IEM Chicago 2019 schedule introduced, set to take place in July – Daily Esports
The finest CS:GO groups in the world shall be coming again to the Windy City this summer time. On Friday, IEM introduced the format and schedule for IEM Chicago 2019. Although the premise is generally the identical, there are just a few main adjustments from the earlier version.
The group stage will run by way of the primary two days of the occasion and won’t function a stay crowd. Once playoffs come round, although, the groups will transfer to play the remainder of their matches in the United Center. The stadium is house to the Chicago Bulls and has seats for a minimum of 23,500 attendants. This signifies a serious development from final yr’s Windtrust Arena, which might solely seat 10,00zero individuals. This change of situation comes from a 3-yr deal between ESL and the 2 venues, which specifies the occasion will take place on the United Center for each 2019 and 2020.
The match will play out sooner than it did final yr. The group stage will come first on July 18-19, with the playoffs following proper after on July 20-21. Teams shall be ready to benefit from the summer time in Chicago, in contrast to in 2018 when the occasion took place in November. This change, nevertheless, will make the match overlap with the Americas and Europe Minors. Both qualifiers for the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 shall be taking place on the identical time in Berlin, which is able to make for an attention-grabbing weekend of prime-tier competitors.
The following is the total schedule of IEM Chicago 2019, as revealed by HLTV:
Thursday, 18th July
12:00 Group A match #1 & #2 (BO3)
15:50 Group B match #1 & #2 (BO3)
~19:40 Group A winners’ match (BO3)
~19:40 Group A elimination match (BO3)
Friday, 19th July
12:00 Group B winners’ match (BO3)
12:00 Group B elimination match (BO3)
~15:50 Group A decider match (BO3)
~19:25 Group B decider match (BO3)
Saturday, 20th, July
15:30 Semi-final #1 (BO3)
~19:20 Semi-final #2 (BO3)
Sunday, 21st July
15:30 Grand Final (BO5)
The variety of members has additionally been decreased from final yr’s version. Only eight groups will struggle for the title, which is half of the contenders that got here to Chicago in 2018. The opponents shall be positioned in two teams of 4 groups every. The playoffs will depend with 4 whole groups, as solely two will advance from every of the Bo3 GSL teams. A complete of $250,00zero shall be on the road, with the winner taking house the lion’s share, $125,00zero.
It’s America vs. Europe in a Counter-Strike showdown. The longest-working esports occasion arrives on Chicago’s greatest stage. The United Center hosts #IEM July 20-21.
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IEM’s announcement tweet put a number of emphasis on the rivalry between Europe and North America. The checklist of CS:GO groups that can take part in the occasion, thus, will strictly comply with this theme. Four groups will signify every area, with none spots left for Asia or different minor areas.
Last yr, the Danes of Astralis have been topped as champions after defeating the Americans of Team Liquid in the finals. This yr, nevertheless, every little thing is but to unfold. Who would be the IEM Chicago 2019 winners? We can have to wait and see.