tickets

The pick-up point for goodie bags will be at booth r03 on the ring of the Spodek Arena.

Security Check

There will be a security bag check at the entrance of the arena. Alcohol, articles prohibited by law and any other items we deem inappropriate are not allowed. In the next step, you will proceed to get your ticket scanned.

Can I bring food to the venue? Can I buy food inside?

Yes you can bring your own food, or buy something inside, there will be also food truck zone for Spodek and MCK. You can not bring your own drinks.


FREE No ticket needed
  • Free expo from February 8-11
Spodek Arena
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You don't need a ticket to join the Expo.
Available free areas inside the Spodek Arena where you can enjoy the Counter-Strike Competition. 

The schedule

Thursday, 08.02.2024
Doors open MCK / IEM Expo
Group B - Rounds 1-2
Group A - Rounds 1-2
Group D - Rounds 1-2
Group C - Rounds 1-2
Doors closed for re-entry
Friday, 09.02.2024
Doors open MCK / IEM Expo
Group B - Rounds 3-4
Group A - Rounds 3-4
Group D - Rounds 3-4
Group C - Rounds 3-4
Doors closed for re-entry
Saturday, 10.02.2024
Doors open MCK / IEM Expo
Group A - Round 5
Group B - Round 5
Group C - Round 5
Group D - Round 5
Round of 12 #1
Round of 12 #2
Round of 12 #3
Round of 12 #4
Doors closed for re-entry
Sunday, 11.02.2024
Doors open MCK / IEM Expo
Quarterfinal #1
Quarterfinal #2
Quarterfinal #3
Quarterfinal #4
Semifinal #1
Semifinal #2
Grand Final
Doors closed for re-entry

Signing Sessions

Signing Sessions at IEM Katowice will be on the Intel Booth at the Expo. Limited availability per session. Times and details are subject to change in accordance to player & talent availability. 

February 9th
15:00 - 16:00
Group B
16:00 - 17:00
Group C
17:30 - 18:30
Group A
20:00 - 21:00
Group D
February 10th
16:00 - 17:00
Talent - RotterdaM, DeMu
18:00 - 19:00
Talent - ZombieGrub, Wardi
February 10th
14:00 - 15:00
Talent - Lowko, PiG

How to get there

Arrival by
car/Uber or taxi

Located near the A4 & A1 highways, there are several car parks located very close to the venue

  • Spodek Arena offers FREE parking lots which are across several locations around the venue

Simply enter or tell the driver the following:

  • Spodek Arena
  • Aleja Korfantego 35, 40 -005

Arrival from
the Central Train Station

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Taxi: 6 minutes 
  • Tram: 14 minutes
    (Lines T2, T11, T13, T23, T43 to Katowice Rondo)

For more information please refer to their official website.

Arrival from
the Airport

  • Train from Katowice airport: 1hr 5 minutes
    (Take the AP2 train to Katowice sokolska or Katowice hotel Novotel)
  • Taxi from Katowice airport: 35 minutes
  • Taxi from Krakow airport: 50 minutes


Experience IEM to the Fullest at IEM Expo and Booth!

Find out the latest games and hardware at the Intel Booth, dont miss out on any activity at IEM Katowice, explore the IEM Expo where all partner booths are located. 

and many more...

Take a look at the ESL Shop offers

This year, we're doubling the fun with two ESL Shop locations! Join us at entrance 14 of the Spodek arena, where our classic ESL Shop booth awaits, packed with exclusive event merchandise, official team jerseys, custom printing services, electronics, and much more. Plus, Don't miss our Outlet Store for discounted items up to 70% off. Happy shopping!

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Get further information at our schedules.

Yes. In our new model, all tickets guarantee a seat in a suitable sector. Only at the free EXPO seating is limited and first come first serve.

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.

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

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

Presenting Partner

Intel is the catalyst for PC gaming innovation, rallying the industry to make the PC the best place to play and create. The company believe the best gaming experience is done on the PC and always looking for ways to push their technology to the limits when it comes to performance, enabling the development community, driving new form factors and leveraging emerging technology. 

Additional information about Intel is available at intel.com/gaming

Official partner

Best known for blockbuster hits, including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. , a division of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.


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