IEM Katowice League of Legends teams and tournament format revealed

Eight League of Legends teams will make their way to the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice for a minimum of US$100,000 in prize money. Due to their success throughout this year’s 10th anniversary Intel Extreme Masters season, four teams have already been locked in. A further four (from Europe, North America, China and Korea) will be invited in the coming weeks.

Current team line-up:

  • Origen (Intel Extreme Masters San Jose champions)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (Intel Extreme Masters San Jose runners-up)
  • ESC Ever (Intel Extreme Masters Cologne champions)
  • Qiao Gu Reapers (Intel Extreme Masters Cologne runners-up)

World Championship format

Competition in Katowice will kick-off with a group stage consisting of two groups of four. Matches will be best-of-ones in a double elimination bracket. The four best teams from the group stage will advance to the playoffs, which consist of best-of-three semi-finals and a best-of-five grand final.

Tickets for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship – Katowice 2016 are on sale now, with the next batch of tickets going live February 11.

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