IEM Katowice schedule released

MIRAA
February 26th, 2016 20:50

ESL has announced the full schedule for IEM Katowice's male CS:GO competition.

From March 2-5, ESL will host at Spodek Arena, in Katowice, the final event of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) season, called the World Championship, featuring 12 teams from all over the world and a minimum prize pool of $250,000.

The tournament will kick off with a round-robin group stage, with the group winners advancing to the semi-finals. The second and third-placed teams from both groups will progress to the quarter-final stage, which will determine the final two sides making it to the last-four round.


fnatic will face Na`Vi in the opening match 

With the group draw having been known at the start of the month, ESL has now released the complete tournament schedule, which can be found below:

Wednesday, March 2
12:20 Sweden fnatic vs. CIS Natus Vincere
12:20 Germany mousesports vs. Sweden NiP
13:40 Brazil Luminosity vs. CIS Natus Vincere
13:40 Germany mousesports vs. Mongolia TheMongolz
15:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Brazil Luminosity
15:00 Sweden NiP vs. Mongolia TheMongolz
16:20 Sweden fnatic vs. Sweden NiP
16:20 Germany mousesports vs. CIS Natus Vincere
17:40 Brazil Luminosity vs. Mongolia TheMongolz
17:40 Sweden NiP vs. CIS Natus Vincere
19:00 Germany mousesports vs. Brazil Luminosity
19:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Mongolia TheMongolz
20:20 CIS Natus Vincere vs. Mongolia TheMongolz
20:20 Brazil Luminosity vs. Sweden NiP
20:20 Sweden fnatic vs. Germany mousesports
Thursday, March 3
12:20 France EnVyUs vs. Denmark Astralis
12:20 Bulgaria E-frag.net vs. Europe FaZe
13:40 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Denmark Astralis
13:40 Bulgaria E-frag.net vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
15:00 France EnVyUs vs. Poland Virtus.pro
15:00 Europe FaZe vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
16:20 France EnVyUs vs. Europe FaZe
16:20 Bulgaria E-frag.net vs. Denmark Astralis
17:40 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
17:40 Europe FaZe vs. Denmark Astralis
19:00 Bulgaria E-frag.net vs. Poland Virtus.pro
19:00 France EnVyUs vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
20:20 Denmark Astralis vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
20:20 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Europe FaZe
20:20 France EnVyUs vs. Bulgaria E-frag.net
Friday, March 4
12:30 Quarter-final #1 (bo3)    
15:50 Quarter-final #2 (bo3)    
19:10 Semi-final #1 (bo3)    
22:30 Semi-final #2 (bo3)    
Saturday, March 5
18:00 Grand final (bo5)  
LETS GO MONGOLZ
2016-02-26 20:51
#37
fnx | 
Iceland PrTz1 
YOU BAITED ME
2016-02-26 20:51
;)
2016-02-26 20:52
WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA? WHERE IS USA?
2016-02-27 05:02
no usa = good cs
2016-02-29 16:47
LG GAMING QUALIFY :D Cloud 9 and CLG didnt
2016-03-01 14:13
ez4 mongols
2016-02-26 20:52
1
2016-02-26 20:51
SO nice
2016-02-26 20:51
n1
2016-02-26 20:51
are you mad? because im not!
2016-02-28 17:56
TA PATI LEGENDA, PRELIDENS
2016-02-29 19:30
good read.
2016-02-26 20:51
#6
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Norway javieRo 
Go Mongolz! ez win
2016-02-26 20:51
fs
2016-02-26 20:51
k
2016-02-26 20:51
#9
World DEY0 
n1
2016-02-26 20:51
n1
2016-02-26 20:51
#158
Brazil jz- 
from italian players is n1
