IEM Katowice 2024: A Grand Return to the Hall of Heroes

IEM Katowice 2024: A Grand Return to the Hall of Heroes

In a thrilling announcement for eSports enthusiasts, the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is set to make a grand return to the iconic Spodek Arena in Katowice for 2024.

Dubbed the “Hall of Heroes”, the arena will once again become the epicenter of electrifying Counter-Strike action from January 31st to February 11th.

This year, IEM Katowice promises to be bigger and better than ever.

With a whopping $1,000,000 prize pool on the line, 24 top-tier teams will battle it out for the coveted title and a significant share of the prize money. The stakes are even higher with the event contributing to the Intel Grand Slam.

Road to IEM Katowice: No Direct Invites, Only Earned Spots

In a departure from the usual format, IEM Katowice 2024 will feature no direct invites. All 24 participating teams have earned their spots either through victories in other prestigious tournaments or by maintaining strong positions on the ESL World Rankings.

Group Stage Contenders: The Elite Eight

The group stage of the tournament will see eight teams who have bypassed the play-in stage thanks to their impressive performances and rankings.

These teams include:

  • G2 Esports (IEM Cologne 2023 winners)
  • MOUZ (ESL Pro League Season 18 winners)
  • FaZe Clan (IEM Sydney 2023 winners)
  • Team Vitality (Ranked on ESL World Ranking)
  • Complexity Gaming (Ranked on ESL World Ranking)
  • Natus Vincere (Ranked on ESL World Ranking)
  • Monte (Ranked on ESL World Ranking)
  • Team Falcons (Ranked on ESL World Ranking)

Battle in the Play-In Stage: The Path to the Top

The play-in stage will feature 16 teams, each fighting for a coveted spot in the group stage.

The teams include:

  • PALOMA (Mistrzostwa Polski)
  • Cloud9,, Heroic (Ranked on ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • FURIA Esports (Ranked on ESL World Ranking South America)
  • M80 (Ranked on ESL World Ranking North America)
  • Rooster (Ranked on ESL World Ranking Oceania)
  • The MongolZ (Ranked on ESL World Ranking Asia)
  • BIG, GamerLegion, Apeks, Astralis, Eternal Fire, BetBoom Team, ENCE, Team Spirit (Ranked on ESL World Ranking)

For those eager to secure their spot at the event, ticket sales for IEM Katowice 2024 are divided into three waves.

The first wave went live on September 21st, with subsequent waves scheduled for October 11th and November 15th. As the waves progress, ticket prices are expected to increase, so fans are encouraged to book early.


The Complete Talent Roster

The full list of talents for IEM Katowice 2024 encompasses a blend of analysts, casters, and hosts/interviewers, promising comprehensive coverage and insightful commentary throughout the tournament:

  • Analysts:

    • Mathieu “⁠Maniac⁠” Quiquerez (Switzerland)
    • Janko “⁠YNk⁠” Paunović (Serbia)
    • Joshua “⁠steel⁠” Nissan (Canada)
    • Jacob “⁠Pimp⁠” Winneche (Denmark)
    • Alex “⁠Mauisnake⁠” Ellenberg (United States)
    • Lucas “⁠Bubzkji⁠” Andersen (Denmark)
  • Casters:

    • Alex “⁠Machine⁠” Richardson (United Kingdom)
    • Harry “⁠JustHarry⁠” Russell (United Kingdom)
    • Adam “⁠Dinko⁠” Hawthorne (United Kingdom)
    • Conner “⁠Scrawny⁠” Girvan (Canada)
    • Chad “⁠SPUNJ⁠” Burchill (Australia)
    • Hugo “⁠Hugo⁠” Byron (United Kingdom)
    • Jason “⁠moses⁠” O’Toole (United States)
    • Mohan “⁠launders⁠” Govindasamy (Canada)
  • Hosts/Interviewers:

    • Freya “⁠Freya⁠” Spiers (United Kingdom)
    • Tres “⁠stunna⁠” Saranthus (United States)
    • Mike “⁠DarfMike⁠” Winnick (United States)
    • Sam “⁠Tech Girl⁠” Wright (South Africa)
    • Oliver “⁠OJ Borg⁠” D’Anastasi (United Kingdom)
    • Michał “Wasiu” Wasik (Poland)
    • James “⁠BanKs⁠” Banks (United Kingdom)
    • Eefje “⁠sjokz⁠” Depoortere (Belgium)


The play-in stage of IEM Katowice 2024 is scheduled to start on January 31st, marking the beginning of one of the most anticipated events in the esports world.

