IEM Katowice 2017 Event Preview (LoL)

The championship for Intel Extreme Masters season 11 is upon us.

The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournament series has returned for the Season 11 World Championship. The games will be played at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, where eight teams will be competing for a cut of the $150,000 prize pool.


The event will be held at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland. The address for the venue is aleja Korfantego 35, 40-005 Katowice, Poland.

Basic Information

The eight teams competing will be split up into two groups, with two teams advancing from each group. Each group is set up in a double-elimination style, meaning each team has two chances before they are eliminated.

All games played in the group stage will be best-of-one matches, then moving into the semifinals, games will be best-of-three series. The grand finals will be a best-of-five series, where the winner will be crowned the IEM Season 11 champion.

Here is what the groups look like:



Prize Pool

  • 1st place: $70,000
  • 2nd place: $30,000
  • 3rd-4th place: $15,000
  • 5th-6th place: $7,000
  • 7th-8th place: $3,000

Teams Competing

  • G2 Esports (EU LCS)
  • H2k-Gaming (EU LCS)
  • Unicorns of Love (EU LCS)
  • Kongdoo Monster (LCK)
  • ROX Tigers (LCK)
  • M19 (LCL)
  • Flash Wolves (LMS)
  • Hong Kong Esports (LMS)


All times are in Pacific Standard Time and times may vary due to game length.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

  • 5:00 a.m. – ROX Tigers vs. M19
  • 6:20 a.m. – H2K Esports vs. Hong Kong Esports
  • 7:40 a.m. – Kongdoo Monster vs. Unicorns of Love
  • 9:00 a.m. – G2 Esports vs. Flash Wolves
  • 10:20 a.m. – To Be Determined

Thursday, Feb. 23

  • 3:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 8:30 a.m. – TBD
  • 10:00 a.m. TBD

Saturday, Feb. 25

  • 7:15 a.m. – TBD
  • 8:45 a.m. – TBD

Sunday, Feb. 26

  • 3:30 a.m. – TBD
  • 7:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 10:40 a.m. – TBD

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