North invited to IEM Sydney
North is the last invited team to confirm their attendance to the IEM event down under.
The ~$200,000 ($260k AUD) tournament will take place from May 3-7 with the final two days being played in front of a live audience at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Following a top four finish at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and a 5th-6th placement at IEM Katowice recently, North will be the second team from Denmark to compete at the IEM event. They will join their countrymen, Astralis and four other invited teams in Sydney.
North to travel south for IEM Sydney
To finalise the eight-team tournament, the final two spots will be decided through the Oceanic and Chinese qualifiers. The ANZ qualifier is already underway whilst details about the Chinese qualifier has yet to be revealed by the organisers.
Less than a week ago, there was a change in the rulebook for future IEM events (starting with Sydney) regarding VAC bans. The permanent VAC ban rule has been adjusted to the new ruling - "CS:GO VAC bans are specifically honored, but only until 2 years after they have been issued".
The list of participants is as followed:
|China qual.||ANZ qual.|