ESL One Katowice schedule released

ESL has released a detailed schedule for the upcoming major in Katowice.

In just a week's time, 16 teams from all over the world will lock horns in yet another community-funded CS:GO tournament, featuring a whopping prize purse of $250,000.

After ESL revealed on Wednesday the casting crew for ESL One Katowice, featuring Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin in the analysis' desk, the tournament's detailed schedule has now been made public by the German organisation.


The Spodek Arena will stage the CS:GO grand final 

The first day of action will entirely be dedicated to the group stage, which will use a double-elimination system. The quarter-finals and the semi-finals will be played on Friday and Saturday, while the final day will be reserved for the grand final, at the Spodek arena.

Below you can find the tournament schedule in full:

Thursday, March 12 
13:00 France EnVyUs vs. France Titan A1
13:00 Norway LGB vs. Germany PENTA Sports A2
14:10 Winner A1 vs. Winner A2 A4
14:10 Loser A1 vs. Loser A2. A3
14:10 Australia Vox Eminor vs. Sweden fnatic B1
14:10 Ukraine Na`Vi vs. Ukraine FlipSid3 Tactics B2
15:20 Winner B1 vs. Winner B2 B4
15:20 Loser A4 vs. Winner A3  
15:20 Loser B1 vs. Loser B2 B3
16:20 Sweden NiP vs. Brazil Keyd Stars C1
16:20 United States CLG vs. CIS HellRaisers C2
16:30 Loser B4 vs. Winner B3  
17:40 Winner C1 vs. Winner C2 C4
17:40 Loser C1 vs. Loser C2 C3
18:30 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Finland 3DMAX D1
18:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Denmark Team SoloMid D2
18:50 Loser C4 vs. Winner C3  
19:40 Loser D1 vs. Loser D2 D3
20:00 Winner D1 vs. Winner D2 D4
21:10 Loser D4 vs. Winner D3  
Friday, March 13
13:00 Quarter-final #1
16:00 Quarter-final #2
19:00 Quarter-final #3
Saturday, March 14
13:00 Quarter-final #4
16:00 Semi-final #1
19:00 Semi-final #2
Sunday, March 15
13:00 Grand final
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
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GO VP
2015-03-05 21:15
15 replies
i loled
2015-03-05 21:37
12 replies
Grand final VP vs Fnatic
2015-03-05 21:42
10 replies
#83
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Serbia Strumfleus
grand final of major without nip in it? i arent think that
2015-03-05 22:22
2 replies
#138
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Poland KiiK
i does think dat
2015-03-06 03:38
1 reply
arent think dat
2015-03-10 06:42
yes ! :3
2015-03-05 22:30
it's going to be NiP and fnatic, unless they meet in the semis :P
2015-03-05 23:50
4 replies
#152
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New Zealand Ajgi
What about nV?
2015-03-06 07:44
3 replies
they have been playing like ass lately, unless they have some good cobble strats I see them going out in the round of 8 (unless they meet someone like hellraisers or navi)
2015-03-06 08:06
1 reply
And why do u think? They play shit because they are preparing tactics on Katowice my friend.
2015-03-07 14:39
fnatic looks unstoppable as ever, nV didn't win a single bo3 off of them yet. NiP seem to be training to be at their best form yet, with allu now in the lineup they can be extremely good. Feels like the other two favorites are a good deal behind them...
2015-03-07 02:48
Final 3dmax vs vp 16-0 , 16-1
2015-03-08 10:20
plis siberia v2 user scrub reported
2015-03-05 21:48
very fail ....
2015-03-05 22:03
1 reply
such english, many wow
2015-03-09 20:36
Sweet!
2015-03-05 21:15
Ez for NiP
2015-03-05 21:15
NICE
2015-03-05 21:15
ezpx
2015-03-05 21:16
That opener though
2015-03-05 21:16
#8
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Belgium -Extaz-
Sexy
2015-03-05 21:16
Yes...
2015-03-05 21:16
k
2015-03-05 21:17
#13
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United States Warfororks
Well, I'll be able to watch 1 match on day 1, and no matches on day 2. damn eu times volvo plz bring major to murica
2015-03-05 21:18
7 replies
Lol no we don't want 3h delay
