North & FaZe to IEM Katowice

The last two invited teams that will compete at IEM Katowice 2017 are FaZe and North.

The $250,000 tournament taking place in Katowice, Poland from March 1-5 will feature eight invited and four qualified teams.

ESL have revealed the invited teams over the last few days and the likes of Virtus.pro, Astralis, and SK will be at the event.


k0nfig's North will be in Katowice 

The last two invited teams are North and FaZe. One of the last four spots will be handed out in the North American qualifier while the other three will be given in the EU qualifiers.

The updated team list looks as follows:

Poland Virtus.pro Sweden NiP Denmark Astralis Brazil SK
North America OpTic United States Cloud9 Denmark North Europe FaZe
Europe EU Qualifier #1  Europe EU Qualifier #2 Europe EU Qualifier #3 North America NA Qualifier #1

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

EZ for Clud 8
2017-01-19 20:00
Who?
2017-01-20 08:37
#4
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Poland Kagor 
Nice !
2017-01-19 20:00
#5
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Finland Despasiitto 
Easy for allugator!
2017-01-19 20:00
ez faze
2017-01-19 20:00
ez4vp
2017-01-19 20:00
#12
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Russia Reph 
NO NA'VI?
2017-01-19 20:00
Poor form at all recent events
2017-01-20 06:00
poor form? Are u sure? They training much harder than all team 4 the major.
2017-01-20 09:37
yeah they training now but they were losing in groups at all their events
2017-01-21 08:33
will see at the Major
2017-01-22 03:27
#13
Latvia kjyy 
nice gl FaZe!
2017-01-19 20:00
#14
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United States s0meguy 
ez ence
2017-01-19 20:00
rip navi
2017-01-19 20:00
Nice!
2017-01-19 20:00
fazeup
2017-01-19 20:00
#FaZeUP nice
2017-01-19 20:00
#23
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Ukraine gungrave 
no navi? rly?
2017-01-19 20:00
+1
2017-01-19 20:48
ugh not faze
2017-01-19 20:00
no NaVi...
2017-01-19 20:00
#29
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France t3r4byt3 
RIP NA'VI HAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-01-19 20:01
nice, looks very competitive no NaVi needed ^^
2017-01-19 20:01
no c9 needed. -clown9 + NaVi
2017-01-20 09:38
I can agree to that
2017-01-20 12:43
#31
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Russia rainsjer 
nice!!!!! FaZeUp
2017-01-19 20:01
#32
NiKo | 
Israel Fixzor 
Why no navi???? :((
2017-01-19 20:01
#33
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Na'Vi not invited? ok then but North and FaZe good teams :D
2017-01-19 20:01
navi showed nothing lately. they have to earn their tournament spots
2017-01-19 20:23
#59
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Ukraine gungrave 
like c9 faze nip show something lmao
2017-01-19 20:48
yes they got out of groups at the last events, NaVi didn't
2017-01-19 20:59
#71
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Ukraine gungrave 
yep navi won one of the last events
2017-01-19 20:59
one of the last events xD ESL One NY was three months ago NaVi didn't play one play off match after that Edit: sorry I thought Epicenter was before ESL One NY, they got 3rd there, I forgot about that
2017-01-19 21:03
#74
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Ukraine gungrave 
so what c9 and faze won in these 3 month?
2017-01-19 21:03
FaZe didn't win, but performed well at several recent events: FaZe: prntscr.com/dxsfb2 NiP: prntscr.com/dxsgte I agree that c9 is not better than NaVi and shouldn't be invited over them prntscr.com/dxsg7h
2017-01-19 21:08
Faze has played well recently, and C9 is popular and won the last ESL Pro League, so there's that.
2017-01-19 22:53
I am pretty sure Na'Vi recieved the invite, but did not confirm their participation for some reasons. If my guess is correct than they won't participate in quals unless smth changes.
2017-01-20 08:32
BenjaCS is a staff memer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.
2017-01-19 20:01
Hey is 2nd player of 2016 coming or it will be a little late?
2017-01-19 20:02
#43
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
Lol
2017-01-19 20:03
#111
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Singapore derpydm 
yes he is staff memer
2017-01-21 09:10
optic, cloud9, faze > navi ?? ??
2017-01-19 20:01
optic > navi navi > cloud9/faze
2017-01-19 20:02
FaZe >> NaVi for sure atm
2017-01-19 20:11
#42
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Poland Yoggy 
Yes
2017-01-19 20:02
#97
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Chile nachooww 
FaZe > all /close
2017-01-20 05:29
#38
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Portugal Shion 
i must say i am surprised the level of the teams they were able to get with such a shitty prizepool when compared to other tournaments this days.
2017-01-19 20:02
#82
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Poland DzonPrice 
It's Katowice man, the capitol of CS GO.
2017-01-19 22:10
As far as I know teams really appreciate the atmosphere of certain events and Katowice usually features a good one.
2017-01-20 05:00
#41
TACO | 
Brazil torm3ntin 
When Europe qualifiers start?
2017-01-19 20:02
No navi haha
2017-01-19 20:03
#45
JZFB | 
CIS Ansoro 
does any1 know if navi will participate in the quals?
2017-01-19 20:03
#83
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Poland DzonPrice 
I hope so, I bought their T-Shirt to cheer them but this information made this day completely shit.
2017-01-19 22:11
#46
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
RIP NaVi ...
2017-01-19 20:04
Great stuff 10/10 would m8
2017-01-19 20:05
navi mid tier has to qualify hahahaha
2017-01-19 20:05
3 qualifiers from EU and only 1 from NA, great decision! :DDDD
2017-01-19 20:06
#50
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Sweden werkaster 
Where is fnatic? They've won almost every Katowice there is to win, easy invite.
2017-01-19 20:07
+1 Also it would be nice to see Olof vs Pasha.
2017-01-20 05:27
lol no navi xd
2017-01-19 20:08
#54
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
RIP KINGUIN :/
2017-01-19 20:20
#56
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Netherlands Funtobedavid 
LUL WHERE IS FNATIC??????? THEY WON KATOWICE IN 2015 AND 2016, dam I am so triggerd right now....
2017-01-19 20:27
No Navi no cs tournement lul
2017-01-19 20:48
rip navi rip simple overrated as f...
2017-01-19 20:51
cry is free
2017-01-19 20:58
#66
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Portugal Death_Hack 
Navi will qualify and attend the tournament.
2017-01-19 20:55
getting through the quals is gonna be helpful for navi
2017-01-19 20:57
#69
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
godsent or envyus and fnatic, mousesport EU Qualifier
2017-01-19 20:58
eu qualifer for mouz is not necessary cuz eazy for them
2017-01-19 21:01
wait what? clown9 but no navi?
2017-01-19 21:07
#77
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Europe n0rbii 
where is NaVi lol
2017-01-19 21:13
FaZe will never fall! #cryisfree #FaZeUp #BOTallu #besteam4ever
2017-01-19 21:15
#79
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Poland trancemeister 
Na'vi? Fnatic? EnVyUs?
2017-01-19 21:16
Clown9 > Natus Vintears
2017-01-19 21:17
already better list than major ez 4 shroud da god
2017-01-19 22:30
Kind of sad that the team that won the last 2 times at this tournament didn't get invited. Wonder if it was because of the roster change. Surely, they should of been invited though.
2017-01-19 22:57
should have*
2017-01-19 23:40
where is fnatic g2 and na'vi
2017-01-19 23:39
Shit event they Said, no good teams will come they said...
2017-01-20 02:48
250k prize pool.. all top teams go 1.5 million prize pool.. no one goes why is this? are white people racist against the chinese?
2017-01-20 02:50
Most of them didnt go at WESG because prepare for major Or failed to qualify ( Astralis,etc)
2017-01-20 03:57
why people still invite nip and not fnatic ? same at dh las vegas,LOL.
2017-01-20 03:58
#95
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India nicebaitm8 
Because Nip is defending champion in both the tournaments and fnatic ?
2017-01-20 05:14
I can see, that people don't understand what marketing is. It's the same story with VP being invited to almost all lans - just have a look at for example Pashas facebook profile - it's over 800k likes from what I remember. Same story goes with NiP. Remember that current form isn't everyting
2017-01-20 08:23
yeah nip got a huge fanbase and its not just in sweden alot of NA fans too but i'd like to see fnatic be invited too
2017-01-20 13:50
Very sad for Na`Vi =(
2017-01-20 12:47
#109
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Bulgaria GreoN 
lol cloud9 invited and na'vi not, what a joke
2017-01-20 16:52
#113
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Europe n0rbii 
NaVi,Envy/G2, fnatic
2017-01-30 00:24
No navi, no party
2017-02-04 01:08
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