ESL reveals IEM New York EU invites

Eight teams will battle it out in the European tournament, which will have $140,000 on the line.

ESL has released the full invite list for the European division of IEM New York. Current World No.1 and No.2, BIG and Vitality, headline the team list for the tournament, which will have ESL Pro Tour points on the Road to Katowice on offer in addition to the prize money.

Despite IEM New York not being an RMR event in Europe — DreamHack will host the Valve-sponsored tournament in the region —, ESL was still able to put together a strong set of teams that features the six highest-ranked European sides at the moment. The final two spots will be determined by a four-team closed qualifier, in which OG and another invitee will lock horns with two teams coming out of the ongoing open bracket.

Vitality confirmed for IEM New York's European division

The complete team list for the tournament, which will kick off on October 6, looks as follows:

Meanwhile, ESL has announced that Chaos, Envy and Bad News Bears have declined invites to the IEM New York's NA closed qualifier and will be replaced by Yeah, Ze Pug Godz and New England Whalers. In the CIS, CR4ZY will step in for pro100, who opted not to take up their invitation to the region's closed qualifier.

Ez4Big, another tournament win for the best team in the world
2020-08-11 18:46
#40
oBo | 
United States Wowzaaa
BIG almost lost to endpoint KEKW
2020-08-11 18:59
now what?
2020-08-11 19:00
Ez for FaZe
2020-08-11 19:25
rdy for 2017 repeat mens ))
2020-08-11 19:34
+1 Zero map lost incoming
2020-08-11 19:38
+1
2020-08-11 22:06
Almost lost??? The third map ended 16-3.
2020-08-11 19:20
jealous because you have to watch the same 3 matchups every week in your dying scene "almost lost" = won and last map wasnt even close
2020-08-11 20:53
It was a joke and I watch almost all EU matchups as well lmao. Just bc im from Na doesnt mean thats all I watch.
2020-08-11 21:34
Big is shit. Device has more Major wins then Big has LAN wins think about those numbers. Big barely deserves top 10 the only reason there #1 is because of all this only stuff and the player break.
2020-08-11 19:06
Who is real top 1 then?
2020-08-11 19:08
noone deserves a top 1 spot nor top 3 spot atm
2020-08-11 19:27
i agree on that one, i can say that vitality were looking good but eh
2020-08-11 19:47
but someone has to be top 1, so who should it be?
2020-08-11 20:23
The most common excuse for Astralis fans lmao. BIG've by far been the best team in the recent online tournaments, therefore they deserve the #1 spot. Astralis were the best on LAN, therefore they deserved the #1 spot at the time. The dynamics of the game can evidently change due to external factors, and the teams who adapt the best, will be higher placed than those who can't.
2020-08-12 13:04
Don’t know who is #1 don’t know because everything is online no real way to tell vitality looking meh Navi looking good Liquid with the roster changes lookin nice
2020-08-11 19:58
Them not having success in the past means that they will suck in the upcoming events? What kind of logic is that?
2020-08-11 19:09
Fan of twistzz and NA flag you shouldve known he is delusional
2020-08-11 19:14
#83
 | 
Germany nilssonxdd
big has more LAN wins in 2020 than astralis tournament wins 2020
2020-08-11 19:46
#112
 | 
Turkey sedo7
don't you think current best performing team is BIG?
2020-08-12 00:36
Hell no they haven’t even been playing well
2020-08-12 01:01
Who is better than?
2020-08-12 01:05
Navi, G2, Vitality, Probably Fnatic and Faze, Big I’d say is as good as teams like Liquid, Evil Geniuses and Mousesports
2020-08-12 02:43
#123
 | 
Turkey sedo7
BIG beat all of them multiple times, especially faze xD anyway youre just 10 iq im done with u
2020-08-12 10:50
On LAN u stinky brainer stfu
2020-08-12 22:41
#138
 | 
Turkey sedo7
we won't see lan matches atleast 1 year, stop arguing "its online", its e-sport and its online sport, don't be stupid, stop finding excuses
2020-08-13 13:14
You fucking idiot think we ain’t gonna have lans for another year 5 IQ lol. And did u just stop finding excuses Big is ass they littoral haven’t proved shit on whether or not there even top 10 stop jumping the gun on BIG #1 and use your damn brain for once
2020-08-13 21:13
#147
 | 
Turkey sedo7
they weren't even successful on ONLINE when they were shit on LAN. They didn't pass online qualifiers for tournaments, they were out of top40 but they worked hard and managed top1, cry is free. try to blame your stupid loser teams how they are losing continuosly against "shit BIG"
2020-08-14 03:25
but BIG destroyed these teams multipe times lmao
