Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII - Chicago

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[e][h]Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Chicago
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Chicago
Teams:
16
Prize Pool:
$250,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-11-06
End Date:
2018-11-11
Liquipedia Tier:
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Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Chicago is the final tournament of Season XIII before the World Championship in Katowice. The tournament marks the start of IEM's new flagship North American events in Chicago as well as featuring the usual $250,000 USD prize pool, 16 teams, and being part of the Intel Grand Slam.

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage: November 6th - 8th, 2018
    • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups:
      • Each group has eight teams
      • The group stage is seeded using a new "Player-Selected Seeding" [1]
      • Click here for more details on the seeding
    • The initial matches are Bo1
    • All following matches are Bo3
    • The top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:
      • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
      • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
      • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds


  • Playoffs: November 9th - 11th, 2018
    • Single-elimination bracket
    • The Quarterfinals and Semifinals are Bo3
    • The Grand Final is Bo5

Prize Pool[edit]

$250,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Astralis [2]
1Denmark device 
2Denmark dupreeh 
3Denmark Xyp9x 
4Denmark gla1ve 
5Denmark Magisk 
CDenmark zonic 
BIG [2]
1Germany gob b 
2Germany tabseN 
3Germany nex 
4Germany tiziaN 
5United Kingdom smooya 
CGermany LEGIJA 
FaZe Clan [2]
1Norway rain 
2Denmark karrigan 
3Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo 
4Slovak Republic GuardiaN 
5Sweden olofmeister 
CSweden RobbaN 
Fnatic2, 8, 11 [3]
1Sweden KRIMZ 
2Sweden JW 
3Sweden Xizt 
4Sweden twist 
5Sweden Brollan 
CSweden Jumpy 
Team Liquid [2]
1USA nitr0 
2USA EliGE 
3Canada Twistzz 
4Canada NAF 
5Brazil TACO 
CBrazil zews 
MIBR [2]
1Brazil FalleN 
2Brazil fer 
3Brazil coldzera 
4USA Stewie2K 
5USA tarik 
CSerbia YNk 
mousesports10 [2]
1Netherlands chrisJ 
2Czech Republic oskar 
3Estonia ropz 
4Finland suNny 
5Slovak Republic STYKO 
CUkraine lmbt 
Natus Vincere [4]
1Ukraine Edward 
2Russia flamie 
3Ukraine s1mple 
4Ukraine Zeus 
5Russia electronic 
CUkraine kane 
NRG Esports14 [2]
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
CUSA ImAPet
1USA FugLy
2Canada daps
3USA Brehze
4Bulgaria CeRq
5USA nahtE
Renegades3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13 [2]
1Australia AZR 
2Australia jks 
3Norway jkaem 
4Australia liazz 
5New Zealand Gratisfaction 
CAustralia GoMeZ 

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 August 14th - Due to an internal error, ESL announce that the North American Qualifier will only have 1 slot to the tournament, with the last slot qualification process to be announced at a later date. [5]
2 September 21st - Fnatic bench Sweden flusha. [6]
3 September 24th - USA Ryu steps down from Renegades. [7]
4 September 27th - North sign Denmark cadiaN from Rogue to replace Denmark MSL. Denmark gade is recalled from his loan to OpTic Gaming back to North to replace Denmark niko. [8]
5 September 27th - USA Nifty leaves Renegades to join Team Envy. [9]
6 September 29th - Renegades part ways with Australia USTILO. [10]
7 September 30th - Renegades sign Australia liazz and New Zealand Gratisfaction. [11]
8 October 2nd - Fnatic sign Sweden twist to replace Sweden draken. [12]
9 October 8th - Serbia kassad returns to Renegades as coach. [13]
10 October 15th - Slovakia STYKO returns to the active lineup of mousesports, replacing Poland Snax who is benched. [14]
11 October 17th - Sweden Brollan joins Fnatic. [15]
12 October 23th - Canada FNS replaces USA -Ace. [16]
13 November 4th - Renegades' coach Serbia kassad will miss IEM Chicago due to visa issues. [17]
14 November 6th - NRG Esports' coach USA ImAPet will miss the rest of IEM Chicago due to family issues. [18]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Round 1
Astralis
16
November 6, 2018 - 12:00 CST
168
8
78
1
MVP PK
8
North
16
November 6, 2018 - 12:00 CST
167
9
810
2
NRG Esports
10
MIBR
16
November 6, 2018 - 13:20 CST
165
11
1012
2
Renegades
12
Team LDLC.com
14
November 6, 2018 - 13:15 CST
144
10
1116
5
FaZe Clan
16
Upper Bracket Round 2
Astralis
2
November 6, 2018 - 17:25 CST
1613
3
25
3
1611
5
44
0
 
 
 
 
North
0
MIBR
1
November 6, 2018 - 19:25 CST
145
9
1016
6
1610
6
514
9
1110
1
516
11
FaZe Clan
2
Upper Bracket Round 3
Astralis
0
November 8, 2018 - 14:30 CST
74
3
1116
5
1570
80
3819
17
 
 
 
