Invites for IEM Katowice closed qualifiers revealed
Following the announcement of the directly invited teams, ESL has revealed the invited closed qualifier teams for IEM Katowice 2020.
The names of the teams that were invited to the Asian, European, North American, and Oceanic closed qualifiers for IEM Katowice have been revealed, with some big names and new rosters finding their way onto the team lists.
In Europe, FaZe will have to go through the online qualifier to earn a spot at IEM Katowice, as will G2 and ENCE. Illuminar got a spot in the closed qualifier by winning the Polish Championship, while Heroic and ARCY made it through the first open qualifier. Two more teams are yet to be decided through the second open qualifier before the closed qualifier kicks off on January 14.
IEM Katowice Europe Closed Qualifier team list:
In North America, a few new rosters will debut in the qualifier, such as Complexity and Gen.G, albeit the latter will not feature Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand as he will be helping TYLOO in the Asian qualifier before moving over to his new team. Brazilian sides MIBR, FURIA, and INTZ will also be competing for a spot at the event, with only the best team in North America earning a spot in Poland.
IEM Katowice North America Closed Qualifier team list:
Asia and Oceania have one slot each at the final event, with the competition being more straightforward than in Europe and North America. TYLOO, ViCi, and Renegades are the biggest favorites for spots at IEM Katowice 2020.
IEM Katowice Asia Closed Qualifier team list:
IEM Katowice Oceania Closed Qualifier team list:
Finally, the team list for the $500,000 event in Katowice, Poland will look as follows: