In the list of participants in the closed selection stage, fnatic and FunPlus Phoenix joined four owners of direct invites: Complexity, ENCE, mousesports and Team Spirit. The last two slots will be occupied by the finalists of the second open qualifier, which will take place on October 15-16.
The final part of the qualifying round for Europe will take place on October 18-19. Eight participants will face off in the Double Elimination bracket in three slots.
As a reminder, IEM Winter 2021 is scheduled for December 2-12 in LAN format. Sixteen teams, including representatives of the CIS represented by Gambit and Virtus.pro, will compete for a prize pool of $ 250,000.