IEM Katowice Viewer's GuideBlizzard Entertainment|February 22, 2018

With the 2018 season well underway, one of the biggest tournaments of the year is upon us. While we've been treated to some incredible games and moments through the Global StarCraft II League (GSL), the World Championship Series (WCS) Leipzig, and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) PyeongChang, now we will see the first full-scale global event of the year at IEM Katowice.

IEM Katowice is always an incredible show with the largest player pool of the year and the largest prize pool outside of the Global Finals. It's also the first time we'll get to see how all global regions stack up against one another so far in 2018. Will Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn continue her unbelievable run from PyeongChang? Will Lee "Rogue" Byung Ryul remind us why he's the World Champion? There are a myriad of possibilities. Read below for the full schedule of events, and check out the IEM Katowice event page for a full breakdown on prizing and the most up-to-date brackets during the event.

Broadcast Schedule

Date

Round

Start/End Times

February 26

Day 1

11:00 a.m. to ~10:15 p.m. CET

February 27

Day 2

11:00 a.m. to ~10:15 p.m. CET

March 1

Group Stage

12:00 p.m. to ~10:30 p.m. CET

March 2

Group Stage

12:00 p.m. to ~10:30 p.m. CET

March 3

Round of 12/Quarterfinals

12:00 p.m. to ~11:45 p.m. CET

March 4

Semifinals/Final

11:00 a.m. to ~4:00 p.m. CET

Broadcast Streams

Language

Broadcaster

Twitch Channel

English

ESL

http://twitch.tv/esl_sc2

English

Wardi

http://twitch.tv/esl_sc2b

English

Feardragon

http://twitch.tv/esl_sc2c

French

OgamingTV

http://twitch.tv/ogamingsc2

German

TakeTV

http://twitch.tv/taketv

Polish

ESL Poland

http://twitch.tv/esl_sc2_pl

Russian

RuHub

http://twitch.tv/sc2ruhub

Bulgarian

GPlayTV

http://twitch.tv/esl_gplaytv

Chinese

Huomao

Huomao.com

Chinese (TW)

ALGS

http://twitch.tv/esl_algs

Korean

CrankTV

http://twitch.tv/tvcrank

Italian

ESL Italy

http://twitch.tv/esl_sc2_it

Spanish

Adrrich

http://twitch.tv/esl_adrrich

 

Hosts

  • Sue "Smix" Lee
  • James "Kaelaris" Carrol

Commentators

  • Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski
  • Geoffrey "iNcontroL" Robinson
  • Jared "PiG" Krensel
  • Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi
  • Leigh "Maynarde" Mandalov
  • Nicolas "Tasteless" Plott
  • Yoan "ToD" Merlo

Observers

  • Igor "Indy" Kaczmarek
  • Kevin "MapuTV" Kremser