The ESL organization reported that OpTic Gaming will not be able to play in the North American qualification to IEM Katowice.
The team received a direct invite to participate in the selections in North America, as previously he played ESL Pro League in the region.
The reason for which OpTic was removed from the championship remains unknown. LAN-tournament, in which the last time the team participated was ECS Season 4, where it took 5-6 place.
The current list of teams participating in the North American qualification: