Gambit, Virtus.pro and Heroic will perform at IEM Winter 2021

ESL has presented the list of participants for the upcoming IEM Winter 2021. A total of 16 teams will take part in the tournament, which is to be held from December 2 to December 12 in LAN format. At the same time, 11 teams received direct invitations based on partnerships and ratings from ESL.

Based on partnerships with ESL, the following teams received invitations to IEM Winter 2021: G2, Vitality, Astralis, NIP, FaZe Clan and Team Liquid. In turn, Gambit, Virtus.pro, Heroic, OG and BIG entered the tournament based on the ESL rating.

The most notable omission is navi, as the team appears to have decided to prioritize the $ 425,000 BLAST Premier Fall Final and the $ 1,000,000 BLAST Premier World Final over the $ 250,000 IEM-sponsored championship. between them. It is worth noting that the current TOP-1 of the world is the only team that will definitely perform at both competitions from BLAST.

It is not yet known if IEM Winter 2021 will take place online or in LAN format, but regardless of the setting, success at the event will be critical for teams like BIG and FaZe Clan, who may miss IEM Katowice 2022 if they are not. will improve their position in the ESL ranking in December.

In addition, following the results of two qualifiers for IEM Winter 2021, TYLOO and GODSENT passed. The three remaining slots will become known at the end of the closed qualifier, where Spirit, Complexity, mousesports and ENCE were also invited.