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IEM Katowice 2021 Odds

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16/02/2021 - 28/02/2021
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Spodek Arena, Katowice, Poland
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Prize Pool: $1,000,000
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Teams: 24
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Type: Offline (Tentative)
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Games: CSGO
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IEM Katowice 2021 Overview

The IEM Katowice or IEM Season XV – World Championship as the event is also called, is one of the biggest CSGO tournaments of 2021.

IEM Katowice became with the introduction of the new ESL Pro Tour an even more desired trophy as the event is now one of the two Masters Championships that will take place each year, the other one being ESL Cologne.

IEM Katowice 2021 will start on the 16th February and will end on the 28th of the same month.

Complete dates:

  • February 16-17: Play-In
  • February 18-21: Group Stage
  • February 26-28: Playoffs

Tournament Format

Play-In Stage:

Stage will be played as Double-Elimination bracket with opening matches Best of 1 and all following matches are Bo3. The top eight teams advanced to the Group Stage

Group Stage:

Played as two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups each with eight teams. All matches are Bo3 and the top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:

  • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
  • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
  • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds

Playoffs:

IEM Katwice 20201 playoffs will be a single-Elimination bracket. The Quarterfinals & Semifinals are Bo3. The Grand Final is Bo5

Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 event will not take place in Spodek.

Tournaments are planned to be played without an audience, but as in person competition hosted on a yet undisclosed location in Europe.

Teams qualified for IEM Katowice 2021

The 2021 event will feature a modified qualification format with the participating teams having several paths towards the big event.

Team can earn a direct qualification by winning the Road to Katowice events, through the ESL World Ranking or by winning the EPEC Winter and ESL Mistrzostwa leagues.

IEM Katowice 2021 Teams
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Complete list of teams qualified

No.Team
1Heroic
2Team Vitality
3Astralis
4Natus Vincere
5G2 Esports
6FaZe Clan
7FURIA Esports
8Evil Geniuses
9Complexity Gaming
10Fnatic
11OG
12Team Liquid
13ex-Chaos EC
14BOOM Esports
15Renegades
16TYLOO
17BIG
18mousesports
19Virtus.pro
20Gambit Esports
21Cloud9
22Team Spirit
23Illuminar Gaming
24 TBA Winner of the EPEC Winter

Prize Pool

Compare to 2020, the overall prize pool doubled and in 2020 IEM offers a $1,000,000 prize pool divided as follows:

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

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Last Updated:
10/01/2021

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