The real battle for Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2024 is set to start today, February 3. Sixteen teams will face each other and fight for the $1 million prize pool. Eight of these teams qualified through Play-In, while the other eight received a direct invite.
The winner of the IEM Katowice 2024 will also receive a direct spot to the IEM Cologne 2024 and BLAST Premier World Final. This is a great opportunity for teams to try and get their hands on a free spot.
Here are all the teams and how they qualified –
- Upper brackets
- Eternal Fire
- Team Spirit
- Rebels Gaming
- G2 Esports (IEM Cologne 2023)
- MOUZ (ESL Pro League Season 18)
- FaZe Clan (IEM Sydney 2023)
- Team Vitality (ESL World Ranking)
- Complexity Gaming (ESL World Ranking)
- Natus Vincere (ESL World Ranking)
- Monte (ESL World Ranking)
- Team Falcons (ESL World Ranking)
These Teams will be divided into two groups of eight. Both groups will have matches in double-elimination format. Teams losing one match will move to the losers bracket in both groups, a second loss will lead to elimination.
Here are the group-stage matchups –
- Group A (February 3)
Natus Vincere Vs Team Spirit
FaZe Clan Vs Rebels Gaming
Apeks Vs Complexity
Eternal Fire Vs Team Falcons
- Group B (February 4)
Heroic Vs G2 Esports
Team Vitality Vs ENCE
Cloud9 Vs MOUZ
Monte Vs GamerLegion
All the matches in group stages will be best-of-three. The top three teams from each group will move to the Playoff leading to the grand finals. Teams securing first position in group stages will get a head start from others.
Playoffs will feature a single-elimination bracket, meaning a single loss will be the end of the road for teams. Grand finals will be played as best-of-five.