ESL has announced the last invited team for IEM Chicago as Natus Vincere joins the team list.
With the Ukrainian-Russian squad confirmed, IEM Chicago now has the nine best teams, as of current rankings, set to play at the $250,000 event.
The tournament will take place at the start of November, 6-11, with sixteen teams in the competition. IEM Chicago will also be a part of the Intel Grand Slam circuit.
Now, ten out of the sixteen teams are known, with only six qualifier teams left to be decided. Two teams from Europe will earn a spot in Chicago, while North America, Asia, and South America will have one spot each. Lastly, an undefined, "TBA qualifier" will yield the last LAN spot for IEM Chicago.
The full team list is available below
🇺🇦 They took the title in Cologne, now they're hungry for another win towards the @intel Grand Slam! @natusvincere will take our final invitation spot for #IEM Chicago 2018!— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) August 18, 2018
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