IEM Katowice 2024: Schedule, scores, teams, and more

The first edition of Kato in CS2.
IEM Katowice 2024's trophy on the scene.
Photo by Monster Energy

Between the RMR qualifiers and BLAST Premier’s Spring Groups this past week, most of Counter-Strike 2’s top squads have a few official games under their belt for the 2024 season. They’ll need to hope the rust is shaken off as the first tier one LAN arrives—IEM Katowice.

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IEM Katowice is one of ESL’s longest-standing tournaments and kicks off 2024’s major competitive ladder. One of the most prestigious titles in Counter-Strike, IEM Katowice features a massive $1 million prize pool and, for the winner, hands out a guaranteed invitation to IEM Cologne and the BLAST Premier World Final.

With the world rankings far from set in stone as teams adjust to CS2 and the ever-evolving meta, you won’t want to miss this year’s edition of the Polish event.

Here’s everything about IEM Katowice 2024: full schedule, results, teams, and more.

IEM Katowice 2024 format and teams

The IEM Katowice trophy on a plinth as two teams play Counter-Strike on-stage at the Spodek Arena.
Vitality has a decent shot at the trophy, while the new Liquid won’t be attending. Photo by Helena Kristiansson via ESL

IEM Katowice 2024 is split into three stages: Play-In, Group Stage, and the Playoffs. Twenty-four teams will contest for the trophy, but only six will win the right to play in front of the crowd at Spodek Arena in February.

The Play-In features 16 teams split into a double-elimination bracket. These teams qualified for the opening stage of IEM Katowice thanks to their status as the top squads from their respective regions per the ESL rankings. Eight teams will emerge from the Play-In bracket and join the eight invited squads in the Group Stage.

The remaining 16 teams will play out another double-elimination bracket across two groups, with three per group making it to the arena for the Playoffs. A final single-elimination bracket will determine who rises above all to lift the Katowice trophy and etch their names into CS history.

Below, we’ve listed the full list of invites, their method of qualification, and where they will begin their IEM Katowice 2024 journey.

TeamQualification MethodIEM Katowice 2024 starting stage
G2 EsportsIEM Cologne 2023Group Stage
MOUZESL Pro League Season 18Group Stage
FaZe ClanIEM Sydney 2023Group Stage
Team VitalityESL World RankingGroup Stage
Complexity GamingESL World RankingGroup Stage
Natus VincereESL World RankingGroup Stage
MonteESL World RankingGroup Stage
Team FalconsESL World RankingGroup Stage
Rebels GamingMistrzostwa PolskiPlay-In
Cloud9ESL World Ranking (EU)Play-In
Virtus.proESL World Ranking (EU)Play-In
HeroicESL World Ranking (EU)Play-In
FURIAESL World Ranking (SA)Play-In
M80ESL World Ranking (NA)Play-In
RoosterESL World Ranking (OCE)Play-In
The MongolZESL World Ranking (Asia)Play-In
BIGESL World RankingPlay-In
GamerLegionESL World RankingPlay-In
ApeksESL World RankingPlay-In
AstralisESL World RankingPlay-In
Eternal FireESL World RankingPlay-In
BetBoom TeamESL World RankingPlay-In
ENCEESL World RankingPlay-In
Team SpiritESL World RankingPlay-In

IEM Katowice 2024 standings

Below you’ll find the full standings for IEM Katowice 2024. Alongside the $400,000 prize purse for the tournament champion, the winner will receive a direct invite to ESL’s second pinnacle event for 2024 at IEM Cologne and BLAST Premier’s World Final. That’s not all, though, because they’ll also notch a mark on the Intel Grand Slam. Win four IGS-tier events before anyone else, and the team net a further $1 million.

