IEM have announced the list of teams invited to IEM Katowice 2017. The list of invited teams includes the best in CSGO. The marquee event which kicked off the Majors era in Counter Strike is still fondly remembered for the passionate crowd in attendance.
The CS:GO Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice will see 12 teams competing for a US$250,000 prize pool and the coveted trophy at Europe’s largest esports tournament. Eight of the participating teams have already received and accepted direct invitation:
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- OpTic Gaming
- SK Gaming
- FaZe Clan
These teams will be joined by four other teams. Two teams will qualify from the NA Qualifier and two from the EU Qualifier. The skill rating of the teams invited is already quite high. As such the tournament will be extremely interesting to watch.