CSGO IEM Katowice Schedule and Format: When does IEM Katowice 2022 start?

ch33n1 L4NC3L077
|Published February 15, 2022

The IEM Katowice 2022 for CSGO starts today with a prize pool of $1 million. Here is everything you need to know about IEM Katowice 2022.

BLAST Premier Spring groups were unexpected and shocking. Huge upsets were pulled off by lower-seeded teams. Eventually, six teams made it through to the next round.

The upcoming event for Intel Extreme Masters at Katowice marks the final tourney for season XVI. The tourney kicks off today with 16 invited teams for the Play-ins.

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IEM Katowice is ESL’s first CSGO tournament of 2022, and the first one since 2019 to be hosted in front of a live audience. Once again, the Spodek Arena becomes the battleground of the Counter-Strike Goliaths.

NaVi, G2, Vitality, Liquid, Furia in Group B and Vitality, Heroic, Gambit and VP in Group A await the 8 teams from the Play-ins for Group stage.

Format for CSGO IEM Katowice 2022

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  • Play-In: February 15th – 16th, 2022
    • Double-Elimination bracket
      • Opening matches are Bo1
      • All following matches are Bo3
    • The top eight teams advanced to the Group Stage
  • Group Stage: February 17th – 20th, 2022
    • Two double-elimination formats (GSL) Groups
      • Each group has eight teams
      • All matches are Bo3
    • The top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:
      • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
      • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
      • Also, Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds
  • Playoffs: February 25th – 27th, 2022
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • The Quarterfinals & Semifinals are Bo3
    • The Grand Final is Bo5
    • All times are CT and susceptible to delays.

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Match Schedule for Play-in stage

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All timings are in Central Time(CT). Timings are subject to change.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

  • 4:00 am: NiP vs. Wisła Kraków
  • 4:00 am: CPH Flames vs. Fnatic
  • 4:00 am: GODSENT vs. MOUZ
  • 5:15 am: Sprout vs. FaZe
  • 5:40 am: OG vs. Renegades
  • 5:40 am: ENCE vs. Entropiq
  • 6:30 am: BIG vs. Movistar Riders

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  • 7:20 am Astralis vs. MIBR
  • 7:45 am: Upper bracket Quarterfinal match 1
  • 9:00 am: Upper bracket Quarterfinal match 2
  • 9:00 am: Lower bracket Round 1 match 1
  • 11:15 am: Upper bracket Quarterfinal match 3
  • 12:45 pm: Upper bracket Quarterfinal match 4
  • 12:45 pm: Lower bracket Round 1 match 2

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Wednesday, Feb. 16

  • 5:30 am: Lower bracket Round 1 match 3
  • 5:30 am: Lower bracket Round 1 match 4
  • 9:00 am: Lower bracket Round 2 match 1
  • 9:00 am: Lower bracket Round 2 match 2
  • 12:30 pm: Lower bracket Round 2 match 3
  • 12:30 pm: Lower bracket Round 2 match 4

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