IEM Katowice CS:GO Finals to be broadcast live in cinemas in Leicester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, and many more cities on 4 March
ESL UK and CinEvents today announced that the IEM Katowice CS:GO Finals will be broadcast live in 13 cinemas across the UK. Tickets are now available at www.cinevents.co.uk/iemcinema.
IEM Katowice is the most prestigious CSGO event in the world, with a total prize pool of $500,000 where the winning team will take home $250,000. Sixteen of the world’s best CS:GO teams will compete in the tournament this year, the most competitors since the IEM World Championship began twelve years ago. More than 173,000 fans will attend the grand finals, which take place at the Spodek Arena in Poland on March 4th.
In the UK, fans will be able to watch the finals live on their local screen, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from ESL and IEM screened prior to the event. There will also be competitions and giveaways held on the day.
Cinemas participating in the screenings are:
- Birmingham Vue
- Bolton Light Cinema
- Bristol Longwell Vue
- Edinburgh Ocean Vue
- Leeds Light Vue
- Leicester Vue
- Manchester Lowery Vue
- New Brighton Light Cinema
- Sheffield Light Cinema
- Shepherd’s Bush Vue
- Stockport Light Cinema
- Swansea Vue
- Walsall Light Cinema
“IEM Katowice is one of the largest esports tournaments in the world, so there is no better place to watch in the UK than on the big screen,” said James Dean, UK managing director at ESL. “We want to give more fans the opportunity to experience the CS:GO Finals with the exciting, pulse-pounding spectacle of the Spodek Arena. Cinema screenings are a great way to offer that experience.”
“The cinema provides an excellent way for esports fans to experience the thrill of a live event in a venue with surround sound and stadium seating,” said Joe Evea, founder, CinEvents. “For many who are unable to attend the live event itself, cinemas represents a local, accessible and affordable way to spend a memorable evening, sharing the esports experience with like-minded fans.”
Stay tuned for updates and more details on qualifying teams, or visit the official website for the event at intelextrememasters.com. For more information head over to https://en.intelextrememasters.com/season-12/katowice/or follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook.