Groups announced for IEM New York North America, Europe, CIS

Teams competing in each of the regional tournaments were drawn into two groups, with Cloud9 being a notable omission in the North American competition.

ESL has announced the group stage distribution for their upcoming event, IEM New York, which will take place across three different regions.

In addition to the $60,000 and $50,000 prize pool, respectively, the North American and CIS tournaments will give up Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points, but some big names will skill the competition due to roser issues.

Evil Geniuses will face FURIA in the round-robin group stage

Alongside MIBR, who lost their spot in the tournament due to the RMR points reset, and Gen.G, who pulled out of the event due to roster issues, Cloud9 will also miss the North American event, being replaced by Mythic. The news supports a report from Monday, which linked Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery with the organization's new, European team, and put the future under the North American lineup under question.

IEM New York 2020 North America groups:

Vitality, BIG, and G2 will be among the eight competing teams in Europe, with the two French sides placed in group A. The prize pool for the tournament is larger than in North America and CIS, $140,000, but lacks the RMR points as DreamHack Open Fall will serve as the Regional Major Ranking event on the Old Continent.

IEM New York 2020 Europe groups:

Lastly, Natus Vincere will be looking to cruise to a playoff spot in group A, where forZe and are their toughest opposition, with Spirit looking similarly comfortable in group B, where Nemiga and Winstrike are hoping to upset.

IEM New York 2020 CIS groups:

IEM New York Europe will run on October 6-11, the North American portion will start at the same date but finish only on October 18, with the CIS competition scheduled last, for October 13-25.

