IEM Sydney EU & NA closed qualifiers announced
ESL has announced the times and dates for its European and North American qualifiers to IEM Sydney 2018.
Two teams, one from North America and one from Europe, will qualify on March 29-30 to take part at this year's IEM Sydney, the second iteration of the tournament. The event will feature sixteen teams and has seven already announced:Renegades, SK, Cloud9, FaZe, mousesports, Natus Vincere, and fnatic.
Joining those seven on May 1-6 in Australia will be six teams from Asia & Oceania, with three advancing from each region's own qualifier, two teams from the EU & NA closed qualifiers, and the winner of the GG:Origin qualifier which features the likes of GODSENT, AGO, Space Soldiers, and Windigo, among others.
|Astralis||vs. Open Qualifier*|
|G2||vs. Open Qualifier **|
|Liquid||vs. Open Qualifier*|
|OpTic||vs. Open Qualifier**|
* Team from the lower side of the bracket
** Team from the upper side of the bracket
The invited teams for the event are: