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Qualifier Info

IEM World Championship Slot Distribution:

  • 8 invitations
  • 4 slots from the European qualifier
  • 2 slots from the North American qualifier
  • 1 slot from the Asian qualifier
  • 1 slot from the Oceania qualifier

Oceania Qualifier - 1 team to Katowice

Two open qualifiers:

Unlimited slots, single elimination best-of-one bracket with the final match being a best-of-three. The winner of each qualifier goes to closed qualifier.

One closed qualifier:

6 slots (4 invited, 2 from open qualifier). Double elimination best-of-three bracket with the final match being a best-of-five (1:0 advantage for the team coming from upper bracket).

Closed qualifier bracket:

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Schedule
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 6th-7th of January
  • Open Qualifier #2 - 17th-18th of January
  • Closed Qualifier - 20th-25th of January

Asian Qualifier - 1 team to Katowice

Two open qualifiers:

Unlimited slots, single elimination best-of-one bracket with the final match being a best-of-three. The winner of each qualifier goes to closed qualifier.

One closed qualifier:

6 slots (4 invited, 2 from open qualifier). Double elimination best-of-three bracket with the final match being a best-of-five (1:0 advantage for the team coming from upper bracket).

Closed qualifier bracket:

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Schedule
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 7th-8th of January
  • Open Qualifier #2 - 16th-17th of January
  • Closed Qualifier - 19th-22th of January

North American Qualifier - 2 teams to Katowice

Two open qualifiers:

Unlimited slots, single elimination best-of-one bracket with the final match being a best-of-three. The winner qualifier of each goes to closed qualifier.

One closed qualifier:

8 slots (6 invited, 2 from open qualifier) single elimination best-of-three bracket

Schedule
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 20th-21st of January
  • Open Qualifier #2 - 25th-26th of January
  • Closed Qualifier - 30th of January

European Qualifier - 4 teams to Katowice

Two open qualifiers:

Unlimited slots, single elimination best-of-one bracket with the final match being a best-of-three. The winner qualifier of each goes to closed qualifier.

One closed qualifier:

12 slots (8 invited, 4 from open qualifier) double elimination best-of-three bracket

Schedule
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 23rd-24th of January
  • Open Qualifier #2 - 31st of January - 1st of February
  • Closed Qualifier - 3rd-4th of February