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IEM Katowice 2021 – 16 Teams Qualifies For Group Stage

IEM Katowice

Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2021 has entered into the group stage after the conclusion of Play-Ins. Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2021 as known as IEM Katowice 2021 have a massive prize pool of $1,000,000 USD.

IEM Katowice 2021 Play-Ins saw the elimination of 8 teams. Some major names of CS:GO esports couldn’t make through Play-Ins. Teams who got eliminated from the tournament are as follows:- Movistar Riders, Wisła Kraków, Cloud9, Fnatic, MIBR, Complexity, Team One, and Renegades.

8 Teams from Play-Ins qualified through the group stage of one of the biggest CS:GO Tournament of the year. In the Group stage, there will be 8 invited teams who got invites on the basis of ESL Pro Tour points. Total of 16 teams will participate in the group stage.

Group Stage: Feb 18-21

Group Stage of Intel Extreme Masters Season XV – World Championship is scheduled to start from today. 16 teams are divided into 2 groups where they will face other teams from the same groups. Matches will be played in the best-of-three format. Let’s take a look at the groups:


  • Astralis
  • Mousesports
  • Gambit Esports
  • Evil Geniuses
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Spirit
  • BIG
  • Heroic


  • Team Vitality
  • OG
  • Team Liquid
  • FaZe Clan
  • FURIA Esports
  • Ninjas In Pyjamas
  • Natus Vincere

Top 3 teams from each group will move to IEM Katowice 2021 playoffs. Winners of both groups will get direct placement in semi-finals and the runner-ups will be placed in quarterfinals high seed. 2nd runner up teams will move to Quarterfinals low seed. IEM Katowice 2021: Playoffs will take place from 26th February to 28th February. All matches will be played in Best-of-three format. Grand Finals will be played in BO5 format to determine the IEM champions. and Skillbox Open a Joint Section About Education in Esports and Games

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