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IEM Katowice 2019 tickets: Sale details, prices and dates

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The third and final wave of IEM Katowice 2019 tickets are now on sale.

IEM (Intel Extreme Masters) Katowice will be the first CSGO Major of 2019, held at the Spodek Arena, in the Polish city.

The main event, with a prize pool of $1m, runs from Thursday, February 28th, to Sunday, March 3rd. The Legends stage will be held at the International Congress Centre from February 21st to 24th, while the Challengers Stage is played behind closed doors.

Watch: IEM Katowice 2019 final live

Viewing party: Join our IEM Katowice Grand Final viewing party in Discord

Entry to the arena is free - but you must be prepared to stand in a long line and entry is not guaranteed. The queue can be in place for several hours and Katowice in February / March is a little chilly to say the least.

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Some tickets include complimentary soft drinks - no alcohol is allowed inside the event arena.

Can't make it to the Spodek? Join our Grand Finals viewing party.

IEM Katowice 2019 ticket prices

For fans who want to guarantee admission there are several types of IEM Katowice 2019 tickets to choose from:

  • Single-day early entrance: €12-€18.50
  • Single-day premium: €42-€45
  • Four-day early entrance: €58.50
  • Full premium experience: €205
  • God Mode: €1400

IEM Katowice 2019 tickets are available via Ticketmaster.pl

What you get for your money

Single-day early entrance
(Price varies by date)

  • Event entry from 2pm on February 28th
  • Event entry from 10am on March 1st to 3rd
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Priority entrance

Single-day premium
(Price varies by date)

  • Event entry from 2pm on February 28th
  • Event entry from 10am on March 1st to 3rd
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Priority entrance
  • Premium seating
  • Complimentary drinks

Four-day early entrance

  • Event entry from 2pm on February 28th
  • Event entry from 10am on March 1st to 3rd
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Priority entrance

Full premium experiecnce

  • Event entry from 2pm on February 28th
  • Event entry from 10am on March 1st to 3rd
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Priority entrance
  • Premium seat
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Goodie bag

God Mode

  • Event entry from 2pm on February 28th
  • Event entry from 10am on March 1st to 3rd
  • Hotel room in Courtyard by Marriott Katowice
  • VIP area access with catering
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Priority entrance
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Goodie bag

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IEM Katowice Legends Stage tickets

Eight of the best CSGO teams in the world will contest the live finals stage at the Spodek Arena, but they must first negotiate the Legends Stage, which will be held at the International Congress Center, Katowice.

ESL confirmed tickets will be released in three waves:

  • October 4th: (Champions Stage tickets only)
  • November 29th: (Champions and Legends Stage)
  • January 10th sale (Champions and Legends Stage)

Tournament schedule

Just like the FACEIT Major, IEM Katowice 2019 will be divided into three sections.

The Challengers Stage: February 14th to 20th at ESL Arena, Katowice.
The Legends Stage: February 21st to 24th at the International Congress Center.
The Champions Stage: February 28th to March 3 at The Spodek Arena.

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An iconic esports event

Michal Blicharz, Vice President of Pro Gaming at ESL, said: “IEM Katowice has grown to become one of the most iconic esports tournaments in the world.

"I expect that coupling the heritage of IEM with the gravity of a Valve Major Championship will elevate the tournament to what will be the most incredible IEM event in history."

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John Bonini, Vice President and General Manager of the VR, Gaming and Esports Group at Intel Corporation said: "Intel Extreme Masters Katowice brings together the top gamers, fans and technology like no other esports competition can and continues to surpass expectations year after year.

"With the 2019 tournament featuring a Valve Major Championship for CSGO, we look forward to delivering even more, from the elite competition to the best gaming technology for fans in the arena and those tuning in around the world."

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IEM Katowice free entry

IEM Katowice free entry is possible on each day of the Champions stage but fans have to be willing to stand in line.

How long is the line at IEM Katowice? Well, the length of the queue depends on the day - finals day is obviously more popular than the first day of action. But, with this year being a Major, fans can no doubt expect huge demand and, therefore, longer lines.

CSGO fans who have attended previous years reported standing in line for six hours and temperatures in Katowice in February are commonly below zero. There is also no guarantee of entry if you are towards the back of the line.

It is recommended that if you are travelling from overseas to attend IEM Katowice, that you buy a ticket to guarantee entry.

Spodek Arena

The Spodek Arena, which has a capacity of about 10,000 for esports events, has become synonymous with IEM Katowice and is renowned for generating an electric atmosphere.

James McMathMedia manager at Luckbox.