IEM Europe group draw
The Electronic Sports League has announced the groups for the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters European Championship.
Defending champions mousesports have been paired together with Swedish highfliers Lions, Russian giants forZe and French opposition mythiX, with CHEAPTIMES and Free agents from Denmark and the UK, respectively, making up the rest of the group.
fnatic have been handed a relatively easy group, with only MYM looking like a real threat, while Frag eXecutors will not exactly be cursing their luck either, having to fend off the likes of Iron Will and LDLC.com.
World champion Natus Vincere will be wary of Scandinavian trio Power Gaming, Begrip Gamimg and Online Kingdom, in a group that also features German veterans n!faculty and Portuguese side k1ck eSports Club.
Each match will be played in a best-of-three mode, with the winner being rewarded with $200 for the result. In the end, only the top-placed side from each group will automatically receive a spot at the European Championship Finals, where $50,000 will be up for grabs. The teams that finish second and third will enter a relegation stage for the other six spots.
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|Playzone||Meet Your Makers||CHEAPTIMES|
|Group D||Group E||Group F|
|| SK Gaming
Stay tuned to HLTV.org for full coverage of the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship, which will officially kick off on Thursday, October 7.