Announcing the CS:GO groups and schedule for IEM World Championship Katowice

Announcing the CS:GO groups and schedule for IEM World Championship Katowice

The group draw for the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice has produced first round clashes between Liquid and Gambit, NiP and North and G2 vs. Virtus.pro. Below are the full brackets for the competition.


The first set of matches will be played in a best of 1 format. All remaining games in the upper and lower bracket of each group are going to be best of 3 games. The top 3 teams from each group will go to the playoffs at the Spodek arena with group winner going directly to the semifinals, and upper bracket runners up and lower bracket winners playing off in the quarterfinals.
Every match of the tournament will be covered on one of the two live streams.
February 27
Stream A

  • 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST Renegades vs. Astralis
  • 13:10 CET / 07:10 EST Liquid vs. Gambit
  • 14:20 CET / 08:20 EST NiP vs. North
  • 15:30 CET / 09:30 EST G2 vs. Virtus.pro
  • 16:40 CET / 10:40 EST Group A Upper Semi #1
  • 20:10 CET / 14:10 EST Group A Upper Semi #2


Stream B

  • 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST SK Gaming vs. AVANGAR
  • 13:10 CET / 07:10 EST TyLoo vs. Cloud9
  • 14:20 CET / 08:20 EST FaZe vs. ORDER
  • 15:30 CET / 09:30 EST Heroic vs. Fnatic
  • 16:40 CET / 10:40 EST Group A Lower Game #1
  • 20:10 CET / 14:10 EST Group A Lower Game #2


The schedule for the remaining days (the matches may be subject to being moved between Stream A and B):
February 28
Stream A

  • 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST - Group B Lower Game
  • 15:30 CET / 09:30 EST - Group B Upper Semi Final
  • 19:00 CET / 13:00 EST - Group B Upper Semi Final


Stream B

  • 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST - Group B Lower Game
  • 15:30 CET / 09:30 EST - Group A Lower Game
  • 19:00 CET / 13:00 EST - Group A Lower Game


March 1
Stream A

  • 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST - Group B Lower Game
  • 15:30 CET / 09:30 EST - Group A Lower Final
  • 19:00 CET / 13:00 EST - Group A Lower Final


Stream B

  • 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST - Group B Lower Game
  • 15:30 CET / 09:30 EST - Group A Upper Final
  • 19:00 CET / 13:00 EST - Group B Upper Final


March 2

  • 13:00 CET / 07:00 EST Playoffs Game 1
  • 16:50 CET / 10:50 EST Playoffs Game 2


March 3

  • 11:00 CET / 05:00 EST


Polish CS:GO Super Cup

  • 15:00 CET / 09:00 EST Semi Final 1
  • 18:50 CET / 12:50 EST Semi Final 2


March 4

  • 17:00 CET / 11:00 EST Grand Final (bo5)


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