FURIA among 11 teams invited to IEM Brazil

00NATION, paiN, and 9z will have opportunities to make it to the event through closed qualifiers.

ESL has announced the list of teams that have been directly invited to IEM Brazil, which is slated to take place from April 17-23 — directly between the BLAST.tv Paris Major RMR events and the Major itself — with $250,000 on offer.

Six teams, including Natus Vincere, FaZe, and Vitality, received invites based on their partner status with ESL, while another four join the list based on their ESL global world ranking. FURIA earned the sole invite dedicated to "local heroes," giving the event at least one guaranteed team to represent Brazil on home turf.

FURIA will represent Brazil at the tournament in April

Simultaneously, the teams invited to the regional closed qualifiers were also announced. ENCE, BIG, Bad News Eagles, and Sprout feature on the list for Europe, while 00NATION and 9z secured invites to the South America qualifier. paiN also have the chance to make it to Brazil through the North America qualifier, alongside Complexity, with Lynn Vision and IHC completing the list of invites for Asia.

The complete breakdown of teams invited to the regional closed qualifiers can be found below:

South America
Brazil 00NATION
South America 9z

While the list of teams invited to the main event consists of:

#1
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Brazil ramiiressss
LETS GOOO
2023-01-23 18:37
8 replies
G2 and Liquid 💀
2023-01-23 18:42
7 replies
goat event
2023-01-23 18:46
5 replies
isnt Furia a partner team?
2023-01-23 19:42
4 replies
Cool but where Imperial invite?
2023-01-23 19:48
2 replies
#156
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Slovakia Psycho2k
Not good enough for them it seems,so they'll have to go through open qualifier.
2023-01-24 05:03
#163
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Brazil Lprt
maybe jota doesn't have enough points to make the team earn an invite to the closed quali
2023-01-24 12:06
LOCAL HERO HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA OK ESL
2023-01-26 04:22
#77
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Brazil Shinoky
They denied the invite like some teams did in Dallas
2023-01-23 19:32
#2
JK | 
Asia flipflop
gg
2023-01-23 18:38
#3
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Poland mimsonqq
where is g2?XD
2023-01-23 18:38
8 replies
#59
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Serbia Ljannister
This is tier1 tournament sry
2023-01-23 19:21
5 replies
#65
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Poland mimsonqq
rank 2 team isnt tier1?
2023-01-23 19:22
4 replies
#75
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Serbia Ljannister
Joke ranking, joke team. Played 2 solid blasts in 5 years
2023-01-23 19:30
3 replies
+1 heroic #1 is a joke
2023-01-23 19:41
Some of you try too hard. Unironically saying G2 isn’t a T1 team.
2023-01-23 19:44
1 reply
#160
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Brazil crakinho
they are almost there...
2023-01-24 08:39
they need to play RMR qualifier
2023-01-23 19:40
1 reply
#96
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England pumk1n1
this event is after the RMR
2023-01-23 19:44
#4
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Netherlands xrnavkha
Odd
2023-01-23 18:38
#5
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Portugal M4rcoCagon
no liquid... and liquid is ranked 2 on esl ranking
2023-01-23 18:41
#6
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Turkey Joper
no Liquid? LMAO
2023-01-23 18:39
9 replies
#51
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Brazil MrLucas
not even a closed qualify invite? Thats odd to say the least
2023-01-23 19:11
8 replies
nvm i am stoopid
2023-01-23 19:22
2 replies
#61
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United States 1Tuurtle
this isnt a major it's just an IEM event
2023-01-23 19:21
1 reply
my bad then, when i read closed qual i instantly thought about the major
2023-01-23 19:22
Liquid and G2 may have turned down the invite to pursue something else. Idk, but it's strange to me too
2023-01-23 19:26
4 replies
#72
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Brazil MrLucas
G2 is whatever, but it's weird to see Liquid skipping a brazilian event
2023-01-23 19:28
2 replies
Oh, idrc if G2 is there or not, but both of those teams should've been invited given world rankings. They probably both were imo
2023-01-23 21:07
#133
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United States svdrecbd
It sucks as an NA fan but Daps mentioned that they were on the road for close to 300 days for the year in 2022, I think they're gonna sit this one out for rest since they can't sit out either the Paris Major or IEM Dallas.
2023-01-23 21:12
#81
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Brazil Shinoky
Some teams did the same in IEM Dallas. I think it is schedule issue or something like that
2023-01-23 19:35
#7
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United States zovint
NO LIQUID?
2023-01-23 18:39
gonna get group'd
2023-01-23 18:39
1 reply
yeah yeah just like in the major
2023-01-23 22:01
#9
NAF | 
United States Scvboy2
No liquid?
2023-01-23 18:39
wtf where G2 OG invited for world ranking OG #12 G2 #5 OK ESL
2023-01-23 18:39
10 replies
#15
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Belarus yakub0v
Also g2 are partners with esl
2023-01-23 18:42
probbaly denied cuz too many events for them i think. Unlike other big names they need to prepre for closed qual for rmr. full focus on the major, tight schedule for them
2023-01-23 18:44
G2 is willingly skipping this one to prepare for major.
2023-01-23 18:53
6 replies
Lets hope they make this one
2023-01-23 19:22
4 replies
With the current form they might even take it.
2023-01-23 19:24
3 replies
No way when they struggled against a weak navi
2023-01-23 19:42
2 replies
They 2-0ed navi and bonked them on nuke. If you think a 14-8 comeback is a struggle, sure.
2023-01-23 21:12
#162
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India MihirX27
Struggle would be the incorrect word. I'd say choked in regulation, but regained confidence in OT.
2023-01-24 10:35
Would be funny af if they still couldnt qualify
2023-01-23 19:31
#83
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Brazil Shinoky
They probably denied the invite bro, some teams did the same in Dallas Don't make sense they didn't even get the invitations
2023-01-23 19:36
Ez for ef
2023-01-23 18:40
1 reply
Wake up bro
2023-01-23 18:53
Lulquid probably denied the invite because of the major
2023-01-23 18:41
3 replies
R u talking about the shittiest major of all time lmao?
2023-01-23 18:46
1 reply
what? i'm talking about the upcoming paris major. did you even read the article? NA QI...
2023-01-24 02:39
Which team denied? Never heard of this team nor they are in ESL list so why would they get invited ?
2023-01-23 18:54
no g2 -ez grand slam for faze sad :(
2023-01-23 18:41
7 replies
cloud9 will kill them in quarters again
2023-01-23 18:42
5 replies
doubt, but we will see, people were saying the same about ez win for faze in dallas
2023-01-23 19:20
4 replies
why doubt? ax1le single handedly destroyed them 2 times in a row
2023-01-23 19:46
3 replies
well, faze won the major and they were basically chilling in dallas, still made c9 sweat. at EPL faze were hiding strats for the major, the game against col showed it.
2023-01-23 20:14
2 replies
#115
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Kazakhstan nurdos
Yeah they lost on dallas to prepare for epl, then after epl they lost in blast cause they prepared for major. But didn’t even qualify for champions. You have no idea what you’re talking about
2023-01-23 20:28
1 reply
Imagine top-3 IGL karrigan not calling pause when his team starts choking on t side of mirage from 13-7 or something (talking abot dallas), doesnt seem right yes? The event had no real competition, navi and heroic skipped it, nip who made it to top-8 at the major played with a rookie standin igl. Not a real t1 trophey in my book I didnt watch game against faze at epl, but the way how ffaze played against col raises questions. They were running around like headless chickens on t side feeding grim all game. Straight up +w rounds
2023-01-23 20:40
Can’t think of a team that deserve it more. How is it sad?
2023-01-23 23:45
G2 LIQUID ? #STOPBLASTHATING
2023-01-23 18:41
No Astralis, G2 or Liquid... wtf
2023-01-23 18:42
g2 ? liquid ?
2023-01-23 18:42
Rare Atom not invited to asia qualifier? wtf esl
2023-01-23 18:43
Did liquid denied the invite?
2023-01-23 18:43
#23
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Italy PhilD06
where tf is Liquid G2???
2023-01-23 18:44
2 replies
they rejected because they know this IEM will be another IEM Gaules. based
2023-01-23 18:49
1 reply
#86
