Quick Rules

Competition Format:
  • Group Stage (Ro24):
    • 24 Players in 4 Round Robin groups of 6
    • All Matches are Best of Three (Bo3)
    • Top3 of each group advances to the Playoffs. 1st places on the Ro8, 2nd and 3rd places on the Ro12
  • Playoffs (ro12):
    • 12-Players Single Elimination Bracket
    • All matches are Best of Five (Bo5), except the Grand Finals, that is a Best of Seven (Bo7)

  • Map Pool:
    • Alcyone
    • Equilibrium
    • Goldenaura
    • Hard Lead
    • Hecate
    • Oceanborn
    • Radhuset Station
    • Site Delta
    • Solaris

    Tournament Rules: The rules can be found on the official ESL Pro Tour Rulebook for StarCraft II.


    Place Prize Points
    medal_gold_3.png1. $150,000 2000
    medal_silver_3.png2. $70,000 1200
    medal_bronze_3.png3-4. $40,000 650
    medal_grey.png5-8. $20,000 350
    medal_grey.png9-12. $10,000 225
    medal_grey.png13-16. $5,000 150
    medal_grey.png17-20. $4,000 100
    medal_grey.png21-24. $3,000 50

    Additional $500 USD per series victory in the Group stage


    Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

    • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
    • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
    • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
    • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
    • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
    • Wait for your next match

    Still need help? During the cup, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support or for match related issues, please open a protest.


    You can follow the IEM Katowice 2024 action on the 3 streams bellow. Group Stage (Ro24) will count with 3 simultaneous streams, and the Playoffs (Ro12) will have all the action of one match at time being played on the main ESL SC2 channel on twitch!

    ESL SC2 Main Channel on Twitch
    ESL Main Channel on Youtube
    ESL SC2 B Channel on Twitch
    ESL SC2 C Channel on Twitch