IEM Winter 2021 - QUALIFICATION

Five slots remain available to the main event of IEM Winter 2021. Below is a breakdown of information regarding the qualification process, divided by the three participating regions. 

Europe

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier #1:  9th - 10th October
Open Qualifier #2: 15th - 16th October

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: 18th - 19th October

All rounds will be played in an 8-Team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket.
8 teams: 4 invited & 4 qualifying from open qualifier.
3 Teams advance to the main event.

Schedule Day 1:

  • 13:30 CEST - Ro8 (4x Matches)
  • 17:30 CEST - UB ro4 & LB Ro4a (4x Matches)

Schedule Day 2:

  • 13:30 CEST - LB Ro4b (2x Matches)
  • 17:30 CEST - LB Final (1x Match)

North America

Open Qualifier

 Open Qualifier #1:  30th September - 1st October

Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode

2 teams advance to the closed qualifier (1 from each open qualifier)

Check in time: 17:00 - 17:45 EDT
Start time both days: 18:00 EDT

Closed Qualifier

Closed Qualifier: 3rd - 4th October 

All rounds will be played in an 4-Team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket.

4 teams: 2 invited & 2 qualifying from open qualifier.
1 Teams advance to the main event.

Schedule Day 1:

  • 16:00 EDT  - Ro4 (2x Matches)
  • 20:00 EDT - UB ro2 & LB Ro2a (2x Matches)

Schedule Day 2:

  • 16:00 EDT -  LB Final (1x Matches)
  • 20:00 EDT - Grand - Final  (1x Match)

Asia

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier #1:  30th September - 1st October

Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-mode

2 teams advance to the closed qualifier (1 from each open qualifier)

Check in time: 17:00 - 17:45 CNST
Start time both days: 18:00 CNST

Closed Qualifier

Closed Qualifier: 3rd - 4th October 

All rounds will be played in an 4-Team Double Elimination best-of-three bracket.

4 teams: 2 invited & 2 qualifying from open qualifier.
1 Teams advance to the main event.

Schedule Day 1:

  • 16:00 CNST  - Ro4 (2x Matches)
  • 20:00 CNST - UB Final & LB Ro2a (2x Matches)

Schedule Day 2:

  • 16:00 CNST  -  LB Final (1x Match)
  • 20:00 CNST -  Grand - Final  (1x Match)

We’re excited to see which 5 teams will reign victorious and earn their opportunity to compete at IEM Winter 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!