IEM Oakland groups drawn
ESL has revealed the groups for the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) stop in Oakland.
The North American event will run from November 16-19 at the Oracle Arena, with 12 teams duking it out for $300,000 in prize money.
The tournament will begin with two groups of six teams, who will face each other in a best-of-one round robin stage. The group winners will progress to the semi-finals, while the second and third-placed sides will advance to the first round of the playoffs, which will decide the final two teams making it to the last-four stage.
Both the semi-finals and the final will be played in front of a crowd at the Oracle Arena, with the title decider featuring a best-of-five format.
IEM Oakland will feature the new overtime system recently introduced in the ESL Pro League, which means that, if a match ends in overtime, winners will take two points, instead of three, and losers will take a point, instead of zero.
Below you can find the group draw in full:
|Group A||Group B|