Cloud9, OpTic join IEM Katowice list
OpTic Gaming and Cloud9 have joined the list of participants for the IEM World Championship, ESL has announced.
The North American duo will be joining Astralis, SK, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Virtus.pro in the prestigious $250,000 competition, which will take place from March 1-5.
OpTic had an exciting end to the year, winning ELEAGUE Season 2, finishing in second place at the ECS Season 2 finals and qualifying for the upcoming ELEAGUE Major.
OpTic invited to IEM Katowice
Cloud9 made waves by winning the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals, in São Paulo, but they have since been unable to replicate that form and ended up not qualifying for the Major.
Two more teams will be invited by ESL shortly, with the last four spots being determined by online qualifiers, held in Europe and North America.
The list of participants for the event now look as follows:
|OpTic||Cloud9||Invite #7||Invite #8|
|EU Qualifier #1||EU Qualifier #2||EU Qualifier #3||NA Qualifier #1|