Everything you need to know about the Intel Challenge Katowice 2018

Joanna Duda, ESL Gaming

Intel Challenge Katowice will feature eight top women’s CS:GO teams who will travel to Poland to compete for a prize pool of US$50,000 on February 23-25 at the IEM EXPO. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament.


Group A

  • Team Dignitas (invited)
  • VivoKeyd (Brazil qualifier)
  • Team GoHome (Asia qualifier)
  • Team Unknown (EU qualifier)

Group B

  • RES Gaming (invited)
  • CLG RED (NA qualifier)
  • Sq.Prospect (EU qualifier)
  • ARES.WOMAN (invited)

Schedule and stream

All matches will be streamed over at our Twitch channel. All times are in CET.

Friday, February 23

  • 11:00 – group A matches start (bo1)
  • 16:50 – group B matches start (bo1)

Saturday, February 24

  • 13:00 – semifinal #1 (bo3)
  • 15:00 – semifinal #2 (bo3)

Sunday, February 25

  • 13:00 – third place match (bo3)
  • 15:00 – grand final (bo3)

Broadcast team

  • Stage host: Matt Andrews
  • Analysts: James “BanKs” Banks, Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey
  • Commentators: Jack “Jacky” Peters, Alex “Snodz” Byfield , Hugo Byron

Prize pool distribution

  • 1st place: US$25,000
  • 2nd place: US$12,000
  • 3rd place: US$8,000
  • 4th place: US$5,000

See you there

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