IEM Beijing 2019 confirmed with Liquid, Astralis in attendance

ESL has revealed the first details about the next IEM event, to be held in Beijing in less than three months.

The $250,000 event will see the semi-finals and the best-of-five title decider played in front of a crowd at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium on November 9-10.

With Liquid and Astralis already confirmed, the tournament is shaping up to be much more stacked than last year's IEM Shanghai event, which had just one top 10 team in NRG, who would go on to lift the trophy after beating local representatives TYLOO in the final.

Liquid will travel to Beijing to defend their IEM Chicago trophy

IEM Beijing 2019 will count towards the third season of the Intel Grand Slam, which was announced prior to IEM Chicago featuring an updated set of rules designed to make it more challenging after Liquid had won the second season in just 144 days.

With the first two teams already confirmed, there are now just three invites left to reveal. Two of the other three slots will be filled through online qualifiers in Asia, one of which for Chinese teams only, while the final place is reserved for Europe, presumably in the form of an online qualifying tournament similar to the ones that were held by GG.BET before ESL One New York and IEM Chicago.

Below you can find the current team list for the Chinese event:

United States Liquid
Other Invite #3
Other Invite #5
Asia Asia qualifier
Denmark Astralis
Other Invite #4
China China qualifier
Europe Europe slot
#2
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China serdim 
Good
2019-08-22 12:30
Trip too long for device
2019-08-22 12:53
nice good teams
2019-08-22 12:30
#107
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Romania kr1tex 
There's gonna be 2 Asian teams tho
2019-08-22 17:27
Doesnt matter as long as u have 3 top 5 teams ur good, replacing those 2 asian teams with teams like nip/north wont change the final result so whats the point
2019-08-22 20:55
#133
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Australia csRIOTgo 
lcuky there was no Romanian team... otherwise bunch of gypsy playing CS LUL
2019-08-23 05:23
#137
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Romania kr1tex 
Cry is free
2019-08-23 10:53
#4
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Australia Turboblaze_  
yes!
2019-08-22 12:30
NiP next.
2019-08-22 12:31
#9
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Sweden Martintimell69 
device long trip wtf
2019-08-22 12:31
Where da fuq his jet lag go
2019-08-22 12:35
Ez ultrasound business jet
2019-08-22 19:29
#120
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Sweden Zaser5 
Doesnt matter
2019-08-22 20:17
NICE! FaZe next?
2019-08-22 12:32
#11
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India h4rd^ 
Nice let's go China
2019-08-22 12:32
niubi!
2019-08-22 12:32
#13
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Damn. Let’s go liquid.
2019-08-22 12:32
#14
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China 0asis 
ez for Tiananmen Square
2019-08-22 12:33
#19
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United States fatburger 
flag checks out
2019-08-22 12:34
Ok Syman fan
2019-08-22 16:44
#106
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United States fatburger 
They don’t go 0-3 men))
2019-08-22 17:00
U didn’t put 0-3 Syman? Rip pickem
2019-08-22 19:26
#115
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United States fatburger 
I make thread about it trust me mens
2019-08-22 19:28
#116
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United States fatburger 
I put hr as 0-3
2019-08-22 19:28
Hong Kong???
2019-08-22 12:33
#72
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom Jim3110 
Liberate hong kong
2019-08-22 14:02
#97
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United Kingdom trtr098 
Fuck Hong Kong dumb chinks
2019-08-22 16:17
#118
ZywOo | 
France Zywho 
Free Hong Kong
2019-08-22 20:12
there is an old saying in mandarin which translates to "ching chongs in hong kong, macau #1"
2019-08-23 01:10
#16
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United States fatburger 
Pog
2019-08-22 12:33
NA Invite, but no NA qualifier, and why arent Chinese Qual included in Asia qual ? Maybe im stupid..
2019-08-22 12:34
#37
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Mongolia Sythapilla 
They are rich. Thats why.
2019-08-22 12:45
you got it
2019-08-22 13:44
#18
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Fnatic plz
2019-08-22 12:34
Wasted spots
2019-08-22 12:35
next invite mouz plz
2019-08-22 12:35
#23
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
FURIA PLEASE !
2019-08-22 12:35
these ESL vids are boring af, always 5sec of 'city footage' and then som highlights, get_creative lmao 😋😋
2019-08-22 12:37
#27
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Denmark oskarsports 
Mouz next
2019-08-22 12:37
#38
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Turkey Zeria_ 
+1
2019-08-22 12:45
Tiananmen
2019-08-22 12:38
never happened :)
2019-08-22 21:19
invite vp
2019-08-22 12:39
#33
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
China number one
2019-08-22 12:41
#39
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Brazil kaiknux 
Ez
2019-08-22 12:46
#40
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Hong Kong Joseph_Tin 
The first time Liquid and Astralis come China, welcome!! Can't wait to see device dupreeh and Twistzz.
2019-08-22 12:48
#45
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Sweden Trkmag 
Dead event
2019-08-22 12:56
#46
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Astralis @ events?
