Poland Is Home to the Biggest eSports Event in the World

esports-katowiceMost people probably have no idea where Katowice, Poland is even located. But over the last few years, the city has become home to the biggest eSports event in the world. And to gamers, Katowice has become synonymous with ESL and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM).

From March 4-6, the top professional gamers across Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Blizzard’s StarCraft II, and Riot Games’ League of Legends are competing for over $500,000 in cash prizes at the IEM World Championship. (Thanks to crowdfunding, that total is going up by the hour.)

Over 100,000 fans from around the world will converge in the small city over the weekend, packing Spodek arena to watch professionals play games on giant screens. A total of 10 different games are featured at the event.

via Fortune

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