Cloud9 join Intel Grand Slam Season 4 race
The victory at IEM Dallas 2022 allowed Cloud9 to join the race for the Intel Grand Slam Season 4 award. At the moment, besides Vladislav "nafany" Gorshkov's squad, FaZe and Vitality are also among the contenders for $1 million in gold bars going to the winner.
To complete the fourth Intel Grand Slam, a team needs to win three ESL Pro Tour Masters tournaments and one Championship event (IEM Katowice, IEM Cologne and Majors hosted by ESL) within a span of ten consecutive tournaments.
As of now, FaZe take the lead in the ongoing Intel Grand Slam season following the wins at IEM Katowice 2022 and ESL Pro League Season 15. The European team has seven attempts to win the two missing titles. Cloud9 and Vitality, however, have only one trophy each, but a different number of attempts remaining: nine and six, respectively.
The Intel Grand Slam Season 4 results and schedule of the upcoming events:
IEM Winter 2021 – Vitality
IEM Katowice 2022 – FaZe
ESL Pro League Season 15 – FaZe
IEM Dallas 2022 – Cloud9
IEM Cologne 2022 – July 5-17
ESL Pro League Season 16 – August 31- October 3
IEM Rio 2022 – October 31-November 13
The Intel Grand Slam award was established back in 2017. Astralis became the first winners of the title, followed by Liquid and NAVI, who secured the victories in the second and third seasons, respectively.