PlacementTeamPrize
FirstTeam Spirit$400,000, IEM Cologne 2024, BLAST Premier World Final, Esports World Cup 2024
SecondFaZe Clan$180,000
ThirdMOUZ, Falcons$80,000
FifthG2 Esports, ENCE$40,000
SeventhNatus Vincere, Heroic$24,000
NinthComplexity, Eternal Fire, GamerLegion, Monte$16,000
13thApeks, Rebels, Vitality, Cloud9$10,000
17thM80, Virtus.pro, BIG, The MongolZ$4,500
21stRooster, Astralis, BetBoom, FURIA$2,500

IEM Katowice 2024 schedule

The G2 Esports team, including support staff, celebrate their IEM Katowice 2023 win on-stage in Poland.
Can G2 go back-to-back? Photo by Michal Konkol via ESL

All times below are listed in Central Time (CT) and are subject to change.

Playoffs

FaZe makes its sixth final in CS2. Screenshot via Liquipedia

Sunday, Feb. 11

  • 10am: Spirit 3-0 FaZe
    • Spirit win 13-9 on Nuke.
    • Spirit win 13-11 on Mirage.
    • Spirit win 13-3 on Overpass.
    • Spirit win IEM Katowice 2024.

Friday, Feb. 9

  • 9:15am: FaZe 2-0 G2
    • FaZe win 13-9 on Inferno.
    • FaZe win 13-6 on Ancient.
    • FaZe advance to the semifinals, G2 are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm: ENCE 1-2 Falcons
    • Falcons win 13-5 on Mirage.
    • ENCE win 13-9 on Overpass.
    • Falcons win 13-11 on Nuke.
    • Quarterfinal. Falcons progress to semifinals, ENCE is eliminated.

Saturday, Feb. 10

  • 9:15am: MOUZ 0-2 FaZe
    • FaZe win 13-3 on Nuke.
    • FaZe win 13-11 on Ancient.
    • Semifinal. FaZe progress to grand final, MOUZ are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm: Spirit 2-0 Falcons
    • Spirit win 13-8 on Anubis.
    • Spirit win 13-3 on Ancient.
    • Semifinal. Spirit progress to grand final, Falcons are eliminated.

Group Stage

Tuesday, Feb. 6

  • 6:30am
    • Heroic 2-1 GamerLegion
      • GL win map one on Overpass, 13-5.
      • Heroic win map two on Mirage, 13-4.
      • Heroic win map three on Nuke, 13-8.
      • Heroic moves to lower bracket final, GL is eliminated.
    • Monte 1-2 G2
      • G2 win map one on Nuke, 13-4.
      • Monte win map two on Vertigo, 13-8.
      • G2 win map three on Anubis, 13-6.
      • G2 moves to lower bracket final, Monte is eliminated.
  • 9:30am
    • Spirit 2-0 FaZe
      • Spirit win map one on Mirage, 13-10.
      • Spirit win map two on Nuke, 13-5.
      • Spirit moves to playoffs semifinals, FaZe moves to playoffs quarterfinals.
    • Falcons 2-0 NaVi
      • Falcons win map one on Ancient, 13-11.
      • Falcons win map two on Mirage, 13-4.
      • Falcons moves to playoffs quarterfinals, NaVi is eliminated.
  • 12:30pm
    • MOUZ 2-0 ENCE
      • MOUZ win map one on Vertigo, 13-5.
      • MOUZ win map two on Ancient, 13-3.
      • MOUZ moves to playoffs semifinals, ENCE moves to playoffs quarterfinals.
    • G2 2-0 Heroic
      • G2 win map one on Vertigo, 13-9.
      • G2 win map two on Nuke, 13-8.
      • G2 moves to playoffs quarterfinals, Heroic is eliminated.

