IEM Katowice 2020 – Asia Open Qualifiers Announced

by Ruben Backx

After hosting the Major earlier this year, the prestigious IEM event sees Asia granted one spot on the international stage in Katowice 2020.

Intel Extreme Masters has announced open qualifiers for IEM Katowice 2020. Counter-Strike’s most coveted event is once again returning to Katowice from February 28 to March 1, 2020. IEM Season 14 will see 16 teams knock heads for their share of $500,000 prize pool. Fnatic has already secured a spot at the event after their victory in Mälmo, alongside Astralis who earned their spot thanks to their recent success in Beijing. The remaining teams are yet to be determined, with seven more teams invited and six determined by worldwide qualifiers.

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Below is a breakdown of the slot allocation for IEM Katowice 2020:

DH Malmö Winner* – 🇸🇪 fnatic
IEM Beijing Winner* – 🇩🇰 Astralis
ESL Pro League S10 Finals Winner* – TBD
Invite – TBD
Invite – TBD
Invite – TBD
Invite – TBD
Invite – TBD
Invite – TBD
Invite – TBD
European Qualifier – TBD
European Qualifier – TBD
European Qualifier – TBD
Asia Qualifier – TBD
North America Qualifier – TBD
ANZ Qualifier – TBD

The dates for the Asian open qualifiers are as follows:

  • December 7-8 – Open qualifier #1
  • December 9-10 – Open qualifier #2

As there are no regional qualifiers, these qualifiers are open to all Asian teams. Each open qualifier will see two teams advance through to the closed qualifiers, where they will join four yet to be determined invited teams. The closed qualifiers are scheduled to run from January 7th -9th, 2020.

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Below is the proposed schedule for the online open qualifiers:

Day 1 (December 7 & 9)

18:00 SGT – RO256 Matches
19:10 SGT – RO128 Matches
20:10 SGT – RO64 Matches
21:10 SGT – RO32 Matches
22:10 SGT – RO16 Matches
23:10 SGT – RO8 Matches

Day 2 (December 8 & 10)

18:00 SGT – RO4 Match #1
21:00 SGT – RO4 Match #2

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