GG.BET Chicago Invitational team list revealed

Maincast has revealed the team list for the GG.BET Chicago Invitational, which will serve as the European qualifier for the upcoming IEM event.

The invitational tournament will run from June 25-28 and will see eight teams square off for the highly-coveted spot at IEM Chicago, where $250,000 will be on the line.

DreamHack Summer winners OpTic, Moche XL Esports champions Windigo, and CIS side AVANGAR are the highest-ranked teams confirmed for the tournament, featuring a GSL group stage followed by a single-elimination bracket with the top two teams from both groups.

HellRaisers will fight for a spot at IEM Chicago

Sprout were due to compete in the tournament after winning an open qualifier but ended up forfeiting their spot as IEM Chicago shares the same dates as the Europe Minor, where the German team will be in attendance. Nordavind, who finished in second place in the qualifier, will be taking Sprout's spot in the tournament.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Liquid, ENCE, Vitality and MIBR are the first four teams confirmed for IEM Chicago 2019, which will be held from July 18-21 at the United Center. The final slot at the tournament will be taken by the winner of the North American closed qualifier, scheduled for June 26.

Go go gadget epic style
2019-06-20 19:15
congrats on #1
2019-06-20 19:17
#26
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Brazil igster
another match fix event
2019-06-20 19:20
not wrong
2019-06-20 19:21
#38
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Poland Unluko
Good teams!
2019-06-20 19:25
ForZe will qual
2019-06-20 19:16
Forze HR Optic Avangar make playoffs. Probably optic v hr for the spot
2019-06-20 19:50
other teams should feel lucky that sprout had to forfeit
2019-06-20 19:16
#11
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France FrighTyyy
GL GL!
2019-06-20 19:16
#13
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Argentina Dll14
No movistar riders LOL
2019-06-20 19:17
#14
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Spain Alex_GV
Where is mrs?
2019-06-20 19:17
Maybe win outside mdl hmmmm
2019-06-20 19:22
#39
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Spain Adruvi
They should not be because the participants are better in the ranking except nordavind. Nordavind took the second place in the open qualifier for these closed qualifier.
2019-06-20 19:26
#42
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Spain Alex_GV
But all of us know that mrs is better than nordavind or forze
2019-06-20 19:27
Heroic easily
2019-06-20 19:17
Nordavind??? Why not VP
2019-06-20 19:17
Cuz Nordavind > VP
2019-06-21 12:44
VP 32 Nordavind 57
2019-06-21 15:03
No G2 ????? wtf is this bullshit. It was already dodgy as fuck that they didn't invite G2 to the closed qualifier for Cologne now I'm starting to think there is a conspiracy ...
2019-06-20 19:17
Maybe invite? It's just that there are teams better than G2 atm, perhaps a good placing at EPL should help their case.
2019-06-20 19:23
Almost impossible they get direct invite since Vitality is already invited I don't see them inviting 2 french teams directly. However it makes absolutely no sense to not invite them to the closed qualifier you when look at the teams they invited. Fucking Nordaving, Heroic and GamerLegion ahead of G2 ???
2019-06-20 19:25
Yeah that I agree with, fucking stupid choices of teams, especially Nordavind OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 19:26
#54
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Germany Sabba1
they werent invited they finished 2nd at the open qualifier sprout were 1st but ff because of the eu minor
2019-06-20 19:49
Oh, did not know that, thank you kind stranger
2019-06-20 19:53
THEY JUST GOT INVITED LMAO
2019-06-20 20:27
#74
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United States aust_h
W R O N G
2019-06-20 20:27
#77
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United States B0b3rT
Not wrong his shit is awful
2019-06-20 21:23
unfortunately, they can't play this Invitational, you guys will get information soon, it will be official in some time.
2019-06-20 20:14
#1 and #2 deleted lul
2019-06-20 19:17
So ez for forZe
2019-06-20 19:17
#21
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Bulgaria boyski33
ez 4 windigo
2019-06-20 19:17
LULW
2019-06-20 19:18
Time for Nordavind to step up.
2019-06-20 19:18
#24
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Denmark Nu1u
G2?
2019-06-20 19:19
Invited
2019-06-21 09:25
Why no Sprout?
2019-06-20 19:20
"Sprout were due to compete in the tournament after winning an open qualifier but ended up forfeiting their spot as IEM Chicago shares the same dates as the Europe Minor, where the German team will be in attendance"
2019-06-20 19:24
ty
2019-06-20 19:35
Sprout were qualified to Starladder EU Minor, and IEM Chicago same dates as EU Minor, so they can't play and we gave OQ slot to 2nd place - Nordavind
2019-06-20 20:19
Decent tournament
2019-06-20 19:21
Crazy Fnatic Mouz North Ancient Sprout BIG NoChance all of them are playing Minor and IEM is same period so they cant participate unfortunately
2019-06-20 21:20
#28
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Poland DomoHEHE
Nordavind LUL
2019-06-20 19:21
Imagine not inviting g2 and inviting nordalul
2019-06-20 19:22
#56
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Germany Sabba1
