HLTV.org live from Katowice
IEM Katowice kicks off in a few moments with the initial round of Group A, where OpTic are facing Astralis and NiP are up against fnatic in a Swedish derby. Our three-man crew has arrived in the backstage of the Spodek Arena where the group stage is taking place.
HLTV.org has arrived at the Spodek Arena to begin our coverage of IEM Katowice, where 12 teams battle for their share of the $250,000 prizepool.
The competition begins in just a few moments with Group A, which will be played in its entirity throughout day one. All six teams have already set up in the backstage, with Astralis, OpTic, NiP, and fnatic soon kicking off the initial round.
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If you'd like to find out more information on all teams attending IEM Katowice, we have prepared a preview where we go over each and every one and take a look at their chances at the Polish event.
For information on the event in general, such as the format, full schedule, and on-air talent, head over to the viewer's guide.
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