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How to watch IEM Katowice: Streams, schedule, results, more

Published: 29/Feb/2020 17:40 Updated: 2/Mar/2020 11:55

by Joe O'Brien

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Many of the world’s best CS:GO teams are set to clash at the IEM World Championship in Katowice from February 24 to March 1, and here’s everything you need to know to catch all the action.

IEM Katowice acts as the World Championship event of the IEM series, offering a $500,000 prize pool which is double that of other IEM events.

Sixteen teams will compete for the lion’s share of that prize, with a double-elimination group stage running from February 24 to February 27, before the top six teams compete in a single-elimination playoff from February 28 to March 1.

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Intel
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Katowice once again hosts the IEM World Championship.

IEM Katowice is also one of the premier events in the Intel Grand Slam that teams must win if they wish to collect the $1,000,000 bonus prize with only four event wins. If a team’s run of victories does not include IEM Katowice, ESL One Cologne, or an ESL or DreamHack-run Major, they must instead win six of the other qualifying events within the window in order to claim the grand slam.

As it stands, five teams have one victory each in the grand slam – Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, Astralis, and Mousesports. All five teams will be in attendance at IEM Katowice.

Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Stream

Throughout the group stage, there will be two matches streamed simultaneously, before the broadcast moves entirely to the A stream for the playoffs.

A Stream

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Schedule & Results

Group Stage

Monday, February 24

Round Match PST EST GMT
Group A, UBR1 Astralis 2 – 0 Cloud9 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group A, UBR1 Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 – 2 Team Vitality 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group A, UBR1 Na`Vi 2 – 1 FaZe Clan 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group A, UBR1 Renegades 0 – 2 Fnatic 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group B, UBR1 Mousesports 2 – 0 TyLoo 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group B, UBR1 100 Thieves 0 – 2 G2 Esports 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25

Round Match PST EST GMT
Group B, UBR1 Team Liquid 2 – 0 Virtus.pro 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group B, UBR1 MAD Lions 1 – 2 Evil Geniuses 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group A, UBR2 Astralis 2 – 0 Cloud9 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group A, LBR1 Cloud9 0 – 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group A, UBR2 Na`Vi 1 – 2 Fnatic 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group A, LBR1 FaZe Clan 2 – 0 Renegades 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

 

Wednesday, February 26

Round Match PST EST GMT
Group B, LBR1 100 Thieves 2-0 TyLoo 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group B, LBR1 Virtus.pro 1-2 MAD Lions 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group B, UBR2 G2 Esports 2-1 mousesports 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group A, LBR2 Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-2 Na`Vi 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group B, UBR2 Team Liquid 2-1 Evil Geniuses 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group A, LBR2 Vitality 1-2 FaZe Clan 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

 

Thursday, February 27

Round Match PST EST GMT
Group B, LBR2 Evil Geniuses 1-2 100 Thieves 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group B, LBR2 mousesports 2-0 MAD Lions 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM
Group A, UBR3 Astralis 2-0 Fnatic 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group A, LBR3 FaZe Clan 1-2 Na’Vi 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Group B, UBR3 Team Liquid 0-2 G2 Esports 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group B, LBR3 100 Thieves 2-1 mousesports 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

 

Playoffs

Friday, February 28

Round Match PST EST GMT
Quarterfinals Team Liquid 0-2 Na’Vi 6 AM 9 AM 2 PM
Quarterfinals 100 Thieves 0-2 Fnatic 9:55 AM 12:55 PM 5:55 PM

 

Saturday, February 29

Round Match PST EST GMT
Semifinals G2 Esports 2-1 Fnatic 6 AM 9 AM 2 PM
Semifinals Astralis 0-2 Na’Vi 9:55 AM 12:55 PM 5:55 PM

 

Sunday, March 1

Round Match PST EST GMT
Final Na’Vi vs G2 Esports 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM

 

ESL
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Astralis won IEM Katowice in 2019 when the event was also a CS:GO Major.

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Coverage

Check out all our interviews with players, coaches and staff at IEM Katowice 2020.

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Teams

Group A

  • Astralis
  • Cloud9
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Vitality
  • Natus Vincere
  • FaZe Clan
  • Renegades
  • Fnatic

 

Group B

  • Mousesports
  • TyLoo
  • 100 Thieves
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • Virtus.pro
  • MAD Lions
  • Evil Geniuses

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IEM Katowice 2021 quarterfinals preview

Published: 24/Feb/2021 18:21 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 20:02

by Andrew Amos

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IEM Katowice 2021 has already served up some amazing matchups, and now the quarterfinals are upon us. With CIS supremacy sweeping the CS:GO server, Astralis stand as the lone force to try and stave the three Russian squads away.