2016-02-29 16:48
[[
2016-02-26 20:51
AWESOME!!! Fantastic to see such a great event. Really looking forward.
2016-02-26 20:51
#13
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Poland TheDarkusPL 
expexted
2016-02-26 20:51
ez fnatic cheats
2016-02-26 20:51
ez
2016-02-26 20:51
y
2016-02-26 20:51
23
2016-02-26 20:51
1
2016-02-26 20:51
LG ez
2016-02-26 20:51
Can't wait!
2016-02-26 20:51
1
2016-02-26 20:51
nice
2016-02-26 20:51
5
2016-02-26 20:51
k
2016-02-26 20:51
Oh fuck YES GO FNATIC
2016-02-26 20:51
1st
2016-02-26 20:51
EZ for NA
2016-02-29 16:43
dafuq
2016-02-26 20:51
ez fnatic
2016-02-26 20:51
ok
2016-02-26 20:51
8 Bots confirmed
2016-02-26 20:51
yes
2016-02-26 20:51
#32
United States SjD 
GO USA!
2016-02-26 20:51
funny
2016-03-01 18:02
TheMongolz FTW!
2016-02-26 20:51
4
2016-02-26 20:51
thats alot of matches
2016-02-26 20:51
good old system <3
2016-02-26 20:52
ez 4 mongolz
2016-02-26 20:51
1
2016-02-26 20:51
mongolz lmao
2016-02-26 20:52
No major no hype
2016-02-26 20:52
too easy for fnatic
2016-02-26 20:52
HOLY SHIT NICE!
2016-02-26 20:52
VP again easiest group, and still they won't be even in playoff. GG
2016-02-26 20:52
not 1 :C
2016-02-26 20:52
eFrag champions of BO1
2016-02-26 20:53
#49
tabseN | 
Spain Alser 
SO MUCH CS
2016-02-26 20:53
LG and TS 4 THE WIN
2016-02-26 20:55
NIP LET'S DO THIS !!!! #GONINJAS
2016-02-26 20:55
#52
Sweden eafn 
wtf 100 games each day and two games at the same time every time?
2016-02-26 20:55
#53
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Russia Reph 
250k MingLee
2016-02-26 20:56
ez envy
2016-02-26 20:57
i had dream mongolz lifting a trophy mayb its becoming reality
2016-02-26 21:01
i hear that!
2016-02-27 05:33
LG vs Na`Vi gonna be awesome as always
2016-02-26 21:01
+1
2016-02-29 16:44
#159
Brazil jz- 
yeah hard match both
2016-02-29 16:49
when quarter - final 3 and 4 ?
2016-02-26 21:01
First in the groups go directly to semi finals
2016-02-26 22:00
as already know.. thanks
2016-02-27 13:05
1st match Fnatic VS NAVI. its gon be gud.
2016-02-26 21:02
gg
2016-02-26 21:04
wow, schedule this early n11111111111111111
2016-02-26 21:06
I want all four quater-finals.
2016-02-26 21:06
TEMPO > E-FRAG TEMPO > FAZE TEMPO > VP TEMPO < ENVYUS TEMPO < ASTRALIS
2016-02-26 21:08
XAXAXAXAXA
2016-02-26 21:32
ez
2016-02-26 21:34
tempo cant even beat g2 nt
2016-02-26 21:35
well, it's my opinion.
2016-02-26 21:35
#162
Brazil jz- 
right
2016-02-29 16:51
5-16 5-16 vs flipsid3
2016-02-29 19:40
#161
Brazil jz- 
TEMPO < FAZE TEMPO < VP TEMPO < ASTRALIS TEMPO < ENVY TEMPO > E-FRAG
2016-02-29 16:50
TEMPO < E-FRAG
2016-02-27 11:35
very funny
2016-02-27 12:55
You know that we'll see after they played a match between themselves , you cannot tell who is better just by looking at the recent matches results
2016-02-27 14:24
Tempo still better than e-frag.
2016-02-27 15:30
Nope
2016-02-27 17:04
#165
Brazil jz- 
right man, ts fanboys sucks efrag > tempo
2016-02-29 16:53
Nice joke fanboy :D
2016-03-01 05:43
how can Tempo storm be better than E-frag >? The brazilian team has been at only brazilian tournaments lol...
2016-02-27 19:26
First match against Europe team, G2, get 13 rounds... Tempo > E-Frag
2016-02-27 19:49
1 map dude..
2016-02-28 00:12
well, if they move to Europe to training, they gonna win e-frag ez.
2016-02-28 03:26
you're a good example why everyone hates Brazilians
2016-02-29 10:50
