Three slots remain available to the main event of IEM Summer 2021. Below is a breakdown of information regarding the qualification process.
12 total slots; 8 teams will receive an invite to the Closed Qualifier, the other 4 will come from Open Qualifiers (the top 2 from each open qualifier will progress to Closed).
Open Qualifier #1: 8-9 April
Open Qualifier #2: 19-20 April
Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode
4 teams advance to the closed qualifier (2 from each open qualifier)
Check in time: 17:00 - 17:45 CEST
Start time both days: 18:00 CEST
Closed Qualifier: 26-28 April
All matches are played in best-of-three mode.
12 teams: 8 invited & 4 qualifying from open qualifier.
First round is played in Single Elimination mode between 4 invited and 4 from open qualifer (winner goes through, loser drops out).
The remaining 4 are meeting the other 4 invited teams in round 2.
All rounds from here are played in an 8-team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket.
Three teams advance to the main event.
Schedule Day 1:
- 13:30 CEST - Ro12 1.1 & 1.2 (2x Matches)
- 16:45 CEST - Ro12 1.3 & 1.4 (2x Matches)
- 20:00 CEST - UB Ro8 1.1 & 1.2 (2x Matches)
Schedule Day 2:
- 13:30 CEST - Ro8 1.3 & 1.4 (2x Matches)
- 16:45 CEST - Ro4 1.1 & LB Ro4a 1.1 (2x Matches)
- 20:00 CEST - UB Ro4 1.2 & LB Ro4a 1.2 (2x Matches)
Schedule Day 3:
- 13:30 CEST - LB Ro4b 1.1 & 1.2 (2x Matches)
- 18:00 CEST - LB Ro2a 1.2
We’re excited to see which 3 teams will reign victorious and earn their opportunity to compete at IEM Summer 2021. With $250,000 on the line, an abundance of ESL Pro Tour points and an Intel® Grand Slam contribution on offer, the 16-team tournament will be extremely competitive. Be sure to follow our Twitter for further updates!