"Sprout were due to compete in the tournament after winning an open qualifier but ended up forfeiting their spot as IEM Chicago shares the same dates as the Europe Minor, where the German team will be in attendance. Nordavind, who finished in second place in the qualifier, will be taking Sprout's spot in the tournament."
2019-06-20 19:50
Oh ok
2019-06-21 01:00
#110
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:24
#31
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United States TheeEngie
Group a is too stacked compared to group b wtf
2019-06-20 19:22
#87
BDSM | 
Czech Republic Skeng_
what are you talking about, HR, Optic and Windigo are 3 best teams in this qualifier and 2 of them are in group B
2019-06-24 23:56
#88
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United States TheeEngie
Eh Windigo is still unknown to me, hellraisers is the standout in group b while group a can go to anyone really, except GL
2019-06-25 03:58
#109
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:24
nvm
2019-06-20 19:24
#108
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:23
WTF NORDAVIND INVITED OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 19:25
#57
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Germany Sabba1
"Sprout were due to compete in the tournament after winning an open qualifier but ended up forfeiting their spot as IEM Chicago shares the same dates as the Europe Minor, where the German team will be in attendance. Nordavind, who finished in second place in the qualifier, will be taking Sprout's spot in the tournament."
2019-06-20 19:50
#107
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:23
tier 3
2019-06-20 19:27
#106
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:23
win for the win
2019-06-20 19:27
#105
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:22
GamerLegion LOL
2019-06-20 19:28
#104
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:22
#45
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Australia txshirx
Ez for HS and GamerLegion
2019-06-20 19:28
#103
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:22
WTF is with esl and G2 please someone explain, Not even invited to the qualifiers omg, hope esl gets big gay
2019-06-20 19:29
maybe they get invite? or just dont want to go to chigago?
2019-06-20 19:30
#53
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Tunisia darkoplax
No way they get invited to the main event , i'm thinking the latter maybe G2 declined for some reason ? But there's no events for G2 in july so weird
2019-06-20 19:40
HAHAHA, they just got invited bro xd I laugh my ass off right now xd Edit: holy shit I called it 20 min. before the announcement lol ^^
2019-06-20 20:04
#67
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Tunisia darkoplax
This makes absolute no sense but whatever
2019-06-20 20:07
be happy dude ^^ I think other teams just dont want to go there, because they always go with the esl ranking, and invite the best ones. I think g2 is only #10 or something like that
2019-06-20 20:12
#102
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:21
#101
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:21
+1 ESL fucking retards inviting washed up teams like MIBR, NiP, C9 at every event but ignore French teams ...
2019-06-20 19:31
they just got invited lol
2019-06-20 20:04
#100
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:21
#48
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Tunisia darkoplax
No G2 what ????? ESL is trolling french teams at this point lmao
2019-06-20 19:31
Only g2 tbh, gamer legion is in too which is okay but if g2 didn't turned down an invite we don't know about it's all plain bs
2019-06-20 19:53
#99
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:21
#52
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Portugal coremanhd
Lets Go GL
2019-06-20 19:39
#98
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:20
#60
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Switzerland x676
Nordavind ? LOOOOOL
2019-06-20 19:55
They are from Open Qualifiers
2019-06-20 20:45
#97
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:20
Lets gooo GamerLegion
2019-06-20 19:58
#96
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:20
where is g2? pls a direct invit
2019-06-20 19:58
#95
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:20
GamerLegion wasted spot
2019-06-20 20:01
All these salty polish LUL
2019-06-20 21:26
#94
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:19
#69
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Czech Republic PaYaB
EZ4HR
2019-06-20 20:13
#93
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:19
#72
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United States Bochanka
G2 getting invite???
2019-06-20 20:26
#92
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:18
#78
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United States B0b3rT
Why
2019-06-20 21:24
#91
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:18
#82
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Bulgaria goatse
2
2019-06-21 02:06
#90
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:18
#111
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Bulgaria goatse
thank for upvote :)
2019-06-28 16:14
#84
mir | 
Russia M13F
free spot for Forze
2019-06-21 11:29
#89
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France squiggly
+1
2019-06-28 13:17
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