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Italy PhilD06
yeah but Liquid loves Brazil and Brazil loves Liquid, they said after the last major that they'd enjoy one more tournament in Brazil, I don't think that's the reason they rejected, if they even got invited
2023-01-23 19:37
No NA KA MA invite... :(
2023-01-23 18:44
Ez for Jame
2023-01-23 18:45
botzil
2023-01-23 18:46
#30
NiKo | 
Asia R3nder
Gigachad refuses to go to brazil
2023-01-23 18:50
1 reply
they hate Brazil after not qualifying for the Brazil major KEKW
2023-01-31 23:39
Only 1 brazilian team invited + 1 SA spot... ESL lost a great chance to make a big event with brazilians
2023-01-23 18:50
6 replies
Now they have the chance to show everyone that they‘re true cs fans or not.
2023-01-23 19:03
4 replies
#70
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Norway Snaids
it's interesting to see people talk about what fallen did for brazilian counter strike, but none of them will stick around with the esport to honor that
2023-01-23 19:24
1 reply
they just do afterparty with gaules lol
2023-01-23 20:29
In parts you are right. But I also understand that it is natural for fans to have greater hype for brazilian teams
2023-01-23 22:37
nerddd
2023-01-23 23:30
they will never understand...
2023-01-24 14:07
When do Outsiders become VP again lmao? considering VP still control the team? haven't they gone back to VP in dota2?
2023-01-23 18:52
wtf happened to g2 and liquid?
2023-01-23 18:52
#37
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Russia WiHuu
wtf where is Spirit
2023-01-23 18:54
No Liquid and G2 is so dumb. Let's leave out top 5 teams with huge fanbases for our CS event.
2023-01-23 18:55
3 replies
they denied invite
2023-01-23 19:04
2 replies
Oh interesting. Makes me personally way less interested but I suppose I can understand why some teams wouldn't want to travel to Brazil. Particularly Liquid who is pretty much eternally traveling.
2023-01-23 19:06
1 reply
#114
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Italy Karimk03
They probably denied cuz they want to full focus on the major imo, understandable move by them.
2023-01-23 20:27
they invited coL but no liquid?????
2023-01-23 18:58
#40
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Netherlands RichHours
G2 missing Rio major and just denied invite IEM Brazil? I can't believe it
2023-01-23 18:58
2 replies
#50
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Brazil flytw4tp
i was hoping to see them..... anyways
2023-01-23 19:07
Maybe nobody told them to come to brazil
2023-01-23 19:34
g2 and liquid probably decided to skip this one
2023-01-23 18:58
Worst t1 event of the first half of 2023?
2023-01-23 18:58
2 replies
#54
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Brazil MrLucas
have you heard about blast tournaments?
2023-01-23 19:14
1 reply
Tier1 not tier2
2023-01-23 19:21
Go furia
2023-01-23 18:59
#48
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Brazil flytw4tp
many teams skipped this tournament probably full focus on the major
2023-01-23 19:06
4 replies
Flair checks out
2023-01-23 19:21
G2 will not qualify
2023-01-23 19:59
2 replies
what makes u think that they wont qualify for the major my friend? U used to have g2 flair whats wrong buddy? Name objective reasons pls, leave Niko hate aside
2023-01-23 20:24
1 reply
#157
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Because it's a open circuit. Last time G2 played an open circuit event , they failed to qualify for the big event
2023-01-24 05:15
#49
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Sweden Trkmag
where is GODSENT
2023-01-23 19:06
worst place for lan
2023-01-23 19:13
#53
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Romania garcea89
gamer legion would destroy half of these teams.....no cap
2023-01-23 19:14
1 reply
#127
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Pakistan LoOuU2
TerminAcor would clap them all , yes.
2023-01-23 20:57
#55
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
host it in curitiba
2023-01-23 19:15
#56
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United States ryan!nacs
No G2 or Liquid? WTF
2023-01-23 19:17
#60
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England pumk1n1
how is it so mind breaking to so many people that some teams dont do every single possible event
2023-01-23 19:21
1 reply
+1 i dont know how clueless one must be to think that esl willingly left out g2 or liquid
2023-01-23 19:28
