With the list of 12 teams attending IEM Katowice 2017 settled after the qualifiers which ended last Sunday, ESL have drawn the groups that will compete in the first stage of the competition.
After the invites were handed out to Virtus.pro, NiP, Astralis, SK, OpTic, Cloud9, FaZe, and North, and the qualification of Heroic, fnatic, Natus Vincere, and Immortals last week, the team list was completed and the groups ready to be assembled.
The $250,000 event, which will take place on March 1-5 at the Spodek Arena in Katowice—as has become a custom—, will boast a sold-out crowd filled to the brim with Polish fans.
After the draw, this is what the groups look like:
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