StarCraft II2019 IEM XIII Katowice
IEM Katowice is back with the 13th season with qualifiers starting as early as January 5th of 2019. The tournament will be played in Katowice Poland.
IEM Katowice is one of the biggest events on the Starcraft 2 schedule and it boasts a total prize pool of $250,000.
Single elimination bracket with best-of-three series, qualifying round is best-of-five.
Top eight moves on to the Closed Qualifiers.
Eight invited players and eight players from the open qualifier plays in a double elimination bracket with best of three series leading up to the qualifying matches
Top three qualifies for the main event except for Korean Qualifier 2 which only qualifies two players.
Four round robin groups of six players.
All matches are best-of-three
The winner of each group are seeded into the quarter finals in the playoffs.
The second and third place moves on to the round of 12 in the playoffs.
Single elimination bracket with best-of-five series leading up to the final, which is a best-of-five.