2019-08-22 12:57
U should be asking for navi events dude
2019-08-22 13:05
Navi pls
2019-08-22 13:00
you mean Skip Vincere?
2019-08-22 13:36
Skipus Dodgere*
2019-08-22 14:18
#49
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India Noobdian 
Nice
2019-08-22 13:01
#50
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Germany L1lK1M 
Invite NaVi, Faze pls
2019-08-22 13:02
Invite Ex-OpTic they will show good performance in malmo and New York, Invite 100T And NiP
2019-08-22 13:03
Invite OpTic
2019-08-22 13:04
#54
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
Trip too long for devve
2019-08-22 13:05
#55
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Hong Kong Joseph_Tin 
The left three slot shoulde be NaVi FaZe and Vatality!
2019-08-22 13:05
#56
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Beautiful
2019-08-22 13:09
rip na qualifier
2019-08-22 13:09
#58
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France DesmondHumes 
G2 AND VITALITY
2019-08-22 13:10
Where is MIBR? hello?
2019-08-22 13:12
zonic to stand in for device Reason: too long trip
2019-08-22 13:18
#61
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
IEM ching chong prize pool better be 30 million china millionaires should have funding for this lmao
2019-08-22 13:22
IEM Delay
2019-08-22 13:24
#63
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Japan ogisosetsuna 
NO
2019-08-22 13:29
China CSGO Event Poggers!
2019-08-22 13:35
#68
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
cant go to IEM Sydney or Starseries Shanghai because of travel distance and jetlag but can go to IEM Beijing hmmmmmmmmmmm
2019-08-22 13:47
¿¿ shanghai is closer to ur flag country and is in the same time zone as Beijing tho?
2019-08-22 14:09
#80
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
was referencing astralis, they said they couldnt attend IEM Sydney and Starseries shanghai because it was to far to travel and jetlag but they can go to beijing
2019-08-22 14:16
#82
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Now that they aren’t winning shit they need money again.
2019-08-22 14:23
oh my dumb lol lets see if device plays bad this time
2019-08-23 08:14
Beijing >Shanghai
2019-09-13 17:57
#69
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Spain BlaNcoW 
China and Asia qualifiers OmegaLUL
2019-08-22 13:54
Chinese crowd are literally the most boring crowd in cs history
2019-08-22 14:08
#87
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United Kingdom Leftie 
Truest statement here
2019-08-22 14:29
#125
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
Shut up blyat
2019-08-22 21:33
-device +natosaphix confirmed
2019-08-22 14:14
+1 I wish they inv AGO too we need pasza in china
2019-08-22 14:27
#84
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Switzerland x676 
Europe slot = European qualifier ?
2019-08-22 14:26
#86
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United Kingdom Leftie 
NRG plsthxbye
2019-08-22 14:29
#88
ropz | 
Turkmenistan Homo_Deus 
Optic India with Forsaken must be invited.
2019-08-22 14:53
+1
2019-08-22 15:18
#89
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Noname teams
2019-08-22 14:54
Invite Virtus.pro pls
2019-08-22 15:18
wasted
2019-08-22 15:18
And Na Qualifiers?
2019-08-22 15:19
noice
2019-08-22 15:43
NeXT Virtus.plow fUtURe TOp 1 it IS 2015 rageW
2019-08-22 15:58
#99
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France Uexo 
Vitality is next
2019-08-22 16:23
#100
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United States matteyo11 
“I am the chosen one to take on China” —Trump
2019-08-22 16:35
#101
who | 
Other Unterzee 
Invite Mouz for tier1 event.
2019-08-22 16:40
#104
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Korea ecsta_s1 
it should be in hong kong.
2019-08-22 16:51
#105
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Denmark EyesWallow 
+1 I would watch that
2019-08-22 16:55
Invite mibr so the chinese team beat someone.
2019-08-22 17:40
device getting jetlag lmao
2019-08-22 17:57
#110
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
Don't have scene Incoming visa issues Jetlag Matchfixings Cheaters Why insist on holding these big events in that place?
2019-08-22 18:31
#111
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Brazil bernog 
Events in China ResidentSleeper Invite G2 please, would be the only reason to watch this at 5 AM
2019-08-22 18:41
Nip is next, no doubt, especially now
2019-08-22 18:54
Delay for sure
2019-08-22 20:15
xdd
2019-08-22 20:22
#122
ropz | 
Russia seekerNN 
good to see more events in Asia. At least Beijing wants and is able to hold the event, unlike poor countries.
2019-08-22 20:30
#126
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
I thought device couldn't travel east :>
2019-08-22 23:11
#134
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Canada kniGhtlife 
Let's just make this a 2-day, Bo21 between Liquid and Astralis. After the first 7 map cycle, we move to: cs_office, cs_assault, cs_italy, de_prodigy, de_tuscan, ScoutzNknives, ScoutzNknives (no gravity). Time to find out who the best really is. Also, I want to see Richard Lewis there.
2019-08-23 08:07
Lol
2019-08-23 14:49
What about ESL one in african city?
2019-08-23 09:55
ESL One Mogadishu
2019-09-04 06:43
Finally, China has one big csgo event!
2019-08-23 10:59
#144
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Serbia Niddzaa 
Wesg?
2019-09-16 20:06
#140
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United States ratebuster 
invite Faze !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-08-24 00:22
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