Groups for IEM6 GC New York drawn
Groups for the IEM6 Global Challenge to be held in New York City on October 13-16 have been announced. The tournament will feature a total of four teams from the Americas, three from Europe and one from India.
The American qualifiers were held quite a while back and we saw the recent ESEA champions, Evil Geniuses taking the top place after defeating Backfire in the finals. Third team to qualify was Temporary, which is a relatively new team built around the US veterans Danny "fRoD" Montaner and Tyler "Storm" Wood.
South American representative at the event is semXorah, who replaced the actual winners of the Brazilian qualifier playArt, who were unable to secure funding to travel to the Big Apple.
In the European qualifier we saw mTw still featuring Alexander "ave" Holdt and the Russian power house Moscow Five end up in the top two, with SK Gaming making it as the lasat team after a close third place decider match.
The Asian spot for the New York event has gone to ATE from India, who were last seen competing at an international event at WCG 2010 grand finals in Los Angeles.
|Group A||Group B|
| Evil Geniuses
Top two placed teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, where four teams will duke it out in a single-elimination bracket, playing best-of-three maps.
The event will hand out $40,000 in prize money with the winners taking home a hefty check of $16,000. HLTV.org will be on site to provide you full coverage of the IEM6 Global Challenge New York, which will be the second global challenge in the sixth season to feature Counter-Strike.