Invites for IEM Katowice closed qualifiers revealed

Following the announcement of the directly invited teams, ESL has revealed the invited closed qualifier teams for IEM Katowice 2020.

The names of the teams that were invited to the Asian, European, North American, and Oceanic closed qualifiers for IEM Katowice have been revealed, with some big names and new rosters finding their way onto the team lists.

MIBR will have to earn their spot in Katowice through the closed qualifier

In Europe, FaZe will have to go through the online qualifier to earn a spot at IEM Katowice, as will G2 and ENCE. Illuminar got a spot in the closed qualifier by winning the Polish Championship, while Heroic and ARCY made it through the first open qualifier. Two more teams are yet to be decided through the second open qualifier before the closed qualifier kicks off on January 14.

IEM Katowice Europe Closed Qualifier team list:

Europe FaZe
Finland ENCE
Poland ARCY
Europe Open Qualifier #2
France G2
Poland Illuminar
Denmark Heroic
Europe Open Qualifier #2

In North America, a few new rosters will debut in the qualifier, such as Complexity and Gen.G, albeit the latter will not feature Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand as he will be helping TYLOO in the Asian qualifier before moving over to his new team. Brazilian sides MIBR, FURIA, and INTZ will also be competing for a spot at the event, with only the best team in North America earning a spot in Poland.

IEM Katowice North America Closed Qualifier team list:

Asia and Oceania have one slot each at the final event, with the competition being more straightforward than in Europe and North America. TYLOO, ViCi, and Renegades are the biggest favorites for spots at IEM Katowice 2020.

IEM Katowice Asia Closed Qualifier team list:

IEM Katowice Oceania Closed Qualifier team list:

Finally, the team list for the $500,000 event in Katowice, Poland will look as follows:

Denmark Astralis
Europe mousesports
France Vitality
Russia Natus Vincere
Sweden NiP
Europe EU Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Sweden fnatic
United States Liquid
United States Evil Geniuses
Australia 100 Thieves
Kazakhstan Virtus.pro
North America NA Qualifier
Asia Asia Qualifier
Oceania Oceania Qualifier
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
766
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
Cool. Lets hope ENCE lose this one!
2020-01-06 19:49
#4
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Finland ilikecereal61 
ez4ence
2020-01-06 19:48
#27
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Finland Diddy_Kong 
No
2020-01-06 19:56
+1
2020-01-06 21:18
It's the battle for who disappoints the most with Faze and G2 in the mix
2020-01-06 20:36
#81
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Denmark Cleandog 
North? At least Complexity is there!
2020-01-06 21:35
North more like gone #rebrandingmorelikedisbanding
2020-01-07 12:51
#119
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Denmark Cleandog 
lol, it was kind of a joke. Interested in seeing Complexity in action though! At heart im Astralis fanboy so the kjearby move to North still hurts xD
2020-01-07 13:51
Astralis fanboy should love magisk kjaerby move was such a dick
2020-01-08 08:35
#122
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Denmark Cleandog 
In hinsight of cause but at the time the move was the ultimate "cs go betrayal" in danish cs go. That being said kjaerby most likely had the shittiest Astralis contract so in essence I would probably have done the same had I been in his shoes. I was actually hoping for toxic-k0nfig (he is quite entertaining) at the time but seeing the post Magisk results im quite happy!
2020-01-08 09:21
#114
Aleksib | 
Finland Ipaa 
zehn>aerial?
2020-01-07 09:29
EZ4ENCE
2020-01-06 19:48
#115
Aleksib | 
Finland Ipaa 
no
2020-01-07 09:30
#3
Sonic | 
Germany SSimonL 
Nice
2020-01-06 19:49
faze playing closed qualifier kekw
2020-01-06 19:49
#6
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United States Jeffcubed 
Um og not invited??
2020-01-06 19:49
#14
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Spain Granjero 
They're trash
2020-01-06 19:50
#31
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Finland patitapi 
Hmm, I wonder why the spaniardo has so strong opinions about og. Maybe because og #26 and riders #34 jajajajaja
2020-01-06 19:59
#36
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Spain Granjero 
I'm not actually Spanish
2020-01-06 20:03
#59
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Other Awimawe 
Catalonia is not Spain?
2020-01-06 20:54
#69
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Spain Granjero 
wat
2020-01-06 21:06
hes german u dumb mens)))
2020-01-06 20:04
na brain deceted mens))))
2020-01-07 09:04
Turns out you gotta earn your invite in ESL. Who would’ve thought?
2020-01-06 19:53
#24
OCEAN | 
Reunion 1iquser 
1 tournament lol
2020-01-06 19:53
Seems like OG cannot buy their way to every tournament there is
2020-01-06 20:30
#62
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Denmark ghostan11 
yes and now we look at complexity who clearly did jackshit and still made to closed qualifers
2020-01-06 20:56
And what NA team should/could replace them? And NEVER disrespect the JUGGERNAUT again!!!
2020-01-06 21:44
#86
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Denmark ghostan11 
lmfao that can be said about og , they didnt get invited for nothing and at least will play so that they can deserve their spot to closed if they will qualify meanwhile complexity didnt need to win single round to get invited because of fame and money 0/8
2020-01-06 21:47
Well what has any of the oceania qualifier teams done? Nothing. What about the asian qualifier teams? Minor regions don't have that many contender teams to invite into qualifiers like this. Europe does. Fuck off fanboy and learn the realities of life.
2020-01-06 21:56
#90
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Denmark ghostan11 
you're talking about being a fanboy but clearly og and complexity are both new teams and both of them dont deserve direct invite to closed qualifers og actually plays qualifers so that they can prove that they deserve it meanwhile complexity should do the same but they dont cuz they are riding on their fame and famous players fuck off fanboy
2020-01-06 22:00
Holy shit you're retarded, there isn't even an open qualifier for NA, ofc one of the best teams in NA are going to get an invite into the closed qualifier, complexity isn't even the only new team in the cq so where does this hate towards only them come from?
2020-01-06 22:34
#93
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Denmark ghostan11 
yes there arent na qualifers but we could argue that , singularity or eunited could also get invited based on their ranking on hltv , meanwhile complexity doesnt even have a ranking the only way they got invited is cuz of their fame and famous players not based on their performance or achievements now pls tell me which team (invited to closed qualifers) are a new team? you are clearly a fanboy of complexity lineup and you cant see the point i am reffering to
2020-01-06 22:37
What are you talking about there's no NA open qualifiers? That is how Chaos Gen.G Riot squad and Intz got into the closed qualifier. Imo they should have had to go through the open qualifiers too. Gen.G is a new team, they had to do it, Chaos is relatively new, they had to do it so why does Complexity get a free ride to the closes qualifier when they haven't proved they even deserved to be there
2020-01-06 23:14
#73
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Poland LiquidWater 
if og is good enough they will just drive through open qualifiers.
2020-01-06 21:20
#7
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North America Par4dox11 
#LETSGOMIBR
2020-01-06 19:49
#67
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South America nicoary 
mibr and furia let's go
2020-01-06 21:04
#8
ropz | 
Russia waxybaNg01 
Nice
2020-01-06 19:49
ESL is a joke.
2020-01-06 19:49
if they truly are #8 ranked team then they should be able to qualify easily. 8 Teams and 3 of them qualify. It just kinda sucks that it already starts the 9th day so if they want to qualify they cant really keep a long holiday
2020-01-07 09:34
furia mibr deserve invite
2020-01-06 19:49
#54
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
No they don't.
2020-01-06 20:44
avenger #17
2020-01-06 20:52
Its VP, and the org is always invited to Katowice. MIBR has done nothing at all to warrant an invite. Furia has also been poor lately.
2020-01-06 22:04
EASY FOR G2, ROBBED OF A SPOT. ASHAME ESL.
2020-01-06 19:50
#15
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Bosnia and Herzegovina V3DO 
+1
2020-01-06 19:51
#12
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Finland KuKkaa 
FaZe, ENCE, Complexity
2020-01-06 19:50
