IEM Katowice 2021 to host in-studio format
Spodek Arena will be silent in 2021.
ESL has announced the switch of the upcoming Katowice event in February 2021 to small studio format without an audience. This decision is based on the COVID-19 restrictions as this' year championship has been hosted with empty tribunes even after getting special permission from the Polish government. IEM Katowice is an annual series of Dota 2, CS:GO, SC2, Hearthstone and WC3 championships hosted inside of Spodek Arena since 2014.