IEM Katowice 2020 marks the first CS:GO Masters Championship event in the new ESL Pro Tour for this year. Below are all of the possible questions and answers you might have ahead of the event.
🏆 #IEM 🇵🇱 Katowice 2020 is around the corner!— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) January 20, 2020
🎖️ As our first Masters Championship of the year, we'll be ensuring the 16 elite-class teams will be using the best equipment.
When is IEM Katowice 2020?
IEM Katowice 2020 will take place from 25th February to 1st March.
The two group stages will run across the first three days before playoffs begin on 28th February.
The Grand Final will take place at ~16:00 GMT (17:00 CET / 11:00 ET) on 1st March.
Where is IEM Katowice 2020?
IEM Katowice 2020 will once again be returning to its annual location of the Spodek Arena in the Polish city of Katowice.
While only the playoff matches will be played in front of fans, all games will be played in the arena itself.
Which teams are at IEM Katowice 2020?
16 teams will be attending IEM Katowice 2020:
- 100 Thieves
- Evil Geniuses
- FaZe Clan
- G2 Esports
- MAD Lions
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid
- Team Vitality
- Vici Gaming
This is eight less teams than last year's event that saw IEM host the first CS:GO Major of 2019.
Astralis, Fnatic and mousesports earned direct invites to IEM Katowice 2020 after respective wins at IEM Beijing, DreamHack Masters Malmö and the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals last year.
What are the groups for IEM Katowice 2020?
The groups for the teams attending IEM Katowice 2020 have yet to be announced but it will be added to this page once known.
What is the schedule for IEM Katowice 2020?
IEM Katowice 2020's playoff schedule can be found in the official Tweet below:
How can I watch IEM Katowice 2020?
IEM Katowice 2020 will be broadcast across both the primary and secondary ESL CS:GO Twitch channels.
Tickets to attend IEM Katowice 2020 in person can be purchased from the Intel Extreme Masters website.
What is the talent lineup for IEM Katowice 2020?
Talent for IEM Katowice 2020 has yet to be announced, but this page will be updated once that information is revealed.