Swole Patrol's IEM Sydney slot transferred to eUnited
In early February, the former Swole Patrol roster successfully traversed the open and closed qualifiers for IEM Sydney 2019, securing participation at the LAN finals of the $250,000 event following a 3-0 grand final victory against eUnited.
Roster adjustments ensued, seeing the departure of Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado, Anthony "vanity" Malaspina and Victor "food" Wong to eUnited on February 10. Doubts remained about the ownership of the tournament slot, but ESL has now clarified that it will be eUnited attending the event.
Austin "Cooper-" Abadir's side will have a hectic tournament schedule in April as they are also due to attend the ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas and DreamHack Open Rio.
Below is an updated participants list for IEM Sydney 2019, kicking off April 30:
Update to the IEM Sydney 2019: NA qualifier. With the core roster of Swole Patrol now competing under eUnited we have concluded that eUnited will receive the qualification position over Swole Patrol. See them live in Australia this May! #IEM— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) March 25, 2019