In addition to this, we can also confirm that, in order to ensure a the most balanced regional spread possible throughout all qualified teams, the eighth and final slot will go to the second-placed team in the LCK at the end of the first half of the season (14th February): CJ Entus, who have also accepted their invite.
CJ Entus is no stranger to Intel Extreme Masters and has a storied history of competition there, having won the Intel Extreme Masters trophy in 2013 when CJ Frost and CJ Blaze competed in a historic final in Hannover. Their current lineup includes veteran players such as Shy, Ambition, Space and MadLife, who were part of these two historic teams and now once again have a chance at lifting the Intel Extreme Masters trophy.
As such, the complete list of qualified teams for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship is now finalized as:
- Team WE (Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen)
- Cloud 9 (Intel Extreme Masters San Jose)
- Gambit Gaming (Intel Extreme Masters Cologne)
- yoe Flash Wolves (Intel Extreme Masters Taipei)
- GE Tigers (first place LCK team)
- CJ Entus (second place LCK team)
- SK Gaming (first place EU LCS)
- TSM (first place NA LCS)
Get your ticket to the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship at the Spodek arena in Katowice from March the 12th to the 15th right here!