ESL announced Friday the final two teams invited to IEM Chicago: Renegades and G2 Esports.
The Australians and French join MIBR, Team Liquid, ENCE and Vitality at the event with two more teams to be confirmed.
All 6 invited teams are now confirmed! Next up, two qualifiers for two final spots. See all the incredible Counter-Strike action LIVE from @UnitedCenter on July 20-21: https://t.co/OXMNCQmN3W pic.twitter.com/bruWIVZm3S— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) June 21, 2019
The last two Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will be through a North American qualifier and the winner of the GG.Bet Chicago Invitational. The North American qualifier takes place June 26 and four teams have already qualified: ATK, Luminosity Gaming, Team Envy, and eUnited. The GG.Bet Chicago takes place June 25.
Astralis will be missing again from another premier tournament which is mattering less and less as the team continues to struggle. The two-time reigning Major champions recently lost at the ESL Pro League S9 Finals against Team Liquid. The Danish team finished 5th-6th.
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