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Announcing the official Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice cosplay competition!

We are happy to announce that Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice will once again host an official cosplay competition during IEM EXPO, on the second weekend of the event. We are always excited to welcome talented cosplayers who enrich our events with their craft and cannot wait to see what cosplays we will see this year in Katowice.

How it works

IEM's official cosplay competition will take place at the IEM EXPO on Saturday, March 4th. All of the participants will present themselves before the judges during the judging round, so their costumes can be evaluated. The top 10 cosplayers will appear in front of an audience. At the end, the top three costumes will be announced and awarded with amazing prizes from our sponsors.
The competition will be crafting competition meaning that the costumes will be evaluated based on how they were made (technical/crafting/painting/sculpting, etc. skills).

How to sign up

Everyone who wishes for a chance to participate in the official cosplay competition must sign up by sending an email over to The email must include all of the following:

  • Subject line: "Application: First name, last name"
  • Name, Surname, Nickname
  • Country of Residence
  • Date of Birth
  • Reference images to the cosplay you are preparing
  • Progress photos of the cosplay which need to show the costume being completed in nearly 90%
  • Link to a portfolio (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

The progress photos and the portfolio will be a part of the overall evaluation.
The deadline for sending in applications is Friday, 24th of February at 23:59 CET (so do not worry about not having progress photos right away).
On Monday, February 27th, we will contact everyone who fulfilled the requirements with further information about the competition. All participants will receive cosplay badges which will grant regular access to the event on March 3-5.

Read more competition rules here!

Good luck and see you in Katowice!

We're looking forward to welcoming all cosplayers to IEM Katowice, whether they will partake in our official cosplay competition or not. Your costumes will enrich our event and bring much joy to attendees who will, without doubt, take countless photos with you.