A comprehensive guide to the IEM Expo

The IEM Expo 2015 is going to be bigger than ever! The Spodek arena in Katowice will host a number of big title tournaments, including the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in League of Legends and StarCraft II, the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series and Counter Strike: Global Offensive with ESL One and the Intel Challenge. In order to help you find your way around the larger-than-life IEM Expo, we’ve gathered up all the information on the venue, schedule and seating arrangements for each tournament - check it all out!

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Intel Extreme Masters: League of Legends

The Intel Extreme Masters Season 9 comes to a close with US$183,414 at stake and three days to crown a champion. On March the 13th at 13:00 CET, the quarterfinals will kick off on the main stage in Katowice. 9,406 seats are available in the Spodek arena, 654 of which are floor seats right up close to the action. A large number of concession stands and food courts are located in the outer ring of the arena, allowing for easy access to food and drink in between games.

Our complete League of Legends schedule and further information the tournament can be found here.

Intel Extreme Masters: StarCraft II

The StarCraft II stage in the expo venue next to the arena is the place to be on March the 12th, when the final round of 16 of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in StarCraft II will be played out. 857 seats were made available for the StarCraft II stage in the midst of the expo booths of Blizzard, Intel and many others. The grand finals on March the 15th will take StarCraft II to the main stage, where more than 9,000 fans can witness the best of seven conclusion to Intel Extreme Masters Season 9.

The full overview of the StarCraft II schedule and matchups is always up to date on the Intel Extreme Masters website.

ESL One: Counter Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO boasts the biggest prize pool of the tournament thanks to its community powered US$250,000 purse. The 1,457-seat CS:GO stage in the International Congress Center of the Spodek arena will cover the tournament up until the semifinals from March the 12th to the 14th, after which the action will relocate to the main stage in the Spodek arena in front of 9,406 roaring fans for March the 15th.

All the latest news about CS:GO at the IEM Expo in Katowice can be found right here, providing you with a complete rundown of the event.

ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series

The ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series will take over the StarCraft II stage on March the 15th, showing the thrilling conclusion to the US$30,000 cardslinging tournament. Located next to the auditorium, the remaining eight contestants will fight their way through the single player bracket until only one remains. Catch the pros and open bracket challengers as they compete for the title and the 230 Hearthstone World Championship points that go with it.

Intel Challenge

CS:GO’s thriving female community will have a chance to showcase their skills on the CS:GO stage on March the 15th. With 1,457 available seats, the US$30,000 tournament promises to be a thrilling affair for players and fans alike. Make sure you don’t miss out on the first ever Intel Challenge competition!

Be sure to check out the official IEM Expo site - the hub for all IEM Expo information, maps, live streams and more.


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