The first match of the tournament is due to be played soon and the final list of the matches for the double-elimination bracket has been set. IEM Katowice would be played out offline and the play-in stage is set to start from February 15-16. This would be the first time since 2020 when the tournament would be played out on LAN and the Play-In stage would feature teams like NIP, Astralis and fnatic.
Four teams would be taking part in matches every day, with two rounds of the upper bracket and two rounds of the lower bracket. The four teams will then move onto the main stage at the Spodek Arena. The opening matches will have NIP vs. Wisla Krakow, Copenhagen Flames vs. fnatic, GODSENT vs. MOUZ, Sprout vs. FaZe, OG vs. Renegades, ENCE vs. Entropiq, Complexity vs. BIG and Astralis vs. MIBR.