FaZe confirmed at IEM Sydney

MIRAA
March 18th, 2017 00:28

FaZe are the fifth team confirmed for the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) stop in Sydney, ESL has revealed.

The European team join SK Gaming, Renegades, Astralis and OpTic, who were all previously invited to the event. 

FaZe made headlines in February as they signed Nikola "NiKo" Kovač from mousesports for an undisclosed fee. The Bosnian prodigy has proved to be an instant sensation for his new team, who placed second at the IEM World Championship, their first event with the new lineup.


FaZe to travel to Sydney for the IEM event 

Joining the five teams confirmed so far will be three other sides. One of them will be invited by ESL, while the remaining two will come from Chinese and Oceanic qualifiers.

The list of participants for the event currently looks as follows:

Brazil SK
Australia Renegades
Denmark Astralis
United States OpTic
Europe FaZe Other TBA
China China qual.
Australia Oceania qual.

IEM Sydney will take place from May 6-7 at the Qudos Bank Arena and will feature a prize fund of approximately $200,000.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
gl FaZe, enjoy Australia!
2017-03-18 00:29
#23
Australia aucs 
I'm very excited :)
2017-03-18 00:31
Fuk yes
2017-03-18 01:08
hunts for top comment and edits the original post, in 2017 at 3am XD gr8 life mate
2017-03-18 02:22
welcome. get yours a free spiders
2017-03-21 04:55
#FaZeUp Lets go Allugator
2017-03-18 00:29
Second LUL nt
2017-03-18 00:34
great
2017-03-18 00:29
Expected
2017-03-18 00:29
GHH
2017-03-18 00:29
HYPE
2017-03-18 00:29
ALLU
2017-03-18 00:29
eZaF
2017-03-18 00:29
lol
2017-03-18 00:29
nice
2017-03-18 00:29
#14
Finland 2op 
NICE
2017-03-18 00:29
EZ 4 K1O
2017-03-18 00:29
GL FaZe!
2017-03-18 00:29
Nice
2017-03-18 00:29
Yay!
2017-03-18 00:30
nice
2017-03-18 00:30
The FaZe Clan is confirmed everywhere as they are on their way to the top 3 or even top 2 world.
2017-03-18 00:30
Sweet. I'm hoping it isn't as clear cut as Astralis, SK, FaZe being the favoured three to win
2017-03-18 00:30
Ofcourse it will be...
2017-03-18 09:42
SK out in first stage as usual
2017-03-18 14:02
shhh don't say that some people will get upset xd
2017-03-18 15:10
Stacked Like Pancakes to win, mark my words
2017-03-20 02:01
haha. We'll have to see. I'd really like to see FaZe pick this one up
2017-03-20 13:09
EZ 4 FAZE
2017-03-18 00:31
WOOHOO FNATIC !!
2017-03-18 00:32
#25
Denmark Qb0y 
woo! :D
2017-03-18 00:32
Yeah! gl hf
2017-03-18 00:34
Nice.
2017-03-18 00:34
pretty stacked event, let's hope we can produce a good event and get a lot more in the future
2017-03-18 00:35
No north No vp No fnatic No G2 Yea stacked
2017-03-18 00:38
g2 and fnatic = stacked OH YEP
2017-03-18 00:41
??? 3 out of top 4 - also fnatic and G2 are both -irrelevant atm - VP is on and off - and who knows, maybe north will be the last invite?
2017-03-18 00:42
VP is pretty stable lately tbh... check the history of top10 rankings of hltv :)
2017-03-18 01:13
they won vegas and then got knocked out of groups at kato. how is that stable?
2017-03-18 01:25
Final of major, won Vegas, lost in groups at katowice, makes them unstable? Lol. SK stable for you?
2017-03-18 06:02
did I say sk weren't unstable?? and when did i say vp weren't the other top 4 team that won't be at IEM? lol
2017-03-18 06:23
"they won vegas and then got knocked out of groups at kato. how is that stable?" VP look stable enough to me though.
2017-03-18 10:22
ok, that's your opinion. I'll respect that. Doesn't mean I'll agree with it tho :)
2017-03-18 10:29
VP are the most unreliable top 10 team in history to be stable haha wtf are you smoking. And I'm talking about their core going back 12 years
2017-03-18 04:17
ty for understanding the logic in my original comment :)
2017-03-18 06:24
Pretty much the 3 best teams in the world. G2 and fnatic are shit and this coming from a fnatic fan. Don't be an idiot fanboy
2017-03-18 04:16
G2 and fnatic in 2k17 LUL
2017-03-18 15:50
PLS LAST NORTH!!!!!!!!!!
2017-03-18 00:41
ez faze
2017-03-18 00:42
optic waste of space
2017-03-18 00:44
#43
Lithuania LuXe 
+1
2017-03-18 01:40
+1 should've been VP instead
2017-03-18 06:59
FaZe hype
2017-03-18 00:50
Yes!!! This will be an amazing event. First Australia tier 1 event will be so cool, hope we have an astonishing crowd.
2017-03-18 01:06
I can already imagine weird looking aussies in the stream
2017-03-18 02:40
If you see a dude with a pancake on his head while rubbing his belly...Its me
2017-03-18 06:18
I will be looking for you don't disappoint me like I disappointed my father
2017-03-19 00:15
noice :D!!
2017-03-18 01:38
looks like SK is gonna win dis
2017-03-18 01:41
finally a good team
2017-03-18 02:12
Doesnt matter, its ez for SK and IMT :) #runSKG #runIMT
2017-03-18 02:22
i hope VP will play aswell
2017-03-18 02:24
invite nip
2017-03-18 02:29
+1. But if it happens, we'll see a lot of people raging xd
2017-03-18 14:50
ez for Allu and the boys
2017-03-18 02:38
rain has some sick hair right there
2017-03-18 02:51
last one is gonna be a swedish team
2017-03-18 02:53
- OpTic + C9/Misfits/Liquid
2017-03-18 03:24
FaZeUp
2017-03-18 04:18
The last invite will be an NA team
2017-03-18 04:39
Surely last team inv has to be VP
2017-03-18 07:21
#65
Lithuania LuXe 
I wouldn't understand if it's not vp. maybe taz's tweet after katowice exit made them mad
2017-03-18 08:10
#66
Poland lkmo 
ezz for faze cup
2017-03-18 08:32
C9 to IEM Sydney pls
2017-03-18 10:16
Bring a pair of branded sneakers before you reach OZ shores.
2017-03-18 10:50
lol rain xD
2017-03-18 12:27
vp refused to performance
2017-03-18 13:11
-Renegades +Gambit/NaVi
2017-03-18 13:33
The final invite spot should be NiP/north/immortals or maybe fnatic..
2017-03-18 13:51
nice pic, rain
2017-03-18 14:01
+vp
2017-03-18 14:48
+faze
2017-03-18 15:12
Ezy Faze:
2017-03-18 15:36
Astraliz - Sk Final Make SS ;)
2017-03-18 16:44
Last invite VP 100%
2017-03-18 21:19
final: ast-sk,jesus
2017-03-20 06:31
Last invite will be North
2017-03-20 11:02
Where is VP? NO VP=NO FUN :(
2017-03-21 04:47
No Vp=shit tier2 tournament
2017-03-21 10:39
VP would drop before Playoffs
2017-03-21 10:42
haha VP best team in the world right now. In Katowice they were under a big pressure but major and Las Vegas shows that the Poles are the best
2017-03-21 17:51
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