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IEM Katowice 2017
March 1st - March 5th
Event information
Katowice, Poland Poland
$250,000 Prize pool
Mar 1st - Mar 5th 5 days
12 Teams
News
Prize distribution
1. Astralis $104,000
2. FaZe $44,000
3-4. Immortals $24,000
3-4. Heroic $23,000
5-6. Natus Vincere $13,000
5-6. North $13,000
7-8. Virtus.pro $7,000
7-8. fnatic $7,000
9-10. NiP $4,000
9-10. Cloud9 $5,000
11-12. SK $4,000
11-12. OpTic $2,000
Teams
Group stage format
- Round-Robin BO1
- Top teams advance directly to semi-finals
- 2nd/3rd teams advance to Ro6
- Teams are awarded $1,000 for each win

- If two or more teams are tied, head-to-head results will be considered first
- If that doesn't break a 3-way (or more) tie, overtime MR3 matches will be played between tied teams
Playoff format
Single-elimination:
- Quarter and semi-finals BO3
- Grand final BO5
Related events
Veto format
The higher seed always determines who starts the ban/pick process. Teams choose sides on the map choice of their opponent. On the last map of a series, the sides are determined by a kniferound.

Best of 1:
1) Team A ban
2) Team B ban (2)
3) Team A ban (2)
4) Team B ban
5) Remaining map is played

Best of 3:
1) Team A ban
2) Team B ban
3) Team A pick
4) Team B pick
5) Team A ban
6) Team B ban
7) Remaining map is the decider

Best of 5:
1) Team A ban
2) Team B ban
3) Team A pick
4) Team B pick
5) Team A pick
6) Team B pick
7) Remaining map is the decider

* Higher seed is decided by coin toss in the group stage and in the grand final, while the quarter-final and semi-final seeds will be determined by group placings.
Map pool
Playoffs

Playoffs