As recently announced, Team Liquid will no longer be attending IEM Beijing-Haidian as their dense tournament and travelling schedule was too exhausting for the team recently. In a video directed at fans looking forward to seeing Liquid in action at the tournament, Star player Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski opened up about the team feeling “drained and exhausted” as a result of jet lag and constant travelling. We wish them the best and hope to see them soon at an IEM event in China in the future.
Finnish squad ENCE will replace them in Beijing hoping to add another trophy to their cabinet in China. Having made the IEM Katowice CS:GO Major Grand Final earlier this year, they have proved to be one of the strongest teams out there throughout the season and we cannot wait to watch them play live at IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019.
The eight teams participating in the event are as follows: ENCE, Astralis, Team Vitality, Evil Geniuses, FaZe Clan, Mousesports, ViCi Gaming and TYLOO.