Liquid invited to IEM Sydney

The North American side has become the fifth team to be invited to the $250,000 event in Australia.

Liquid, who are currently ranked No. 2 in the world, join FaZe, MIBR, NiP, and Renegades in the invite list for IEM Sydney, which will also feature BIG who punched their ticket through the European qualifier.

Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and company have recently suffered a quarter-final upset at the IEM Katowice Major, losing 2-0 to ENCE. The North Americans are set to attend two BLAST Pro Series events, in São Paulo and Miami, and participate in ESL Pro League Season 9 before they travel to Australia.

Liquid have a busy couple of months ahead

Last year, the North American squad lost to NRG in IEM Sydney's North American qualifier, which makes this the first time Liquid attend the Australian tournament.

The event will take place on April 30-May 5, with the playoffs being held at the Qudos Bank Arena in the last three days. Four of the remaining eight spots will be given out in regional qualifiers while the other half gets distributed via invites.

Additionally, Swole Patrol's status could change after they won the North American qualifier but lost the majority of their roster to eUnited.

The current team list is below:

Australia Renegades
Brazil MIBR
United States Liquid
United States Swole Patrol
Other Invite #7
Other Invite #9
Oceania Oceania qualifier
Oceania AU/NZ national champion
Europe FaZe
Sweden NiP
Germany BIG
Other Invite #6
Other Invite #8
Asia Greater China qualifier
Asia Southeast Asia qualifier
Asia East Asia qualifier
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
expected
2019-03-12 10:01
#4
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice invite
2019-03-12 10:01
#8
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-03-12 10:01
Epic invite
2019-03-12 11:55
Hopefully they don't invite astralis so this tier 2 tournament will be interesting
2019-03-12 13:30
+1
2019-03-12 13:44
#93
Russia AbeZ 
God damn right
2019-03-12 16:23
wasted spot
2019-03-12 12:52
+1111111111111
2019-03-12 13:59
ez choke
2019-03-12 10:01
#9
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
I'm proud of you perkele
2019-03-12 10:02
#55
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Where is the fkn astra invite... wtf are they doing
2019-03-12 11:28
#78
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
They hype the tourney up with the best invites then for the last one invite astralis
2019-03-12 13:01
+1
2019-03-12 18:55
EZ FOR LIQUID!!!
2019-03-12 10:01
#24
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India KNOX23 
They lost to rogue lmao Not ez
2019-03-12 10:11
Shit happened. Liquid will win Sidney :)
2019-03-12 10:13
> Liquid > Win tier 1 tournaments Pick one
2019-03-12 11:17
>CHOKE
2019-03-12 11:19
Liquid ez win :)
2019-03-12 11:31
> Liquid > Win tier 1 tournaments Pick one
2019-03-12 11:55
>mibr >win anything pick one
2019-03-12 11:56
MLG Columbus 2016 ESL Pro League s3 ESL One Cologne 2016 ECS S3 IEM Sydney ESL One Cologne 2017 Blast pro series copenhagen 2017 EPICENTER 2017 ESL Pro League s6
2019-03-12 11:58
I mean thier new roster and what they done for MiBR. FaZe won IEM Sydney btw.
2019-03-12 11:59
IEM Sydney 2017* But they won tier 1 tournaments, some these with the actual lineup, but liquid never won a tier 1 tournament in all its story
2019-03-12 12:52
Cuz Liquid have a new roster and it needs a time to set them UP to victories.
2019-03-12 12:54
in 2018, 7 finals in tier 1 tournaments 7 chokes
2019-03-12 16:55
now chek mibr in 2018 year :)
2019-03-12 16:59
#84
EliGE | 
Italy yugeyy 
this year fanboi.
2019-03-12 14:02
Mexican trying say some shit LUL
2019-03-12 14:24
#87
EliGE | 
Italy yugeyy 
blind, i'm italian.
2019-03-12 14:33
#88
fer | 
United States y4kob 
Probably uneducated, flair and country check out
2019-03-12 14:38
#89
EliGE | 
Italy yugeyy 
who me? or him? (sorry but im confused) lmao
2019-03-12 14:39
should be him, right
2019-03-12 21:31
#106
EliGE | 
Italy yugeyy 
yea XD
2019-03-12 21:31
This reflected how uneducated they are.
2019-03-13 00:31
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA Indonesia LUL
2019-03-13 00:34
#115
fer | 
United States y4kob 
i mean like you can even hover over the flag and it tells you the country, 10/10 brazilian brains
2019-03-14 02:48
I just got confused, will you tell me that you never made mistakes in life?
2019-03-14 03:00
What's wrong with indonesia ?
2019-03-14 09:21
indonesian CS LUL
2019-03-14 10:59
still better than m16r disband org. soon
2019-03-14 23:27
+2
2019-03-12 11:55
#3
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Denmark oskarsports 
mouz next
2019-03-12 10:01
#22
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
inv 2 or 3 players? which 2 or 3? nt
2019-03-12 10:09
+draken +Ex6Tenz +ScreaM (dont care about the overrated opinions)
2019-03-12 21:32
#108
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
cough cough scream is overrated, more importantly they wont be invited to iem sydney with a 2 man line up
2019-03-12 21:36
Legit all of those 3 players are overrated, you say you don't care but you just can't accept the truth Ex6tenz has never done anything that could be called a career, just an overrated player Scream was really good for a while but is nowhere near the god HS machine that only one taps And draken has his 30 degree window
2019-03-14 11:06
#122
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Denmark oskarsports 
Called it brother
2019-03-15 10:25
#123
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
different team
2019-03-15 12:14
Stewie showoff
2019-03-12 10:01
Astralis next
2019-03-12 10:01
#10
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Denmark lulgod 
Should've been rogue
2019-03-12 10:02
#11
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Denmark devnr1 
Ast ez win
2019-03-12 10:02
Chances of team order getting an invite?
2019-03-12 10:02
Dude, they have two qualifiers to get in... lol
2019-03-12 10:04
#44
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Pakistan perth 
Why would they get an invite when they aren't even the best team in Aus?
2019-03-12 10:46
+1 they will qualify alongside greyhounds
2019-03-12 12:15
probably not better then renegades which could be disputed yes rng made it to quaters in the major but when order has been in these big tournaments they always show 110% they took cloud 9 to 3 maps and double over time when cloud 9 was in there prime after winning eleauge tournament
2019-03-12 12:38
C9 was not in their prime lol. They were falling apart and order had one ok tournament which just happened to be on home soil. They had the hype of playing a big LAN tournament on their own soil. Every other big tournament I've seen them at the have played shit. Tbh they normally do get a hard draw but there is no arguing at all that they are nowhere near the skill of RNG. They have been through a few roster changes so let's see how they play before we even think they should get an invite.
2019-03-13 13:51
Boring, better news pls
2019-03-12 10:02
Rogue > Liquid
2019-03-12 10:02
underserved
2019-03-12 10:02
#16
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Russia hent0x 
ence or rip..
2019-03-12 10:02
#17
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Argentina lucas_7_94 
choke is a must in a tournament. Great pick!
2019-03-12 10:03
#18
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Finland Vkims 
Now invite ence
2019-03-12 10:03
choke incoming
2019-03-12 10:04
#21
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
wasted spot
2019-03-12 10:07
#23
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
Astralis Navi Ence next, wonder who gets the 4th inv.
2019-03-12 10:10
Optic India
2019-03-12 12:22
undeserved
2019-03-12 10:11
#27
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Finland lasarus 
ENCE?
2019-03-12 10:14
#28
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Indonesia epen 
wasted slot
2019-03-12 10:15
#29
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India stiwa5k 
Juice wrld ft lil uzi vert - wasted
2019-03-12 10:16
#30
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Switzerland RU!N 
don't invite astralis, don't make this event boring
2019-03-12 10:17
#101
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France DesmondHumes 
Agree and we want Zywoo and Vitality
2019-03-12 20:05
#112
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Switzerland RU!N 
+1
2019-03-13 14:50
#31
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African Union mikecool 
purely a political move to invite for guaranteed ticket sales
2019-03-12 10:21
#32
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Norway Alexed 
Pls don't invite astralis
