While FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Astralis, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Gambit Esports, Immortals, and Ninjas in Pyjamas are already confirmed teams for IEM Oakland, three more teams have a chance to secure a ticket to the event through the closed qualifiers for Europe, North America, and East & Southeast Asia. Today, we are happy to present all of the teams who will compete in the EU and NA closed qualifiers, as well as the brackets and schedules for both qualifiers.
The EU closed qualifier will take place on October 2 and will be played in a best of three single elimination 8-team bracket.
Six of the above teams have received direct invitations, while Team LDLC and ex-Outlaws fought their way through the open qualifiers.
The NA closed qualifier will take place on October 2 and will be played in a best of three single elimination 8-team bracket.
Six of the above teams have received direct invitations, while Tempo Storm and Torqued fought their way through the open qualifiers.
Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland returns to the Bay Area and Oracle Arena on November 18-19 with the world's top teams competing for the coveted trophy, a US$300,000 prize pool, and a win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.
Winning IEM Oakland counts towards the Intel Grand Slam: a new system that awards a US$1,000,000 prize to the team that has won four out of the last ten $200,000 events held between DreamHack and ESL. So far, SK Gaming,G2 Esports, and FaZe Clan are in the lead with their wins at the recent ESL One Cologne 2017, DreamHack Masters Malmo and ESL One New York respectively, with the next tournament being ESL One New York. IEM Oakland comes in as the fourth event.
Nothing beats the unforgettable experience of watching the world's best teams compete live in a legendary stadium. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity and join us at the Oracle Arena on November 18-19 - secure yourself a ticket today! And don't forget to follow IEM on both Twitter and Facebook for further tournament updates.