IEM Chengdu 2024: All Invited And Qualified CS2 Teams

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IEM Chengdu 2024: All Invited and Qualified CS2 Teams

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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Intel Extreme Masters will be returning to China after a break of four years with IEM Chengdu 2024.
16 teams from all over the world will be in attendance, fighting for a total prize pool of $250,000 USD.
IEM Chengdu 2024 will run from 8th to 14th April, the last three days set to take place at the Wuliangye Chengdu Performing Arts Centre.

After four years, Intel Extreme Masters is returning to China with IEM Chengdu 2024 in the second week of April. It will consist of 16 teams from around the world, competing for a total prize pool of $250,000 USD and a direct slot for IEM Cologne 2024.

The tournament will be played offline from 8th to 14th April with the Playoffs scheduled to take place in front of a live audience at the Wuliangye Chengdu Performing Arts Centre, a multi-purpose arena with a capacity to seat 12,000 people.


Complete Team List for IEM Chengdu 2024

IEM Chengdu 2024 will be the first top-tier Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) tournament that will be taking place in China this year, giving teams a chance to experience the esports culture in the country ahead of the Perfect World Shanghai Major 2024, scheduled to take place later this year from 1st to 15th December.

Plenty of details about the tournament are still awaited, but the complete list of participants is out. Here are all the invited and qualified CS2 teams that will feature in IEM Chengdu 2024.


A total of 16 teams will be competing in IEM Chengdu 2024 including six direct invites, four rank-based invites, and six qualified participants.

IEM Chengdu 2024 - Direct Invites

  1. Astralis | ESL Partner Team

  2. FaZe Clan | ESL Partner Team

  3. FURIA Esports | ESL Partner Team

  4. G2 Esports | ESL Partner Team

  5. Heroic | ESL Partner Team

  6. MOUZ | ESL Partner Team

IEM Chengdu 2024 - ESL World Ranking Invites

  1. Complexity Gaming

  2. Monte

  3. Cloud9

  4. Virtus.pro

IEM Chengdu 2024 - Qualified Teams

  1. Lynn Vision Gaming | Chinese Qualifier

  2. TYLOO | Asian Qualifier

  3. Grayhound Gaming | Oceanic Qualifier

  4. 9z Team | South American Qualifier

  5. Nemiga Gaming | European Qualifier

  6. M80 | North American Qualifier

IEM Chengdu 2024: Invited and Qualified CS2 Teams

IEM Chengdu 2024 will take place in two phases, Group Stage and Playoffs.

  • In the Group Stage all 16 teams will be divided into two groups of eight teams each, both following a double-elimination bracket where the opening matches are best-of-one, while all remaining matches are best-of-three.

  • The top three teams from each group will qualify for the Playoffs, winners directly advancing to the semifinals while the remaining teams fight through the quarterfinals.

  • Playoffs will feature a single-elimination bracket where all matches will be played as a best-of-three series.


The stakes will be high as teams will be competing for a total prize pool of $250,000 USD which will be split between all participants according to their final placement, the higher a team places the more money it will be entitled to.

In addition to this, the champion will also bag a direct slot in the upcoming ESL Pro Tour Championship Tournament - IEM Cologne 2024, scheduled to take place from 7th to 18th August 2024.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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