With IEM Fall just around the corner, the open qualifiers have ended in the North American Region with South African org ATK and Triumph being the last teams to qualify for the Closed qualifier which is to be played between 18-19th September.
Teams qualify for the Closed qualifier via an open circuit of Open Qualifiers, once they get through there they take part in the Closed Qualifier for the Main Event, that is, IEM FALL.
The North American Closed Qualifier contains household names such as Bad News Bears and GODSENT as well as 2 other Brazilian teams and 2 American ones.
Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA are already part of the main event based on their previous performances and RMR rankings. The closed qualifier will play out with the following teams:
- paiN Gaming
- Bad News Bears
Two out of the 8 teams will be eliminated and the 6 that remain will make it to the main event. Bad News Bears and GODSENT will be the favorites as GODSENT has some pretty big names in their roster, such as major winner ‘TACO’ and Brazilian fan-favorite ‘felps’,
Bad News Bears too will look to make it to IEM Fall: NA and gather some more RMR points in the hope that they make it to the PGL Stockholm Major. They are fresh off their win at Fragdelphia 15 and will look to continue winning with the momentum.