The $1 million IEM Katowice 2021 tournament, one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments of the year, has finally arrived:
- Key dates: Play-Ins (Feb 16-17), Group Stage (Feb 18-21), Playoffs (Feb 26-28).
- $1 million total prize pool: first place earns $400,000.
- Astralis, Vitality, G2 among teams already in Group Stage.
There’s been a lot of anticipation surrounding IEM Katowice 2021 as many of the world’s best CS:GO teams will be competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as some valuable points in the Pro Tour and Blast Premier circuit.
With just 12 days to play three whole stages, this event will be fast and furious as the esport’s biggest and best talents are all fired up and ready to go.
IEM Katowice will be streamed live on the official ESL CS:GO Twitch channel; you can also catch any of the missed action on ESL’s YouTube page.
There are a total of 24 teams participating in the IEM Katowice 2021 tournament: 8 who have already qualified for the group stage and 16 who will have to go through the Play-In to make it.
The $1 million prize pool will be split between all 24 teams, including the ones that fail to make it to the Group Stage. The first-place team earns the lion’s share, taking home $400,000.