Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 - Dates, Format & Schedule

14 Jan 2024
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  • Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 kicks off on January 31, 2024
  • 24 Counter-Strike teams
  • $1,000,000 prize pool
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Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 is an upcoming Counter-Strike 2 tournament and one of the biggest esports events so far this year. The tournament will welcome some of the best Counter-Strike 2 teams in the world, vying for the lion's share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and a direct invite to the IEM Cologne 2024 and BLAST Premier World Final.
  • When is IEM Katowice 2024?
  • Where Is IEM Katowice 2024?
  • IEM Katowice 2024 Format
  • Play-Ins
  • Group Stage
  • Playoffs
  • IEM Katowice 2024 Teams
  • What Is The IEM Katowice 2024 Prize Pool
  • Where To Bet On IEM Katowice 2024?

As one of the biggest CS2 events of the season, IEM Katowice 2024 is well covered by all betting sites, such as traditional sportsbooks and esports betting sites. That includes Stake.com, which is one of the best bookmakers for betting on esports and Counter-Strike 2.

Stake offers highly competitive esports betting odds, has good market coverage, and excellent bonuses and promotions. That includes a welcome bonus of up to $3,000, which all new users can claim by using promo code NEWBONUS.

When is IEM Katowice 2024?


IEM Katowice 2024 is set to start on Wednesday, January 31, with the first round of the group stage. The tournament will run until February 11, when the top two teams will clash in the grand final.

Where Is IEM Katowice 2024?


Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 will take place In Katowice, Poland. The playoffs will be held at a familiar venue - Spodek Arena - which hosted previous IEM Katowice events.

IEM Katowice 2024 Format


The IEM Katowice 2024 format won't differ from the previous iterations, dividing the tournament into three stages - the Play-In stage, the Group Stage, and the Playoffs.

Play-Ins


  • 16 Counter-Strike teams
  • Double-elimination bracket
  • All opening matches are best-of-one (Bo1)
  • All other matches are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • Top eight teams advance to the Group Stage

Group Stage


  • 16 Counter-Strike teams
  • Two double-elimination (GSL) groups of eight teams
  • All matches are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • The group stage winners receive direct bye to the semifinals
  • Group stage runners-up advance to quarterfinals as High Seeds
  • Group stage third-placed teams advance to quarterfinals as Low Seeds

Playoffs


  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Quarter-finals and Semifinals are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • Grand Final is best-of-five (Bo5)

IEM Katowice 2024 Teams


Intel Extreme Masters 2024 will welcome 24 Counter-Strike 2 teams. Of 24, 16 will start their IEM Katowice 2024 campaign in the Play-in stage, while eight receive a direct invite to the group stage.

The seeding is based on the ESL World Ranking, as well as the team's success in various Big Events, including IEM Cologne 2023, ESL Pro League, and IEM Sydney.

  • G2 Esports - IEM Cologne 2023 champions
  • MOUZ - ESL Pro League Season 18 champions
  • FaZe Clan - IEM Sydney 2023 champions
  • Team Vitality
  • Complexity
  • Natus Vincere
  • Monte
  • Team Falcons
  • Rebels Gaming
  • Cloud9
  • Virtus.pro
  • Heroic
  • FURIA Esports
  • M80
  • Rooster
  • The MongolZ
  • Eternal Fire
  • BetBoom Team
  • ENCE
  • Team Spirit

What Is The IEM Katowice 2024 Prize Pool


Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 has a $1,000,000 prize pool, divided amongst all 24 participating teams. The champions will take home $400,000, while the four teams that get eliminated 21st-24th will receive $2,500 each.

  • Champions - $400,000 + IEM Cologne 2024 and BLAST Premier World FInal invite
  • Runners-up - $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

Where To Bet On IEM Katowice 2024?


IEM Katowice 2024 is one of the biggest esports events of the year, so it's not shocking to learn that all online betting sites will have betting markets on it.
Still, while IEM Katowice 2024 betting markets are easily accessible, it's important to use the best esports bookmakers such as Stake.com, which offers competitive esports betting odds, has excellent coverage of all esports titles, and often offers various bonuses and promotions. That includes a welcome bonus of up to $3,000, with promo code NEWBONUS.