Best photos from IEM Chicago

MIRAA
November 13th, 2018 14:00

With IEM Chicago done and dusted, it is time to relive some of the best moments of the North American event with a batch of photos taken during the six days of the tournament.

Astralis further cemented their claim as the best team of 2018 after taking down Liquid 3-0 at a fully-packed Wintrust Arena to lift their seventh Big Event trophy of the year.

It was a tournament full of surprises, with MIBR and Natus Vincere not making it out of the groups, and LDLC finishing top six against all expectations after being seeded 13th.

Below you can find a selection of the most vibrant images taken by our photographer João "error" Ferreira in Chicago, with more great pictures available in the event's gallery section.

w0w nice bukkake picture
2018-11-13 14:01
#6
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Kazakhstan sekfree 
lmao
2018-11-13 14:04
#9
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Spain JustNo 
lmfao
2018-11-13 14:09
#7
JUGi | 
Turkey Puiaru 
OMEGALUL
2018-11-13 14:04
What is the bukake?
2018-11-13 14:28
Special kind of cheese and herbs cake, originated in the 18th century. Legend says it was first made for the great japanese hero - Bu. Hence the name Bukake.
2018-11-13 14:30
lul
2018-11-13 14:33
Nice, will look up reciepe with by wife tonight! Good fun to bake nice cake.
2018-11-13 14:36
You're in for a treat! Enjoy yourselves
2018-11-13 14:42
You won sir :D
2018-11-13 14:37
yeah really cool photos ty
2018-11-13 14:01
#3
Xyp9x | 
Austria shevve 
Cool
2018-11-13 14:01
#4
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
I was there. Can confirm it was pretty cool.
2018-11-13 14:03
#8
ScreaM | 
India EnfyB 
crowd was soo dead why?
2018-11-13 14:06
#10
apEX | 
France Axpie 
because NA crowd
2018-11-13 14:10
#15
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United States Drude57 
US crowd > French crowd
2018-11-13 14:33
#23
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Only cheering for na teams > cheering for every team? Living in Germany anyways and I think there is no better croud than at the ESL Cologne :)
2018-11-13 14:55
#24
ScreaM | 
India EnfyB 
Australian crowd , Polish crowd is also good
2018-11-13 15:03
#27
apEX | 
France Axpie 
That is so true
2018-11-13 15:11
#44
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United States Drude57 
we have only won about 2 tornnys this year let us have our NA cheer for a NA team in the finals
2018-11-13 21:01
#46
apEX | 
France Axpie 
At least better than the German and French scene :D We got n0thing
2018-11-13 22:32
The danish crowd is epic tho Royal Arena
2018-11-14 19:47
#25
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
Actually when you are there the crowd seems rather loud, but when I watched some highlights on stream I could barley hear us. It’s weird, but I can assure you the crowd was cheering, and very lively.
2018-11-13 15:05
#26
ScreaM | 
India EnfyB 
Ayy! Thanks for acknowledging me about this
2018-11-13 15:08
#28
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
Example clip I can give you is the olofmeister colat through smoke, I could empeñar anything but the crowd until the round was over. Commentators, in game audio, the person next to me, all silenced by the crowd. It’s very unfortunate you guys couldn’t hear. Also yeah anytime man.
2018-11-13 15:13
#29
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Where were the casters positioned in the arena? Maybe it was because they were too far away from the crowd so we couldn't hear you so good
2018-11-13 15:17
#30
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
They were right in the middle, I was next to them but if their microphones were not sensitive then it’s possible, but if I get a chance I’ll show you a video of liquid walking into the arena, it was insane.
2018-11-13 15:22
#31
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Can imagine that, would love to see a video :D I was at the ESL Cologne and the crowd was so hyped everytime big enterted the arena but also when other teams came in, luckyly there were so many fans from other countries who were really nice
2018-11-13 15:30
#32
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
I think that was the issue, the American bias. For some reason we think we are better than everyone so they boo for the other teams and scream “USA” for the team with 2 Americans on it... if this was a different city it would have been better, but having been there I can say NA crowd is a little annoying. Good event nonetheless. I enjoyed every second and idek what happened to faze lol, favorite team chokes live in front of me.
2018-11-13 15:35
#33
apEX | 
France Axpie 
That is what I love about the european crowd, it doesn't matter so much to which event you go because you always have fans for the same teams there and the rest of the crowd is at least so nice to not boo them out And of course it never goes the way you want :D I had a G2 jersey on and what happened yeah the got 16:1 by BIG But directly after the game there were some na'vi fans talking a bit with me and my friends and asked us to make a foto with them and of course one of their troop
2018-11-13 15:46
#34
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
Everyone there was generally friendly, it’s weird actually. I guess I’m used to HLTV where everyone is threatening your life and making fun of you for being a fan of a team. When you are there everyone was friendly and we made some light conversation with almost everyone we ran into. The only issue with the event were the drunk dudes screaming “NiKos Tilted” all night.
2018-11-13 15:48
#35
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
And the next day all day
2018-11-13 15:49
#36
apEX | 
France Axpie 
yeah there are always some issuess with the things they scream For a short while I had some drunk guys behind me screaming in German "all french people have to die" and I was like wow are you serious? I think they didn't know that I could understand them
2018-11-13 15:55
#37
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
Yeah but what are you gonna do. Anyway to all others reading this, I recommend it highly. Do what you can to go.
2018-11-13 15:56
#39
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Best way to avoid those people is to change your seat easyly There were also some issues with a guy who had those inflatable bats which you use to clap and he just clapped so loud that everyone got mad and at the moment this things broke everybody around him just cheered that it is over
2018-11-13 16:04
#41
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
Ah, yes but those weren’t a problem. The guys doing that were walking around the venue all day, they wouldn’t stop and they were obnoxiously loud. Luckily we could avoid them by going into the premium seating area so it wasn’t that bad.
2018-11-13 16:54
#42
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Sounds nice, I wish we had a lounge just for us
2018-11-13 17:07
#43
allu | 
North America N1tsuA 
Yeah would be nice
2018-11-13 17:11
oof
2018-11-13 14:03
#11
shox | 
India iejesus 
Tacoooooo
2018-11-13 14:25
ez for astralis greatest team of all time
2018-11-13 14:32
This gives me some piece of mind. "Best pics" used to be just faces of players for so many years. Glad hltv has me, the one to tell how it's done. Finally some good pics.
2018-11-13 14:33
#21
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Indonesia fueledbyramen 
Another astralis! it's getting boring
2018-11-13 14:47
Oh no. It is ever so sweet. The era is coming true
2018-11-14 07:45
Nice picture, especially astralis and the trophy
2018-11-13 14:55
k
2018-11-13 16:03
wheres the close up for the cheatin fakkot? biased
2018-11-13 16:41
#45
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Turkey Thunderball 
nice
2018-11-13 21:02
#50
tarik | 
Iran RopecK 
+rep Nice.
2018-11-15 12:40
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