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Announcing the $50,000 Intel Challenge Katowice 2018!

Joanna Duda
Pro Gaming Content Manager
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We are thrilled to announce that ESL has once again partnered with Intel and AnyKey to bring you the fourth edition of the Intel Challenge Katowice! Eight top women’s CS:GO teams will travel to Poland to compete for a prize pool of US$50,000 on February 23-24 at the IEM EXPO.

The teams

A total of eight teams will compete in this year’s Intel Challenge: three invited and five which will secure their slots through online qualifiers. The invited teams are no other than:

RES Gaming

Team Dignitas

Alpha Republic of Esport (formerly London Conspiracy)

Qualifiers

The remaining five teams will be determined through online qualifiers in Europe, North America, Brazil, and Asia:

  • January 29 - EU qualifier #1 - one team to Katowice | SIGN UP
  • January 30 - Asia qualifier - one team to Katowice | SIGN UP
  • January 31 - NA qualifier - one team to Katowice | SIGN UP
  • January 31 - BR qualifier - one team to Katowice | SIGN UP
  • February 1 - EU qualifier #2 - one team to Katowice | SIGN UP

QUALIFIER PORTAL

See you in Katowice!

Best of luck to all of the teams who will be competing in the online qualifiers. We cannot wait to watch the action live in Katowice! The group stage matches will take place on February 23 with the playoffs happening on the following day on February 24.

Tickets for the first weekend of IEM EXPO, as well as ESL One Katowice happening on the same weekend, are available!

Be sure to follow AnyKey on Twitter and Facebook for more information on inclusivity and diversity in competitive gaming, as well as ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook for all tournament updates.