The grand final of the Oceania qualifier for Intel Extreme Masters Sydney just concluded and Chiefs managed to grab the eighth and final spot over Tainted Minds by winning the grand final 2-0. Chiefs made great progress throughout the qualifier as the favored team. Coming from the upper bracket, they managed to take the series by winning the two maps 16-12 and 16-8 respectively. This now secures their presence at Qudos Bank Arena, where they will meet the other powerhouse teams at IEM Sydney.
Besides Vici Gaming, who won the Chinese qualifier, they are the second team to earn a spot alongside international top teams. They join the lineup of Astralis, FaZe Clan, SK Gaming and the remainder of the Sydney 8 for the first ever esports stadium event in Australia, playing in a Swiss group stage first.
The matches of the first round at IEM Sydney:
- Astralis vs. Chiefs Esports Club
- FaZe vs. Renegades
- SK Gaming vs. Vici Gaming
- North vs. OpTiC Gaming
Check out our wrap up on the prior rounds of the ANZ qualifier
Stay tuned for more details on the Sydney 8, as our article series continues shortly taking a closer look on FaZe and the other remaining teams in the tournament. In case you missed them, check out the first two on SK Gaming and Astralis.
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