IEM X season's finals in Katowice
Intel Extreme Masters X season will be finalized with Wolrd Championship to be held on 4–6 March at Spodek Arena. This stadium was the venue of IEM Katowice 2015 and the grand final of ESL One Katowice. ESL claimed that the expo will be enlarged. It's area over 8000 square meters, which will make this tournament the largest eSports event in the world so far.
IEM Katowice returns to Spodek Arena
According to Michal Blicharz, ESL Vice president for Pro Gaming, the starting prize pool of the tournament will be $ 250 000, but it will be eventually increased due to crowdfunding.
Michal Blicharz' comment:
"It's been an incredible ten seasons of the Intel Extreme Masters, and the grand finals to each season - the World Championship - has truly established itself as one of the main events in the calendar of any esports fan. This year's event in Katowice was one of the largest the esports industry has ever seen. With the return of Counter-Strike to the main stage, expanded EXPO part and increased prize money, IEM World Championship in 2016 will be even better."
The entrance to the stadium will be free. However, there will be tickets sold for those, who want to enter the stadium earlier. The will be Sold next month.