We are thrilled to welcome the current Intel® Extreme Master World Champions, FNATIC, to IEM Sydney 2018! The Swedes will join Renegades, FaZe Clan, SK Gaming, mousesports, Cloud9, Natus Vincere, and 9 other teams in the battle for the coveted trophy, and a share of the AUD$310,000 (US$250,000) prize pool, as well as a win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.
Currently 4th in the ESL World Ranking with 1,762.3 points.
FNATIC at the IEM World Championship
The Swedes had an absolutely fantastic run in Katowice, and showcased amazing, world-class CS:GO. They breezed through the group stage straight to the semifinals with wins over Heroic, G2 Esports, and FaZe Clan. In the semifinals, they defeated Liquid, to once again meet with FaZe Clan in the grand final. And what a grand final it was! All 5 maps, two overtimes, and a seemingly never-ending roller-coaster of emotions, concluding with a 3-2 victory for FNATIC. We hope to see the same kind of action in Sydney!
FNATIC concludes our list of invited teams! The reaming 9 slots will be determined through qualifiers, as well as the GG:Origin tournament.