Groups revealed for IEM Sydney 2019

Aditya Singh Rawat

26th, Apr, 2019

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IEM Sydney 2019 which is about to start, taking place from 30th April-5th May is the third time in a row that ESL will be returning to Australia.

The event boasts a prize pool of $250,000 USD featuring a total of 16 teams out of which 8 teams were directly invited while the other 8 made their way through the various qualifiers.

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Group Stage

These 16 teams have been divided into 2 groups of 8 teams each. Both these groups follow a double elimination format with the winner of these groups advancing to the Semifinals of the Playoffs, runners-up advancing to the High Seed - Quarterfinals and the third-placed team qualifying to the Low Seed - Quarterfinals.

The initial matches of both the groups will be a best-of-one following which all the other matches will be a best-of-three. These group stage matches will take place from 30th April - 2nd May.


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The 6 teams that qualify through the Group Stage will move ahead to the Playoff taking place from 3rd May - 5th May.

The winning team will be walking away with a lion share of the prize pool with $100,000 followed by the runners up taking $42,000 while the third-placed team will be walking away with $20,000.

The event can be streamed live on Twitch,

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