Twelve teams will participate in the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
8 teams will receive invites for IEM Katowice.
The four remainings slots will be awarded to the winners of the following competitions:
- Intel Extreme Masters Taipei (multiple qualifiers still open for signup)
- European qualifier one (January 16th to 17th on ESEA)
- European qualifier two (January 25th to 26th on ESEA)
- North American qualifier one (February 12th to 14th on ESEA)
The winners of each of these tournaments will not only gain a slot in the world championship but will also have flights and hotels for their stay in Katowice covered.