The IEM Katowice qualifiers continued with the first Korean server qualifier, with Stats, TY, and Solar winning round-of-24 seeds at the main event in February (alongside travel and accommodation). Two more qualifiers remain, with the EU server qualifier (Jan 13-14) awarding three seeds while Korean server qualifier #2 (Jan 15-16) will award two seeds.
IEM Katowice will be held between February 24th and March 1st, and will be the inaugural event of the ESL Pro Tour—the official successor to the prior World Championship Series system.
Reynor, Maru, and Zest won seeds in the prior NA server qualifier. Dark, the 2019 WCS Global Champion, has received an automatic seed. Players who do not earn seeds through the qualifiers will still be eligible to play in the live "open bracket" portion of IEM Katowice (Ro76).