United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
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NA scene is dead lmao
2020-09-30 16:43
France Chylvain2
wtf why only noobs in B group of EU ?
2020-09-30 16:44
heroic hallo
2020-09-30 16:45
United States ShawnM
2020-09-30 16:45
They actually have a shot at 3rd in their group, and i wouldnt be surprised if they could edge out 100T, or Liquid on an off day
2020-09-30 20:10
u high? Liquid 100T Chaos, and TeamOne if chaos drops it. Mythic might as well leave their shit off.
2020-10-01 21:06
eu #1 and eu #3 b group
2020-09-30 17:19
Switzerland retard2k
Mythic in IEM tournament topkek
2020-09-30 16:44
Mythic, rbg, team one, rebirth, whalers, imperium, triumph. Looks like they scraped ESEA and found a group.
2020-09-30 16:45
Basically became 2 teams scene, with 100T and Furia playing there cause they need to play somewhere. Back to good ol' days boys.
2020-09-30 17:00
Its like a team and half. Liquid nowhere near where they should be :(
2020-09-30 20:11
United States Yuncus
why the hell are you always one of the first comments
2020-09-30 17:02
2020-09-30 17:45
Just wait for the matchfixers to get banned and it will be even worse...
2020-09-30 18:42
United Kingdom iMarbot
rip c9
2020-09-30 16:43
Peewie | 
Faroe Islands surni
2020-09-30 16:43
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2020-09-30 16:43
EU group B :DD
2020-09-30 16:45
Tier 4
2020-09-30 16:44
anime is bad
2020-09-30 16:44
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2020-09-30 16:44
EZ for Vitality and BIG
2020-09-30 16:44
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2020-09-30 16:47
Wait why are there so many tier 5 NA teams here? I feel bad for good teams like FURIA or EG that have to play so many matches for no good reason, they should have just cut the spots that were lost instead of finding 4 awful replacement teams.
2020-09-30 16:47
+1 Imagine being Furia and having to play against some esea advanced teams kkkkkkkkkkkk It will be fun to watch arT rush with p90 and bizon every round though
2020-09-30 16:55
Vietnam Quang_Hai
2020-09-30 16:59
EZ for the P90 King :)
2020-09-30 18:43
Cant wait Hard legion to win this
2020-09-30 16:48
Russia ToughGuy
They're not here
2020-09-30 16:50
Vamos pashanoj!
2020-09-30 16:48
2020-09-30 16:52
Europe legal2333
nt glebNOJ
2020-10-01 14:16
Why fnatic and faze. Especially faze how they get an invite as mibr 2.0
2020-09-30 16:48
bug clan are worse than mibr on lan
2020-09-30 19:42
2020-09-30 20:31
Germany BIG2020
2020-09-30 16:49
Gen.G still haven't find fifth ((
2020-09-30 16:50
Pakistan LoOuU2
Heard they gonna play with that Czxi kid for the rest of the year.
2020-09-30 17:23
really? well cxzi is pretty good but it's even better if they got obo
2020-09-30 17:36
Press F for NA scene
2020-09-30 16:51
2020-09-30 16:52
group A group of death in EU
2020-09-30 16:52
Germany sommares
2020-09-30 16:59
Pakistan LoOuU2
No idea why they aren't here
2020-09-30 17:24
Ikr? Tf
2020-10-02 16:30
My predicition for this tournament are : NA - Evil Geniuses win EU - OG win CIS - Spirit wins
2020-09-30 17:02
Actually, why did they included so many teams in NA groups? There only dozen that can play better, then on ESEA level. Coud've just left 6 teams there (with top 4 teams + Renegades and Chaos)
2020-09-30 17:03
Same for cis? EU only 4 per group, NA and cis 6 😂😂
2020-09-30 17:32
Atleast CIS can have an interesting outcome or an upset. While NA section looks like already finished.
2020-09-30 17:35
What's with ur Nick, u got a fetish for pregnant chicks?
2020-09-30 17:46
no wonder people say NA CS is shit....look who we have....triumph suck....mythic is a joke...the sperm whales choke like a street walker....only decent teams are....Liquid..EG..100T...Furia...and Chaos...all the others are a joke...
2020-09-30 17:03
well shit, Spirit will be the king of CIS Group B
2020-09-30 17:05
Pakistan LoOuU2
Easiest group they could get , only GY might pose a threat.
2020-09-30 17:24
Why are there so few EU teams compared to the other regions when Europe has the biggest scene by far?
2020-09-30 17:05
2020-09-30 17:09
+1 Denmark and France combined have more capable teams, then hall NA region.
2020-09-30 17:14
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
NA and CIS - RMR, EU - not.
2020-09-30 20:36
I understand that but so what? Do teams only wanna play if there are RMR points on the line?
2020-09-30 22:30
iem new york eu is the equivalent of a non cologne, katowice or dh masters esl event only 8 teams
2020-10-01 01:31
2020-09-30 17:10
Pakistan LoOuU2
Name and flair checks out
2020-09-30 17:24
"MIBR, who lost their spot in the tournament due to the RMR points reset" Ofcourse, if they would not lose those points they would play, with 2 players in the roster LOL. Who cares about lost points when your team has fallen apart?
2020-09-30 17:20
United States Gonginator
While the NA groups are lacking "current and real" competition, I think that it's good exposure for the ESEA MDL teams that were invited.
2020-09-30 17:22
True this is a terrible tournament but it will more be fun to watch to see if these tier 3-4 teams are any good
2020-09-30 17:25
United States Gonginator
Yeah, fingers crossed at least 2 or 3 of the lower tier teams can show promising signs.
2020-09-30 17:40
+1 NA will stay shit if new NA teams aren't doing anything. Now they get a chance to play against the 4 favourites and prove themselves
2020-10-01 03:09
Brazil drydden
For NA replacements they invited MDL teams *sigh
2020-09-30 17:33
If Na'Vi doesn't get Top of the Group I'll get the number 1 team tattooed on my ass.
2020-09-30 17:50
Why Navi play from EU in non RMR event and for CIS in RMR?
2020-09-30 18:16
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Example? They don't play from EU in any tournaments, they are invited.
2020-09-30 20:33
Like they can play with top teams in europe like all other tournament. Why play with tier 2 teams?
2020-09-30 22:02
So sad not to see Yeah:c
2020-09-30 18:32
Yo les noobs, Why did they invite these noobs of RBG, Imperium and Rebirth instead of lesser noobs like Rugratz or Sixth Gear?
2020-09-30 18:34
More teams in cis and na than eu lmao
2020-09-30 19:09
IEM New York CIS damn Bring back LAN asap
2020-09-30 19:10
Are any of those NA teams even salaried, besides the pro league ones and pherhaps mythic?
2020-09-30 19:40
Russia razorVJ
Ez money for NaVi.
2020-09-30 20:28
wtf is NA rn
2020-09-30 20:29
Lmao thats so unfair Na teams wont stand a chance against tier5 eu/cis teams
2020-09-30 20:33
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
Vitality should won this G2 shaky complexity New roster og not that good faze and fnatic not in form big and heroic only threat against vita
2020-09-30 20:52
Mythic? Lol
2020-09-30 21:38
please just ship elige naf twistzz cerq ethan brehze and grim out of na stew and tarik should become streamers and the rest just rot in tier 5 cs
2020-10-01 01:34
geng and cloud9 stupid??? just play and get free rmr points ez major. Nice throw now Triumph/chaos gonna get the slot of geng/cloud9
2020-10-01 04:04
s1mple playing tier 3 again, will pad his stats quite abit
2020-10-01 11:10
2020-10-01 12:24
true haha
2020-10-01 23:27
New Zealand SkirmishX
NA literally dead lmfao
2020-10-02 13:50
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