IEM Katowice qualifiers announced
ESL has announced the details for the qualifiers for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice.
The Spodek Arena, in Katowice, will stage from March 2-6 the World Championship, an event which will mark the end of the current Intel Extreme Masters season.
Twelve of the world's finest teams will be competing for their part of a $250,000 prize pool in the tournament, which will begin with two round-robin six-team groups.
Top eight from the Cluj-Napoca major invited for IEM Katowice
The winners from the group stage, which will be played behind closed doors on March 2-3, will advance to the semi-finals, while the second and the third-place finishers will be placed in the quarter-finals.
Eight of the participating teams will be invited based on their results at the previous major, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca. Should any of these teams decline to play at the event, ESL will issue more invitations based on its world ranking.
The following eight teams have been invited to take part at IEM Katowice:
Three of the final four spots will be filled through regional qualifiers, while the last place will go to the winner of the Asian Minor Championship, the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei.
To sign up for the qualifiers, visit the following links: