IEM Sydney groups and BO1 opening matchups released
The first CS2 LAN tournament will open with best-of-one matches.
ESL has revealed the groups and opening matchups for IEM Sydney, whilst also confirming that the first round of play will utilize the best-of-one format.
The rest of the group stage at the $250,000 tournament will be best-of-three, with the group winners heading to the semi-finals, whilst second and third place in their group earn a quarter-final berth. The playoffs will utilize a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket.
One of the more interesting opening matchups will pit Vladislav "nafany" Gorshkov's new BetBoom squad against the top-ranked team in the world, Vitality, who have just been rocked by the news that coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen will be departing the team in November.
The opening matches and schedule: