StarCraft – IEM Katowice Viewer’s Guide

Blizzard Entertainment

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
English Wardi
English Feardragon
French OgamingTV
German TakeTV
Polish ESL Poland
Russian RuHub
Bulgarian GPlayTV
Chinese Huomao
Chinese (TW) ALGS
Korean CrankTV
Italian ESL Italy
Spanish Adrrich



  • Sue “Smix” Lee
  • James “Kaelaris” Carrol


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


  • Igor “Indy” Kaczmarek
  • Kevin “MapuTV” Kremser

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