Five more IEM Katowice 2022 participants confirmed
ESL have introduced five more teams that have earned enough points in the ESL Pro Tour regional rankings to participate in IEM Katowice 2022. G2, Heroic, FURIA, Liquid and Evil Geniuses received spots in the tournament.
The European teams represented by G2 and Heroic currently have 3865 and 3675 points, respectively. They are followed by Virtus.pro (3105 pts), Vitality (3087.5 pts), NIP (2660 pts), Astralis (2525 pts) and FaZe (1777.5 pts).
The North American FURIA, Liquid and Evil Geniuses have 2325, 1885 and 782.5 points, respectively. GODSENT (405 points), Extra Salt (390 points) and paiN (345 points) are the main contestants for the last slot from the region.
Earlier, NAVI, Gambit, TYLOO and Renegades also secured the participation in the upcoming tournament.
IEM Katowice 2022 will take place from February 15 to 27 with 24 teams taking part. The European region, including the CIS and a special invite for the champion of the Polish league, received 10 slots. North America will be represented by 4 teams, while South America, Asia and Oceania will send one squad each. The rest of the spots will be taken by the teams with the best results in ESL World Rankings.