IEM Katowice Starts Today

If you were wondering where the EU and NA LCS were this week then wonder no more. This is sort of a bye week for them as eight teams will be competing in the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice tournament.

Technically the whole thing started March 2, but League kicks off today. The eight teams competing are:

  • ESC Ever
  • Origen
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Team SoloMid
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Fnatic
  • Qiao Gu

The tournament is starts out in a group stage consisting of double elimination best of one matches. After that the best teams remaining will compete in a BO3 with the grand final being a BO5. All eight teams will be competing for a minimum of $100,000.