ESL One Katowice is part of IEM Expo 2015.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ESL?

ESL is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint.

Am I allowed to livestream and commentate some of the ESL One matches on my own channel?

Unfortunately that's not possible. In order to live broadcast any of the matches you need to obtain broadcasting rights from ESL. Please fill-out this form to apply.

What about flags and banners?

Banners and flags are allowed in standard sizes. We welcome anyone who wants to cheer on their favorite team/player at the event.

Can I cosplay?

Cosplayers are more than welcome at the event!

When will the event take place?

ESL One Katowice 2015 will take place from March 12th until March 15th 2015.

How will I be able to watch the games?

If you will be on site at the event, then you will be able to follow the matches on Thursday, Friday & Saturday (12th to 14th of March 2015) at the dedicated CSGO stage at the Intel ESL Expo in the International Conference Centre. The grand final of the tournament will be played on Sunday 15th at the IEM main stage in the Spodek Arena.

If you will be watching from home then you will be able to follow all the action on our Twitch.TV Channel. You can also watch the matches directly within the game on GoTV, just click the watch tab and join one of the matches. There will be a note on the watch tab once tournament matches are live.

Do I need a ticket to enter the event?

The event is free for the public on the 13th to the 15th of March. You only need a ticket for the Business and Media Day on March 12th or to enjoy benefits such as early entrance. For further information visit our tickets page.

Do I need a premium ticket to watch the event?

A premium ticket is not required but highly recommended.

What are the benefits of a premium ticket?

A premium ticket will not only grant you access on all four days, but will also give you special reserved seating in front of the stage on all four days, so you can watch the games without issues. There is also a goodie bag included and more: find it all out on the tickets page.