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Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV - World Championship

Every year, thousands of CS:GO fans go to Katowice to see the best teams and incredible moments on the Spodek Arena. Blast Pro Premier 2020 Regular Season might have finished, and IEM is the big event before WESG starts. The top 16 world teams will now fight for their part of the $500,000 on offer.

General Information

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  • Location: Katowice, Poland
  • PrizePool: $ 500,000
  • Participant Teams: 16
  • Organizer: ESL
  • Start: 02/25/2020
  • End: 03/01/2020

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Prize Pool

The prize pool of the IEM Season XIV - World Championship totals $500,000 and will be divided among all teams.

Place $ USD ESL Pro BLAST Premier Team
1st $250,000 1800 3000 Natus Vincere
2nd $100,000 1400 1500 G2 Esports
3rd-4th $40,000 1100
5th-6th $15,000 825
Team Liquid
100 Thieves
7th-8th $7,000 575
FaZe Clan
9th-12th $4,000 325

Ninjas in Pyjamas
Evil Geniuses
MAD Lions
Team Vitality
13th-16th $2,500 125


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Participant Teams

Sixteen teams will be on the participant’s list of the IEM Season XIV Katowice 2020. This includes seven invited teams, six from the regional qualification, and winners of three tournaments: DH Masters Malmo 2019, IEM Beijing 2019, ESL Pro League Finals S10.

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  • Evil Geniuses - invited
  • Natus Vincere - invited
  • Team Liquid - invited
  • 100 Thieves - invited
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas - invited
  • - invited
  • Team Vitality - invited
  • Fnatic - Winners of the DH Masters Malmo 2019
  • Astralis - Winners of the IEM Beijing 2019
  • Mousesports - Winners of the ESL Pro League S10
  • FaZe Clan - European Qualifications
  • MAD Lions - European Qualifications
  • G2 - European Qualifications
  • Cloud9 - North America Qualifications
  • Renegades - Oceanic Qualifications
  • Vici Gaming - Asian Qualifications

Format of the IEM Season XIV 2020

Group Stage

  • Start date: 02/25/2020
  • End Date: 02/27/2020
  • Two Groups (8 teams in each) with a double-elimination (GSL) format
  • The initial matches Bo1
  • All other matches Bo3
  • The best teams from each group advance to the Semifinals of the Playoffs
  • Teams that will take a second place from each group advanced to the Quarterfinals as the High Seed of the Playoffs
  • Teams that will take a third place from each group advanced to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seed of the Playoffs


  • Start date: 02/28/2020
  • End Date: 03/01/2020
  • Single Elimination Bracket
  • All matches are Bo3
  • Grand Final is Bo5


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