IronGaming starts with NiP, Na`Vi
IronGaming LAN's $13,000 CS:GO tournament, featuring the likes of NiP, Na`Vi and Exertus, is about to finally kick off.
A total of eight teams are present in Austin for the tournament, which convinced the two DreamHack Summer finalists to extend their stay in the United States after ESEA Finals.
As we previously reported, Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev has finally arrived in Austin, and will be suiting up for Na`Vi after having been temporarily replaced by Arseny "ceh9" Trynozhenko last weekend.
Group A is set to begin any minute, while group B is schedule to start tomorrow at 16:00 . Each team will advance to the playoffs from the groups, which are used only to determine seedings.
|Group A||Group B|
|Hold My Purse||Armata|
Playoffs will be played using a standard single elimination best-of-three format, with IronGaming sticking to the five maps from the previous CS:GO majors, without de_cache or de_season.
We've also managed to gather the full rosters for each of the eight participants, including a surprise team with former 3D members Salvatore "Volcano" Garozzo and Kyle "Ksharp" Miller:
|NiP||f0rest, Fifflaren, friberg, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt|
|Natus Vincere||Edward, GuardiaN, seized, starix, Zeus|
|Frag Machines||kire, Ksharp, Miller, Volcano, warmachine|
|Exertus||moses, TM, Storm, Warden, Xp3|
|Hold My Purse||emuhleet, moXie, kalypso, Sapphire, Starlight|
|Heat||godson, odjur, pho, prism, tomcho|
|MM3||boyer, freeway, Frisco, klutch, webster|
|Armata||d00m, samr0ck, Romulus, N/A, N/A|
Grand final is tentatively scheduled to begin at 16:00 on Sunday, and we will do our best to add hot matches for the most important games of IronGaming LAN.
Below is an estimated schedule for the entire event, though delays are, as usual, possible:
|Friday, July 4|
|22:00||NiP||vs. Frag Machines||Stream|
|22:00||Hold My Purse||vs. Heat|
|23:30||NiP||vs. Hold My Purse||Stream|
|23:30||Frag Machines||vs. Heat|
|01:00||Hold My Purse||vs. Frag Machines|
|Saturday, July 5|
|16:00||Natus Vincere||vs. MM3||Stream|
|17:30||Natus Vincere||vs. Armata||Stream|
|19:00||Natus Vincere||vs. Exertus||Stream|
|20:00||Quarter-finals #1 & #2||Stream|
|22:00||Quarter-finals #3 & #4||Stream|
|Sunday, July 6|
IronGamingTV, which is listed under our streams list on the front page, is streaming all of NiP's and Natus Vincere's matches that do not collide. Trynozhenko is also streaming the event.