ESL UK and CinEvents bring IEM Katowice 2018 to 13 UK Cinemas

by Michael MoriartyFebruary 21, 2018

With the Intel Extreme Masters holding their World Championships in Katowice, with the finals on 4th March, ESL UK have partnered up with broadcasting company CinEvents to bring the Grand Finals to thirteen cinemas in the UK. As part of this, we’re also hosting a giveaway for a pair of tickets for one of the cinemas in partnership with ESL UK and CinEvents – more on that later.

Sixteen of the greatest CS:GO teams in the world will be taking part in IEM Katowice, from nearly every continent of the world, meaning it’ll be the largest IEM World Championship event ever. The $500,000 tournament will see the championship winning team take home $250,000, and the IEM Season XII crown, as well as another placing on the inaugural season of the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam.

Cinemas hosting a screening of the Grand Final are, click the link on your local cinema to buy a ticket:

Birmingham Vue Bolton Light Cinema Bristol Longwell Vue
Edinburgh Ocean Vue Leeds Light Vue Leicester Vue
Manchester Lowery Vue New Brighton Light Cinema Sheffield Light Cinema
Shepherd’s Bush Vue Stockport Light Cinema Swansea Vue
Walsall Vue Cinema

Each screening will receive the full grand finals live to the screens, as well as an “exclusive behind-the-scenes video from ESL and IEM” before the finals start. Giveaways and competitions will also take place at each cinema

James Dean, UK managing director at ESL said about this expansion: “IEM Katowice is one of the largest esports tournaments in the world, so there is no better place to watch in the UK than on the big screen. We want to give more fans the opportunity to experience the CS:GO Finals with the exciting, pulse-pounding spectacle of the Spodek Arena. Cinema screenings are a great way to offer that experience.”

Joe Evea, founder, CinEvents added: “The cinema provides an excellent way for esports fans to experience the thrill of a live event in a venue with surround sound and stadium seating. For many who are unable to attend the live event itself, cinemas represents a local, accessible and affordable way to spend a memorable evening, sharing the esports experience with like-minded fans.”


Now – for our giveaway. In partnership with ESL UK and CinEvents, UKCSGO.com have a pair o’ tickets to give away to one lucky UK CS fan. All you need to do to be in with a shout is take part in the contest below – the more entries you make the better your chance of winning is! The Giveaway ends at midnight on Monday 26th February, so get your entries in as soon as possible!


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Michael Moriarty
UK Esports Awards Reporter of the Year 2018.


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