Monday, Feb. 5

  • 6:30am
    • Heroic 2-1 Vitality
      • Heroic win 16-14 on Mirage.
      • Vitality win 13-11 on Anubis.
      • Heroic win 16-13 on Vertigo.
      • Heroic advance to the lower bracket semis, Vitality are eliminated.
    • Monte 2-0 Cloud9
      • Monte win 13-11 on Overpass.
      • Monte win 13-11 on Mirage.
      • Monte advance to the lower bracket semis, Cloud9 are eliminated.
  • 9:30am
    • G2 0-2 ENCE
      • ENCE win 13-8 on Mirage.
      • ENCE win 13-7 on Anubis.
      • ENCE advance to the upper bracket final, G2 fall to the lower bracket.
    • GamerLegion 0-2 MOUZ
      • MOUZ win 16-14 on Overpass.
      • MOUZ win 13-6 on Ancient.
      • MOUZ advance to the upper bracket final, GamerLegion fall to the lower bracket.
  • 12:30pm
    • Complexity 1-2 Falcons
      • Complexity win 13-9 on Ancient.
      • Falcons win 13-5 on Overpass.
      • Falcons win 13-10 on Anubis.
      • Falcons advance to the lower bracket final, Complexity are eliminated.
    • NaVi 2-1 Eternal Fire
      • Eternal Fire win 13-11 on Nuke.
      • NAVI win 13-8 on Mirage.
      • NAVI win 13-5 on Anubis.
      • NAVI advance to the lower bracket final, Eternal Fire are eliminated.

Sunday, Feb. 4

  • 6:30am
    • GamerLegion 2-0 Monte
      • GamerLegion win 13-8 on Overpass.
      • GamerLegion win 13-5 on Ancient.
      • GamerLegion advance to upper bracket semis, Monte fall to the lower bracket.
    • MOUZ 2-1 Cloud9
      • Cloud9 win 13-8 on Overpass.
      • MOUZ win 13-8 on Mirage.
      • MOUZ win 22-20 on Ancient.
      • MOUZ move to upper bracket semis, Cloud9 fall to the lower bracket.
  • 9:30am
    • Team Spirit 2-0 Complexity
      • Team Spirit win 13-3 on Ancient.
      • Team Spirit win 13-5 on Overpass.
      • Team Spirit moves to the upper bracket final, Complexity falls to the lower bracket.
    • Natus Vincere 2-1 Apeks
      • Natus Vincere win 13-11 on Ancient.
      • Apeks win 13-11 on Anubis.
      • Natus Vincere win 13-8 on Mirage.
      • Natus Vincere move to lower bracket semis, Apeks are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm
    • Eternal Fire 1-2 FaZe
      • FaZe win 16-14 on Inferno.
      • Eternal Fire win 16-13 on Anubis.
      • FaZe win 13-5 on Nuke.
      • FaZe moves to the upper bracket final, Eternal Fire falls to the lower bracket.
    • Falcons 2-1 Rebels
      • Falcons win 13-9 on Vertigo.
      • Rebels win 13-9 on Anubis.
      • Falcons win Nuke 13-10.
      • Falcons move to lower bracket semis, Rebels are eliminated.

Saturday, Feb. 3

  • 6:30am
    • Eternal Fire 2-0 Falcons
      • Eternal Fire win 13-9 on Vertigo.
      • Eternal Fire win 13-6 on Nuke.
      • Eternal Fire move to upper bracket semis, Falcons fall to the lower bracket.
    • G2 2-1 Heroic
      • G2 win 16-13 on Overpass.
      • Heroic win 16-13 on Anubis.
      • G2 win 13-3 on Nuke.
    • G2 move to upper bracket semis, Heroic fall to the lower bracket.
  • 9:30am
    • FaZe 2-0 Rebels
      • FaZe win 13-9 on Nuke.
      • FaZe win 13-7 on Ancient.
      • FaZe move to upper bracket semis, Rebels fall to the lower bracket.
    • Team Spirit 2-1 Natus Vincere
      • Team Spirit win 13-7 on Ancient.
      • Natus Vincere win 13-11 on Anubis.
      • Team Spirit win 13-4 on Mirage.
      • Team Spirit move to upper bracket semis, Natus Vincere fall to the lower bracket.
  • 12:30pm
    • Complexity 2-0 Apeks
      • Complexity win 13-9 on Vertigo.
      • Complexity win 13-11 on Overpass.
      • Complexity move to upper bracket semis, Apeks fall to the lower bracket.
    • ENCE 2-1 VItality
      • ENCE win 13-6 on Vertigo.
      • Vitality win 13-4 on Anubis.
      • ENCE win 13-8 on Nuke.
      • ENCE move to upper bracket semis, Vitality fall to the lower bracket.

