Esports World Cup to feature CS2 tournament

CS2 officially announced as the second game joining the tournament list for the upcoming Esports World Cup, winner of IEM Katowice 2024 to get direct invite

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Counter Strike 2 (CS2) has been officially announced as the second game coming to the Esports World Cup. While it was pretty clear that CS2 will be included as it is one of the biggest esports titles, the announcement has cleared further doubts.


The champions of Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2024 will be getting a direct invite to the tournament. “IEM Katowice 2024 CS2 champions will be directly invited to the Esports World Cup! Can't wait to see who makes it! Can you name any favourites or dark horses already?” said the official post.

Currently, 16 teams are battling each other at the IEM group stages. Out of these 16, only six will move toward the playoffs leading to the grand finals.

While the $1 million prize pool will be distributed to all, the winner will get a direct invite to three future tournaments. These include IEM Cologne 2024, BLAST Premier World Final and now Esports World Cup 2024.


More games to be revealed soon

The Esports World Cup is set to be one of the biggest esports tournaments across the globe if all goes well. Another game that is currently announced is Starcraft 2 (SC2) where 18 teams will be competing against each other in the tournament.

“This summer, 18 of the world's greatest SC2 players will clash at the Esports World Cup. Two of them have already been determined. The rest will join them soon enough. Which one of them is going to take home the EWC,” the announcement said.


Here’s how the teams will qualify for the SC2 event in the Esports World Cup -

One each from SC Masters Winter and Summer

Top four teams from IEM

Top four teams from SC2 Masters spring finals

Two teams from EPT EU standings

Two teams from EPT KR standings

One team each from EPT AS and AM standings

Two teams from open qualifiers

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