21.10.2016
Intel® Extreme Masters Brings International Wildcard Qualifier to Paris with IEM Challenger
The top League of Legends® teams from the International Wildcard regions will battle at Paris Games Week for a spot in the IEM lineup

ESL will round out the Intel® Extreme Masters Season 11 League of Legends lineups with IEM Challenger, an International Wildcard (IWC) qualifier to be held from October 28-31 at Paris Games Week.

In order to promote global fairness, IEM Season 11 announced the inclusion of more League of Legends teams from more regions. Part of this commitment will be embodied by IEM Challenger, the first global International Wildcard qualifier for the longest running pro gaming circuit. League of Legends teams from each of the eight International Wildcard regions will gather at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles to fight for a spot in IEM.

IEM Challenger will consist of two separate qualifiers, each two days long, to determine two IWC invites to IEM Oakland (US) and two for IEM Gyeonggi (South Korea). The teams, selected based on their standings in the League of Legends Championship Series, will battle through a best-of-three double-elimination bracket to make their way to either California or Gyeonggi.

IEM CHALLENGER SCHEDULE

October 28-29 starting at 8:30AM CEST

  • Four IWC teams will fight for two spots at IEM Oakland.
  • Latin America North: Lyon Gaming
  • Latin America South: Kaos Latin Gamers
  • Brazil: INTZ e-Sports
  • Oceania: The Chiefs eSports Club

October 30-31 starting at 8:30AM CEST

  • Four IWC teams will fight for two spots at IEM Gyeonggi.
  • Southeast Asia: Saigon Jokers
  • Turkey: Dark Passage
  • Japan: Rampage
  • Commonwealth of Independent States: Vega Squadron

Be sure to tune into IEM Challenger next weekend and follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates!