ESL has announced the next participant of the IEM Oakland 2017 tournament, which will fight for the championship together with FaZe, SK, Astralis, Cloud9, G2 and Liquid. The invasion was received by the team Gambit, which, we recall, became the champion of the recently held Major-tournament PGL Major Krakow 2017. The total number of teams in the tournament from ESL will be 12, 7 teams have already received direct invites, 1 team was not invited (we learn the name a little later) , And 4 team will be selected by open qualifications. Details of the selection round the organizers have not yet published on official resources.
The list of IEM members Oakland 2017 at the moment looks like this:
Invight # 8
Finalist qualification # 1
Finalist qualification # 2
Finalist qualification # 3
Finalist qualification # 4
IEM Oakland 2017 will be held November 18-19 at the Oracle Arena, which seats up to 20,000 spectators. The prize fund has not changed and is also $ 300,000 + a bonus of $ 1,000 for each win in the group stage. The championship in Oakland will be included in the series of awards Intel Grand Slam, the amount of which is $ 1,000,000.