2020-08-12 12:48
#121
 | 
Germany ske0
imagine a American guy is saying JuSt ThiNk AbOuT ThE NuMbErS kekw
2020-08-12 10:16
+1
2020-08-11 19:16
+1
2020-08-11 19:20
I hate people like you.I wont discuss this with you,but i say only one,cya lan.
2020-08-11 20:21
I hate people like you.I wont discuss this with you,but i say only one,cry is free.
2020-08-11 20:24
fan of solek,watch pls demo Penta sports vs epsilon on starladder in 2014
2020-08-11 20:35
#122
 | 
Poland Pyreczqa
Lol your are silly. Vitality will destroy Bot TiziaN and gang with GOD ZYWOO
2020-08-12 10:17
like the last time? hahahaha
2020-08-12 12:47
#136
 | 
Poland Pyreczqa
But Vita won one match in that tournament
2020-08-12 18:17
#133
 | 
Germany X5ander
+1
2020-08-12 13:01
U brain dead go die
2020-08-13 21:16
#2
 | 
Germany I_car
Ez 4 BIG
2020-08-11 18:46
+1
2020-08-11 18:46
#26
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
+1
2020-08-11 18:53
+1
2020-08-11 19:06
Big isn’t good stfu
2020-08-12 00:59
Cry is free
2020-08-12 11:40
ez for vitality
2020-08-11 18:46
Nt prodka
2020-08-11 18:51
wat
2020-08-11 18:54
Hm Lets hope DIG are in the qualifiers
2020-08-11 18:47
Lmao washed up 30 yo team
2020-08-11 18:52
Ok. How much for a nina?
2020-08-11 18:54
It depends bro... blonde or brunette?
2020-08-11 19:10
Brunette =) (And tiny)
2020-08-11 19:15
i only have 9yo or younger brunettes are u ok with it?
2020-08-11 20:04
Oh damn. I meant tiny not in age. Please +18, sorry but I'm not a pedophile :/
2020-08-11 20:46
yes i know but i only have 10yo or less ninas
2020-08-11 21:28
Oh then rip :c Gl on your business tho
2020-08-11 21:49
#33
 | 
Europe X1gma
Hey be Nice
2020-08-11 18:54
#6
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa)
where is izako boars
2020-08-11 18:47
BIG Once more tournament win without dropping a map
2020-08-11 18:47
#11
 | 
Europe X1gma
BIG just dropped a map against Endpoint. Just Saying.
2020-08-11 18:48
#15
 | 
Denmark pdxm
They already dropped a map, lmao
2020-08-11 18:50
I know lol
2020-08-11 19:02
Cool Ez4FaZe
2020-08-11 18:47
Wasted spot
2020-08-11 18:49
0/8
2020-08-11 18:51
8/8
2020-08-11 18:54
#9
 | 
Europe X1gma
NO OG NO Tier 1 Tournament
2020-08-11 18:47
#17
 | 
France ilian_87
They are in the closed qualifier
2020-08-11 18:50
#25
 | 
Europe X1gma
Yeah i just noticed. Thanks anyways.
2020-08-11 18:53
#31
 | 
Germany Gugsch
OG is in the closed qualifier
2020-08-11 18:54
#10
 | 
Hungary fasomlul
Zywho
2020-08-11 18:47
#12
 | 
Israel geturlolon
lol got mad confused bc i forgot this wasn't the eu rmr
2020-08-11 18:48
should have called it IEM York bc York actually (almost) is in the EU
2020-08-11 22:20
#13
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
This online shit's got me confused. So many online tournaments with so much confusion about which are for which other tourney qualifier , which one is the RMR , who plays where etc. Its annoying
2020-08-11 18:48
they said that Dreamhack is gonna be the last RMR
2020-08-11 18:52
#87
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
Why mention it here on a completely different tourny news of a completely different organizer and confuse everyone. TY though
2020-08-11 19:51
New York EU Kek.
2020-08-11 18:50
Astralis not getting invited by ESL ? They are officially tier 3
2020-08-11 18:52
+1
2020-08-11 19:47
Where astralul?
2020-08-11 18:52
#95
 | 
Germany Kit_su
another mad lions/heroic/north type washed up danish team now, curious if they will find to old strength when gla1ve and xyp9x come back
2020-08-11 20:23
#126
 | 
Denmark dyinbyran
dude they were nr 1 in hltv the last time they played with org roster ,the new roster was shit idk about the newest one i think bubzskji>jugi for sure
2020-08-12 12:41
#131
 | 
Germany Kit_su
but time changes, can't just put the same old roster together and expect the same outcome, so we will see. Obviously jugi is gone and bubskji is in, ye
2020-08-12 12:49
#23
 | 
Switzerland x676
Complexity? lmao
2020-08-11 18:52
where is avez? honoris? snax team? pasha? wtfff
2020-08-11 18:54
tier500
2020-08-11 18:54
#28
 | 
Panama Bill_Bait
Hahaha bug and complexity
2020-08-11 18:54
No mouz invite for 2 years??? Still malding after 2018
2020-08-11 18:55
+1
2020-08-11 19:22
Decent. Berlin International Online Game Clan shouldnt be there though.
2020-08-11 18:55
Location Europe (Online) Ok.
2020-08-11 18:57
Kinda funny because Godsent is even Online bad. Did they ever win a tournament? "GODSENT are not playing events at the moment." rofl, soon out of top 30
2020-08-11 19:05
0/8. BUG shouldnt even be in top 25 lol. When it switched to online BUG climbed like hell.
2020-08-11 19:05
