IEM Katowice 2022: Schedule, Results, Format, How to Watch, Other Details
Everything about the IEM Katowice 2022.
The ongoing IEM Katowice 2022 is the first big CS:GO tournament of the ongoing competitive season with 24 teams participating in the event. It has been divided into three stages - Play-In, Group Stage, and Playoffs, scheduled to take place from 15th to 27th February with a total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD (INR 7,50,09,600).
While the entire tournament is being played in a LAN setup, only the Playoffs will be taking place at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland. It will be held in front of a live audience with the top six teams getting a chance to play on the big stage.
Fans will have the pleasure of witnessing almost two weeks of top-tier CS:GO action as the best teams from around the world go up against each other, fighting for the coveted trophy, prize money, and EPT (ESL Pro Tour) circuit points.
Here are complete details about the IEM Katowice 2022, everything from schedule, results, standings, brackets, streams, format, prize pool split, teams, lineups, and all other details.
IEM Katowice 2022: Complete Details and Information
It might not be a CS:GO Major, but IEM Katowice is definitely one of the biggest annual tournaments which serves as a big part of the Counter-Strike circuit. Here is everything you need to know about the tournament where the best teams from around the world go up against each other.
IEM Katowice 2022: How to Watch, Streams
The IEM Katowice 2022 will be taking place across three streams in English, Russian, and Chinese. As multiple matches will be taking place at the same time, multiple streams will be running on different Twitch channels.
Here are the links to all the streams across different languages,
Primary English Stream: ESL CS:GO
Secondary English Stream: ESL CS:GO B
Tertiary English Stream: ESL CS:GO C
IEM Katowice 2022: Schedule and Results (Timezone: IST)
16 of the 24 teams start out with the Play-In Stage, but only eight of those teams make it through this stage of the tournament to book a slot in the Group Stage.
Play-In Stage - 15th February, Tuesday to 16th February, Wednesday
Day 1: 15th February
Day 2: 16th February
The eight CS:GO teams that have qualified through the Play-In of IEM Katowice 2022 are,
Ninjas in Pyjamas
The eight qualifying teams from the Play-In Stage will join eight other directly invited teams in the Group Stage. The 16 teams will be divided into two groups of eight teams each, with three teams from each group qualifying ahead into the Playoffs.
Group Stage - 17th February, Thursday to 20th February, Sunday
Day 1: 17th February
Day 2: 18th February
Day 3: 19th February
Day 4: 20th February
The final six teams that qualified through the Group Stage and will be playing in front of a live audience at the Spodek Arena are as follows,
Heroic - Group A Winners
VP - Group A Runners-up
Gambit - Group A Third
NAVI - Group B Winners
FaZe - Group B Runners-up
G2 - Group B Third
Playoffs - 25th February, Friday to 27th February, Sunday
FaZe Clan sweeps G2 Esports in the grand final of IEM Katowice 2022 to lift the coveted trophy and walk away with $400,000 in prize money. With several games going into multiple overtimes, FaZe fought hard to defeat G2 in three consecutive maps - Inferno, Mirage, Dust II.
With this, FaZe Clan managed to go undefeated through the playoffs of IEM Katowice 2022, winning seven straight maps to be hailed as the champions of Katowice in a packed Spodek Arena.
IEM Katowice 2022: Teams, Players, Rosters
A total of 24 CS:GO teams are participating in the IEM Katowice 2022. Out of all the participants, eight have directly qualified into the Group Stage while the remaining teams have to fight through the Play-In Stage to make it further into the event.
Here is a list of all the participating teams and the roster they are fielding for the event.
IEM Katowice 2022 - Prize Pool Distribution
The total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD will be divided between all the 24 CS:GO teams taking part in the tournament.
IEM Katowice 2022 - EPT Circuit Points
Along with the prize money, the top 20 teams participating teams will also be earning ESL Pro Tour Circuit Points while the top eight teams will be additionally earning BLAST Premier Circuit Points, which will be divided as follows,