G2 Esports has defeated Heroic at the Grand Final of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 with a score of 3:1.
G2 has won on Nuke (16:12), Mirage (16:13), Ancient (16:17) maps and lost on Inferno (11:16).
The winner takes home $400,000 prize money and qualifies for the IEM Cologne 2023. The silver medalist takes $180,000.
The MVP of the tournament became Justin "jks" Savage from G2.
During the tournament, ESL, its organizer, announced the winners of its own award for 2022. Natus Vincere star Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyljev became the Player of the Year, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov from G2 Esports was awarded the Breakthrough of the Year, and the Team of the Year went to Faze Clan.
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 was held on February 1-12 in Poland. The playoffs were hosted at the Spodek Arena (Katowice).
IEM Katowice 2023 results:
1st – $400,000 – G2 Esports
2nd – $180,000 – Heroic
3rd-4th – $80,000 –Team Liquid and Natus Vincere
5th-6th – $40,000 – Team Vitality and Outsiders
7th-8th – $24,000 – FaZe Clan and Complexity Gaming
9th-12th – $16,000 – IHC Esports, Team Spirit, Fnatic and OG
13th-16th – $10,000 – Cloud9, BIG, MOUZ and Ninjas in Pyjamas
17th-20th – $4,500 – ENCE, Sprout, MIBR and FURIA Esports
21st-24th – $2,500 – Permitta Esports, Evil Geniuses, Grayhound Gaming and paiN Gaming