IEM Oakland Closed Qualifier teams revealed

ESL have announced the invited teams for the European and North American IEM Oakland Closed Qualifiers.

ESL have already invited nine teams including G2, SK, and Astralis to IEM Oakland 2017 and the last three spots will be given away in regional qualifiers.

Taking place on October 2, the European and North American closed qualifiers will each hand out a spot at IEM Oakland. The last spot will be up for grabs in the South East Asian qualifier.

valde's North will compete in the European qualifier

Yesterday LDLC and ex-Outlaws made it into the closed stage by finishing in the top two in the European open qualifiers. They will be joined by fnatic, North, Natus Vincere, BIG, mousesports and Envy.

The single elimination, best-of-three European Closed Qualifier will have the following bracket:

Denmark North vs. Bulgaria ex-Outlaws
France Envy vs. Sweden fnatic
Europe mousesports  vs. Germany BIG
Europe LDLC vs. Ukraine Natus Vincere

Across the Atlantic CLG, Misfits, Renegades, NRG, Luminosity, and OpTic will join the qualified teams Tempo Storm and Torqued in the North American Closed Qualifier.

Below is the bracket for the North American Closed Qualifier:

Europe OpTic vs. Canada Torqued
United States Misfits vs. North America NRG
Australia Renegades vs. Brazil Luminosity
Brazil Tempo Storm  vs. United States CLG

And here is the team list for IEM Oakland which will take place from November 16-19 and will offer $300,000 in cash prizes:

United States Liquid Sweden NiP Brazil SK Brazil Immortals
Kazakhstan Gambit United States Cloud9 Europe FaZe France G2
Denmark Astralis Europe EU qual. slot  North America NA qual. slot  Other SEA qual. slot
Reserved.
2017-09-21 18:42
n1 moruk
2017-09-21 18:43
#35
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Brazil Mirekz 
easy for Immortals
2017-09-21 18:54
#66
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India TYZ4 
No Immorals team, so invite VP maybe?
2017-09-21 20:12
#68
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Brazil Mirekz 
dude immortals will get a new roster until november
2017-09-21 20:18
#69
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India TYZ4 
+Horvy + ???? + ????
2017-09-21 20:18
#70
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Brazil Mirekz 
no idea, maybe some of the tempo storm players or luminosity, they could even get COGU as main AWP
2017-09-21 20:19
cogu, boltz, steel, bit and trk maybe to enhace the "synergy"
2017-09-22 17:57
+ horvy + yeL + PKL or shz
2017-09-21 22:12
#95
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Denmark Xipingu 
VP is a wasted spot atm no matter where you put them lol
2017-09-21 23:10
Cock blocked :(
2017-09-21 18:44
#21
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United States Allemande 
cheating kebab
2017-09-21 18:44
cya 10 years
2017-09-21 19:21
#94
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Denmark Xipingu 
ez ban
2017-09-21 23:09
now you made the first hunters jobless :(
2017-09-21 18:45
#34
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Brazil Mirekz 
wow i was about to get first
2017-09-21 18:53
OpTic and BIG ezzzzzz
2017-09-21 19:17
#52
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Brazil Charizaldo 
rude
2017-09-21 19:21
#61
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Fu
2017-09-21 19:56
#86
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United States 0dragoon0 
>Big v mouseports This'll be fun
2017-09-21 21:43
reported for 1st comment hunting
2017-09-21 21:52
fuck off 1st comment hunters
2017-09-21 21:55
#93
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Denmark Xipingu 
y u do dis:(
2017-09-21 23:09
Optic should Quailfy
2017-09-22 11:42
Gl all teams
2017-09-21 18:43
woah nice
2017-09-21 18:56
Too bad Benja stole top 1
2017-09-21 21:27
3rd
2017-09-21 18:43
#4
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
nice
2017-09-21 18:43
#5
Europe selbi 
lol
2017-09-21 18:43
very noice
2017-09-21 18:43
#7
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Other Mortal_Wombat 
gl
2017-09-21 18:43
#9
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United States Allemande 
gg
2017-09-21 18:43
#10
cyx | 
United Kingdom BrainCrust 
yeet
2017-09-21 18:43
EZ STEEL LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2017-09-21 18:43
#79
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Denmark Xipingu 
Torqued pls *PRAYS*
2017-09-21 21:17
Sorry but they are going to get shit on :/
2017-09-22 04:39
#14
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Slovakia durky1 
ez for IMT
2017-09-21 18:44
gl hf
2017-09-21 18:44
#17
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China M1rAiwOw 
RIP TYLOO
2017-09-21 18:44
eZ for CS:GOD S1mple.
2017-09-21 18:44
#20
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Hungary Unty 
EZ FOR MOUSESPORTS !!!!
2017-09-21 18:44
#23
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
RIP North invite
2017-09-21 18:44
ez for sterl
2017-09-21 18:44
I believe LDLC win Navi!!!
2017-09-21 18:45
#51
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Turkey thcnkpln 
Navi isn't a title so ldlc cant win navi m8
2017-09-21 19:20
i believe LDLC i believe Alex and ex6tenz navi not top team today
2017-09-21 19:41
i told you i belive LDLC > NaVi
2017-10-02 16:00
#80
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Denmark Xipingu 
If LDLC wins Navi, Navi needs to fucking disband
2017-09-21 21:18
#92
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Canada LaGooNiN 
Lmao
2017-09-21 22:26
#28
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
Waste of a invite spot for immortals and NIP.
2017-09-21 18:45
NIP won the last iem oakland..
2017-09-21 20:11
#81
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Denmark Xipingu 
Immortals >>> VP NiP >>> VP NT
2017-09-21 21:18
mad cuz no invite lel. but 4real they didnt invite north back then bc they didnt have valde and were shit.. so no cry :[
2017-09-22 02:04
North was never shit.
2017-09-22 18:45
I dunno mate, immortals was quite solid before kNg and co. fucked up, and NIP won the last installment of IEM Oakland with 3/5 of the current squad, so...
2017-09-22 18:47
#124
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
Oh I don't mean before the immortals problems. I mean as of today it is a wasted spot. At the time it was not. I just feel like NIP only received the invitation for being reigning champions is a invite by default. Arguably yes that's a decent reward for winning. I just don't see them getting anywhere near as far this year.
2017-09-22 18:49
Ahh, I see. Valid point about NiP, I don't think they'll get there either, but they've been improving their game, even though they aren't in their same old level. Who knows, I think they can do some damage, maybe get past groups but not much more. Maybe giving them the chance isn't that much of a bad idea.
2017-09-22 19:02
ez envy they will qualify then loose before playoff
2017-09-21 18:46
#30
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Poland crouzzz 
bulgarians will lose to 0
2017-09-21 18:48
#31
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Finland ginbay 
OH SHIET OPTIC GL!!!
2017-09-21 18:48
#32
