IEM Sydney groups revealed
ESL have revealed the group draw for the upcoming IEM event in Sydney.
The 16 participating teams have been split into two double-elimination groups according to the ESL CS:GO World Rankings. Only the opening round of matches will feature a best-of-one format, with the remainder of the group stage to be played out in best-of-three fashion.
The group winners will automatically progress to the semi-finals, while the teams who place second and third will be placed in the first round of the playoffs, which will culminate with the best-of-five grand final.
A total of $250,000 will be on offer at the event, which will kick off on April 30, in addition to a point towards the Intel Grand Slam Season 2. Currently, Astralis are in the lead with a single point, having copped the IEM Katowice Major title in March.
Below are the groups for IEM Sydney: