Renegades invited to IEM Sydney
The first team to be confirmed for the prestigious Australian event is Renegades, the tournament organisers have revealed.
The Australian side is currently in Thailand, competing in the $100,000 Toyota Master Bangkok event, where they have successfully secured their spot in the playoffs.
In six month's time, Renegades will return to their home country briefly to take part in the third iteration of Australia's largest esports event, consisting of $250,000 prize pool, sixteen-teams and a shot at the $1 million Intel Grand Slam title.
IEM Sydney will run from April 30 to May 5, with the first three days featuring the double-elimination group stages, while the remaining three days will present the playoffs to the live Australian crowd at the Qudos Bank Arena, which is the same venue hosted by ESL as previous years.
Last year, Renegades fell short to mousesports in the quarter-finals despite their former in-game leader and AWPer Noah "Nifty" Francis delivering one of his best performances before his departure to Envy.