Fnatic and NA`VI invited to IEM Sydney 2018


After Na`Vi, Fnatic received the last invite to the main stage of Intel Extreme Masters 2018 – Sydney. The $250,000 event will open its doors on 1st of May until the 6th. Both the teams will join FaZe Clan, SK Gaming, Cloud9, Renegades, Mousesports and other teams in the fight for the championship title and a prize pool of $250,000. SK Gaming will be the defending champion this year. FaZe, on the other hand, looks to avenge their grand final 1-3 defeat against SK.

Below is the list of invited teams for the event:

Brazil SK Gaming 

European Union FaZe Clan

Australia Renegades 

European Union mousesports

United States Cloud9

Ukraine Natus Vincere

Sweden Fnatic

IEM Sydney 2018

The 16-teams groups will be comprised of invited and qualified teams. Top three teams will qualify from IEM Sydney Closed Asian Qualifiers. The Oceania Closed Qualifiers will also allow the top three teams to make their way to IEM Sydney 2018. .Tickets to the Australian event are already on sale on Ticketek’s website, with prices ranging from 39 AUD ($30) to 1,199 AUD ($940).

Other than the seven invited teams and the six to-be qualified ones, we are yet to know any more details about the participants. The tournament will follow the regular format where the group stage matches will be a quick bo1 whereas, the playoffs will be played as bo3.


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Pranav Nalawade

Editor in Chief at TalkEsport. VFX artist who enjoys CS:GO as much as he writes about it.