The schedule of the two main events of the ESL Pro Tour has been confirmed for the following year.
ESL has announced the release dates for IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne in 2023, with two $1,000,000 offline events scheduled for the period from January 31 to February 12 and from July 25 to August 6, respectively.
The dates actually mean that
the Polish LAN will happen two weeks earlier than its 2022 edition, while the event in Germany will take place more than two weeks later
compared to the previous year’s iteration. IEM Cologne will now take place after the summer break Next year, the IEM Cologne release will
fall for the
second part of the 2023 season
for the first
time due to CSPPAchanges in
the official summer tournament break, which shifted the interval a month earlier compared to previous years.
In July, the authority said the decision to hold a recess between June 12 and July 9 was taken in order to divide the year into two more even-numbered seasons. Further reading CSPPA: Official summer holidays will be held a month earlier in 2023 In the announcement, ESL also confirmed that the two tournaments will be held at their iconic venues, with IEM Katowice returning to Spodek Arena for the eleventh time in its history, while the seventh edition of IEM Cologne will return to LANXESS Arena. “I’m always honored to invite fans to two of the most recognizable esports events around the world,” commented Sean Clark, Senior Director of Gaming Ecosystems – CS: GO at ESL FACEIT Group. “We are already seething with excitement as we begin annual planning for two of the most passionate esports events,” it said.
The schedule for the two events: