Esports is not a new phenomenon in Poland. Proof lies in this edition of the IEM World Championship taking place at Spodek in Katowice. 24 teams from around the world will be competing for a prize pool of $1,000,000 over the course of three weeks. The first two stages will be taking place at the ESL Arena for the Challengers Stage, and the Internation Congress Center for the Legends Stage. The final Champions stage will be a four-day playoff to take place at Spodek in front of a live audience. This is the most lucrative IEM tournament in its history and holds a World Championship status in the world of gaming.