This day is set to feature a lineup of intense matches, with top teams from around the globe competing. The meticulously crafted schedule for Day 1 ensures that fans will be treated to non-stop action and high-level gameplay right from the start. As January 31st approaches, the excitement within the esports community continues to build, promising a memorable kickoff to the tournament.

IEM Katowice 2024: Daily Match Updates and Scores

The highly-anticipated IEM Katowice 2024 is set to kick off on January 31st. As one of the major events in the esports calendar, fans around the globe are gearing up for some intense competition. We will be providing daily updates on match scores and schedules, ensuring you stay in the loop with all the action. Remember to check back every day for the latest results and upcoming matches, as the tournament unfolds in thrilling fashion.

Wednesday, 31 January – IEM Katowice 2024 Play-In

  • Heroic 2:1 BIG
  • Eternal Fire 2:0 Rebels Gaming
  • Rooster 0:1
  • FURIA 0:1 TheMongolz
  • GamerLegion 1:0 M80
  • Spirit 1:0 Apeks
  • Cloud9 0:1 Rebels Gaming
  • ENCE 0:1 BIG
  • Eternal Fire 1:0 BetBoom Team
  • Heroic 1:0 Astralis

Thursday, 31 January – IEM Katowice 2024 Play-In

  • Astralis 0:2 ENCE
  • Apeks 2:1 FURIA
  • M80 2:0 Rooster
  • BetBoom Team 1:2 Cloud9
  • GamerLegion 2:1
  • Spirit 2:0 TheMongolz

Friday, 31 January – IEM Katowice 2024 Play-In

  • 1:2 Cloud9
  • TheMongolz 1:2 ENCE
  • M80 0:2 Rebels Gaming
  • BIG 1:2 Apeks


The IEM Katowice 2024 Play-In Stage has drawn to a close, paving the way for what promises to be an electrifying Group Stage.

With intense competition and surprising upsets, 16 teams have emerged victorious, ready to battle it out for the coveted title.


Saturday, 3 February – 2024 IEM Katowice 2024 Groups

  • Team Falcons 0:2 Eternal Fire
  • G2 2:1 Heroic
  • FaZe 2:0 Rebels Gaming
  • Natus Vincere 1:2 Spirit
  • Complexity 2:0 Apeks
  • Vitality 1:2 ENCE

Sunday, 4 February – 2024 IEM Katowice 2024 Groups

  • Group B
    • MOUZ 2:1 Cloud9
    • Monte 0:2 GamerLegion
  • Group A
    • FaZe 2:1 Eternal Fire
    • Rebels Gaming 1:2 Team Falcons
    • Apeks 1:2 Natus Vincere
    • Complexity 0:2 Spirit

Monday, 5 February – 2024 IEM Katowice 2024 Groups

  • Group B
    • Heroic 2:1 Vitality 
    • Monte 2:0 Cloud9
    • GamerLegion 0:2 MOUZ
    • G2 0:2 ENCE
  • Group A
    • Complexity 1:2 Team Falcons
    • Natus Vincere 2:1 Eternal Fire

Tuesday, 5 February – 2024 IEM Katowice 2024 Groups

  • Group B
    • MOUZ 2:0 ENCE
    • Heroic 0:2 G2
    • Heroic 2:1 GamerLegion
    • Monte 1:2 G2
  • Group A
    • Spirit 2:0 FaZe
    • Natus Vincere 0:2 Team Falcons

The group stages of IEM Katowice 2024 have reached their thrilling conclusion, setting the stage for an electrifying playoff phase.

As we move into the heart of the competition, six teams have emerged victorious, ready to take their battle to the iconic Spodek Arena. The contenders stepping into the arena for the IEM Katowice 2024 playoffs are Team Spirit, mousesports, FaZe Clan, ENCE, G2, and TeamFalcons. Each team has demonstrated exceptional skill, strategy, and resilience through the group stages, and they now face the ultimate challenge as they vie for the coveted IEM Katowice 2024 title. The playoffs promise to be a showcase of top-tier Counter-Strike 2 action, with fans around the world eagerly anticipating every match.


IEM Katowice 2024 Playoffs Schedule

  • Friday, February 9, 2024

  • FaZe 2:0 G2
  • ENCE 1:2 Team Falcons
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024

  • MOUZ 0:2 FaZe
  • Spirit 2:0 Team Falcons
  • Sunday, February 10, 2024

  • FaZe 0:3 Spirit

A Prize Beyond Money: Direct Qualification for Future Majors

Beyond the substantial prize pool, the winner of IEM Katowice 2024 will secure direct qualification to IEM Cologne 2024 and the BLAST Premier World Final 2024. This adds an extra layer of excitement and stakes, ensuring that the competition will be fierce and unmissable.

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