IEM Brazil Invited Teams Announced
The ESL has announced the direct invitations to the IEM Brazil as well as the structure of the regional qualifiers.
Out of the 16 teams, 11 will be directly invited. The ESL partners (Natus Vincere, FaZe, Vitality, MOUZ, Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas) as well as the best teams in the ESL World Ranking (Heroic, Outsiders, Cloud9, OG) have received invitations. Additionally, FURIA was invited to represent the Brazilian CS:GO scene.
The remaining 5 spots will be determined by regional qualifiers. Europe will have 2 spots, while North America, South America and Asia will each have 1 spot. The Asian qualifiers will be held on January 26th and 27th, while the other regions will hold their qualifiers in February.
The closed qualifiers will include both invited and open qualifier teams.
The IEM Brazil 2023 will take place April 17-23. The tournament has a prize pool of $250,000. The winner will receive $100,000 and a ticket to IEM Cologne 2023. IEM Cologne will take place in Germany from July 25 to August 6.
Teams invited to the closed qualifiers
- Bad News Eagles
- Lynn Vision