lol arcy illuminar invited but no forze and og OMEGALUL
2020-01-06 19:50
#16
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Bosnia and Herzegovina V3DO 
+1 wtf
2020-01-06 19:51
they not invited, they qualified
2020-01-06 19:52
Expect that neither of those teams were invited, arcy qualified from #1 open qualifier and Illuminar got in as polish champions as it is polish event anyway so they gave spot polish team this way to qualifier at least xd
2020-01-06 19:54
#28
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Poland Julka 
+1
2020-01-06 19:57
#111
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Finland Faifainei 
But there is already vp in the direct invites list 😏
2020-01-07 07:50
#21
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Poland W0JT4Z 
they qualified, not invited u dumb ruski
2020-01-06 19:53
INVITES FOR IEM KATOWICE CLOSED QUALIFIERS REVEALED INVITES sorry if i didnt knew about some polish tier3 open quals
2020-01-06 21:22
you dumb
2020-01-06 23:14
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW DESTROYED BY FACTS AND LOGIC "you dumb" got rekt me in 2 words omg mens how
2020-01-06 23:50
just use my flair and you'll be able to do the same mens))
2020-01-07 00:03
EU: FaZe G2 Heroic NA: MIBR ASIA: ViCi Oceania: Renegades ez af
2020-01-06 19:52
do you really think mibr will qualify over col or furia???
2020-01-06 20:42
#63
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Other Awimawe 
Even Gen.G can win mibr
2020-01-06 20:57
gen.g will play without bntet D:
2020-01-06 20:59
wtf mens rly?
2020-01-06 21:23
read the article lol
2020-01-06 21:29
#110
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Brazil lusketa 
Riot Squad come strong, i really think they are going to qualify
2020-01-07 03:06
So many tierless teams on european side and, yet, 2 european teams qualify. And, honestly, if MIBR or FURIA don't qualify in a qualifier easy as that, just give up ...
2020-01-06 19:52
3 eu teams*
2020-01-06 20:42
#94
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Denmark ghostan11 
lmfao ence faze g2 > mibr and furia
2020-01-06 22:46
Don't be mad/triggered, euroboy. You know you are lying. Compare MIBR's player titles to those of any player in these teams and we are done. kthxbye
2020-01-06 23:02
#100
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Denmark ghostan11 
lmfao deluded brboy living in 7171 we have 2020 already and no way mibr or furia are better than any of this 3 teams
2020-01-06 23:12
DIGNITAS
2020-01-06 19:54
#38
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Europe clockworkk 
where they at
2020-01-06 20:08
not officialy signed
2020-01-06 20:09
delete asian and australian slots on IEM Katowice. EU needs 5 slots
2020-01-06 20:02
actually na qualifier is stronger than eu qualifier this time
2020-01-06 20:43
#71
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France CocoBiceps 
+1 eu and na should give 2 spot each this time Even thought i usualy prefer when eu has more spots than other
2020-01-06 21:07
God neo
2020-01-06 19:59
OG will come from open quali and aleksib will shit on allu's tactics :D
2020-01-06 19:59
Wtf where is BIG Clan ??!
2020-01-06 20:00
in open quali
2020-01-06 20:03
#120
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Germany X5ander 
yeah man, where are my boyz? the new linup from BIG will destroy everything !!!
2020-01-07 14:19
#39
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Europe clockworkk 
Gen.G has no chance without bntet which means Complexity or MIBR will be the NA qualifier winner EU: G2 and Faze 100% Asia: ViCi Oceania: Renegades / Order
2020-01-06 20:08
#40
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Switzerland x676 
No invites for Movistar Riders ???? WHAT A DISGRACE
2020-01-06 20:08
#42
Jamppi | 
Finland Leksi20 
ez4enke
2020-01-06 20:11
#43
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North America pieisgood186 
Arcy and Illuminar invited over forZe, Godsent, Movistar or Sprout? Lol what a joke.
2020-01-06 20:12
#57
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
They qualified.
2020-01-06 20:48
#98
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CIS Merlas_mtk 
Arcy and illuminar qualifed for this...
2020-01-06 23:08
#103
mhL | 
Poland Trausky 
Next time try to read
2020-01-06 23:36
#44
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Brazil Kelmec 
ez4 FURIA
2020-01-06 20:15
Vp omegalul
2020-01-06 20:16
FaZe in online qualifiers? this is a new low :(
2020-01-06 20:35
MIBR finally having to qualify for something, wow
2020-01-06 20:36
3 EU opening 1 for others ummm seems unfair for Na, ocean and Asia
2020-01-06 20:39
since tyloo is gone there's no point in giving asia an invite to tier 1 events
2020-01-06 20:47
In NA: Ez for Furia or MIBR. In EU: Ez for ENCE or FAZE
2020-01-06 20:55
1st : Col >>>>>>>>> mibr 2nd eu have 3 spots...
2020-01-06 20:59
1: ... Yes 2: So ez for random team to Open #2
2020-01-06 21:04
invites MIBR please
2020-01-06 20:55
#77
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
mibr wont qualify xaxaxaxaxaaxaaa
2020-01-06 21:27
sad to see mibr having to play a qualifier
2020-01-06 20:58
#78
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
yeah, wasted spot
2020-01-06 21:28
yeah theyre gonna qualify so easily they should have been invited already
2020-01-06 21:45
#84
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
imagine thinking they're gonna qualify xddd
2020-01-06 21:45
eu more chance to qualy for NA only one team omg haha
2020-01-06 21:06
#76
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
nice
2020-01-06 21:27
#80
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Poland gerald500 
eu + liquid and...tier3-4 team q
2020-01-06 21:34
Unfair only one spot for NA with great contenders comparing to EU 3 spots.... Look to the NA lineups and compare to heroic, ilumiar, Arcy... Come on!
2020-01-06 21:46
+1
2020-01-06 22:56
Remove the Asian spot then?
2020-01-06 23:11
No, force Faze, G2 and Ence fight for 2 spots, and them all the NA will have a chance to fight for 2 as well...
2020-01-07 01:53
+1
2020-01-06 23:47
#87
BnTeT | 
Indonesia lukerey 
CoL or C9 will win this NA closed qualifier. Brazilian scene is dead already, they need a big merger or nothing is gonna change. NA should get 2 spot wtf mens :( BnTeT will carry tyloo for one last ride. Congratulations Renegades! Hoping OG win open qualifier #2 When Asia & Oceania closed qualifier start btw? Next week?
2020-01-06 21:54
+1 to all brother!
2020-01-06 22:55
#108
BnTeT | 
Indonesia lukerey 
NA will dominate 2020!
2020-01-07 00:14
I hope some german teams qualify
2020-01-06 21:58
why invictus isn’t there?
2020-01-06 23:41
#112
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Complexity in America qualifier? Ez4EU
2020-01-07 08:55
#117
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Russia angry_david1 
EU : FaZe, OG, G2/ENCE NA : MiBR/FURIA Asia : TyLoo Oceania : Renegades
2020-01-07 10:54
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