Great news for the Counter-Strike esport afficionados!

ESL has announced its plans for Counter Strike esports events for 2024. It includes events around the world, including the fan-beloved IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne as the main events for the upcoming year - the Pro Tour Championships. Both tournaments have a prize pool of USD 1,000,000


In addition to this, we will also get a series of 5 ESL Pro Tour Masters with one of them taking place in China not hosted for 4 years (the exact city not yet announced)


There will also be a continuation of the ESL League with minor schedule changes. The length of the league is being reduced from 5 to 3 weeks by playing matches simultaneously in different groups. This is to increase the intensity of the show.


ESL has also announced two formats in which players will be able to access the aforementioned, more prestigious competition. ESL Challenger and ESL Challenger League will allow players to qualify for the Masters. The tournaments will be conducted live and online. The location of the live tournaments has not yet been announced.


For full details on the dates of each event and the calendar, take a look below!

  • IEM Katowice 2024: January 31st – February 11th
  • IEM China 2024: April 8th – April 14th
  • ESL Pro League Season 19: April 23rd – May 12th
  • IEM Dallas 2024: May 27th – June 2nd
  • IEM Cologne 2024: August 7th – August 18th
  • ESL Pro League Season 20: September 3rd – September 22nd
  • IEM Fall 2024: October 7th – October 13th
  • ESL Challenger #56: April 26th – April 28th
  • ESL Challenger #57: June 14th – June 16th
  • ESL Challenger Atlanta: October 4th – October 6th
  • ESL Challenger #59: November 22nd – November 24th
  • ESL Challenger League Season 47: February – June (TBA)
  • ESL Challenger League Season 48: July – November (TBA)