The organizers of Intel Extreme Masters XIII — Sydney announced the closed elimination rounds which will take place in Europe and North America.
North America and Europe will get one slot for the LAN final each. The elimination rounds will be happening on 29-30 March.
Besides the qualifiers, the organizers will also hold elimination round in Asian division and countries of Oceania. Three invitations to the LAN final in Sydney will be fought for in each of the regions.
Also, the details about seeding of participants in the quarterfinal of the group stage were reported:
Astralis vs Winner of the open qualifier
HellRaisers vs Gambit eSports
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Virtus.pro
G2 Esports vs Winner of the open qualifier
Team Liquid vs Winner of the open qualifier
Torqued vs NRG eSports
Luminosity Gaming vs compLexity Gaming
OpTic Gaming vs Winner of the open qualifier
Intel Extreme Masters XIII — Sydney will be taking place on 1-6 May at Qudos Bank Arena. The prize pool will be $250,000. The list of participants is the following: