IEM SUMMER 2021 QUALIFICATION

IEM SUMMER 2021 QUALIFICATION

Three slots remain available to the main event of IEM Summer 2021. Below is a breakdown of information regarding the qualification process.

EUROPE ONLY

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

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

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!