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IEM World Championship odds

Who wins CS:GO - IEM Season XIV - World Championship?

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The moment we have all been waiting for is now closer than ever! Yes, we are referring to the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV - World Championship or IEM Katowice 2020. This highly anticipated tournament will be organized by ESL and it will take place in Katowice, Poland (as the title suggests) from 25th February to 1st March, 2020. So, are you ready to witness a plethora of thrilling Counter-Strike: Global Offensive games between 16 of the best Esports teams worldwide?


16 teams from all over the world will participate in the upcoming tournament in question. 7 spots have been reserved for teams that will be issued a direct invitation to be a part of IEM Katowice 2020. 3 spots will taken by the respective winners of IEM Beijing 2019, ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019. 3 European qualifiers, 1 North American qualifier, 1 Asian qualifier and 1 Oceanic qualifier will also advance to IEM Katowice 2020.

Format & Venue:

The group stage will emancipate from the International Congress Centre and will feature two groups of 8. A double elimination format will be followed for both groups. Placement of teams into appropriate groups will be based on ESL CS:GO World Rankings.

In the group stage, the opening matches will be best of 1 and the remaining ones will be best of 3. Top 3 teams from both groups will advance to the Playoffs. That’s not all however, as the teams positioned at #1 in their respective groups will also receive byes into the semi-finals.

A single elimination bracket will be followed in the Playoffs that will take place at Spodek. While the quarter and semi-final matches will be best of 3, the Grand Final bout will be a best of 5.

The Winner:

The tournament winner will receive a grand prize of $250,000. The first runner-up will be rewarded with $100,000 for their impressive performance. An additional $150,000 will be distributed among the rest of the participants, based on their final standings.

How to Watch?

If you are planning on attending the tournament in-person, then you can get your tickets from the official website of IEM.

Additionally, IEM Katowice 2020 will most likely be streamed live on the official YouTube channel of ESL Counter-Strike, along with a few other official channels on both YouTube as well as Twitch.