IEM Katowice 2021 will take place in studio format

IEM Katowice 2021 organizers refused to hold the tournament in LAN-format - it will take place in a separate studio, where all participants will gather. In the official press release it is noted that in case of worsening epidemiological situation, the tournament may be completely moved online.

ESL is currently working to return to the LAN event format. An updated version of the previously submitted 2021 calendar will be released in January.

The dates and prize pool for IEM Katowice 2021 remain unchanged. The tournament will take place from February 16 to 28, with 24 teams competing for $1 million.

At the moment, we know all the winners of the invites to the main stage and nine teams, who will play in the Play-In stage. Six participants will be invited through the Wild Card, and one slot will go to the winner of ESL European Championship Winter 2020.

IEM Katowice 2021 Participants List:

Main Stage:

 Evil Geniuses

Play-In stage:

 ESL European Championship Winter 2020 champion
 Wild Card #1
 Wild Card #2
 Wild Card #3
 Wild Card #4
 Wild Card #5
 Wild Card #6