IEM Katowice 2020 Info, preview and betting odds

One of the biggest events in CSGO, IEM Katowice is just around the corner, the calendar has already announced a number of major details.

With regard to CSGO tournaments, only a few areas common in Katowice as the annual tournament, where some of the biggest prize pools are the best on the world stage.

This year, the ESL Pro Tour Masters event will be held in the new competition circuit of ESL. This event is the first-ever. Not only will teams secure a cash award but also key points to ensure the ESL One Cologne qualification–another Masters Championship.

IEM Katowice is one of CSGO’s most famous tournaments. On February 24, IEM Katowice begins and brings almost a whole week of thrilling CSGO activities with a grand finale at Spodek Arena on March 1.

On the first four days of the event, both fans and players will be playing for the group, while the playoffs take place during all three of them.

In the traditional counter-strike format, IEM Katowice will play, with the double-elimination groups into a one-release playoff bracket.

The latest ESL CSGO World Ranges will have two groups of eight teams with all matches played in best-of-three formats. That group’s winners progress to the semi-finals, while two and three advances to the fourth finals.

The playoffs will also consist of the three best matches until the final, along best-of-five.

IEM Katowice Schedule:

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Round 1

Astralis vs Cloud9

11:00

06:00

03:00

Round 1

Ninjas In Pyjamas vs Team Vitality

11:00

06:00

03:00

Round 1

Natus Vincere vs FaZe Clan

14:30

09:30

06:30

Round 1

Renegades vs Fnatic

14:30

09:30

06:30

Round 1

Mousesports vs ViCi Gaming

18:00

15:00

12:00

Round 1

100 Thieves vs G2 Esports

18:00

15:00

12:00

Tuesday Feb 25

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Round 1

Team Liquid vs Virtus.pro

11:00

06:00

03:00

Round 1

Mad Lions vs Evil Geniuses

11:00

06:00

03:00

Lower Bracket Round 1

TBD vs TBD

14:30

09:30

06:30

Upper Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

14:30

09:30

06:30

Lower Bracket Round 1

TBD vs TBD

18:00

15:00

12:00

Upper Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

18:00

15:00

12:00

Wednesday Feb 26

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Lower Bracket Round 1

TBD vs TBD

11:00

06:00

03:00

Lower Bracket Round 1

TBD vs TBD

11:00

06:00

03:00

Lower Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

14:30

09:30

06:30

Upper Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

14:30

09:30

06:30

Lower Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

18:00

15:00

12:00

Upper Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

18:00

15:00

12:00

Thursday Feb 27

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Lower Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

11:00

06:00

03:00

Lower Bracket Round 2

TBD vs TBD

11:00

06:00

03:00

Lower Bracket Round 3

TBD vs TBD

14:30

09:30

06:30

Upper Bracket Round 3

TBD vs TBD

14:30

09:30

06:30

Lower Bracket Round 3

TBD vs TBD

18:00

15:00

12:00

Upper Bracket Round 3

TBD vs TBD

18:00

15:00

12:00

Friday Feb 28

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Quarterfinals

TBD vs TBD

14:00

09:00

06:00

Quarterfinals

TBD vs TBD

17:55

12:55

09:55

Saturday Feb 29

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Semifinals

TBD vs TBD

14:00

09:00

06:00

Semifinals

TBD vs TBD

17:55

12:55

09:55

Sunday March 1

Stage

Match

GMT

EST

PST

Grand Final

TBD vs TBD

16:00

11:00

08:00

Groups:

Group A

Group B

Astralis

Team Liquid

FaZe Clan

Mousesports

Natus Vincere

Evil Geniuses

Fnatic

100 Thieves

Team Vitality

G2 Esports

Cloud9

MAD Lions

Ninjas in Pyjamas

Virtus.pro

Renegades

ViCi Gaming

Betting odds at IEM Katowice

At the moment, Betway esports (Be sure to check out our Betway esports review) are offering a mulitude of bets on IEM Katowice, let’s look at the odds. These odds are for the Win outright bet, Astralis have 2/25 favorites. Bettors can pick Astralis or Cloud 9 with Cloud 9 having an 11/2 odds. Among our recommended esports betting sites are offering some favourable odds on the game.

There is also the chance to play in which group teams, Match Winner markets and round bets are won for a number of the key matches.

In Poland, the winning team will receive a $100,000 from the overall prize Fund valued at $250,000 plus one $1,000 bonus available for each group win in the next few days.