Intel Extreme Masters San Jose is kicking off this weekend at the SAP Center and will be North America's biggest CS:GO tournament to date, with eight teams to battle it out for a US$100,000 prize pool and the Intel Extreme Masters trophy.
Team EnVyUs have withdrawn from the event due to safety concerns. One of the players was on his way to the airport in France when it was starting to be evacuated and planes were subsequently diverted. In light of recent events, the team has decided not to travel to San Jose.
We understand and respect Team EnVyUs's decision due to the current situation in France, and we hope to see EnVyUs at another Intel Extreme Masters event soon.
The French team's withdrawal has freed up a spot for a new team to complete in San Jose, and third/fourth placed team from the iBUYPOWER Cup Counter Logic Gaming has been contacted about filling it.
UPDATE: Counter Logic Gaming accepted the invitation and will complete the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose CS:GO lineup.
Due to this change, the tournament's bracket will be being readjusted as follows:
- G2 Esports vs. Counter Logic Gaming
- Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid
- Natus Vincere vs. Luminosity Gaming
- Team Liquid vs. Virtus.pro
There are still tickets available for North America's first ever stadium CS:GO event so be sure to grab yours here!
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