The Outsiders team has withdrawn from the closed qualifier for IEM Dallas 2022. It is reported that the team has faced visa issues, as a result of which Apeks will take its place in the qualifier. In addition, ESL has released a detailed schedule and starting pairings for upcoming qualifiers ahead of IEM Dallas 2022.
Unfortunately, the Outsiders had to withdraw from qualifying for IEM Dallas 2022 due to unforeseen visa issues. They will be replaced by Apeks, who turned out to be the highest ranked team from the open qualifiers.
Note that this is not the first blow to the prospects of the Outsiders, since the team, referring to the data of the Dexerto portal, risks losing YEKINDAR.
The closed European qualifier for IEM Dallas 2022 will be held online from May 2 to May 4. Eight teams from Europe and the CIS will take part in the qualifying tournament: Entropiq, fnatic, Movistar Riders, MOUZ, Esports Club Kyiv, Copenhagen Flames, BIG and Apeks. As a result of this qualification, only two teams will pass to IEM Dallas 2022.
Starting pairs of the competition:
- Copenhagen Flames - Esports Club Kyiv.
- Entropiq - fnatic.
- Movistar Riders - MOUZ.
- B.I.G. Apeks.
IEM Dallas 2022 will take place from May 30 to June 5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Sixteen teams from all over the world will compete for a prize pool of $250,000, as well as ranking points in the ESL Pro Tour table.
The current IEM Dallas 2022 lineup is as follows: ENCE, FaZe Clan, FURIA, G2 Esports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pajamas, Astralis, Heroic, Cloud9, Team Vitality, Looking For Org, Imperial Esports, Team Liquid and Complexity Gaming.