IEM Poland with $7,000 CS:GO tourney
The Electronic Sports League has announced that the Polish stop of the Intel Extreme Masters will play host to a $7,000 CS:GO tournament.
The first-ever Polish event on the IEM calendar is scheduled to take place from January 18th-20th in the city of Katowice inside Spodek, the country's biggest and most famous multipurpose arena complex.
Starcraft II and League of Legends are the two official games on show at the IEM event, and it has now been announced that ESL Poland will run a CS:GO tournament featuring four teams.
There will be a total of three qualifiers for Polish teams, each one being played in a single-elimination format and rewarding the winner with a slot in the finals.
Teams from all over Europe will be able to take part in the last qualifier, which will be divided into two stages: in the first phase, there will be two minor tournaments, each played in a single-elimination mode.
The teams who make it to the semi-finals in both tournaments will then be thrown together into the final stage, which will be played in a double-elimination mode until the end.
The prize purse for the CS:GO tournament at IEM Poland is the following: