The group stage of Intel Extreme Masters Fall 2021 North America has come to an end, which means that we now know the top four participants who are destined to fight each other in the final stage.
In Group A, the best teams were Team Liquid and paiN Gaming, and in Group B - FURIA Esports and GODSENT. EXTREMUM, as the team that took third place in Group A, advanced to the match for fifth place. Matches in Group B are still ongoing. Tie-breaks are played by Evil Geniuses, Team One and Triumph. 00Nation became the team that finished last in Group B, while Bad News Bears, Extra Salt and ATK all came to a similar fate in Group A - they did not manage to reach the playoffs or the match for 5th place.
In addition to the main results of the group stage, we already know the seeding of teams in the playoffs. There, in one of the matches Team Liquid will fight with representatives of GODSENT, while in the second match FURIA ESports and paiN Gaming will face off. The latter, by the way, due to participation in Intel Extreme Masters Fall 2021 North America refused to play matches within ESEA Season 38 North America.[break]matches_4ybF_MXUxs[break]
Intel Extreme Masters Fall 2021 North America runs from October 5-10. The total prize fund is $ 70,000, and 12 teams are involved in its distribution among each other. The top four will receive the most substantial prizes. The winner will take home $ 25,000 + 2,500 RMR + 400 ESL Pro Tour, while the silver medalist will receive the second largest prize - $ 16,000 + 2,344 RMR + 285 ESL Pro Tour. The team in third place in the standings will receive $ 11,000 + 2,188 RMR + 180 ESL Pro Tour. All matches, except for the grand final, are played in the Bo3 format. The final fight will be held in a series of up to three wins (Bo5).