Groups for IEM Beijing 2020 revealed
The organizers of IEM Beijing 2020 announced the seeding of teams in groups at tournaments for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. Regional Championships with a total prize pool of $230,000 will run from 6 to 22 November.
In Europe, sixteen teams will be split into two groups, four strongest teams will advance to the playoffs. The group stage will take place in Double Elimination (GSL) format, and the playoffs - in Single Elimination format. The participants will draw $150,000 and a slot at IEM Global Challenge 2020.
The format of the North American part of the tournament is identical to the European one, except for the number of teams and the prize fund. In North America, eight participants divided into two groups will compete for $50,000, and one spot at IEM Global Challenge 2020.
Group stage seeding at IEM Beijing 2020 North America:
New England Whalers
Due to the small number of teams, tournaments for Asia and Oceania will start on October 13. In each of the regions, four participants will play in the Double Elimination playoff grid and draw $15,000.
Group stage seeding at IEM Beijing 2020 Asia:
TYLOO – D13
ViCi – Invictus
Group stage seeding at IEM Beijing 2020 Oceania:
Renegades – VERTEX
ORDER – AVANT