IEM Katowice 2017 schedule released

IEM Katowice 2017 schedule released

IEM Katowice is scheduled to be held from 1st March till 5th March. The $250,000 event will be held in Poland and will witness the best teams compete against each other. ESL have released the schedule for the event which is as follows :

Wednesday, March 1
15:30 OpTic vs. Astralis BO1
15:30 NiP vs. fnatic BO1
16:45 NiP vs. Astralis BO1
16:45 FaZe vs. Immortals BO1
18:00 OpTic vs. Immortals BO1
18:00 FaZe vs. fnatic BO1
19:15 Astralis vs. Immortals BO1
19:15 OpTic vs. fnatic BO1
20:30 NiP vs. FaZe BO1
20:30 Astralis vs. fnatic BO1
21:45 NiP vs. Immortals BO1
20:45 OpTic vs. FaZe BO1
23:00 Immortals vs. fnatic BO1
23:00 FaZe vs. Astralis BO1
23:00 OpTic vs. NiP BO1
Thursday, March 2nd
15:30 Natus Vincere vs. Virtus.pro BO1
15:30 Cloud9 vs. SK BO1
16:45 Natus Vincere vs. SK BO1
16:45 North vs. Heroic BO1
18:00 North vs. Virtus.pro BO1
18:00 Cloud9 vs. Heroic BO1
19:15 SK vs. Heroic BO1
19:15 Cloud9 vs. Virtus.pro BO1
20:30 Natus Vincere vs. North BO1
20:30 SK vs. Virtus.pro BO1
21:45 Cloud9 vs. North BO1
21:45 Natus Vincere vs. Heroic BO1
23:00 Heroic vs. Virtus.pro BO1
23:00 North vs. SK BO1
23:00 Cloud9 vs. Natus Vincere BO1
Friday, March 3rd
17:15 Quarter-final #1 BO3
21:05 Quarter-final #2 BO3
Saturday, March 4th
17:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
20:50 Semi-final #2 BO3
Sunday, March 5th
22:45 Grand final BO5

The group stage matches are best of one matches which will see the return of the double elimination groups. We will see multiple maps as we move into the playoffs. The finals will see a Best of Five match to decide the winner of the $250000 tournament. NIP and Fnatic will be playing in the opening set of matches after many years