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IEM Katowice 2023: Teams, Format, Prize Pool, more about the event

IEM Katowice 2023: Teams, Format, Prize Pool, more about the event

IEM Katowice 2023: Teams, Format, Prize Pool, more about the event – Intel Extreme Masters are coming up with a new event of CS: GO in January. The event is going to take place in Katowice and the venue is Spodek Arena for the playoffs. The tournament is going to start on 31st January and till 12th February. Let us see all the teams, the format, and the prize pool of the event.

IEM Katowice 2023: Teams

There is a total of 24 teams from which 8 teams were directly qualified and the other 16 teams are world Qualifiers. The name of the teams are as follows:

  1. FaZe Clan – Invited
  2. Team Vitality – Invited
  3. Outsiders – Invited
  4. Heroic – Invited
  5. Team Liquid – Invited
  6. Natus Vincere – Invited
  7. G2 Esports – Invited
  8. MOUZ – Invited
  9. Ninjas in Pyjamas – World Ranking
  10. Team Spirit – World Ranking
  11. Cloud9 – World Ranking
  12. Complexity Gaming – World Ranking
  13. FURIA Esports – World Ranking
  14. MIBR – World Ranking
  15. IHC Esports – World Ranking
  16. Grayhound Gaming – World Ranking
  17. OG – World Ranking
  18. ENCE – World Ranking
  19. BIG – World Ranking
  20. Sprout – World Ranking
  21. paiN Gaming – World Ranking
  22. Evil Geniuses – World Ranking
  23. Fnatic – World Ranking
  24. Permitted Esports – World Ranking

IEM Katowice 2023: FORMAT

In Play-ins which is from 31st January to 1st February. All the matches are in Double Bracket format in which all the opening matches are best-of-series 1 and the following matches are best-of-series 3 matches. The top eight teams will be advanced to the Group Stage in which there will be 8 invited teams.

In Group Stage there will be 8 teams in each group. All the matches will be in a best-of-series format. It will be from 2nd February to 5th February. The top three teams will be advanced to the playoffs. The winner will be directed to the semifinals and the 2nd, and 3rd to the quarterfinals.

In playoffs which are from 10th to 12th February. All the matches are in a single-elimination format. The semifinals and the quarterfinals will be best-of-series 3 matches, and the grand final will be a best-of-series 5 match.


The total prize pool of the event is $1,000,000, which will be distributed as:

  • 1st Place – $400,000
  • 2nd Place – $180,000
  • 3rd-4th Place – $80,000
  • 5th-6th Place – $40,000
  • 7th-8th Place – $24,000
  • 9th-12th Place – $16,000
  • 13th-16th Place – $10,000
  • 17th-20th Place – $4,500
  • 21st-24th Place – $2,500

After 3 years of absence, the IEM Expo is back and opens for visitors. The best part of it: It’s completely free to enter. The seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

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