FURIA among 11 teams invited to IEM Brazil
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.
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:
While the list of teams invited to the main event consists of: