Who is Permitta Esports? The local legends at IEM Katowice 2023

By Kenneth Williams


Jan 31, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Intel chose to Permitta local Polish team to attend IEM Katowice 2023, but these aren’t just any players off the street.

Most fans will spot a brand-new team at IEM Katowice once it kicks off on February 1, 2023. Permitta Esports stands out a bit among the world-class competition, but the team is there for an important reason. Here are the players on Permitta Esports and how the team earned a spot at the IEM Katowice 2023 play-in stage.

Permitta Esports roster at IEM Katowice 2023

Permitta Esports consists of the following five players. Notably, the entire team is Polish.

  • Patryk “OLIMP” Woźniak
  • Rafał “sNx” Snopek
  • Dawid “Layner” Falczyński
  • Rafał “iso” Tync 
  • Mariusz “casey” Jarząb
  • Leonard “turtle” Dziedzic (Coach)

Only CSGO fans who are particularly interested in the tier-two European scene are likely to be familiar with these names. The five players have been making waves in the tier-two scene over the past few years, taking home the occasional small championship or big event qualification. It hasn’t quite broken into the top competitive scene yet, but they perform very well in Polish national events and have made multiple runs in the EU scene.

Competing under sponsorship from PALOMA, the squad notably won the 1xBet Series in July of 2022. That championship earned $20,000 with wins over Eyeballers and K23. Not all five have stayed together for the past few years, with Piotr “blacktear5” Kasiński playing in place of Rafał “sNx” Snopek for 2020 while the team played under the Pompa Team banner. According to HLTV stats, Permitta Esports is ranked #56 in the world for CSGO teams. 

The stats also say that casey is the player to watch. He boasts a 1.17 rating with 48.9% headshot rate, earning 47.32% of his kills over the past month with the AK-47.

Why is Permitta playing at Katowice?

Permitta Esports qualified for IEM Katowice 2023 by winning ESL Mistrzostwa Polski Autumn last year.

In Permitta’s case, the team qualified for the play-in stage by winning a national Polish event hosted by ESL. By winning ESL Mistrzostwa Polski Autumn, the squad earned a trip to Katowice, a slot in the EU Conference of ESL Pro League, and over $11,000 in prize money.

ESL events often to try to represent the country they take place in by hosting qualifiers specifically for that country. In the case of Poland, CSGO is an extremely popular esports with a bustling competitive scene. Permitta Esports isn’t exactly expected to go far at IEM Katowice 2023, but it will definitely get the respect of the local crowd.