IEM Katowice 2022, one of the most prestigious and most followed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments, starts tomorrow. 24 teams will compete in Katowice for their share of the $1,000,000 prize pool.
Here's what you need to know before IEM Katowice 2022, including schedule and betting odds.
IEM Katowice 2022 format
IEM Katowice 2022 will kick off with its play-in stage on February 15. During this stage, the matches will be played in a double-elimination bracket. The opening matches will be Bo1 while all other matches will be Bo3. The top eight teams will advance to the Group Stage.
The group stage will start on February 17 without slowing down. Two groups consisting of 8 teams each will compete in a double elimination format. The matches will be played Bo3. The top three teams of each group will advance to the playoffs. The group winners will start from the semifinals. Group runners-up will start as high seeds in the quarterfinals, and third place will start as low seeds.
On February 25, the playoffs will begin. Quarterfinals and semifinals of the playoffs that will be played in the single elimination bracket will be Bo3. In the grand final, we will watch a Bo5 match.
IEM Katowice 2022 participants
Directly qualified teams
- Natus Vincere (Road to Katowice EU #1)
- Gambit Esports (Road to Katowice EU #2)
- G2 Esports (Road to Katowice EU #3)
- Team Vitality (Road to Katowice EU #4)
- Heroic (Road to Katowice EU #5)
- Virtus.pro (Road to Katowice EU #6)
- FURIA Esports (Road to Katowice NA #1)
- Team Liquid (Road to Katowice NA #2)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Road to Katowice EU #7)
- Astralis (Road to Katowice EU #8)
- FaZe Clan (Road to Katowice EU #9)
- GODSENT (Road to Katowice NA #3)
- Complexity (Road to Katowice NA #4)
- MIBR (Road to Katowice SA #1)
- Renegades (Road to Katowice OCE #1)
- BIG (ESL World Ranking)
- Entropiq (ESL World Ranking)
- OG (ESL World Ranking)
- CPH Flames (ESL World Ranking)
- Fnatic (ESL World Ranking)
- ENCE (ESL World Ranking)
- MOUZ (ESL World Ranking)
- Wisła Kraków (Mistrzostwa Polski)
- Sprout (Replacement Invite)
IEM Katowice 2022 play-in matches
Ninjas in Pyjamas - Wisła Kraków (February 15 - 11:00 CET)
CPH Flames - Fnatic (February 15 - 11:00 CET)
GODSENT - MOUZ (February 15 - 11:00 CET)
Sprout - FaZe (February 15 - 12:15 CET)
OG - Renegades (February 15 - 12:40 CET)
Entropiq - ENCE (February 15 - 12:40 CET)
Movistar Riders - BIG (February 15 - 13:30 CET)
Astralis - MIBR (February 15 - 14:20 CET)
Play-in teams will compete with all their strength to rise to the group stage. Only eight will make it. Which teams do you support? One thing is for sure, all teams want to leave Katowice with the $400,000 grand prize. Stay on Luckbox so you don't miss this fierce challenge.
Which one is your favourite team? You can watch the matches of your favourite team on Luckbox and place bets on them.