IEM Chicago NA closed qualifier invited teams and bracket released

ESL has released the four invited teams to the North American closed qualifier for IEM Chicago as well as the initial matchups of the double-elimination bracket.

On Tuesday, the open stage of the qualifier came to a close with Vision, BlackOut, TeamOne, and Ange's Big Toe advancing to the eight-team closed qualifier.

Cloud9, Bravado, Swole Patrol, and eUnited have now joined the aforementioned quartet as the invited teams to the closed part, which is set to take place on August 23-25.

Cloud9 headline the closed qualifier team list

Only one spot at IEM Chicago, which will run on November 6-11, is up for grabs in North America, where a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket and a best-of-five grand final will determine the winner.

The upper bracket quarter-final matchups look as follows:

United States Cloud9 vs. United States BlackOut
United States Vision vs. South Africa Bravado
United States Swole Patrol vs. Brazil TeamOne
United States Ange's Big Toe vs. United States eUnited

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2018-08-22 16:19
#11
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Finland autism@exe 
ok ok
2018-08-22 16:20
#14
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Denmark OfficialHLTV 
Ez for major winners Cloud9
2018-08-22 16:23
Savage
2018-08-22 17:01
#69
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United States josh2l 
I see c9 as winning this then going to IEM CHIRAQ and winning the event.
2018-08-22 21:53
ok aut
2018-08-22 16:25
#2
ZywOo | 
Denmark D4mbad1m 
Ok
2018-08-22 16:18
ok
2018-08-22 16:18
another tier 88 even with BR team going out in groups
2018-08-22 16:19
#26
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Spain GonGon 
at least they get to groups lul
2018-08-22 16:41
Another fakeflagger hating on Brazil because he is jealous to the fact that in 2 years BR teams accomplished more in cs than his real country whining in comments
2018-08-22 17:51
mad bra71l talking bra71l irrelevant in cs
2018-08-22 17:57
The country you are fakeflagging at this moment is relevant ,ain't it?
2018-08-22 18:00
more relevant than brazil but thats not really hard lmao
2018-08-22 18:01
Lmao Brazil is so irrelevant that you bother to waste your lifetime criticising BR teams lul
2018-08-22 18:17
exactly
2018-08-22 18:19
Lel
2018-08-22 18:19
#50
TACO | 
Brazil user2740 
don't fall to his baits, he just wants to trigger everyone.
2018-08-22 18:15
I know, I'm just seeing how far he goes saying shit
2018-08-22 18:18
#73
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
If u want to hear shit, just switch on TV. No need to fall to his baits;)
2018-08-23 01:59
#5
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Brazil DooteR_ 
kkkkkkkkkkkkk Cloud9 now in Qualifiers RIP Invites
2018-08-22 16:19
#27
Xyp9x | 
India kaptain 
Cloud9 is the new Gambit
2018-08-22 16:42
+1
2018-08-22 17:01
Kkkkkkkkk?????
2018-08-22 22:49
He hates blacks
2018-08-23 02:48
#78
2018-08-23 03:51
So, Brazilians hate blacks?
2018-08-23 04:50
Dumb Brazilians maybe but my point was that he is fakeflagging because of the way he laughed
2018-08-23 14:31
Fakeflagging, probably from Brazil since usually we laugh like that in the internet
2018-08-23 03:51
#6
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Poland vzk 
expected
2018-08-22 16:19
#7
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Canada herocoolzzz 
major champion on qualifier LUL
2018-08-22 16:19
#8
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Finland perkelemeister 
C9 even in current form ought to take this easily
2018-08-22 16:20
#9
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Brazil vass28 
ez for anges big toe
2018-08-22 16:20
Cloud9 better qual
2018-08-22 16:20
STYKO OMEGALUL
2018-08-22 16:20
Clown9 on qualifiers now LUL Major champions xD
2018-08-22 16:21
#15
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Denmark Zorrondo 
should be the same with mibr these tier 4 teams should play qualifiers
2018-08-22 16:23
For sure, like gambit too. Astralis are the only one who survive to this malediction ?
2018-08-22 16:25
#47
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Brazil Alexandeer 
Mibr can beat cloud9 nt Pablo Escobar son, Pablo is from Colombia but idfc.
2018-08-22 18:06
Idk if they can cuz they are both shit. Nt Forest Gump son!
2018-08-22 22:45
#57
