Vitality to attend IEM Beijing
Vitality are the third team confirmed to attend IEM Beijing, ESL has announced.
The Chinese event looks to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the remainder of 2019, as the French side, currently ranked fourth on HLTV.org, joins No. 1 and No. 2, Liquid and Astralis, in the team list.
Vitality have recently finished 5th-8th at the StarLadder Major following a loss to AVANGAR in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Shortly after, the team announced the benching of one of its founding members, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, with his replacement — believed to be a choice between Richard "shox" Papillon and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey by most accounts — still yet to be announced.
IEM Beijing will take place in the Chinese capital on November 7-10, with the playoffs held at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium. It will be the fourth tournament counting towards the ongoing Intel Grand Slam's third season after IEM Chicago, ESL One New York (September 26-29), and DreamHack Masters Malmö (October 1-6).
The team list for the $250,000 event currently looks as follows: