ESL announced teams that received invites to European and North American closed qualifiers to IEM Oakland 2017.
12 teams will participate in the tournament. 9 of them have already got the invites. 3 more slots will be given to the teams that will demonstrate the best results on regional qualifiers.
Closed qualifiers to Europe and North America will take place on October 2. The last slot in the tournament will be given to the winner of the closed qualifiers in SEA.
Yesterday, Team LDLC and ex-Outlaws managed to get slots in the closed qualifiers after taking two first places in open qualifiers. They will join such teams as Fnatic, North, Natus Vincere, BIG, mousesports and EnVyUs.
First matches in the European qualifiers:
North vs ex-Outlaws
Team EnVyUs vs Fnatic
mousesports vs BIG
Team LDLC vs Natus Vincere
First matches in the North American qualifiers:
OpTic Gaming vs Torqued
Misfits vs NRG eSports
Renegades vs Luminosity Gaming
Tempo Storm vs Counter Logic Gaming
The LAN-final will take place in Oakland from November 16 till 19. The prize pool of the event is $300,000.
List of participants:
Ninjas in Pyjamas