 
FaZe Clan
2
Proceed to Playoffs
FaZe Clan
Astralis
Lower Bracket Round 1
MVP PK
1
November 6, 2018 - 17:00 CST
166
10
911
2
96
3
916
7
83
5
1216
4
NRG Esports
2
Renegades
1
November 6, 2018 - 20:20 CST
1613
3
212
10
148
6
716
9
22
0
1316
3
Team LDLC.com
2
Lower Bracket Round 2
MIBR
1
November 7, 2018 - 15:35 CST
167
9
810
2
18410
1120
321122
114
118
3
716
9
NRG Esports
2
North
1
November 7, 2018 - 18:30 CST
1611
5
48
4
104
6
1116
5
104
6
1116
5
Team LDLC.com
2
Lower Bracket Round 3
NRG Esports
1
November 8, 2018 - 14:15 CST
1981
73
2717
08
119
2
616
10
87
1
816
8
Team LDLC.com
2
Team LDLC.com

Group B[edit]

Round 1
Natus Vincere
6
November 6, 2018 - 14:30 CST
63
3
1216
4
eUnited
16
Fnatic
16
November 6, 2018 - 14:45 CST
1611
5
49
5
BIG
9
mousesports
16
November 6, 2018 - 16:00 CST
1611
5
45
1
AVANGAR
5
Luminosity
11
November 6, 2018 - 15:45 CST
114
7
1116
5
Team Liquid
16
Upper Bracket Round 2
eUnited
0
November 7, 2018 - 15:35 CST
138
5
716
9
114
7
1116
5
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
2
mousesports
1
November 7, 2018 - 17:35 CST
1612
4
311
8
93
6
1216
4
109
1
616
10
Team Liquid
2
Upper Bracket Round 3
Fnatic
2
November 8, 2018 - 17:15 CST
167
9
812
4
123
9
1216
4
1611
5
47
3
Team Liquid
1
Proceed to Playoffs
Fnatic
Team Liquid
Lower Bracket Round 1
Natus Vincere
0
November 7, 2018 - 12:00 CST
1410
4
516
11
139
4
616
10
 
 
 
 
BIG
2
AVANGAR
0
November 7, 2018 - 12:00 CST
1410
4
516
11
105
5
1016
6
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
2
Lower Bracket Round 2
mousesports
2
November 8, 2018 - 12:00 CST
167
9
810
2
168
8
710
3
 
 
 
 
BIG
0
eUnited
0
November 8, 2018 - 12:00 CST
107
3
816
8
95
4
1016
6
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
2
Lower Bracket Round 3
mousesports
2
November 8, 2018 - 18:00 CST
1610
6
513
8
1612
4
35
2
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
0
mousesports

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
Team Liquid
2
November 9, 2018 - 13:00 CST
117
4
816
8
164
12
1114
3
1612
4
34
1
Team LDLC.com
1
Astralis
2
November 9, 2018 - 16:35 CST
1610
6
55
0
168
8
713
6
 
 
 
 
mousesports
0
Semifinals
FaZe Clan
1
November 10, 2018 - 18:30 CST
169
7
67
1
11
0
1416
2
43
1
1216
4
Team Liquid
2
Fnatic
1
November 10, 2018 - 13:00 CST
143
11
1216
4
168
8
712
5
17111
41
2419
211
Astralis
2
Grand Final
Team Liquid
0
November 11, 2018 - 14:00 CST
149
5
616
10
76
1
916
7
44
0
1116
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astralis
3

Collegiate Invitational[edit]

Participants[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Grand Final:
  • Single-Elimination
  • Match is Bo1

Results[edit]

Illini Esports 516 RMU Eagles
November 11, 2018 - 12:00 CST
53
2
1216
4

Prize Pool[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

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Previews[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Videos and Photos[edit]

VODs[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Hans Oelschlägel (2018-11-02). "Intel® Extreme Masters Chicago 2018 group stage brackets announced". ESL.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Hans Oelschlägel (2018-08-09). "Intel Extreme Masters selects Chicago as its new home for 2018, 2019 & 2020". IEM.
  3. "They tasted IEM glory in Katowice and now they're coming for the Windy City!". IEM. 2018-08-17.
  4. "They took the title in Cologne, now they're hungry for another win towards the Intel Grand Slam!". IEM. 2018-08-18.
  5. Hans Oelschlägel (2018-08-14). "Intel® Extreme Masters: Chicago 2018 - NA Qualifier Distribution Modified". ESL.
  6. "Post-FACEIT Major Roster Update". Fnatic. 2018-09-21.
  7. Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-09-24). "As of today, I am no longer the coach of the Renegades CS:GO team.".
  8. "North welcomes cadiaN - gade returns from loan". North. 2018-09-27.
  9. Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos (2018-09-27). "Once a Renegade, always a Renegade". Renegades.
  10. "THANK YOU KARLO". Renegades. 2018-09-29.
  11. Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos (2018-09-30). "Newest Pair from Down Under". Renegades.
  12. "twist Returns". Fnatic. 2018-10-02.
  13. Lucas Aznar "LucasAM" Miles (2018-10-08). "AZR: "Bringing kassad back is a permanent thing"". HLTV.org.
  14. "STYKO returns to starting lineup". mousesports. 2018-10-15.
  15. Fnatic (2018-10-17). "Brollan becomes our fifth".
  16. eUnited (2018-10-23). "Welcome to eUnited, FNS".
  17. Joe "tolkienfanatic" Cardali (2018-11-04). "kassad to miss IEM Chicago". Dust2.us.
  18. Chet "ImAPet" Singh (2018-11-06). "Quick announcement, not going to be attending the rest of @IEM Chicago due to personal family issues.".