2019-03-12 10:22
#33
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India astaelian 
Dream but not gonna happen
2019-03-12 10:24
Ence better
2019-03-12 10:25
#35
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India astaelian 
+Astralis +ENCE +fnatic +NaVi
2019-03-12 10:27
-ence +renegades
2019-03-12 10:33
Double time
2019-03-12 10:34
#74
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
Braindead? It's in Australia, you think Renegades wasn't the first goddamn invite? Lul
2019-03-12 12:48
now invite VP! Someone needs to get last place eks de
2019-03-12 10:28
#37
swag | 
Belgium xKillian 
Give Swole the spot
2019-03-12 10:28
Perhaps it's time to make all these events qualifier-based. This circle jerk of the same teams needs to fkn stop.
2019-03-12 10:37
#45
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Pakistan perth 
+1 but that costs money and this is the CS:GO scene we're talking about.
2019-03-12 10:48
#49
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Smart Let online matches determine who goes and who don’t go to big lan events.
2019-03-12 11:13
#86
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Czech Republic Rewask 
^this
2019-03-12 14:29
I'd rather see a new upcoming team fail in the tournament than watch the same old teams fall short over and over. There's already online qualifiers for some of the spots so I don't really understand your point. Remove the invites and make it all qualifier-based.
2019-03-13 15:08
#41
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nice Let’s go liquid
2019-03-12 10:38
#42
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
Ence confirmed btw (liquid waste of invite, lose to ence again)
2019-03-12 10:38
#43
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Invite New look nrg New look mouz New look c9 Navi
2019-03-12 10:41
#46
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United States Freakmode 
How could they not have invited the best team in the world yet
2019-03-12 10:51
#47
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
What if they have but just haven't revealed it yet? or what if Astralis declined. Better yet what if they didn't get invited at all!!!!
2019-03-12 11:02
#51
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United States Freakmode 
I’m talking about ence
2019-03-12 11:18
:D
2019-03-12 11:47
#91
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Russia NOD777 
Did you mean penta?
2019-03-12 15:02
he is talking about ence..............
2019-03-12 11:20
#48
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez 4 swag
2019-03-12 11:09
#54
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
WHY NOT ROGUE ?? ESL BIASED
2019-03-12 11:21
I dont want them here, cancel the invite plz
2019-03-12 11:46
#58
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Europe Nomarosa 
Hltv crying LUL
2019-03-12 11:46
Ez4Mibr Liquid suck
2019-03-12 11:55
#65
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2019-03-12 11:56
#69
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Other Onizuka_go 
Rogue is better
2019-03-12 12:18
+1 wasted spot
2019-03-12 12:21
#116
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United States Nohj_10years 
lolo rogue cant make top 16 OF MAJOR HAHAHAHAA
2019-03-14 02:53
So they will choke in Australia LUL
2019-03-12 12:25
#81
rain | 
Lithuania LevelUpp 
Wasted spot, deadbeats losing to rogue
2019-03-12 13:53
WASTED SPOT
2019-03-12 13:59
#90
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Russia NOD777 
Wasted spot. Without zews they are nothing
2019-03-12 15:01
#92
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Brazil PeterGriffin 
lets go stewie
2019-03-12 16:22
#96
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Palestine Baitor69 
wasted spot
2019-03-12 17:02
#97
Twistzz | 
United States LEMQN 
Wasted spot. They're going to choke or get outplayed.
2019-03-12 17:44
nice
2019-03-12 19:50
#100
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France DesmondHumes 
Vitality next plz
2019-03-12 20:04
Euros on hltv are such babies lol, so impossible for them to accept any NA teams being good, most hilarious thing is faze fans trying to act like they've been better than liquid recently LOL
2019-03-12 20:28
Wasted spot
2019-03-12 20:29
wtf? karrigan in FaZe in this news feed
2019-03-12 21:20
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