IEM Katowice 2023 | Fantasy Tournament

Welcome to IEM Katowice 2023! 🔥

IEM Katowice is here, this time with a new sponsor and a new exciting prize pool.

You can now create your team here: Play E-GO

This tournament starts January 31st and ends February 12th.

Prize Pool

KUDOS Global League 🏆

1st place:

2nd place:

3rd place:

4th place:

5th place:

6th-15th place: 

You need to create an account before the tournament to be eligble for the prizes above. Create an account

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Everyone competing in this tournament will receive 500 Kudos Points for free to get started: Claim here

*Only new accounts created via our link are eligible for the 500 kudos points.

Make sure to check if your country is excluded from the prize pool here: Participation Rules

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Each stage will result in a new building stage and your sell token being refreshed.

Play-In: January 31st - February 1st

  • Double-Elimination bracket
  • Opening matches are Bo1
  • All following matches are Bo3
  • The top eight teams advanced to the Group Stage

Group Stage: February 2nd - 5th

  • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
  • Each group has eight teams
  • All matches are Bo3
  • The top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:
  • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
  • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
  • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds

Playoffs: February 10th - 12th

  • Single-Elimination bracket
  • The Quarterfinals & Semifinals are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is Bo5

Fantasy Game Info

Tournament timezone: UTC+1

Point System

1 Kill = +0.4 points

1 Assist = +0.2 points

1 Death = -0.15 points

KD-rating = 0-4 points

  • KD-rating: 0.8-1.0 = 1 point
  • KD-rating: 1.01-1.2 = 2 points
  • KD-rating: 1.21-1.5 = 3 points
  • KD-rating: 1.51+ = 4 points

Winning a match series = 2 points

Losing a match series = 0 points

Point system in practice:

Every player in your "active roster" will receive points per series rather than per map. See a BO3 example below.

Map 1 = 11 points, map 2 = 12 points & map 3 = 9 points. In this case, that player would receive 32/3 = 10.7 points. Of course + the average KD rating in that series and the extra 2 points if that player's team won.

Fantasy Phases

Building phase

Welcome to the build phase, where you create your entire roster for the upcoming stage. If the tournament is short, there might only be 1 build phase which is the one at the start. If the tournament is longer with different stages, you might have the option to enter the build phase before the next stage. For example, you start by creating a team for the group stage. Then there is a pause before the playoffs. During this time, you will enter a new build phase where you can create a team for the playoffs. Read the info blog for the tournament to see if there are multiple build phases.

Edit phase

In the editing phase, you can change your captain and use your sell tokens. This phase takes place when no matches are playing during the day. It starts at 03:00 (Tournament timezone) and ends 1 hour before the day's first match.

Game Phase

During this phase, your lineup is locked, and you can't make any more changes. So sit back and cheer on your players. Hopefully, they will do well!

Captain Feature

The captain feature gives a 50% point bonus to the player you have assigned as your Captain. If you want, you can set a Captain before the league starts, and the captain booster will stay on that player until you actively change it to another player. You have one captain swap every day, but you will lose your captain swap for the day if your Captain has started a match series. You can only swap captain during Edit phase!

Captain = 1.5x bonus points

Selling a player (New)

The SELL token enables participants to sell a player in their lineup and buy a new one. This action can only be performed during EDIT phases and doing so will consume your SELL token. When selling a player, you will be refunded the same amount of money as previously paid when you purchased the player. You will keep the points of your sold players for the remainder of the tournament, and they will be displayed in the section “Sold players”. We encourage you to be strategic with your SELL tokens since you only have 1 for every stage of the tournament. Your sell token will "refresh" at every wipe stage. The sell token now respects the max 2 per team limitation.

Player-transactions = 1

Point padding (New)

Point padding is given to teams that qualify further in the tournament and thus skip matches. We want players to be rewarded for picking the best teams, which is why we have point padding. If your team misses a match they will most likely receive an average point padding based on their tournament performance. This point padding is usually given when the match they skipped is being played. Static point padding (+6) is only given to teams if they start the tournament deeper in the bracket.

New: Your player most have atleast played 1 match in your lineup to earn point padding, meaning that you can't buy players solely for their point padding anymore.

End Notes

The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the above Point System and described features at its sole discretion and will inform users of any significant changes by announcing the changes publicly on the website.

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