IEM Sydney is drawing closer, and so far half of the sixteen teams have been revealed. In addition to the standard direct and qualifier invites, one team will be invited through the GG.Bet Sydney Invitational.
Ten teams will be invited directly by GG.Bet to take part in the tournament, with the list of participants to be revealed soon. Taking place online from 25-31 March, the GG.Bet Sydney Invitational will consist of two stages; eight of the teams will start in the Group Stage, held in GSL format with Bo1 initial matches and Bo3 deciders. The winning team of both groups will join the remaining two invited teams in the Bo3 Playoffs, with each series being a Bo3 Single-Elimination.
On March 31, the winning team will earn the largest share of the $5000 prize pool and a coveted invite to IEM Sydney 2019.