Nemiga replace GODSENT at IEM Beijing closed qualifier
GODSENT have pulled out of the qualifier at the last minute amidst rumors of possible movement in the European squad.
GODSENT have decided to withdraw from the European closed qualifier for IEM Beijing, HLTV.org has confirmed. Their decision to pull out of the tournament comes just two days after it was reported that ENCE were targeting Jesse "zehN" Linjala to replace Jani "Aerial" Jussila, who stepped down from the Finnish team last week to take sick leave.
Currently ranked 22nd following a second-place finish at the latest CIS Regional Major Ranking tournament, IEM New York, Nemiga has been invited to replace GODSENT at the IEM Beijing-Haidan Europe closed qualifier after Igor "lollipop21k" Solodkov & co. failed to qualify through the open stage.
The initial matchups have also been released in the meantime, which will see Nemiga take on K23 in the opening round of the double-elimination playoffs. The qualifier will run from October 30-November 2 and will offer two spots at the main event.
The schedule of the first day of the tournament looks as follows: