IEM Katowice to host $50,000 Intel Challenge female tournament
IEM Katowice, which will be the site of the first Major of 2019, will also host the Intel Challenge, a $50,000 tournament for female teams.
Eight female teams will descend upon Katowice, Poland, between February 28th and March 2nd to fight over the lion's share of the $50,000 prize pool that will be on the line.
The first team has already been announced, as the organizers have handed out the only invitation to the returning champions, Dignitas fe, leaving the rest of slots up for grabs in regional qualifiers.
Four teams will come from Europe, from four open qualifiers, while the last three teams will come from open qualifiers in North America, South America, and Asia.
The dates for the regional open qualifiers, for which teams can sign up here, are:
January 25 - EU qualifier #1 - 1 slot
January 28 - EU qualifier #2 - 1 slot
January 30 - EU qualifier #3 - 1 slot
February 2 - EU qualifier #4 - 1 slot
January 25 - Asia qualifier - 1 slot
January 26 – North America qualifier - 1 slot
January 27 – South America qualifier - 1 slot
This is the current slot distribution for the Intel Challenge:
EU Qualifier #1
EU Qualifier #2
EU Qualifier #3