IEM Sydney closed qualifier brackets drawn

After the open qualifiers were brought to an end, the brackets for the North American and European closed qualifiers for IEM Sydney have been announced.

Both qualifiers will take place on February 6-8, using a double-elimination BO3 system, with the final match being BO5. From both regions, only the best team will qualify for the $250,000 IEM stop in Sydney, which will be played on April 30-May 5.

BIG are one of the teams that will be fighting for a spot at IEM Sydney

In Europe, the likes of North, HellRaisers and BIG will be in contention, with the following matchups starting off the qualifier:

Denmark North vs. France 3DMAX
France G2 vs. Denmark OpTic
Other HellRaisers vs. Russia forZe
Germany BIG vs. Serbia Valiance

On the North American side of things, Ghost are the highest-ranked team looking for a spot at the tournament in Australia, with the following four matches starting the upper bracket:

United States Ghost vs. United States Bad News Bears
Brazil Luminosity vs. United States eUnited
United States Envy vs. United States Swole Patrol
North America Complexity vs. United States Win Scrims Not Matches

The two teams will be locked in on Friday, when they will join the team list that already features MIBR, FaZe, and Renegades:

Australia Renegades
Brazil MIBR
Other Invite #5
Other Invite #7
Other Invite #9
Europe Europe qualifier
Asia Greater China qualifier
Oceania Oceania qualifier
Europe FaZe
Other Invite #4
Other Invite #6
Other Invite #8
North America NA qualifier
Asia Southeast Asia qualifier
Asia East Asia qualifier
Oceania AU/NZ national champion
Pog
2019-02-05 13:03
Epic
2019-02-05 13:03
#26
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Sweden zae
Europe NA only 1 spot each Asia 3 kkkkkkk
2019-02-05 13:33
Nice let's go big
2019-02-05 13:03
#4
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Germany YankeeM
BIG?
2019-02-05 13:03
#50
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Other ByTheLeft
We gon clap em
2019-02-05 21:57
Nice
2019-02-05 13:03
EZ 4 forZe
2019-02-05 13:04
#7
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Asia zniperiNo
G2!
2019-02-05 13:06
Ez 3DMAX
2019-02-05 13:09
3 from Asian qual and 1 from Europe....... This doesn't make any sense
2019-02-05 13:11
Its pretty clear that EU and NA teams will get invited
2019-02-05 13:26
As if they already weren’t in any tourney
2019-02-05 13:32
ez 4 Win Scrims Not Matches
2019-02-05 13:11
Only one team from EU and NA, but 6 from Asia and Oceania? I get it's an Australian event, but come on
2019-02-05 13:14
But 8 invites for EU na Teams
2019-02-05 13:13
Oh actually, that makes sense.
2019-02-05 13:14
It’s an oceanic tournament.. The concept isn’t difficult to grasp.
2019-02-05 13:28
I know, I completely forgot about the fact there are sitll like 5 more invotes lmao
2019-02-05 13:55
#41
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Sweden c1gart
actually esl announced that there will be 9 invites, 1 eu, 1 na, 3 asia (but divided into 3 subregions), 1 oceania and 1 iem sydney derby ;pp
2019-02-05 16:10
Oh that's kind dumb for such a good tourney imo
2019-02-05 16:23
#43
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Sweden c1gart
+1
2019-02-05 16:31
#12
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Turkey Zeria_
Ez4HR
2019-02-05 13:12
NiP this time was not invited to Qualifier They need to be invited to tournament
2019-02-05 13:13
+1 trash Faze gets an invite.... Und
2019-02-05 13:14
NIP was not invited to Chicago After winning 2 Oakland’s And not invited to Sydney Wtf
2019-02-05 13:18
#17
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Germany liddeb0b
ez forZe
2019-02-05 13:14
Why was m16r invited ?????
2019-02-05 13:17
Top 10 questions scientists still can’t answer
2019-02-05 15:43
Ez G2 - compLexity
2019-02-05 13:18
Ez for g2
2019-02-05 13:18
#22
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India Tritium
Ok
2019-02-05 13:24
#27
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Greece rusty1
Come on Ghost !
2019-02-05 13:52
where is ence
2019-02-05 13:58
Probably invited, they’re doing fucking amazing rn
2019-02-05 14:17
"NA" qualifier spot but lg is brasilian
2019-02-05 14:47
Your brain = 🥥
2019-02-05 15:49
Sorry 27h without sleep
2019-02-05 15:49
ITS TOO EASY FOR G2
2019-02-05 15:07
I understand event is in Sydney but 7 teams from asia/oceania is too much
2019-02-05 15:08
#35
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India spiderCAKE
There is a world outside EU and NA
2019-02-05 15:35
they still dont deserve 7 spots since cs level there is pretty bad
2019-02-05 15:48
They are actual 5 spots for Asia and Oceania. Maybe you meant to say that they are 7 qualifiers in total and 9 invites?
2019-02-05 18:16
the article was changed, it was 8 invites, 3 spots for asia qual, 3 for oceania qual before (renegades invited meant 7 asia/oceanic teams at event, now its 6 though)
2019-02-05 18:35
Oof, 1 slot for europe
2019-02-05 16:39
#45
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France Dim2dex
EZ4G2
2019-02-05 17:39
In my opinion: North , G2, HR, BIG Ghost, Luminosity, Envy, complexity
2019-02-05 18:19
EZ for G2
2019-02-05 18:54
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