FORMAT

16 teams will compete for 8 spots in the playoffs

  • Two GSL groups of 8 teams
  • Group 2nds play groups 3rds in the first round of playoffs
  • Group winners are seeded directly into the semifinals

qualification

iem sydney 2019 slot distribution:

  • 8 Invited & 8 Qualified teams
  • 1 slot from the European Qualifier
  • 1 slot from the North American Qualifier
  • 3 slots from the Asian Qualifier
  • 3 slots from the Oceania Qualifier

prize pool

total: $250,000 usd

1st: $100,000

2nd: $42,000

3rd-4th: $20,000

5th-6th: $10,000

7th-8th: $6,000

9th-12th: $5,000

13th-16th: $4,000

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