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IEM Katowice 2019

Feb 20, 2019Mar 3, 2019

The legendary Spodek Arena will once again be the proving ground for the best teams in the world, as IEM Katowice 2019 is right around the corner. This time, IEM also has the privilege of being the first major of 2019, which is a great testament to the prestige and expectation of an event like IEM Katowice 2019.

The tournament will be stacked, as we get to see 12 of the best teams in the world fight for the acclaimed Katowice trophy, together with a prize pool of $1,000,000 USD.

Some of the teams participating at Katowice will be Astralis, Liquid, NAVI, FaZe, MIBR, Renegades and many more extremely talented teams.

This event is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and we personally can’t wait for several days of the best Counter-Strike teams competing for glory.

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Spodek arena, Katowice


IEM Katowice 2019 is being held in Poland Poland

Prize pool


Highlighted players

We have selected five players that you should look out for in IEM Katowice 2019 - because they are on the rise or is the best players right now. Use the information with common sense and don't use our subjective assessment in games or betting if you do not agree.

Renegades has been on an upward trajectory in the last year, finally proving to be a team able to beat the best of the best. This is why we have selected 2 players from the team in Gratisfaction and Liazz. They both have the ability to put up a great fight when working together, so if they can overcome the pressure of Katowice, we are sure they will do great things at this event.

Astralis will be looking to continue their domination from 2018, here at IEM Katowice 2019. To do this a vital player will be dupreeh, which relies on momentum to get rolling. We are certain that he will go absolutely insane at this tournament, with the major trophy motivating him.

Vitality has managed to qualify for the group stage of this great tournament, especially with the help of 2 players named ALEX and RpK. They may not be known for being the star players on their team, and that is exactly what makes them dangerous, as they still have the ability to dominate their opponents. So watch out for those guys at IEM Katowice 2019.

Tournament format

Group Stage

  • The group stage uses a 16 team SWISS system Format
  • All decider matches are BO3 (elimination and advancement)
  • All other matches are BO1
  • Top 8 teams proceed to playoffs


  • The 8 remaining teams play according to the format “Single-elimination bracket”
  • All matches are BO3

The final is a BO3 match