Why no liquid. Brazil loves liquid
2023-01-23 19:22
no heroic nor spirit smh
2023-01-23 19:33
2 replies
heroic is here
2023-01-23 20:20
1 reply
nvm didn't notice, im kinda tired atm that's why
2023-01-23 20:21
Liquid and EG going through open quals is so epic
2023-01-23 19:35
#82
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Slovakia xaboff
they forgot about oce AGAIN???
2023-01-23 19:35
1 reply
#119
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Australia jd4ddy
They don’t care about us.
2023-01-23 20:33
NO IMPERIAL LMAO
2023-01-23 19:37
2 replies
there will be open qualifiers, imperial will play those
2023-01-23 21:30
1 reply
love your nickname
2023-01-24 17:16
#85
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France DRAKII1
no fanzone = good crowd/event question : will all the top team will say no to this event because its between rmr and major?
2023-01-23 19:39
1 reply
#126
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Slovakia xaboff
i mean you can already see that some notable teams are not participating
2023-01-23 20:55
G2 and Liquid in shambles
2023-01-23 19:38
malta(rmr) to brazil(iem) to paris(major).. my guess is few eu topteams will skip brazil
2023-01-23 19:43
#95
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Brazil Anarchybr
Imperial won’t have the chance to attend even the qualifiers? Damns
2023-01-23 19:44
1 reply
2023-01-23 21:31
L crowd again
2023-01-23 19:49
finally 9z got an invite to a tournament was about time
2023-01-23 19:51
00nation invited and what about imperial? Lol
2023-01-23 19:52
where G2 and Liquid wtf
2023-01-23 20:06
#108
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Brazil NiceFox7
no imperial? failed event
2023-01-23 20:08
#121
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Sweden Akoulad
NiP, mouz, OG instead of liquid and g2? ahahhaha
2023-01-23 20:46
1 reply
Partner teams
2023-01-23 21:01
#123
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Hungary Mitomen20
Irrelevant pre-Major tournament.
2023-01-23 20:50
#124
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Poland Crimz19
I'm surprised there's no G2 in here ;o
2023-01-23 20:51
So stupid to put a tournament in brazil just before the major
2023-01-23 20:53
#128
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United Kingdom warbley
paiN is north america ?
2023-01-23 20:59
1 reply
#147
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Brazil MrLucas
Someone gotta farm those NA spots
2023-01-23 23:45
wrf no a-losers???
2023-01-23 21:40
No spirit????
2023-01-23 22:31
#142
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Hungary sz4sz
NO G2 = NO event. sry
2023-01-23 22:38
#143
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United States Tilted46
how tf does Liquid not get invited, but then also not even in closed qualifiers?????
2023-01-23 22:52
amogus
2023-01-23 22:59
#149
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Brazil hugoooo
Very weird that neither G2 and Liquid will attend
2023-01-24 00:19
NO G2 💀💀💀💀💀
2023-01-24 00:42
#151
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Kosovo rillone97
LFG BNE
2023-01-24 00:56
what a joke, isnt Furia an ESL partner? why the hell is Furia invited as "local hero"? This is so disrespectful with both Furia and other brazilians teams, what a shame ESL.
2023-01-24 01:39
#154
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France t3r4byt3
theflyingdj said on reddit that G2 and Liquid declined due to conflicting schedules: reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/10..
2023-01-24 03:43
1 reply
well it is definitely not the smartest time to host it
2023-01-24 03:48
#158
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India Faze0089
Good g2 and liquid skip this event, they want to be ready for the Paris major, It's time for Niko to lift the major, Finally. Brazilian event without Imperial LOL
2023-01-24 05:47
EZ4NAVI
2023-01-24 06:51
#161
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Finland Pikkunova
Another Brazil event, another library and dead crowd. Lets not forget what happened when every brazil team got eliminated in rio major
2023-01-24 10:30
where is imperial u idiots?
2023-01-24 14:50
1 reply
Open qualifier
2023-01-24 18:20
#168
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Thailand Saenchai
brazil always disappoints
2023-01-24 18:30
No astralis or g2... Lmfaooo
2023-01-24 20:00
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