And? Do you guys think we need your love? Hahaha We only support brazilian teams. I cant see any brazilian insulting other nations cuz they support their teams
2016-02-29 16:50
yes normal people aim at being liked and respected can't expect anything normal from a favela monkey obviously you know which people proclaim themselves as big at something, mr.big shit talker? those with little penis nice 1 m8
2016-02-29 16:59
Being liked and respected by 15yo nerd guys from arrogant places is irrelevant
2016-02-29 17:05
how can a place be arrogant? and if you can't make children like you how are you gonna make a grown up do?
2016-02-29 17:06
#167 prove my point at a second line Children are naive and speak anything on the internet to raise the own ego of his country or himself, as time goes by they will see that the world does not revolve around the ego.
2016-02-29 17:27
#164
Brazil jz- 
relax Ts fanboys
2016-02-29 16:52
#166
Brazil jz- 
stfu noob omg
2016-02-29 16:54
stfu you retard.
2016-03-01 00:28
LOL are u retard or what?lmao
2016-03-01 05:45
Gonna be at work for more than half the event :'( ... But w/e csgo > job :D
2016-02-26 21:10
HYPE BOIS
2016-02-26 21:11
Haha NIP will not get out of groups :D
2016-02-26 21:12
WTF MIRAA, stop calling these tournaments male tournaments? There is no rule that says it's for men only (unlike, female tournaments which are restricted). Edit : And this isn't even the first time... i.imgur.com/7QUv68l.png
2016-02-26 21:24
+1
2016-02-26 21:15
i think he did so because there will be some "special" female tournament at katowice. or he/she is trying to imply csgo players/staff are sexists and doesnt want females in the scene.
2016-02-26 21:25
Yeah, but that doesn't automatically make this is a "male only" tournament.
2016-02-26 21:26
Have you ever seen a single woman in big tournament like this with big teams? So I dont think it is bad to call it a male tournament. He wrote that obviously in order to tell apart this from a female tournament also taking place in Katowice at that time. No reason to be salty
2016-02-26 21:48
It's irrelevant if a woman has ever played in these tournaments. Other than being technically incorrect, it gives ammunition to so-called-feminists that "male tournaments" have huge prize money and females are oppressed in e-sports and have smaller prize pools and how they're sexist. I've had enough of feminists fucking with video games, I just want us (CS community) to play it right and play it safe when it comes to these things.
2016-02-26 21:53
Alright :) Btw its sexist than women actually have their special female only tournament and men must attend unisex one. I feel oppressed :>
2016-02-26 22:10
doesnt work that way in their feminist world buddy.
2016-02-26 22:22
Who knows but feminist what is in their world?
2016-02-28 00:15
You probably shouldn't be calling him out in public but you're 100% right
2016-02-27 11:01
I did try just PMing him last time (screenshot is from the CPH games post) instead of calling out in public, but that didn't catch his attention. Seems like it's no different this way either.
2016-02-27 11:06
Yeah good point
2016-02-28 11:27
Wednesday??? really???
2016-02-26 21:14
GOOD LUCK MONGOLZ , HOPE YOU TEACH FUCKING USA TO ACCEPT YOUR FUCKING VISA NEXT TIME
2016-02-26 21:17
#73
United Kingdom Dird 
katowice will have a grill tournie?
2016-02-26 21:18
MIRAA sexist? there is no male tournament!! b2t shitty schedule by esl
2016-02-26 21:23
Guys, what's the expected delay for IEM? Please.
2016-02-26 21:23
bo1 = shit
2016-02-26 21:25
Wow final md5 better than major
2016-02-26 21:26
RIP viewers. These matches being played on work days. 30K viewers inc.
2016-02-26 21:27
Yes bro im like wtf ? I'll watch only semis and grand final. Worst schedule to an big tournament ive ever see
2016-02-26 21:35
Nice
2016-02-26 21:28
rip navi=( Fnatic win
2016-02-26 21:29
Nice
2016-02-26 21:29
sick
2016-02-26 21:30
HYPE
2016-02-26 21:31
OH MY GOD SO MANY GAMES WTF
2016-02-26 21:32
lol no na teams qualified
2016-02-26 21:33
good luck Mongolz on the raft, trying to get to Poland
2016-02-26 21:36
EZ for Faze
2016-02-26 21:37
last Pashito tournamnet in VP jersey # VP team roster changes
2016-02-26 21:38
So many good matches on first day
2016-02-26 21:39
LG is so fucked. Terrible group for them.
2016-02-26 21:40
Shouldn't there be 4 Quarters?, or its some upper bracket-lower bracket shit going around here?
2016-02-26 21:48
1st from each group goes directly to semi i think
2016-02-26 22:01
nice.
2016-02-26 21:54
BO5 final fuck yes. I really hope Valve changes the format of majors and makes the finals BO5.
2016-02-26 22:11
+++ At last.....
2016-02-27 02:04
#109
Belarus KuF 
sad cuz no major
2016-02-26 22:20
LG can prove themself right here. Lets see if they can still compete with the big boys in the yard. But I arent think that. They are going to get shit on so bad. No chance.
2016-02-26 22:32
first game for LG LG vs NAVI, thats funny af..
2016-02-26 22:33
How can they have 2 quarters and 2 semis? im confused AF.
2016-02-27 00:02
the mongolz might not get polish visa on time. they applyning visa on monday. it will take at least 3 days.
2016-02-27 02:57
they wasted too much time with us visa!!!!
2016-02-27 02:58
MONGOLZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-02-27 09:26
GoGoGo Nip
2016-02-27 09:30
To all people calling this not major THIS IS ESL KATOWICE MAJOR
2016-02-27 11:16
GONNA BE GUD
2016-02-27 12:44
ah no american team what a nice tournament.
2016-02-27 12:44
ez for machinegun
2016-02-27 14:55
Ez for f0rest
2016-02-27 17:57
ez for flusha
2016-02-27 18:07
1st day looks promising! Cant wait
2016-02-28 03:30
good luck and have fun everyone, it will be a good tournament!
2016-02-28 23:48
#148
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Mongolia thechapchap 
It gonno be good
2016-02-29 01:40
drops? stickers?
2016-02-29 01:43
Not a major.
2016-02-29 10:56
99% of the tournament is from Wednesday till Friday the majority of the people won't be able to watch it how could they make something so dumb? this tournament already failed
2016-02-29 10:53
Go Nip Go <3
2016-02-29 11:09
#goninjas
2016-02-29 16:46
no g2, no party
2016-02-29 17:19
Virtus.Pro <3
2016-02-29 17:24
Group 1:____Group 2: - Fnatic ___- EnvyUs - Navi _____- Astrallis - LG ______- VP - NiP _____ - TS Semis: - Fnatic - LG - Navi - EnvyUs Final: - LG x EnvyUs
2016-02-29 19:29
RIP, NO STICKERS. THE BEST STICKERS - RIP
2016-02-29 19:32
fnatic photo is spoiler? expected
2016-03-01 00:18
Group 1:____Group 2: - Fnatic ___- EnvyUs - Navi _____- Astrallis - LG ______- FaZe - NiP ______ ts final faze ---- fnatic Faze win .....
2016-03-01 04:04
Come on Fnatic let's go!!!
2016-03-01 08:29
+++ Finally bo5 final. I really hope that there will also be a bo5 final at the Major.
2016-03-01 22:37
Hype boys.. Fnatic lets go
2016-03-02 19:53
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