Cloud9 and Liquid invited to IEM Oakland

Cloud9 and Team Liquid have been invited to attend IEM Oakland, ESL has announced.

The North American duo join Astralis, FaZe, G2 and SK, who were all previously invited by ESL.

Both teams were last weekend in attendance at the ECS Season 3 Finals, in London. They were in the same group, with only Cloud9 managing to progress to the semi-finals, in which they would be defeated by FaZe.

Cloud9 confirmed at IEM Oakland

IEM Oakland will run from November 18-19 at the Oracle Arena, with $300,000 up for grabs. Two more teams will be determined by invites, while the remaining four sides will come from qualifiers, which have not yet been announced.

Below you can find a provisional list of participants for IEM Oakland:

Denmark Astralis  Europe FaZe
Brazil SK France G2
United States Cloud9 United States Liquid
Other Invite Other Invite
Other Qualifier   Other Qualifier
Other Qualifier Other Qualifier
#1
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
wasted spots
2017-06-27 00:44
#7
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Poland Fasterinio 
true
2017-06-27 00:45
dw they wont waste anymore by inviting a shit team like kinguin or vp
2017-06-27 01:04
#61
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Poland Fasterinio 
Ireland xD
2017-06-27 01:41
lol laugh all you want but majority of your shitty population migrates here because it shits on poland in every economical way
2017-06-27 03:37
Lies, majority migrate here (UK) then those that don't go to Ireland
2017-06-27 08:33
lmao pussy fakeflagger calling me a liar hahahaha nt
2017-06-28 16:18
hahahah r u dumb? flag auto set nerd
2017-06-28 17:00
nt fakeflagger, stop trying to bait me dumb stinker
2017-06-28 23:30
so rude
2017-06-28 23:45
#66
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United States DanielS^v^ 
Yeah because they will qualify anyway
2017-06-27 02:12
#69
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
+1 shrud lover
2017-06-27 02:37
you have just reminded me that VP has not been invited yet. VP...
2017-06-28 06:26
#14
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Poland rabk000 
Vp and NiP incoming
2017-06-27 00:45
Why should you invite 2 T4 teams?
2017-06-27 00:58
#32
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Poland rabk000 
4 money
2017-06-27 00:59
T4 teams like fnatic and mouz? They won't be invited
2017-06-27 01:30
Tier 2 teams
2017-06-27 05:14
Lol atleast fnatic and mouz are in epl and ecs
2017-06-27 09:36
so 1st of all who the fuck said that I support mouz and at least fnc and mouz can compete against higher level teams while VP loose against BIG/Penta
2017-06-27 10:59
#119
shroud | 
Latvia Peeled 
idk, fnatic losing to every NA team on lan. Fnatic T5 team confirmed?
2017-06-27 12:20
keep fangaying C9 because they won two BO1s lmao
2017-06-27 13:48
#141
shroud | 
Latvia Peeled 
salt?
2017-06-28 08:35
no, pepper 4Head
2017-06-28 10:33
#138
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Poland Pring98 
German scum ha
2017-06-27 21:56
haHAA
2017-06-27 22:25
#146
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Norway SanQ83 
+1
2017-06-28 22:14
at least one +1, I love you
2017-06-28 22:33
well, last tournament showed that these teams can surprise so these are not wasted spots gtfo
2017-06-27 00:46
#43
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Netherlands RichRamp 
Ty
2017-06-27 01:12
#87
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Canada SummerClassic 
+1 Despite the choke on C9 vs FaZe, they had a really great showing! They toped groups, beat the likes of Astralis as well as Liquid playing very well so I think this will be interesting!
2017-06-27 04:34
not wasted if they can beat Astralis or wreck G2
2017-06-27 01:27
#73
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United States 1Will 
money>skill
2017-06-27 03:13
#76
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United States gtmaniacmda 
c9 during summer is never a wasted spot liquid might be though, we'll see
2017-06-27 03:32
#122
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India TYZ4 
November is not summer, though
2017-06-27 13:03
#125
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United States gtmaniacmda 
damn, they are inviting teams 5 months in advance? haha
2017-06-27 13:45
#151
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Norway SanQ83 
+1
2017-06-29 14:26
true
2017-06-27 04:24
#90
Dosia | 
World RNGJesus 
+1000000000000
2017-06-27 04:59
#106
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
trash like fnatic/vp/g2/envyus/etc is sure not wasted spot
2017-06-27 09:45
#150
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Vietnam Oida 
should have invited Optic instead of C9.. at least they are actually trying to build a real team
2017-06-28 23:47
#2
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France root270 
Ez
2017-06-27 00:44
#41
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China Captain_TYLOO 
Where is Tyloo's invite?
2017-06-27 01:08
#45
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United States Jrfaster 
I would enjoy that tbh
2017-06-27 01:12
#70
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
they have to qualify 2 spots for asia
2017-06-27 02:38
they would never get an outright invite but they have a strong chance to qualify
2017-06-27 18:32
#3
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Norway Ivenrik 
Sick
2017-06-27 00:44
#4
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United States csgoishard 
wasted
2017-06-27 00:44
#5
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United States cananigfrag 
where is optic?
2017-06-27 00:44
#35
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Canada g0necs 
LUL xD
2017-06-27 01:02
Optic in 2017 lul
2017-06-27 02:07
#6
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
choke 9 really???
2017-06-27 00:45
#8
Portugal phvm 
Expect
2017-06-27 00:45
Not entirely wasted
2017-06-27 00:45
easy opponents 4 eu
2017-06-27 00:45
ez for fnatic
2017-06-27 00:46
#11
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France Meerkat_ 
C9 wtf??
2017-06-27 00:45
#19
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Finland Vkims 
Well top2 team from NA so must have something for home crowd
2017-06-27 00:48
#27
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France Meerkat_ 
I think Misfits is better (they just have to get the opportunity to show what they have with full roster), but yeah it's because of the fanbase.
2017-06-27 00:54
dunno man, they've been showing good results lately here and there. Could be a nice surprise.
2017-06-27 01:06
#48
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France Meerkat_ 
Winning 2 bo1s and getting out of groups every other time...
2017-06-27 01:18
#98
AZK | 
United States Dood 
why do you say that Misfits is better than C9?
2017-06-27 08:31
Expected
2017-06-27 00:45
Clg inc
2017-06-27 00:46
Maybe if they get through the quals
2017-06-27 02:25
#18
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Poland 0VERATED 
Why no events with vp this year???? SK are on almost every events in this year wtf
2017-06-27 00:47
#20
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CIS Merlas_mtk 
cuz SK is top1 and vp is... ???? Top15
2017-06-27 00:48
Because vp is tier3 this year
2017-06-27 00:49
#29
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Poland 0VERATED 
Cmon guys. They lost iem and starlader and fucked some online matches but it was long time ago. Give them a chance. Let them try
2017-06-27 00:55
#39
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
And after that they started to "forfeit"/not attending events and dropped from ~#3 to #10
2017-06-27 01:06
they'll have their chance to prove themselves again on ESL One Cologne, and the krakow major. I'm sure if they do well they'll start being invited again.
2017-06-27 01:36
#22
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
Next invites: North and Fnatic Closed qualifier invites: BIG,NiP,Redreserve, HR
2017-06-27 00:49
#26
Jame | 
Netherlands Polakva 
NA 2 spots
2017-06-27 00:54
lol fnatic can't even beat Liquid in a bo3 wasted spot
2017-06-27 01:32
Then VP I'd wasted spot as well. Most tournaments invite teams based on their rankings. Mad toiletcleaner lul
2017-06-27 14:54
what about imt? I think they found themselves. They're playing really well. Better than C9. Optic too is better than c9. where are they??
2017-06-27 00:59
Current optic is not better than C9 dude
2017-06-27 01:06
#42
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Norway Phancy11 
+1
2017-06-27 01:10
yeah.. they were bad last 2 tournaments. But I believe hahaha
2017-06-27 01:18
#25
Canada ssau 
c9 have defeated every team on this list so far except for faze i think. so i don't see why they wouldn't be able to compete
2017-06-27 00:54
Cloud 9 only beat SK in online matches or in a tournament for 10k, SK will fuck Cloud 9 any day if they care about it. Same for Faze, Astralis and probably G2
2017-06-27 01:23
#63
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United States blinkoo21 
So are we going to just pretend that the ESL S4 LAN Finals never happened, where C9 won 200k, or did you just repress that painful memory?
2017-06-27 01:58
Not the same SK lineup so maybe he isn't counting it
2017-06-27 03:38
jesus christ stop living in the past, epl brazil was almost 9 months ago and it was a fluke run
2017-06-27 03:57
#85
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United States blinkoo21 
So because something happened in the past, doesn't make it factual evidence? Get your head out of your ass.
2017-06-27 04:17
#67
Canada ssau 
Nt. Also every team cares about their lan matches. Don't act like g2 or sk were just running around pugging it when they lost to c9 lol. These teams are more consistent than c9 I'll give you that. But you still can't pretend c9 doesn't compete with them
2017-06-27 02:14
Cooool
2017-06-27 00:54
It's summer bois, get your tank tops.
2017-06-27 00:56
#33
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Well,okay.It's good
2017-06-27 00:59
+Fnatic and north and it will be more stacked than ECS just with the invites.
2017-06-27 00:59
Or could be better to invite north and Navi, Fnatic qualifies in EU, gambit in CIS, immortals and clg in NA. Since it's an NA tournament prob 2 spots for qualifiers.
2017-06-27 06:46
#37
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
L to the MAO 2 teams that doesnt deserve it youtube.com/watch?v=TAryFIuRxmQ
2017-06-27 01:05
#44
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Portugal hugofilipe10 
Dignitas pls
2017-06-27 01:12
#46
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
It's about time Team Liquid started getting invited to events like this instead of having to qualifying for it!
2017-06-27 01:15
#57
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
Not time, it's about good performances! They did pretty well at ECS and deserved this chance.
2017-06-27 01:31
#47
