Ten top teams in Counter-Strike from all over the globe, who will visit Texas in June, have been made known, with six more spots being up for grabs via closed qualifiers. IEM Dallas is scheduled between May 30 and June 5. The tournament is set to take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where teams will battle for the lion’s share of the $250,000 prize pool.
Here’s the full list: NAVI, FaZe Clan, Astralis, G2 Esports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Players, Team Vitality, ENCE, Heroic and FURIA Esports.
Among the invites for IEM Dallas, top CS:GO teams will clash with giants such as FaZe Clan, the winners of the last two important tournaments in the ecosystem, IEM Katowice 2022 and ESL Pro League season 15. They’ll be joined by defending Major champions Natus Vincere, as well as the runners-up of the PGL Stockholm Major and this year’s Katowice event, G2 Esports.
FURIA Esports as of now are the only representative of the Americas, while Players are so far the only side from the CIS region. The latter team must play under a neutral banner since Gambit Esports, the organisation they’re signed to, has been banned from appearing in ESL events following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Two more European and North American teams will claim their spots at IEM Dallas through qualifiers. One South American and Oceanic representative will be decided in the same way.
Time to rise against the giants
Ten top teams from around the world who will compete in Texas in June have been announced, and six more spots are up for grabs via closed qualifying tournaments.
IEM Dallas will take place between 30 May and 5 June. The tournament will b held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where teams will compete for the lion's share of the $250,000 prize pool.
Among the invitees for IEM Dallas, the top teams from CS:GO will face giants like FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere and G2 Esports. Currently qualified teams are NAVI, FaZe Clan, Astralis, G2 Esports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Players, Team Vitality, ENCE, Heroic and FURIA Esports.
FURIA Esports is the only American representative so far, while Players is the only team from the CIS region. The latter team has to play under a neutral banner as Gambit Esports, the organisation it is contracted to, is no longer allowed to participate in ESL events following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Two other European and North American teams will qualify for IEM Dallas via qualifying tournaments. One South American and one Oceanic representative will be determined in the same way.
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