IEM Shanghai closed qualifier teams and brackets announced

Professeur
June 14th, 2018 13:05

Teams invited to the Asia, ANZ and China closed qualifiers for IEM Shanghai have been revealed, alongside the playoff brackets.

IEM Shanghai 2018 will take place on August 1-6, with eight teams competing for the $250,000 prize pool. As the tournament will be taking place during the off-season, some of the biggest teams will be missing, and the event will not be a part of the Intel Grand Slam challenge.

Dickstacy's Grayhound will be playing in the ANZ Closed Qualifier

Earlier this week, ESL revealed that the last three open spots for the event would be decided through three regional qualifiers, with ANZ, China and the rest of Asia having one spot at the LAN each.

Now, the closed qualifier teams and the brackets for each qualifier have been revealed. Four teams were invited to each closed qualifier, which will be played in a double-elimination BO3 format.

Two invited teams will be starting in round 1, where they will face open qualifier teams, and two will be waiting for their opponents in the next round of the upper bracket.

The teams and brackets are available below:

ANZ:

vs. Oceania Open Qualifier
vs. Oceania Open Qualifier
vs. Oceania Round 1 winner
vs. Oceania Round 1 winner

China:

vs. China Open Qualifier
vs. China Open Qualifier
vs. China Round 1 winner
vs. China Round 1 winner

Asia:

vs. Asia Open Qualifier
vs. Asia Open Qualifier
vs. Asia Round 1 winner
vs. Asia Round 1 winner

The winner of each regional closed qualifier will join the final team list for IEM Shanghai, which will look as follows:

United States NRG
China TYLOO
Oceania ANZ Qualifier
Asia Asia Qualifier

#1
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Romania FuzZioNLiKe 
Nice event!
2018-06-14 13:06
#4
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
hltv slow
2018-06-14 13:06
Expected
2018-06-14 13:06
#18
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-06-14 13:28
#2
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Poland Jaldokin 
FeelsBadMan
2018-06-14 13:06
#3
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Nepal TYZ4 
K
2018-06-14 13:06
#5
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Poland b7ack0ut 
Ok
2018-06-14 13:06
#7
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Poland IGK420 
ulala
2018-06-14 13:07
#8
shroud | 
Australia Hythrex 
ez for the boys
2018-06-14 13:07
#9
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Poland Hamadoshi 
>VP >Chinese, Asia & ANZ IEM what the hell?
2018-06-14 13:09
#10
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Finland Gl1tCh3D_ 
VP are Indonesian
2018-06-14 13:10
#17
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Poland Hamadoshi 
oh I didn't know
2018-06-14 13:28
#12
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Australia NotSoMLG 
its for these teams since its in the player break. So most top teams declined and the event was mainly for SC2 not CS:GO Edit: its now csgo only lmao cause who plays sc2
2018-06-14 13:16
#16
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Poland Hamadoshi 
Nerchio plays SC2 lul
2018-06-14 13:26
Vg.Flash Grayhound Mvp or sz
2018-06-14 13:12
Grayhound not looking that hot recently
2018-06-15 18:00
#13
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Armenia 1915 
Nrg to win tournament but they gotta travel for like 500 hours just to get there
2018-06-14 13:15
#14
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Australia VeryAussieGuy 
oh heck yea
2018-06-14 13:15
Easy for NRG (if they show up like they did in London)
2018-06-14 13:20
N1 EU QUALI :D
2018-06-14 13:32
Virtus.pro... Why are they keep getting invited?
2018-06-14 13:44
#32
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
They support this old team so they don't disband, we want to see papa XD
2018-06-15 19:42
mongolz in china qualifier?
2018-06-14 13:45
#22
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Turkey srtn16 
nice tier 4 event good luck everyone
2018-06-14 13:51
#23
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Europe potatomato 
expected
2018-06-14 13:58
Finally a tier1 tourney worth watching with 250k prize money
2018-06-14 14:02
#29
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Turkey Alkapon3131 
If vp win i will come to favela
2018-06-14 19:09
#26
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Dominican Republic hyziug0d 
2010 flashbacks....
2018-06-14 14:40
Maybe V.P can win this tournament.
2018-06-14 14:52
#28
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Poland TheTytek 
VP LUL
2018-06-14 16:02
Plow Plow plow they shall plow
2018-06-14 19:11
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