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Netherlands RichRamp 
Hopefully not Nip and VP next
2017-06-27 01:15
#49
Nepal OTAN 
CLG and North and you have even better teams than ECS.
2017-06-27 01:18
#51
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Turkey vortex1g 
fnatic North INC
2017-06-27 01:22
#54
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
The best north american team, hope of n.a , highest skill ceilling, better names on paper, better strategies and better logo+bran deserved the invitation......but Clown9 didn't.
2017-06-27 01:29
#56
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
What about: North, fnatic, Na'Vi, Virtus.pro, Immortals, Gambit, mouz?
2017-06-27 01:32
#60
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United States Free_Swag 
lol thank god they aren't inviting that shit team optic.
2017-06-27 01:40
CLG > Choke 9
2017-06-27 01:47
#64
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Myanmar xdavidlm 
RIP Optic
2017-06-27 02:01
#72
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
NiP should be invited since they won it last year...
2017-06-27 03:00
#116
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Finland kappaboi 
True, if they really won. Nip is shit now but still champion is champion
2017-06-27 11:23
how is c9 #6 on the hltv rankings?
2017-06-27 03:14
#75
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Macau FAZE_DISBAND 
Where the fuck is GAMBIT!!!
2017-06-27 03:22
#82
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go Zelão! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-06-27 04:11
Must be north and fnatic
2017-06-27 04:16
#101
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Sweden wyv0 
North and NiP, fnc wouldnt make it out of groups anyways.
2017-06-27 09:05
#120
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
Oh and NiP would? Lmao
2017-06-27 12:21
#131
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Sweden wyv0 
NiP at least has to defend the title they won last year, so it makes sense to at least invite them even if they would go out in groups. But we wouldn't know that since we haven't seen the new lineup.
2017-06-27 16:54
#132
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
Yeah that's a pretty solid argument, they will go out in groups but they do deserve to defend their title. We have seen their form with their lineup tho since they already played some matches with REZ and they are stillpretty much tier 3/4. And it would be ignorant to say Fnatic can't make it out of groups, their performance at Dreamhack Malmo was pretty good and they could definitely make it out of groups.
2017-06-27 16:57
#135
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Sweden wyv0 
Where are the REZ games? send me link
2017-06-27 18:04
#142
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
nvm guess I was mistaken. Could've sworn I've see them play with REZ tho. Anyway don't have much faith in them either way.
2017-06-28 10:08
Vp+nip+fanatic+gambit+Navi+north+2
2017-06-27 04:46
#91
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
When all you read is cloud9 liquid and you think a roster change is happening, but then you remember it's NA
2017-06-27 05:10
#94
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United States ferdog 
Expected for an NA LAN. Gonna try and go to this one.
2017-06-27 06:09
W A S T E D ........P ........O ........T ........S
2017-06-27 06:53
#100
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Sweden wyv0 
NiP because title defenders
2017-06-27 09:04
another easy major for brasil
2017-06-27 09:16
#105
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Poland kick_michu 
RIP direct invited for grandpaps from VP
2017-06-27 09:43
Next Oakland Champs NIP and North. Virtus.Premier and Fnatic have to qualify for this tournament . Qualified for sure Fnatic Hellraisers Dignitas and Mousesports
2017-06-27 10:04
+fnatic +Virtus.Throw pls
2017-06-27 10:40
#110
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Germany xoutblaze 
wasted lul
2017-06-27 10:42
#111
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Hungary StraYzie 
North/Gambit and Tricked(HUNDEN will be the MVP)
2017-06-27 10:49
C9 ok , but Liquid ? o_O
2017-06-27 10:53
#115
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Austria lightJP92 
Wow Oakland is packed already!
2017-06-27 11:02
#121
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Poland Shlatter 
Lel
2017-06-27 12:59
#123
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Sweden lagcats 
its not like they will win it anyways glhf
2017-06-27 13:04
#124
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Greece her-1g 
Virtus pro and ninjas in pyjamas just for viewership numbers
2017-06-27 13:24
#127
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Sweden Velocityyy 
Wasted spots LMAO
2017-06-27 14:53
#129
WARDELL | 
Europe COOCH 
another NA choke inc
2017-06-27 14:55
Not really deserved, but they need NA teams because the audience and viewership. They are not bad teams tho, it´s very possible that they can upset much better ranked teams. I hope at least they don´t tilt and choke.
2017-06-27 16:28
The last two spots: NIP (won last edition) and north/fnatic.
2017-06-27 17:55
Things I learned in hltv.org: Any team that is not Astralis, SK and Faze is a wasted spot.
2017-06-27 17:59
I'm more interested in seeing the teams that qualify......but I understand the C9 invite but for liquid they just don't have a chance
2017-06-27 18:30
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