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2018-08-22 18:21
Lol C9 in qualifiers
2018-08-22 16:24
C9 LUL
2018-08-22 16:24
First.....uhulllll
2018-08-22 16:25
LMAO C9 playing qualifiers now
2018-08-22 16:26
Ange's Big Toe FTW
2018-08-22 16:27
#23
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Denmark Zorrondo 
NikoM TOP 1 SA vs Marke TOP 1 CONCACAF PogChamp
2018-08-22 16:29
+1
2018-08-22 16:35
#56
Simple | 
Mexico Ch4vez 
+1
2018-08-22 18:21
CONCACAF LOL
2018-08-23 02:49
CALLING IT NOW: if C9 and Swole Patrol will face each other, C9 will lose. DON'T QUESTION MY FORETHOUGHT.
2018-08-22 16:38
I do question it.
2018-08-22 17:23
Team one can beat swole being honest, but is your opinion anyways
2018-08-22 18:01
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. NA event and C9 arent invited Get fucked you retarded losers. Hope you dont qualify
2018-08-22 16:48
#29
autimatic | 
United States j_k 
looks to me you were/are a C9 fan so don't see why you are shit talking, and eUnited, LUL
2018-08-22 16:56
eUnited PogChamp Used to be a C9 fan til they decided to get a European team
2018-08-22 17:02
#82
autimatic | 
United States j_k 
Then you weren't really a fan of the org, and what's wrong with bringing in European players? in all likelihood Golden is going to be a good-great igl, and syko won't be around long and they can pick up either a big player or a rising talent... You're not much of a fan
2018-08-23 06:43
No. I wasn't a fan of the org. And no, I'm not a fan now. I hate C9 more than anything now. NA uses EU players as a crutch. Thats my gripe with it. If EU imported NA players, I'd be fine with it but its a one way street with a long history. So I want NA to use NA only players.
2018-08-23 11:00
#30
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Poland big_boy_69 
C9 NOT INVITED TO NA EVENT OMEGALUL
2018-08-22 16:58
#34
HPR | 
Australia imLi0N 
wow they even gave Ange's Big Toe a free pass to the second round!
2018-08-22 17:06
LUL nt. eUnited will ground up all these shit teams like nothing
2018-08-23 11:00
nice
2018-08-22 17:13
EZ4Swole
2018-08-22 17:27
#38
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Brazil Beckermonster 
C9 x team one final ez for t1 like in wesg trk 100 bomb
2018-08-22 17:34
respect to esl for not giving c9 an invite just because they have a huge fanbase and it's in america.
2018-08-22 17:40
#48
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Brazil Alexandeer 
+1
2018-08-22 18:07
#40
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India Jan7Y 
easy for c9
2018-08-22 17:40
#43
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United States Trump2020KAG 
C9 vs Eu. Eu win. New swole roster still to new in few months swole all day baby.
2018-08-22 18:00
C9 > blackout Vision < bravado Swole patrol =< Team one Anges big toe < eUnited C9 > bravado Team one <= eU (eUnited still better, but in a good day t1 can make a good run to their money) C9 > eUnited Golden is good Igl and they still have a good firepower besides styko when skadoodle performs
2018-08-22 18:07
#55
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United States Doge14 
Eunited wins
2018-08-22 18:20
rip t1
2018-08-22 18:50
#60
kNgV- | 
Brazil wLnnn 
LUL, never.
2018-08-22 18:55
#59
kNgV- | 
Brazil wLnnn 
#GoOne
2018-08-22 18:54
#62
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Brazil Leexo 
ez T1
2018-08-22 19:04
IEM: *puts good teams against bad teams* CS scene: "why is there no upcoming team?"
2018-08-22 19:28
So should weaker teams be given a free ticket to arenas?
2018-08-22 19:42
This is the same as giving an invite to C9 #ez4c9
2018-08-22 20:13
#68
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
EZ for Barbudas
2018-08-22 20:26
#72
NiKo | 
North America not_loko 
C9 so bad they gotta qualify for a tournament in the US omegalul
2018-08-22 23:56
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2018-08-23 02:50
#77
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Sweden flippig 
From major champions to qualifiers with new shit lineup. LMAO
2018-08-23 03:00
#81
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United States Skasch 
Never underestimate the big toe
2018-08-23 05:37
#85
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African Union mikecool 
ez toes
2018-08-23 12:38
#130
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Nepal Avhy 
Would be cool if Bravado goes through.
2018-08-26 10:49
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