On October 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams fought in the North American and European Qualifiers for a chance to compete at Intel Extreme Masters Oakland. After an intense day of matches, Team EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming took the last spots for the European and North American regions respectively.
OpTic and EnVy will join FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Astralis, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Gambit Esports, Immortals, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and the MongolZ at the Oracle Arena to compete for the lion’s share of a US$300,000 prize pool and a win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.
North vs. ex-Outlaws 2-0
Team EnVyUs vs. Fnatic 2-0
mousesports vs. BIG 2-0
Team LDLC.com vs. Natus Vincere 2-1
North vs. Team EnVyUs 1-2
mousesports vs. Team LDLC.com 2-1
Team EnVyUS vs. mousesports 2-0
OpTic Gaming vs. Torqued 2-0
Misfits vs. NRG Esports 0-2
Renegades vs. Luminosity 2-0
Tempo Storm SE vs. Counter Logic Gaming 1-2
OpTic Gaming vs. NRG Esports 2-1
Renegades vs. Counter Logic Gaming 2-0
OpTic Gaming vs. Renegades 2-1
Winning IEM Oakland counts towards the Intel Grand Slam: a new system that awards a US$1,000,000 prize to one team that wins four out of the last ten $200,000 events held between DreamHack and ESL. As of now, SK Gaming,G2 Esports, and FaZe Clan lead the pack with their recent wins at ESL One Cologne 2017, DreamHack Masters Malmo and ESL One New York respectively. IEM Oakland will be the fourth event in the Intel Grand Slam.
IEM Oakland will take place on November 18-19 at the Oracle Arena. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to watch the best CS:GO teams in the world compete! Make sure to secure your ticket today! For further tournament updates, be sure to follow IEM on both Twitter and Facebook.
Article by: Jessica Paek @tofuslayer