IEM World Championship – ESL Gaming
Eleven out of sixteen teams are now confirmed for the CS:GO tournament at Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice taking place during the first weekend of March. Top teams from around the world will compete for a share of the US$500,000 prize pool, as well as a win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam. Joining the competition after emerging victorious in the North American closed qualifier, will be Team Liquid and Renegades.
Closed qualifier results
Round of 8
- Team Liquid vs. compLexity 2-1 (11-16 on cobble, 16-7 on mirage, 16-2 on train)
- 100 Thieves vs. NRG FF-W
- Luminosity vs. Misfits W-FF
- Splyce vs. Renegades 1-2 (10-16 on cache, 16-7 on inferno, 4-16 on mirage)
Round of 4
- Team Liquid vs. NRG 2-1 (16-14 on overpass, 7-16 on mirage, 16-8 on train)
- Luminosity vs. Renegades 0-2 (11-16 on cache, 6-16 on train)
See you in Katowice
Congratulations to Team Liquid and Renegades – we look forward to seeing you in Katowice! Five tournament slots remain to be claimed: one for the UCC tournament winner, and four in the EU closed qualifier which will be taking place this weekend, February 3-4.