IEM Katowice 2020 closed qualifiers and a $500,000 USD prize pool.

It’s once again time for IEM Katowice. This time we have a prize pool of $500,000 and the first price of an astonishing $250,000

Some teams have already qualified for the main event. However, there are still 6 spots left to grab to IEM Katowice 2020. Here are all the qualifiers.

  • 1 invitation for the winner of DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019 (Fnatic)
  • 1 invitation for the winner of IEM Beijing 2019 (Astralis)
  • 1 invitation for the winner of ESL Pro League season 10-finals (mousesports)
  • 7 direct invitations
  • 3 invitations for the European qualifiers
  • 1 invitation for the North Amerikan qualifiers
  • 1 invitation for the Australien qualifiers
  • 1 invitation for the Asian qualifiers


As you can see there are 10 teams already qualified for the tournament, three of them received an invitation by winning one of the above-listed tournaments and the other 7 are directly invited to the tournament.

Already qualified teams for Katowice 2020 are:

The European closed qualifiers:

In the European qualifiers, there are 3 open spots left to qualify for the main event. At this moment the group is not full, there are 2 spots left in the closed qualifiers and these spots are determined by 2 open qualifiers. Here are the teams in this qualifying group.

The North American closed qualifiers:

In the North Amerikan qualifiers, there is 1 spot to Katowice 2020, therefore, the competition gets harder. Here are the teams in this qualifying group

The Asian closed qualifiers:

The Asian qualifiers also only have 1 spot to Katowice 2020. Here are the teams in this qualifying group

Here are the teams in the Australian closed qualifiers:

The Australian qualifiers have 1 spot to Katowice 2020. Here are the teams in this qualifying group

Our prediction on what teams we could see in Katowice 2020

Keep in mind that two teams in the European group are not yet determined. But at first glance, we think these teams are going through to the main event in Katowice.

Additionally, you can wager on all the qualifiers and also the main event. We’ve listed some eSport bookmakers and a few good to know before selecting a bookie here.

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