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United States gtmaniacmda 
ex-outlaws to beat North
2017-09-21 18:48
spot for fnatic :)
2017-09-21 18:53
#36
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Spain Alser 
Compare NA to EU qualifiers lol, and NA even have OpTic shoehorned in
2017-09-21 18:55
#37
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United States cananigfrag 
boring NA qual, already know that Renegades or CLG will sneak through as they always do.
2017-09-21 18:56
#50
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Spain JasonRacism 
Renegades shouldn't have a problem
2017-09-21 19:20
#54
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Brazil wittyusername 
I hope not. CLG has been playing like shit lately.
2017-09-21 19:24
#39
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Brazil Juneco 
lul luminosity can do this
2017-09-21 18:57
#40
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
Ez for NV. As always they'll manage to qualify. As always they'll be out in groups.
2017-09-21 18:59
#96
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1
2017-09-21 23:10
NaVi and OpTic ezpz
2017-09-21 19:04
navi? haha good one
2017-09-21 19:30
Outlaws?
2017-09-21 19:05
BIG ?? this noobs
2017-09-21 19:19
#60
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
BUG??
2017-09-21 19:51
is this happens cuz ?
2017-09-21 20:08
#83
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Denmark Xipingu 
ex-BOTlaws*
2017-09-21 21:19
Vp where not in quali but in event
2017-09-21 19:12
ez torqued
2017-09-21 19:13
ez c9
2017-09-21 19:13
ez 4 BIG no chance for mouz
2017-09-21 19:24
GL Bulgarians!
2017-09-21 19:37
#102
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Ty
2017-09-22 00:00
#58
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United States joke_cs 
The North American closed qualifier isn't even majority NA anymore
2017-09-21 19:39
#62
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North America MootK 
Rip Tempo Storm, will qq when they lose :(
2017-09-21 20:05
#64
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Romania Vladootzz 
outlaws will rekt nortH
2017-09-21 20:10
#103
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
+1
2017-09-22 00:01
Why NIP is allways invited everywhere? not even top10
2017-09-21 20:16
#77
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France t3r4byt3 
dont be chatting shit about NiP with that flair mate
2017-09-21 20:41
lol
2017-09-22 08:27
#109
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France t3r4byt3 
literally every reply you make is 'lol', 'haha' or something to defend fnatic/flame NiP like pls come up with something else
2017-09-22 08:35
No that was just me flaming you for saying something stupid like that. By your logic I am not allowed to say anything negative about the 13 higher ranked teams.
2017-09-22 08:40
#111
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France t3r4byt3 
look mate, I was just making a joke about NiP beating Na'Vi at Malmo, but you're too dense to realize that also making a joke about your responses, but again too dense
2017-09-22 09:00
oh ok
2017-09-22 09:11
#97
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Denmark Xipingu 
Winners of Oakland last year, ffs... Why the flying fuck wouldn't they invite them lmao
2017-09-21 23:11
Why TF is optic still on NA quilifiers if they are EU WTF
2017-09-21 20:30
nV will qualify and then bomb out of groups playing like dog shit
2017-09-21 20:33
#78
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Brazil GodMac 
GO Tempo Storm
2017-09-21 20:55
What's not right is making 4 of 8 teams in the North America Qualifier not North American. Better to call it the American Qualifier, but even then there's still 2 teams that are European that are in the American Qualifier. They should be in the European Qualifier. It's not right. At the very least Optic should not be in the NA Qualifier.
2017-09-21 21:19
#84
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Denmark Xipingu 
ESL = IEM ESL /=/ Logic There you go.
2017-09-21 21:19
#87
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United States ferdog 
GL Torqued
2017-09-21 21:51
#91
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Brazil FalleNNNNNNii 
where is vp?
2017-09-21 22:14
#98
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Denmark Xipingu 
Not on the list, as it should be.
2017-09-21 23:11
#99
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Brazil FalleNNNNNNii 
snax not IGL anymore VP back to top soon
2017-09-21 23:12
#100
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Denmark Xipingu 
Snax didn't 1v5 before, and with Pasha IGL'ing, he pretty much have to, since TaZ and Neo is crap right now, and Byali isn't so consistent. Also, they have to prove it. No one is going to invite them just because Snax said he left the IGL role, they need to prove they can play again.
2017-09-21 23:19
#101
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Cyprus Iuni 
mousesports and OpTic
2017-09-21 23:59
Na should be easy for Optic. No other team with the same caliber of players.
2017-09-22 10:49
Torqued will beat Optic.
2017-09-22 17:51
With Lucas and Hen1 on the bench, can't help but think that they should be ejected from the tournament and that NA should have two spots. They've done the same with OG when the majority of the team that was invited (Tarik, rush, Mixwell, naf, h8zed) left the org.
2017-09-22 18:51
#131
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Vietnam Oida 
LUL @ EU having only 1 qualifier spot! Nice job ruining CSGO with stupid region locks for unprofessional regions FIEM
2017-10-02 21:01
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