Six teams have qualified for the playoffs at IEM Katowice 2021, and four of them are from CIS. Gambit, Natus Vincere, and Virtus.pro are hungry for quarterfinals success, while Spirit awaits one of them in the semifinals.

It’s put more pressure now, more than ever, onto two stalwarts of their respective scenes ⁠— Denmark’s (and Europe’s) Astralis, and North America’s Liquid. The latter looks reinvigorated with Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo in the squad, while the former are struggling to reach their peak online.

Ahead of this weekend’s action, let’s take a look at the two quarterfinals ⁠— Gambit vs Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro vs Astralis ⁠— and what you should expect.

Gambit vs Natus Vincere

The battle for CIS supremacy will reign on in the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice when Gambit takes on Natus Vincere. This has been a historically Na’Vi-sided matchup, to the surprise of absolutely no one.

Gambit went on a lower-bracket tear to make it to the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice, and they won’t let their rivals stand in their way. Young gun Dmitry ‘sh1ro’ Sokolov is really trying to make a name for himself as CS:GO’s next big AWPer, trying to reach the heights of idols like Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Vastyliev.

Natus Vincere Socios s1mple

Seeing the two face off will be a treat in this quarterfinal, but don’t expect the reigning champions to take it easy. Na’Vi are really finding their stride now, and despite losing to Team Liquid to find themselves in this position, you can’t keep them down for long.

Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov and s1mple are bouncing off each other better than ever, and it really feels like a repeat of IEM Katowice 2020 is on the cards. Na’Vi didn’t make it easy for themselves there in groups, before proceeding to demolish Liquid, Astralis, and G2 Esports without dropping a single map in playoffs.

Gambit’s going to have to be prepared for a Na’Vi they’ve never faced before. It’s the biggest stage this matchup has happened on, and while the potential for an upset is there, you’d have to back Na’Vi to finish strong at Katowice.

Thrive Props

  • Ax1le: 28.5 total kills
    • Over = 90 points
    • Under = 110 points
  • Hobbit: 43.5 total deaths
    • Over = 110 points
    • Under = 90 points
  • Electronic: 6.5 total assists
    • Over = 95 points
    • Under = 105 points
  • Flamie: 18.5 total headshots
    • Over = 105 points
    • Under = 95 points
  • S1mple: 75.5 total kills and deaths
    • Over = 100 points
    • Under = 100 points

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Virtus.pro vs Astralis

Virtus.pro and Astralis marks the first rematch of the StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 final. Back then, Astralis were decimating anyone in their patch, and VP (then Avangar) were collateral as the Danes took home their fourth major. However, it’s funny how things change in 18 months.

Astralis’ experimentation with six and seven-man rosters has led nowhere, and with the core five back together, they’ve been struggling to get back into gear. Virtus.pro, on the other hand, has started 2021 on fire with a win at cs_summit 7 (where Astralis didn’t play).

One also has to look at how far Virtus.pro has come since then. “Jame Time” might still be the slogan, but everyone from Timur ‘buster’ Tulepov to Mareks ‘YEKINDAR’ Galinskis have been pulling their weight. The team isn’t as reliant on Jame’s AWP to win as they once were, and he’s taken to the IGL role like a fish to water.

If there is one time where Virtus.pro could get their revenge, it’s now. VP have taken down Vitality and FURIA ⁠— two of the best teams in the world ⁠— to get here, and Astralis have been hot and cold to start off the year. The tournament remaining online likely doesn’t help Astralis either.

However, you can never count out the Danes. Much like Gambit vs Natus Vincere, the real big ticket matchup will be Jame vs Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz. The AWPers will once again prove to be the deciding factor in this matchup, and if history is anything to go by, it should be explosive.

Thrive Props

  • Buster: 45.5 total kills
    • Over = 115 points
    • Under = 85 points
  • Sanji: 32.5 total deaths
    • Over = 80 points
    • Under = 120 points
  • Magisk: 9.5 total assists
    • Over = 100 points
    • Under = 100 points
  • gla1ve: 13.5 total headshots
    • Over = 90 points
    • Under = 110 points
  • Device: 88.5 total kills and deaths
    • Over = 110 points
    • Under = 90 points

The IEM Katowice 2021 quarterfinals get underway on February 26.


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