Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 Details Revealed

30 Jan 2024
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Tit Krajnik 30 Jan 2024
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  • Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 kicks off on Wednesday, January 31
  • 24 Counter-Strike teams
  • $1,000,000 prize pool
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 Details Revealed
Spodek Arena (credit: via spodekkatowice.pl)
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 is the first Big Event of the Counter-Strike 2 2024 season, set to kick off on Wednesday, January 31, welcoming 24 of the world’s best teams, competing for the lion’s share of the $1 million prize pool.
  • IEM Katowice 2024 Teams
  • Play-In Teams
  • Group Stage Teams
  • IEM Katowice 2024 Schedule
  • IEM Katowice 2024 Prize Pool
  • Who are IEM Katowice 2024 Favourites?

The event will begin with the Play-In stage, where 16 Counter-Strike teams will fight for a spot in the group stage, which gets underway on February 3. Eight advancing teams from the Play-in stage will join eight directly invited teams in a battle for a playoff ticket.

IEM Katowice 2024 playoffs will be played in the Spodek Arena, which will host the entirety of the knockout stage and a best-of-five grand final where the two top teams will fight for a $400,000 winner’s share and a direct invite to IEM Cologne 2024.

IEM Katowice 2024 Teams


The list of participating teams includes all of the top-10 rated squads on the Counter-Strike global ladder, including the current no.1 team, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, and MOUZ.

The tournament will begin with a 16-team Play-in stage, where the squads will play a best-of-one series followed by best-of-three matches throughout the entire stage. The top eight teams from the Play-in stage will join eight directly invited teams in the group stage.

Play-In Teams


  • Virtus.pro
  • BIG
  • Astralis
  • Cloud9
  • FURIA
  • Apeks
  • TheMongolZ
  • M80
  • Team Spirit
  • Heroic
  • Rooster
  • ENCE
  • Eternal Fire
  • BetBoom Team
  • Rebels
  • GamerLegion

The list of directly invited teams includes winners of Big Events, such as IEM Cologne 2023 (G2 Esports), ESL Pro League Season 18 (MOUZ) and IEM Sydney 2023 (FaZe Clan), and top-rated teams on the ESL World Ranking – Vitality, Complexity, Natus Vincere, Monte, and Team Falcons.

Group Stage Teams


  • Team Falcons
  • Complexity
  • MOUZ
  • Natus Vincere
  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Monte
  • Team Vitality

IEM Katowice 2024 Schedule


Intel Extreme Masters 2024 Katowice will take place over 12 days, kicking off with the first round of the Play-in stage on Wednesday, January 31. The tournament will end with the grand finals in the Spodek Arena on February 11, 2024.

  • Play-In Stage - January 31 - February 2
  • Group Stage - February 3-6
  • Playoffs - February 9-11

IEM Katowice 2024 Prize Pool


IEM Katowice 2024 will offer a $1,000,000 prize pool divided among all participating teams. Squads who get eliminated in the first round will receive $2,500, while the champions will collect $400,000 in winner’s share and a direct invite to IEM Cologne 2024.

  • Champions – $400,000 + IEM Cologne 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

Who are IEM Katowice 2024 Favourites?


According to the esports betting sites, Team Vitality are the favourites to win IEM Katowice, priced at 2.62, followed by FaZe Clan at 4.33, and Team Spirit in third, at 6.00.
Despite holding the no.3 spot on the global Counter-Strike standings, Natus Vincere travel to Poland as 15.00 outsiders. Virtus.pro, who’ve recently found traction, are expected to do well as they enter IEM Katowice 2024 as fourth-favourites, priced at 8.00, ahead of G2 Esports (10.00), Cloud9 (11.00), and Astralis (13.00).