OpTic to attend IEM Sydney

The North American team OpTic has just been revealed as the fourth team to attend IEM Sydney which is set to take place in May.

Intel Extreme Masters will kick off in Sydney, Australia on May 6th. North America will be represented by OpTic, the organizer just revealed.

Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas, William "RUSH" Wierzba and co. are therefore the fourth team to be confirmed at the event which will feature a ~$200,000 prize pool. OpTic had a rough time in Katowice where they finished at the bottom of the table with a 0-5 record so they will be hungry to do better in Sydney.

RUSH and OpTic had a rough time in Katowice 

IEM Sydney will furthermore contain SK, Renegades and Astralis who will be battling it out with OpTic, two more invited teams and the two squads from the Chinese and the Oceanic qualifiers.

The eight teams will meet in the Qudos Bank Arena which has the capacity of 18,000. There are still two invites to be determined:

Brazil SK
Australia Renegades
Denmark Astralis
United States OpTic
Other TBA Other TBA
China China qual.
Australia Oceania qual.
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Germany GeoRg___J 
inb4 optic out in groups
2017-03-14 11:23
wtf no VP or FaZe?
2017-03-14 11:44
2 slots left:)
2017-03-14 12:42
VP 100% and maybe nip if they want more viewers.
2017-03-14 13:33
NiP should first prove that they are worthy before wasting another spot
2017-03-14 13:57
France Revitalize 
nip if they want less views*
2017-03-14 14:02
Xyp9x | 
Brazil Trunffy 
2017-03-14 16:08
You are all losers. ez top 1 world Astralis.
2017-03-14 11:23
Turkey FeverSpeed 
OpTic the splitting team LUL
2017-03-14 11:22
Norway Luke Skywalker 
2017-03-14 11:22
United States kamil0vsky 
2017-03-14 11:22
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
2017-03-14 11:22
REZ | 
Mexico GEtiger 
2017-03-14 11:22
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
2017-03-14 11:23
Ez for Renegades
2017-03-14 11:23
Why invite a team with hiko?
2017-03-14 11:26
France t3r4byt3 
OpTic is disbanding anyway
2017-03-14 11:29
Australia aucs 
Can't wait to see all these teams irl :)
2017-03-14 11:30
Australia r1se2k 
2017-03-14 11:49
Australia nuggo 
2017-03-15 05:05
Japan ToshikoSatoru 
2017-03-15 05:52
Australia Raychippy 
2017-03-14 13:41
there is no open qual for eu????
2017-03-14 11:32
2017-03-14 11:40
Invite faze pls
2017-03-14 11:47
Turkey vortex1g 
2017-03-14 11:49
rain | 
World Tastiic1 
Thinking process for inviting optic?
2017-03-14 11:52
really bad tournament esl disband
2017-03-14 11:53
hope they at least invite faze and vp/navi
2017-03-14 11:54
Australia Ap0c 
Wtf....optic won't even be a team by the time this rolls around....
2017-03-14 11:54
Don't say that. The last thing I want is Mixwell/Rush on Liquid.
2017-03-14 15:51
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
SK will win the event over Astralis in the final.
2017-03-14 11:55
Poland Pjatka_fox 
+ VP and FaZe pls
2017-03-14 11:55
Russia R0MkAcsgo 
optic instead of vp/faze/navi/north gj xdd
2017-03-14 11:57
United States CWalker 
If they're going to invite an NA team why not C9 at least they can win a game in groups
2017-03-14 12:02
Russia R0MkAcsgo 
i agree
2017-03-14 12:04
All declined
2017-03-14 13:14
Going to be shittiest tournament ever
2017-03-14 12:04
Luxembourg alex24 
more shit than MLG 2016 or even DH Las Vegas 2017 ?? doubt that
2017-03-14 12:22
Idk, event in Australia, no europe and na quals, no good teams with 200.000$ prize pool
2017-03-14 12:30
no good teams...
2017-03-14 12:33
Only SK and Astralis if they dont invite good teams in last 2 invites
2017-03-14 12:44
Do you know how boring it would be to have the same teams compete in EVERY tournament? Even if sk and astralis are most likely to win it still has more variety.
2017-03-14 13:08
By the participants at the moment it doesn't seems be intresting tournament but well let see who win the China qualifier, i think Flash Gaming let see
2017-03-14 12:29
Slovakia TatKo 
Why would you think a team that doesnt even have 5 players len alone played at least 1 map is gonna make it.
2017-03-14 12:42
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Expected boys! gl
2017-03-14 12:38
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
Invite rush3d next pls
2017-03-14 13:10
Just get VP plz.
2017-03-14 14:56
ffs another wasted invite... fuck the na teams, they are so bad. If vp dont get invited, I guess i'll be watching the final between sk and astralis only.
2017-03-14 15:47
2017-03-14 15:51
pretty trash tourny tbh, wasted spots with RNG, BOTic, chinaman team and the other oceanic team sad that half the spots are just handouts and not real top teams that deserve to be there because of their capabilities as players
2017-03-14 16:48
Why on earth would they hold an event in Australia and not invite the best Australian team. Although the lack of an eu qualifier is pretty trash.
2017-03-15 01:44
bcuz no1 gives a shit about the trash aussie teams, they're rubbish
2017-03-15 04:45
Not sure if bad b8 or the fact that you have the iq of a sloth. This event is in AUSTRALIA. With Australians going to watch the games. If they want a crowd they will probably want to have an AUSTRALIAN team attending.
2017-03-15 08:32
i'd rather watch good quality cs than appease the immature minds of the majority if they want a crowd they'd have the best teams attending, any tier 1/2 team from eu or na would draw more attention and fans than crappy aussie or chinese teams who are just there to fill a quota
2017-03-15 10:07
Australia jezh42 
-SK -RNG -Astralis -Optic -VP -Faze -Immunity/Tainted Minds -?China
2017-03-15 01:50
koosta | 
United States kooster 
Flash Gaming
2017-03-15 12:28
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