Kinda funny because Godsent is even Online bad. Did they ever win a tournament? "GODSENT are not playing events at the moment." rofl, soon out of top 30 BIG #1 for 6 weeks now, Godsent soon out of top 30. Oh man i can smell the salt, stop crying
2020-08-11 19:07
"Kinda funny because Godsent is even Online bad" England is not your city. Try: "Kinda funny, because Godsent is bad online", if thats what you are trying to tell us. Godsent is #17, they are not out of top 30 soon, nice bs. Of course BUG is #1 for 6 weeks now, because they are playing online CS for the whole year.
2020-08-11 19:10
No arguments as expected reminder: BIG #1 Godsent soon out of top 30, because not invited to any tournament salt cry
2020-08-11 19:11
Arguments? I am trying to understand what the f*ck you are typing lol? BUG is not gonna be #1 for very long and Godsent will climb even more in ranking, so 0/8.
2020-08-11 19:12
No arguments as expected reminder: BIG #1 Godsent soon out of top 30, because not invited to any tournament salt cry
2020-08-11 19:13
hltv.org/forums/rules "Don't spam" Easy report.
2020-08-11 19:13
No arguments as expected reminder: BIG #1 Godsent soon out of top 30, because not invited to any tournament salt cry
2020-08-11 19:14
His english is not the best, true. But if you are unable to understand what he says you should consider minding your own business because it's pretty easy to understand lel Anyways, don't feed the troll
2020-08-12 06:46
lets go
2020-08-11 18:56
LETS GO
2020-08-11 19:00
rip esl one new york(( at least we'll have an event that honors the best na event
2020-08-11 19:02
BIG instant invite cos #1 AHAHAHAHA
2020-08-11 19:04
so whats the last rmr event for eu
2020-08-11 19:05
#53
 | 
Germany I_car
Dreamhack
2020-08-11 19:08
the ongoing one?
2020-08-11 19:09
#59
 | 
Germany I_car
TBA
2020-08-11 19:10
cool
2020-08-11 19:11
#66
 | 
United Kingdom ulan
no it is yet to be announced
2020-08-11 19:13
#57
steel | 
Greece 1926
why did chaos decline though?
2020-08-11 19:10
Leaf buying new cheats
2020-08-11 19:12
#89
steel | 
Greece 1926
are u really still crying?
2020-08-11 19:53
#63
 | 
Poland SebL
I think FaZe will win this tournament.
2020-08-11 19:12
#65
 | 
Sweden ADAMAS_
ez4FNATIC
2020-08-11 19:12
ez4col
2020-08-11 19:16
EZ 4 BIG
2020-08-11 19:18
Dip shit big is ass
2020-08-13 21:15
no disrespect for GOD Clan BIG Clan.
2020-08-13 21:16
Your brain is that of a almond Big is barely top 10 it’s a bunch of old fags who even know that they arnt #1 your delusional
2020-08-13 21:18
lmao maybe BIG won't be top 1 when LAN tournaments come up but they'll stay at top 5 if they keep working hard. it's not 2019 BIG it's complete different BIG. they always practiced at this online season and they worked way harder than any team and they worked in a LAN environment. not to mention they find hardest smokes, nades, and flashes across all of the maps and their strat book is really strong. they have pretty skillful players as individual skills. this is so obvious and if you can't see and understand this, you're delusional not me. and i checked your profile and you're Choke2 and ChoKo fan that's why you're mad af. braindead.
2020-08-14 00:01
All your points although factual are extremely exaggerated
2020-08-14 00:48
0/8 it's not.
2020-08-14 11:38
#77
 | 
Denmark Marcusft07
Let north and movistar
2020-08-11 19:21
#86
 | 
Latvia YungPan666
I hate ESL more and more after every event
2020-08-11 19:50
#98
 | 
Hungary subzera
BUDAPEST5?
2020-08-11 20:29
EZ4ENCE
2020-08-11 21:03
nt
2020-08-11 21:10
#111
 | 
Greece Noocklas
It's new York but it's in Europe
2020-08-11 22:47
#116
 | 
United States codgun
The city of New York will be relocated to Europe temporarily to allow the EU teams to compete after the NA matches are over. During this time period, the city of Amsterdam will not be available not after the tournament as it will be razed to make room. Thank you for your understanding.
2020-08-12 01:34
#128
 | 
Denmark dyinbyran
Its esl cologne but happening in NA
2020-08-12 12:45
G2
2020-08-12 02:47
FAZE THE FUCK UP FELLOW FAZE FANS
2020-08-12 06:24
Sick
2020-08-12 11:21
Chaos afraid to show up all your glorious skills on stage, live, without the blessing of doubt. Pandemic is ending up, RIP Chaos.
2020-08-12 12:51
ResidentSleeper just bring back crowds ive seen crowds on some weird event on youtube where they have masks
2020-08-12 14:58
BIG SUCKS
2020-08-13 21:15
#149
 | 
Bulgaria mythr0x
n1
2020-08-14 18:15
#150
 | 
Denmark dyinbyran
Wth if this is announced as the next rmr event how can astralis qualify as legends for the major if theyre not playing NY
2020-08-18 19:27
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.