2015-03-05 21:21
4 replies
ClutchCon >>>
2015-03-05 21:24
MLG plz
2015-03-05 21:27
MLG was awesome! ESEA is decent aswell. ClutchCon tho, yikes!
2015-03-05 21:27
1 reply
MLG yes but the rest is all more or less shit
2015-03-05 21:32
Even murican teams are moving to EU, lel.
2015-03-05 21:23
Pm shift day 1 - one match, day 2 - one match, weekend all of them...
2015-03-06 01:35
navi flipside will be hell of a match
2015-03-05 21:18
Lgb goong straight true with 2 wins. First penta then Titan that Will best envy
2015-03-05 21:19
Hell ya easy for NV!
2015-03-05 21:19
Easy for NIP!
2015-03-05 21:19
rip keyd
2015-03-05 21:19
NICE !
2015-03-05 21:21
#24
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Finland 2op
go NiP & 3DMAX
2015-03-05 21:21
1 reply
+1
2015-03-05 22:04
lessgo
2015-03-05 21:22
Easy for Titan i think
2015-03-05 21:25
n1
2015-03-05 21:26
easy for fnatic fnatic is a winner of ESL One 2015
2015-03-05 21:27
bad schedule imo if the final is on 1 pm, why not make it a best of 5?
2015-03-05 21:27
5 replies
because there will be other games on main stage
2015-03-05 21:28
it's obviously the optimal schedule they could have
2015-03-05 21:30
3 and 4 matches at same time, meh...
2015-03-05 21:33
2 replies
that too when i watched cologne i never missed a game, now ill have to choose what team i want to see
2015-03-05 21:35
1 reply
im afraid i will miss some sick matches...
2015-03-05 21:39
HR Has CIS flag right?
2015-03-05 21:28
GG, I`m at work. They would have much more viewers if they would`ve set some of the matches for the evening.
2015-03-05 21:29
Grand Final is bo3 or bo5
2015-03-05 21:30
+1 but theres always some upsets
2015-03-05 21:30
fuck im on school exactly on 13:00 fuck your moma
2015-03-05 21:30
Will be interesting to watch these as always :D Going for that golden dorito again!!
2015-03-05 21:32
day1 group A, B day2 group C, D day3 quarters day4 semis+final should be better
2015-03-05 21:32
2 replies
or day 1 group A day 2 rest day 3 group BCD day 4 and 5 rest and then final day 1/4, 1/2 and final
2015-03-06 01:01
1 reply
o_O
2015-03-06 11:04
My favorite tournament. Will be very interesting to watch all of these matches. GL to every team!
2015-03-05 21:35
HOw im supposted to watch @Titan games when im on school?!?!?!? holy shit I was waiting for that too long time :(
2015-03-05 21:35
5 replies
#73
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Poland Kamfeth
Leave school for that 1 day. Major Event is only a few times in a year. School 5 times per week.
2015-03-05 22:03
4 replies
nice mentality.
2015-03-05 22:42
2 replies
Missing 1 day of school for something you like is no big deal m8
2015-03-06 02:21
1 reply
well I was raised to miss school only when needed ahah and even when I had to go to the doctor in the morning or do routine exams I would be sure to attend the post morning classes. I never missed school even when being sick tbh, my parents wouldn't allow it at all.
2015-03-06 02:35
+1
2015-03-11 09:02
#53
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Hungary raffai
Niiice! CAN'T WAIT <3 Just week left :3
2015-03-05 21:36
but it isnt the same as on the pickem challange? am i missing something lol?
2015-03-05 21:37
3 replies
yes
2015-03-05 22:15
on pick em you have to choose the 2 teams that will come out of groups, its not who wins the game between 2 teams
2015-03-06 01:01
1 reply
oh really, thought it was that lol
2015-03-06 12:25
LET´S FUCKING GOOO
2015-03-05 21:37
why the fuck bo1, some has been preparing for months for this tournament plays 2 maps and goes home? lol
2015-03-05 21:43
3 replies
thats how it is.
2015-03-05 21:54
Are you new or something? It's 5th major and it was always bo1 in group stage. I agree that format sucks though.
2015-03-06 04:44
1 reply
did I say this is the 1st time? it's 5th major and they still stick to bo1 , that's just stupid.
2015-03-06 10:31
EnVyUs/NIP Fnatic Virtus Pro
2015-03-05 21:48
Fuuuuuuck I'm gonna be at work during all of Thursday and Friday's matches. Was really looking forward to watching a few teams who might not make it past groups play =/
2015-03-05 21:51
VOX EMINOR!!!!!!!! G O B O Y Z RUBBADUBDUB!
2015-03-05 21:55
#67
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Italy 1nf3rn4L
why Grand final is at 13 :/
2015-03-05 21:56
1 reply
SC2 and LoL finals on the same stage.
2015-03-06 04:46
#68
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Latvia cHENNIJ
gogo navi!
2015-03-05 22:01
1 week left hype
2015-03-05 22:01
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI
2015-03-05 22:01
Give me Dream team ) lol
2015-03-05 22:04
20 matches on Thursday 7 matches for other 3 days
2015-03-05 22:04
4 replies
they are just plain retarded, no point in arguing. They could have done it at least like in the previous year... jesus christ
2015-03-05 23:19
2 replies
Last year's schedule was almost exactly the same.
2015-03-06 04:48
1 reply
go check again dude, day 1 was 100x better than this. The following days were equal though
2015-03-06 13:47
Yeah sure lets play all the quarter finals in the same day so we can only watch 1 on them !!!
2015-03-06 01:02
NiP vs VP in final once again PLS!
2015-03-05 22:06
A french duel to begin and end the tournament. Nice.
2015-03-05 22:09
Fnatic ezzz
2015-03-05 22:10
#80
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Hungary faltopfake
navi vs f3 easter el clasico
2015-03-05 22:14
That first match tho :o
2015-03-05 22:18
Let's go Vox Eminor!
2015-03-05 22:27
rip vox
2015-03-05 22:34
nice schedule lel gg
2015-03-05 22:44
vox boyz hype. gogogogo cunts.
2015-03-05 22:54
So Ill have to take Thursday off, bet low in every underdog and enjoy the show?
2015-03-05 23:04
Grand Final Vox Eminor vs Shroud9 ezpz
2015-03-05 23:12
#97
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Portugal dracø
Gonna miss so many games :( I cri evr tim
2015-03-05 23:21
You can win this NiP. Good Luck
2015-03-05 23:38
putting the busiest day on a thursday makes no fucking sense at all. rip missing all those games
2015-03-05 23:39
1 reply
they cant really do it any other way :( i feel for u americans
2015-03-05 23:50
is Thursday open for crowd?
2015-03-05 23:41
2 replies
I think it's open only for premium ticket's buyers. So there will be not to many people I guess.
2015-03-06 04:51
1 reply
.
2015-03-06 11:14
K A T O W I C E 2 0 1 5
2015-03-05 23:42
NV > Titan Penta > LGB NV > Penta Titan > LGB Titan > Penta fnatic > Vox Na'Vi > F3 fnatic > Na'Vi F3 > Vox Na'Vi > F3 NiP > Keyd Stars CLG > HR CLG > NiP HR > Keyd Stars HR > NiP VP > 3DMax TSM > C9 TSM > VP C9 > 3DMax VP > C9 ez skinz ez lyfe, rip nip ez pz
2015-03-05 23:46
2 replies
+1
2015-03-06 00:15
CLG > world Kappa
2015-03-06 16:55
Did i read that correctly that basically the entirety of the tournament will be in the back shed with only the grand final in the stadium?
2015-03-06 00:04
1 reply
Yeah, they decided to set the satdium only for Lol...
2015-03-06 04:53
Atleast the final isn't being played at fucking 9 AM or some stupid shit.
2015-03-06 00:15
1 reply
4AM for amerifats like me :(
2015-03-06 00:32
The only time NIP will be easy is when they are "KILLED BY DEATH " yeah man
2015-03-06 00:18
Unfair for the teams playing the fourth quarter final :\
2015-03-06 00:55
I want see s1mple on Katowice, please give the second chance for this player...
2015-03-06 00:58
I wonder if i do not drop any fucking case again, for 4th time in a row #believeingaben2015
2015-03-06 01:03
I hope they stream the event on some other services other than Twitch as its fkn horrible in Australia. Im on 100mbit fibre and cannot stream higher than medium quality. Even then, it still buffers at times. Noticed one of the games this morning was on Hitbox.tv and was able to stream the game on 1080p Source without buffering once.
2015-03-06 01:09
5 replies
Shitbox sucks.
2015-03-06 02:42
1 reply
That may be but its better than Twitch in Australia at the moment for me.
2015-03-06 03:26
#157
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Taiwan SCVready
