IEM Katowice 2024 seeding unveiled

The organizers of the prestigious tournament IEM Katowice 2024 have announced the seeding of participants via their Twitter account. The opening matchups of the Play-In stage have become known, as well as the distribution of teams into groups at the main stage.

The tournament will begin with Play-In, in which sixteen squads will compete in a Double Elimination format, determine the eight participants of the group stage. The debut matches will be BO1, while the rest will take place in a BO3 format.

The opening matchups of the Play-In stage are:

 Cloud9 –  Rebels
 Eternal Fire –  BetBoom
 Heroic –  Astralis
 FURIA –  TheMongolz
 Team Spirit –  Apeks
 GamerLegion –  M80
 Rooster –

The seeding of the Play-In stage looks as follows:

In the group stage, together with the best teams from the Play-In, eight more teams that received direct invites, will fight for the playoff tickets. Each of the two groups will features three spots at the decisive stage of the tournament.

The currently known participants of the group stage are distributed as follows:

Group A


Group B


Note that IEM Katowice 2024 will take place from January 31 to February 11. The tournament will feature a total prize pool of $1 million, as well as slots at IEM Cologne 2024 and BLAST Premier World Final for the winner.