IEM Fall invites revealed

The current standings of the Regional Major Rankings in all regions decided most of the teams invited.

ESL have announced the full list of invited teams to all six upcoming Regional Major Ranking tournaments, which will run under the IEM Fall banner and serve as the final chance for teams to earn points determining the participants of PGL Major Stockholm.

The current standings of the RMR were prioritized to determine invites both to the main events and to the respective closed qualifiers, with a few more teams filling in the qualifying stage based on the ESL Ranking.

NIP currently lead the European standings

Open qualifiers, from which the remaining teams taking part in the closed stage will come, are currently underway in most of the regions. Europe has nearly all teams locked in with the final open tournament coming to an end, while the other regions still have at least one more tournament left to be played before reaching the closed qualifier.

Below you can find the teams who are confirmed to participate in each IEM Fall main event and closed qualifier at the moment after the invites were revealed:

Europe

North America

Closed qualifier
United States Bad News Bears
Brazil paiN
Brazil GODSENT
Brazil TeamOne
United States RBG
United States Strife
North America Open qualifier #2
North America Open qualifier #2

CIS

Main event
Russia Natus Vincere
Russia Spirit
Russia Gambit
Kazakhstan K23
Russia forZe
CIS Virtus.pro
+6 closed qualifier teams
Closed qualifier
Ukraine Akuma
Russia Entropiq
Belarus Nemiga
Kazakhstan Unique
CIS Open qualifier #1
CIS Open qualifier #1
CIS Open qualifier #2
CIS Open qualifier #2

South America

Main event
Brazil MIBR
Brazil Sharks
+2 closed qualifier teams
Closed qualifier
Brazil Bravos
Brazil Paquetá
South America Open qualifier #1
South America Open qualifier #2

Oceania

Main event
Australia Renegades
Australia ORDER
+2 closed qualifier teams
Closed qualifier
Australia LookingForOrg
Australia VERTEX
Australia 8Ballers
Oceania Open qualifier #2

Asia

Main event
China TYLOO
China ViCi
+2 closed qualifier teams
Closed qualifier
China Invictus
China Wings Up
Mongolia Checkmate
Asia Open qualifier #2
EZ for BIG!
2021-09-10 15:54
8 replies
#3
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Japan Feruna
Not funny
2021-09-10 15:55
#5
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Germany MTD3
dude how?
2021-09-10 15:55
ez extreme
2021-09-10 16:00
+1
2021-09-10 16:58
#98
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Germany Ryuzth
+1
2021-09-10 17:02
More EZ for sprout xD
2021-09-10 17:18
#108
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Germany X5ander
+1
2021-09-10 17:33
lol
2021-09-10 17:59
go 00nation!
2021-09-10 15:55
#6
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Canada fedezera
nice
2021-09-10 15:55
LETS GO ASTRALIS!!!!!!!!!
2021-09-10 15:55
#8
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Poland sylwek1021
lets go Anonymo
2021-09-10 15:56
Nice. Only can hope the major doesn't get shafted again....
2021-09-10 15:56
That Valve still allow Akuma to compete what a disgrace
2021-09-10 15:56
17 replies
valve never cared for csgo
2021-09-10 15:58
esic is still investigating afaik, you can look on their page for info about it!
2021-09-10 15:59
14 replies
ESIC gave all information to Valve and stopped the investigation. It is on Valve on a Valve event to decide if they play or not
2021-09-10 16:21
13 replies
i guess they didnt have enough evidence right now...
2021-09-10 16:22
12 replies
Or they don't work or they don't care
2021-09-10 17:34
11 replies
#113
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El Salvador w7tv
both
2021-09-10 17:39
#115
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Peru tosta
you need to have absolute evidence to ban someone from playing. there is no definitive evidence that they cheated even if they were extremely fishy
2021-09-10 17:39
2 replies
Valve can ban who they want at least from their events
2021-09-10 17:45
1 reply
#121
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Peru tosta
ofc they have the ability to do so but banning someone is a hard punishment and you need definitive evidence for it, or you could potentially ban innocent people imagine they just banned flusha because people suspected he was cheating
2021-09-10 17:47
They follow esic decisions, they do care
2021-09-10 17:39
6 replies
#139
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Denmark Danny D3
Valves cares as much about CS:GO as the American presidents care about the people of the US. No real control, and no real motive or will to invest anything that isn't absolutely necessary, but with the ultimate executive power.
2021-09-10 22:26
5 replies
What an absurd comparison, if american presidents truly didn't care about their people, they would be still fighting in Afghanistan. Just a fresh example for u. I mean, i live in a post-soviet country, ik what it is when president doesn't care about his people, believe me.
2021-09-11 01:03
they have a small team of devs
2021-09-11 11:33
3 replies
#156
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Denmark Danny D3
It has been known for quite a long time that the devs in Valve are able to switch between different games. There isn't a fixed team of devs, besides certain people who have a particular, important role.
2021-09-11 11:59
2 replies
yeah so cs probably not very popular
2021-09-11 12:42
1 reply
#159
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Denmark Danny D3
Former devs have mentioned that the Source engine is a mess of code as it has been built on since the original GoldSrc engine in 1998. I'd imagine they are both too afraid to make changes that breaks the game, and/or just unable to do it in the first place. I don't think it's because they don't like it or anything like that. It's an important game to them in a lot of ways.
2021-09-11 12:47
#111
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El Salvador w7tv
volvo only car
2021-09-10 17:38
Polish hope
2021-09-10 15:56
#12
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
Interesting!
2021-09-10 15:56
#13
B1T | 
Spain ^Top1
EZ DBL PONEY
2021-09-10 15:56
2 replies
+1
2021-09-10 20:22
#151
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France PowwneD
EZ BLYAT
2021-09-11 10:06
#14
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Turkey erturkgg
Nice to see Eternal Fire
2021-09-10 15:57
2 replies
+1 I like to see what they can do in europe cuz they got so much potential, hope we can see some bangers from woxic+xantares duo
2021-09-10 17:41
Might be a bad tournament for em but its gonna be a serious debut. Lose to win
2021-09-10 17:42
lets go astralis and also faze))
2021-09-10 15:57
#17
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Brazil EversonFR
EZ MAJOR FOR PAIN AND GOD SAFFEE (TOP 1 HLTV 2022)
2021-09-10 15:57
#18
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Poland m1shkaaa
Do ESIC or Valve even care about Akuma XD? How are they still not banned?
2021-09-10 15:58
3 replies
because valve dont care :D
2021-09-10 15:58
ESIC said already that all TO should disqualify them. But ESL didn't do it in ESL Premiere League, also this is an RMR and Valve make such calls.
2021-09-10 15:59
#114
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El Salvador w7tv
valve has no balls
2021-09-10 17:39
Ez for AURA
2021-09-10 15:57
LFG AKUMA
2021-09-10 15:58
akuma get out
2021-09-10 15:58
Ez4EXTREMUM
2021-09-10 15:58
#26
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Azerbaijan CLICKTRICK
GO GO. EZ4ENCE
2021-09-10 15:59
someone explain fpx invites over ence? they have literally 0 fans wtf... sprout and poney over ence too is weird?
2021-09-10 16:00
8 replies
haha yeah u get ur invites in rmr tournaments based on the number of fans
2021-09-10 16:02
3 replies
based on what then? ence higher rank too... but #40
2021-09-10 16:18
2 replies
maybe rmr points?? could it be?
2021-09-10 16:34
u are totally retarted my friend
2021-09-10 20:22
they're 8th in the RMR standing
2021-09-10 16:03
#40
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Poland sylwek1021
FPX 1040 points in RMR ranking top 8, ENCE 0 points in RMR ranking thats all
2021-09-10 16:03
2 replies
oh invites go by points ok didnt know.
2021-09-10 16:17
1 reply
Cry is free
2021-09-10 17:37
Let's go, Akuma! 💪
2021-09-10 16:01
#33
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China fzy0814
Dignitas get the chance.
2021-09-10 16:01
EZ4ENCE
2021-09-10 16:01
ez4 akuma
2021-09-10 16:01
EZ4GODSENT STOCKHOLM MAJOR WINNERS!!!
2021-09-10 16:01
Sinners Winners
2021-09-10 16:03
can someone explain why Eternal Fire are invited? They didn't even attend latest RMR, and are ranked 101 in the hltv ranking...
2021-09-10 16:04
7 replies
#43
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Poland sylwek1021
Xantares got points from BIG in ESL ranking
2021-09-10 16:06
hype i guess (or esl ranking?)
2021-09-10 16:06
#51
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Turkey EmirCS
Eternal Fire is top21 on ESL ranking
2021-09-10 16:08
2 replies
this is bullshiet that ESL ranking is what determines teams which compete for the spot at major tbh. I dont hate this team, they are really interesting, just think it is unreasonable, and as a new squad they should make they way through open quals, they would probably qualify anyway
2021-09-10 16:41
1 reply
#131
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Turkey EmirCS
Even I support the team, i think the same with you. But this is ESL rules.
2021-09-10 19:04
#59
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Russia mshkoda
only to qualifies
2021-09-10 16:13
#71
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Poland Kobel_
crap ESL ranking is why
2021-09-10 16:24
#42
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Finland SamulisS
why sprout ? not faze? XD
2021-09-10 16:05
9 replies
#46
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Poland sylwek1021
Sprout top 11 RMR ranking, FaZe top 15
2021-09-10 16:06
sprout because they won 1 match in flashpoint, (anonymo too)
2021-09-10 16:07
2 replies
#90
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Poland Berbe123
Sprout won 2 matches tho
2021-09-10 16:49
1 reply
yeah but 1 match was minimum to get inv
2021-09-10 18:02
Because fazes bad online era is over
2021-09-10 16:15
2021-09-11 11:46
3 replies
#157
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Finland SamulisS
sanjar fan, i am done XD
2021-09-11 12:35
2 replies
wdym? hes the GOAT
2021-09-11 17:52
1 reply
#164
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Finland SamulisS
XDDd 0.8 ratio?
2021-09-11 18:03
#44
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Brazil JgzMcz
NA going up again, with more events for sure the scenario will get back to his prime.
2021-09-10 16:06
SINNERS - IEM FALL CHAMPIONS SHOCK MVP
2021-09-10 16:07
faze have to play closed qualifier - I have a bad feeling about it though
2021-09-10 16:07
5 replies
Like 12/16 go through, as long as they win 1 match they are in. Plus they are in a boot camp, main event is lan so were Gucci man.
2021-09-11 02:59
4 replies
I want to believe man but I know its faze and they always find a way...
2021-09-11 07:38
3 replies
Like pinnacle was some random tier 3 Lan. Who cares? This is basically the major. They have to tryhard
2021-09-11 10:57
2 replies
Ofc they will try hard but that doesnt stop them from losing and throwin easy rounds while having players with so much experience, they always find a way
2021-09-11 11:12
1 reply
Like, they have to a win 1 series against a tier 5 team. If they don't qualify for the main event, its kinda ggs on faze as a team. Main event is a lan without gamit or NaVi, they can win.
2021-09-11 20:43
Ez4 Liquid Furia and 00Nation, Brazil gonna dominate NA.
2021-09-10 16:07
#52
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Latvia YungPan666
IE?
2021-09-10 16:08
Ez for g2
2021-09-10 16:09
#54
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Latvia Faaakk
why did they invited eternal fire?
2021-09-10 16:09
3 replies
#56
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Poland sylwek1021
Xantares points from BIG
2021-09-10 16:10
2 replies
#67
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Latvia Faaakk
so then they should invited MSL`s new team south too because of some players points
2021-09-10 16:18
1 reply
#69
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Poland sylwek1021
South got 7 points, xantares got 74.2 points
2021-09-10 16:22
dbl poney in main event wtf
2021-09-10 16:10
Eternal Shit invited... LOOOOOOL xD
2021-09-10 16:10
Can I bet that Sprout gets 10 rounds in tournament
2021-09-10 16:12
this sounds cool
2021-09-10 16:14
#62
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Czech Republic PaYaB
What are even the chances to qualify for the major for the teams that have 0 points now ?
2021-09-10 16:17
2 replies
Well, 11 teams qualify for the major (from EU) and right now the 11th placed team is Sprout with 480 points. Honestly if a team with 0 points finishes 7th or higher in the fall event, they probably have a 50/50 chance to qualify, maybe more, check liquipedia
2021-09-10 16:38
1 reply
#91
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Looks like if you get points, you go above sprout (providing they don’t)
2021-09-10 16:51
Heroic still in tournament?
2021-09-10 16:17
Mibr KeKw
2021-09-10 16:18
Lan?
2021-09-10 16:25
#73
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Poland Kobel_
No disrespect to the EF guys, but their invite is a joke ESL need to do something with carrying over points in their system. Currently if any of the players from top 3 teams quit and got 4 of their friends - they'd instantly get an invite to ESL Pro League. If, for example, b1t left Na'Vi to join some unknown CIS team - they'd rank #9 in ESL ranking right off the bat. It's hypothetical (but not impossible, like you see with Xantares), but if your system allows something like this to happen, it's simply broken.
2021-09-10 16:28
2 replies
#80
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Portugal n0xiv4
+1
2021-09-10 16:34
+1 just use hltv ranking, esl one is too basied
2021-09-10 16:46
OMTG finally EXTREMUM got an invite to something. LET'S GO! #YTB
2021-09-10 16:27
3 replies
#92
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Ez for new zealand satisfaction gratisfaction!
2021-09-10 16:52
#100
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Estonia nordjoker
go go go EXTREMUM
2021-09-10 17:08
They are back at last!
2021-09-11 00:24
#75
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Portugal n0xiv4
May I ask why Eternal Fire was invited to the Closed Qualifier? There is literally no reason for it, they're not top 30 in the playoffs, they lost against Macedonian top 100 teams, and they would get absolutely wrecked by any tier 3 team. Why waste this spot? Isn't there any criteria for this, can they just invite random teams? Or was it because of the pop-flashy propaganda of "Turkish superteam" whose biggest accomplishment is losing 16-2 to Sinners?
2021-09-10 16:28
5 replies
#77
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Poland Kobel_
None of the reasons above. ESL ranking, contrary to hltv's, allows for points to carry over from one team to another. So if BIG had 500 points and Xantares left, BIG now have 400, but Eternal Fire have a 100 in their ranking right of the bat. In hltv's - BIG would lose points, but Eternal Fire would get none. And with ridiculously low amount of point T2-T3 events get - that's top 25 in ESL Ranking.
2021-09-10 16:30
3 replies
#78
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Poland Kobel_
tldr; ESL Ranking is shite
2021-09-10 16:32
#79
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Portugal n0xiv4
I guess the ESL World Ranking is kinda stupid in that part then. I get it if it was applied in big teams only, but it's not because idk Magisk goes to Tricked that they are now a top 20 team. Doesn't make much sense ngl
2021-09-10 16:33
1 reply
#99
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Poland Kobel_
+1
2021-09-10 17:06
#104
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Portugal Davdio
esl ranking, they get a lot of points because of issaa and xantares, but yes, kinda stupid
2021-09-10 17:19
#76
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France MarioReL
LETS GO DOUBLLEEEEEEEEEEEE PONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY (i hope they qualify to the major man)
2021-09-10 16:29
#84
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Finland AliSabid
akuma OMEGALUL
2021-09-10 16:42
Astralis 5th major! let's go
2021-09-10 16:42
#86
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Poland Scromnick
EZ 4 DBL PONEY
2021-09-10 16:44
#87
asap | 
Slovakia xaboff
Rooster got robbed, they are 4th in the RMR standings...
2021-09-10 16:44
Not so ez for Eteranal Fire...
2021-09-10 16:48
No Liquid No party
2021-09-10 16:52
nip first LOOOOOOOL
2021-09-10 16:53
#95
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Czech Republic Limacool
Let's go Sinners!
2021-09-10 16:55
#97
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Estonia nordjoker
EZ4EXTR
2021-09-10 17:02
invite k23 to main event and entropiq to closed quals ? ok
2021-09-10 17:09
1 reply
#105
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Portugal Davdio
rmr points
2021-09-10 17:20
Theoretically, can Dignitas qualify for major stockholm?
2021-09-10 17:16
1 reply
#106
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Portugal Davdio
if they won the iem fall they can for sure, less than that, they are dependent of the other teams participation
2021-09-10 17:21
#107
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Germany imTD
Where is 9z?
2021-09-10 17:31
Lets go Dig
2021-09-10 17:39
sprout invited to main event? are u kidding me? :D
2021-09-10 17:46
2 replies
#127
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Nepal sasukeee
also DBL PONEY 😂
2021-09-10 18:05
they are 11th in the rmr standings
2021-09-10 23:18
Mibr meme..
2021-09-10 17:49
im just fascinated that AURA actually got through, they are so shit lol
2021-09-10 17:51
#126
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Nepal sasukeee
DBL PONEY invited lmao 😂
2021-09-10 18:05
Can EF qualify for Major Stockholm? Is this still possible?
2021-09-10 18:07
2 replies
#130
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Turkey shawnta
It is, but they gotta qualify for IEM Fall and place at least 12th.
2021-09-10 18:35
1 reply
thanks dude :)
2021-09-10 19:22
Sprout, DBL, FPX and more are invited... Nice joke
2021-09-10 18:07
4 replies
U, are, retarded...
2021-09-10 20:25
2 replies
? wtf Teams like FaZe, fnati, Anonymo, ENCE, Sinners, MAD Lions, Fiend, Movistar Riders or Endpoint needs to qualify and DBL gets invite to the main event? xDDD
2021-09-10 20:48
1 reply
Do you know this event is directly related to the Stockholm Major and Flashpoint 3, which means top11 teams of the eu rmr are invited ?
2021-09-11 07:39
all of the teams you mentioned are currently the top 11 of the rmr standings, that's why what i don't understand is why eternal fire was invited to closed qualis at all
2021-09-10 23:18
go 00
2021-09-10 19:28
OG lucky to be invited
2021-09-10 20:24
FPX invited....omg
2021-09-10 22:30
why the fuck did eternal fire get invited??????
2021-09-10 23:16
5 replies
#146
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Because ESL ranking sucks, FNC with decent form (they beat some legit teams) is ranked #51, Eternal is ranked #22, new team, lost a bo3 to unknown Macedonian team and got destroyed by Sinners (2-16), Sinners (in a decent shape) are ranked #28.
2021-09-11 01:19
3 replies
that's so dumb lmao
2021-09-11 13:16
1 reply
#162
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Czech Republic PaYaB
it should shift a bit on monday, but the ranking's still terrible
2021-09-11 16:22
not so unknown anymore haha))
2021-09-11 13:58
#166
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Czech Republic _VetriX
Good ESL ranking cuz of Xantares
2021-09-11 21:39
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