Will the Chicago crowd beat out Oakland?

ESL reduce IEM Chicago qualifier to one slot after "internal error"

The tournament organizer has made changes to the upcoming closed qualifier.

ESL have revised the slot distribution for IEM Chicago's North American qualifier, reducing the number of teams from two down to one, according to a release on the IEM website. The 16 team event is slated to run from November 6th-November 11th, replacing IEM Oakland after a two year run.

The tournament organizers cited an "internal error" as the second qualifier spot for the $250,000 tournament is already set to be determined by an upcoming soon to be announced qualifier. Dust2.us has learned that this will be another "non-qualifier" run by CIS company UCC, as has been the case for the majority of ESL events in 2018.

The format for the North American closed qualifier has been modified to include a grand final, with eight teams set to duke it out in a double-elimination best-of-three bracket from August 23-25.

The current team list for IEM Chicago is:

Denmark Astralis BIG
FaZe Liquid
Brazil MIBR mousesports
United States NRG Australia Renegades
World Invite World Invite
Qualifier Qualifier
Qualifier World SA Qualifier
World Asia Qualifier World TBA

The open qualifier for IEM Chicago is set to kick off on August 20th, with signups still open on ESEA's website.

#1(With 1 replies)
August 15, 2018 09:18AM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
Bets on another UCC "qualifier"?

nvm it says that in the article, but even if it didnt then still bets :>
#2(With 0 replies)
August 15, 2018 10:38AM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
Same sort of "qualifier" that got ENCE to cologne, right?
#3(With 0 replies)
August 15, 2018 01:50PM
a NA event getting 1 spot when IEM Sydney got 4 spots for aussie teamss??!!??!?
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