One of the biggest CS:GO tournaments to date, featuring a large prize pool of $250,000 is well on the horizon, and we have finally been given some details regarding what we can expect from the tournament.
The tournament is set to take place in Katowice at the Spodek Arena, from March 1st-5th where the top CS:GO teams will come together and battle it out for a prize pool of $250,000. The group stage of the tournament however, will take place in a isolated area, without a live audience from March 1st-2nd, where the remaining days will take place in the Spodek Arena.
Eight teams will be invited to take place in the championship, while the other four will be selected from qualifying via qualifier events. Three of which will be selected from the EU qualifiers, and one from the NA qualifier. All qualifiers will feature an open and closed stage; with the first round of closed stages being seeded according to world rankings. The European qualifiers are set to feature two open qualifiers and one closed qualifier, with the North American qualifier featuring one open qualifier and one closed qualifier.
While tickets to the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2017 are currently sold out, another wave of tickets will become available on the 17th of January at 16:00 CET. You can purchase them by visiting the ticket page located here.
The Intel Extreme Masters has been a prominent tournament series for Counter Strike eSports for years, with CS:GO becoming the series headline title throughout the past few years. If you are a competitive Counter Strike fan, you definitely will not want to miss out on this event, as spectators are guaranteed to see some of the highest level of competitive CS:GO play the scene has to offer.