CS2 Fever Grips the World: Who Will Be Crowned IEM Katowice Champion?

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24 top teams, representing the best in Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), have been revealed for the legendary Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2024. Get ready for history in the making as players clash for the inaugural EPT Championship title and a $1 million prize pool!

From January 31st to February 11th, the prestigious Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, will roar with the excitement of fierce competition. This year’s IEM Katowice marks a milestone: the first-ever EPT Championship in CS2!

The past few months have seen intense battles across various tournaments, with teams striving for a coveted spot in the top 20 of the ESL World Ranking (EWR). These elite squads, along with winners of IEM tournaments and the Polish National Championship, secured their entry to the grand spectacle. This includes Team Vitality, coming off a win at BLAST Premier: World Final 2023.

Play-in Stage (January 31st – February 2nd): Buckle up as 16 teams fight for survival, only 8 will claim their place in the next stage!

  • The Mongolz (AS)
  • Cloud9 (EU)
  • Virtus.pro (EU)
  • M80 (NA)
  • Rooster (OCE)
  • FURIA Esports (SA)
  • Apeks
  • Astralis
  • BIG
  • BetBoom
  • ENCE
  • Eternal Fire
  • GamerLegion
  • Team Spirit
  • Paloma (Polish National Champion)

Group Stage (February 3rd – 6th): Witness the cream of the crop, 8 powerhouse teams joining the Play-in Stage survivors, as they battle for the top 6 spots!

  • G2 Esports (IEM Cologne 2023)
  • MOUZ (EPL Season 18)
  • FaZe Clan (IEM Sydney 2023)
  • Complexity
  • Natus Vincere
  • Monte
  • Team Falcons
  • Team Vitality

Playoffs (February 9th – 11th): Brace yourself for the ultimate showdown! Only the top 6 will face off in the Spodek Arena, their every move cheered on by thousands of fans as they fight for the coveted IEM Katowice trophy and the title of first-ever CS2 EPT Champion!

Don’t miss this monumental event! Witness the future of CS2 unfold as the world’s best players clash for glory in Katowice! Keep an eye out on X (formerly Twitter).

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