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Here is What is Happening at IEM Chicago

Amanda Zelauskas  | 
16 teams from around the globe are ready to compete for their share of $250,000 (Photo courtesy of Helena Kristiansson | ESL)

16 teams from around the globe are ready to compete for their share of $250,000 (Photo courtesy of Helena Kristiansson | ESL)

For the first time, CS:GO will be coming to Chicago and the 16 teams from around the globe are ready to compete for their share of $250,000.

IEM Chicago begins on Tuesday, November 5, and 16 teams will be clashing to see who will be the event champion. There will be teams from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia making IEM Chicago one of the most varied team pools this year.

Matches started on Tuesday that will run off of a double-elimination format. Games will start off of best-of-one series, following best-of-three later in the bracket. After pool play, only six teams will emerge victorious as they move into bracket play.

There are a few teams that didn’t qualify or weren’t invited, like Ninja in Pyjamas and Cloud9. It is interesting to note that Ninja in Pyjamas won IEM Oakland last year, which was the event that IEM Chicago replaced.

Here is the schedule for IEM Chicago. You can watch IEM Chicago through ESL’s Twitch channels:

Group A

  • Astralis vs. MVP PK (12pm)
  • NRG Esports vs. North (12pm)
  • MIBR vs. Renegades (1:15pm)
  • FaZe CLan vs. Team LDLC (1:15pm)

Group B

  • Natus Vincere vs. eUnited (2:30pm)
  • Fnatic vs. BIG (2:30pm)
  • Mousesports vs. AVANGAR (3:45pm)
  • Team Liquid vs. Luminosity Gaming (3:45 pm)

Playoffs

  • Quarterfinal One (Nov. 9, 12pm)
  • Quarterfinal Two (Nov. 9, 3:35pm)
  • Semifinal One (Nov. 10, 1pm)
  • Semifinal Two (Nov. 10, 4:50pm)
  • Grand Final (Nov. 11, 2pm)
Amanda Zelauskas
Amanda Zelauskas
Amanda has been a gamer ever since she could wrap her fingers around a controller. Her experiences in the gaming industry range from professional competition participation, corporate marketing, all the way to video game reviews. Amanda's entire life has been dedicated to video games, and now her passion is to share her stories and experiences with readers from around the world! Amanda has previously written for Newegg's Gamecrate, ZAM, and Knowtechie.