Play-In

Wednesday, Jan. 31

  • 8:30am
    • Heroic 13-11 Astralis
    • Eternal Fire 13-1 BetBoom
  • 9:30am
    • Rebels 13-10 Cloud9
    • BIG 13-9 ENCE
  • 10:30am
    • GamerLegion 13-10 M80
    • Spirit 13-0 Apeks
  • 11:30am
    • The Mongolz 16-14 FURIA
    • Virtus.pro 13-4 Rooster
  • 12:30pm
    • Eternal Fire 2-0 Rebels (13-4 on Inferno, 13-9 on Mirage)
      • Eternal Fire wins 13-4 on Inferno.
      • Eternal Fire wins 13-9 on Mirage
      • Eternal Fire qualifies for the group stage.
    • Heroic 2-1 BIG
      • Heroic wins 13-8 on Nuke.
      • BIG wins 13-7 on Vertigo.
      • Heroic wins 13-7 on Anubis.
      • Heroic qualifies for the group stage.

Thursday, Feb. 1

  • 6:30am
    • Team Spirit 2-0 The Mongolz
      • Team Spirit qualifies for the group stage.
    • GamerLegion 2-1 Virtus.pro
      • GL wins 13-3 on Vertigo
      • VP wins 13-5 on Inferno
      • GL wins 13-9 on Overpass
      • GamerLegion qualifies for the group stage.
  • 9:30am
    • Cloud9 2-1 BetBoom
      • BB wins 25-22 on Overpass
      • C9 wins 13-6 on Anubis
      • C9 wins 13-7 on Ancient
      • BetBoom is eliminated.
    • ENCE 2-0 Astralis
      • ENCE wins 13-10 on Vertigo
      • ENCE wins 13-4 on Ancient)
      • Astralis is eliminated.
  • 12:30pm
    • Apeks 2-1 FURIA
      • Apeks wins 13-9 on Inferno
      • FURIA wins 13-10 on Mirage
      • Apeks wins 13-11 on Ancient)
      • FURIA is eliminated.
    • M80 2-0 Rooster
      • M80 wins 13-3 on Inferno
      • M80 wins 13-7 on Vertigo)
      • Rooster is eliminated.

Friday, Feb. 2

  • 9:30am
    • Cloud9 2-1 Virtus.pro
      • C9 wins 13-5 on Overpass
      • VP wins 13-6 on Anubis
      • C9 wins 13-4 on Ancient
      • Cloud9 qualifies for the group stage, Virtus.pro is eliminated.
    • ENCE 2-1 The MongolZ
      • ENCE wins 16-13 on Mirage
      • MongolZ wins 13-10 on Nuke
      • ENCE wins 13-5 on Anubis
      • ENCE qualifies for the group stage, The MongolZ are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm
    • Apeks 2-1 BIG
      • BIG wins 13-7 on Inferno
      • Apeks wins 13-10 on Vertigo
      • Apeks wins 16-14 on Ancient
      • Apeks qualifies for the group stage, BIG is eliminated.
    • Rebels Gaming 2-0 M80
      • Rebels wins 13-9 on Nuke
      • Rebels wins 13-7 on Vertigo
      • Rebels Gaming qualifies for the group stage, M80 is eliminated.

This schedule will be updated as the event progresses.

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Nicholas Taifalos
Weekend editor for Dot Esports. Nick, better known as Taffy, began his esports career in commentary, switching to journalism with a focus on Oceanic esports, particularly Counter-Strike and Dota. Email: nicholas@dotesports.com
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