ESL reveals IEM Sydney 2023 groups

Tournament operator ESL unveiled the seeding for IEM Sydney 2023 group stage. The first LAN tournament in CS2 will take place in Australia from October 16 to 22 and will feature a prize pool of $250K.

Sixteen rosters were divided into two groups, in which they will compete in a Double Elimination format. The openers will play out in a best-of-one format, while all the subsequent matches will be held in a BO3 format.

Three best teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, which will take place in a Single Elimination best-of-three format. While the winners will advance to the semi-finals, the runner-ups will kick off the decisive stage of the event from the quarter-finals.

IEM Sydney 2023 group stage seeding looks as follows:

Group A

Group B