Intel Extreme Masters organizers have announced the details of the group and the new IEM Okland. 12 teams were divided into two groups of six teams each, and the prize fund of the championship will be $ 300 thousand At the moment we know the eight participants of the tournament in Auckland:. Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, Astralis, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Virtus.pro, Ninjas in Pyjamas and mousesports. All of them have received direct invitation from the organizers. Four other teams are determined by qualifying tournament iBUYPOWER Masters, which is scheduled for November 12-13 in the city of Costa Mesa, California. On it will perform Cloud9, GODSENT, Team SoloMid, Renegades, FaZe Clan, Immortals, Echo Fox and TyLoo.
California tournament prize pool of $ 100 thousand. The group stage will take place at the IEM Oakland round robin. The first place of each group gets in the tournament semi-finals, while the second and third places will play in the quarterfinals. The first matches of the playoff stage will be held in the format of up to two victories and a grand finale – to three. The tournament is scheduled for 19-20 November. The venue will be gated stadium “Oracle Arena”, which is the home for the NBA basketball team, “Golden State Warriors”.
Groups IEM Oakland:
The first place of group B on iBP Masters
Second place in the group A iBP Masters
Ninjas in Pyjamas
First place in the group A iBP Masters
The second place of group B on iBP Masters