Call ISPs in Australia to solve this issue. Is this possible or im just dreaming cuz they dont give a shit about gaming? In my country, the ISP Im using is terrible for twitch, others are not I can watch source anytime anywhere.
2015-03-06 08:10
Agreed it's horrible. I just figured that was normal for game streaming till Azubu masters last year, those streams were perfect. Livestreamer (livestreamer.io) at least makes twitch watchable when you set it a decent buffer size.
2015-03-06 13:24
This sounds like a you problem. I'm on 100mbit NBN and I can stream 1080p Source on all channels on Twitch. The only thing that pisses me off is the 400 ads in a row in between games.
2015-03-11 06:10
The timings are in Poland time right?
2015-03-06 01:22
2 replies
UTC/GMT +1 :)
2015-03-06 01:40
1 reply
thanks!!
2015-03-06 05:15
GOGO CLG BEAT THOSE NIP SWEDES
2015-03-06 01:46
most interesting matches: cloud9 vs TSM LGB vs penta CLG vs HR Navi vs F3 Im gonna bet 1 asiimov for each: TSM, LGB, CLG, f3 gl all
2015-03-06 02:10
2 replies
if you can re-think on your choice then consider this... choose penta not lgb penta is performing very good lately... btw i never bet. so don't ask how much?
2015-03-06 04:21
1 reply
true, but LGB also perfoming good. 50/50. Thank you for the tip, sir, good day.
2015-03-06 04:54
dat first match
2015-03-06 02:34
2 bo1's and you fly home?? ARE U fukkin kidding me. Bo3's at group stage, plz... we can add more casters you slow minded idiots quantity is not that hard.
2015-03-06 03:05
Still BO1. Just wondering when they will understand that this is shitty system.
2015-03-06 05:14
#153
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Australia evaD3
What time zone are these games listed at?
2015-03-06 07:52
2 replies
If you set your timezone to Sydney or what ever state you live in, hltv times show your time. For me, i live in Brisbane so hltv tells me the vox game is at 11.10pm.
2015-03-06 08:02
1 reply
#164
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Australia evaD3
Oh right. So you can set your time in my hltv profile?? Didn't realise. Thank you! I also live in Brisbane so 11:10.
2015-03-06 10:32
#155
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Taiwan SCVready
map pool? any informations?
2015-03-06 08:05
this schedule does not match the one in-game (pick'em challenge). I guess this one is the right one??
2015-03-06 08:20
GO NiP!!!
2015-03-06 09:21
ez nip
2015-03-06 09:35
I love having a job and not being able to see the majority of the matches. Sarcasm
2015-03-06 09:52
1 reply
+1 rip major for us
2015-03-07 09:41
Allus In Pyjamas izi pizi
2015-03-06 10:07
Time for fnatic to shine again!
2015-03-06 10:34
final is bo3 or bo5? ty
2015-03-06 10:56
1 reply
bo3
2015-03-06 12:09
I'd prefer a grand final at the end of the afternoon than at 13...
2015-03-06 13:42
1 reply
Same, a grand final should be in the evening. They probably have more finals of other games. At Cologne the matches started at 9 in the morning, that's no time for a cs player.
2015-03-06 13:46
What time zone is this in if anyone knows?
2015-03-06 16:18
1 reply
CET
2015-03-06 19:57
welp gl vox, you guys are gonna need it, rough going against fnatic straight up...
2015-03-07 07:05
Go NiP
2015-03-07 08:18
AUSSIE!
2015-03-07 08:20
can't wait!
2015-03-07 10:14
Spring break!!!
2015-03-07 21:51
Kind of an unfair advantage for the winners of q4 going straight into the semis the same day.
2015-03-08 12:14
worst schedule evaaaaaaaaa
2015-03-08 18:30
good schedule
2015-03-09 06:22
dremteam plss hltv ?
2015-03-10 07:50
Comon!
2015-03-10 21:31
looks like I'm waking up at 5 am this weekend. hope my fever fucks off before then, I can't get up at the ass-crack of dawn if I'm sick. wish me luck boys
2015-03-11 06:17
1 reply
ass-crack of dawn hahaha awesome band name
2015-03-11 18:23
dreamteam ?
2015-03-11 13:56
grand EnVyUs vs fnatic :)
2015-03-11 20:35
nope, fnatic/envy vs VP
2015-03-12 15:55
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