Today IEM: New York 2020 for CIS teams starts. This tournament is organized by ESL as part of the IEM series and is therefore a RMR event. From October 13-25, 12 teams will compete for a total prize pool of $50,000, the winner will receive $20,000 and 2,500 RMR Points.
Team Spirit, Natus Vincere, Nemiga Gaming, Virtus.pro, ESPADA, Winstrike, Gambit Esports are on the list of participants. The teams received direct invites based on the position in the RMR-rating of their region.
These teams passed the qualifications:
- Cyber Legacy
A direct invite was taken away from Hard Legion, as their place in the RMR rating was earned by a dishonest method. zoneR (former coach HL) used a bug with the coaching camera. The place of this team was played between HellRaisers and iG.International, where HR celebrated the victory.
Group "A": Natus Vincere, forZe, Virtus.pro, k23, Cyber Legacy, Espada
Group “B”: Winstrike Team, Nemiga Gaming, Ethereal, Team Spirit, Gambit Esports, HellRaisers
The group stage is held according to the following system: two groups - 6 teams each. All teams will play each other only once. Matches are best of 3. The top three teams in each group advance to the playoffs. The grand final will be held in the format - best of 5
Distribution of the prize fund at IEM: New York 2020 CIS:
1 place: $20,000 + 2500 RMR Points
2 place: $7,000 + 2344 RMR Points
3 place: $4,000 + 2188 RMR Points
4 place: $4,000 + 2031 RMR Points
5 place: $3,000 + 1875 RMR Points
6 place: $3,000 + 1719 RMR Points
7 place: $2,000 + 1563 RMR Points
8 place: $2,000 + 1406 RMR Points
9 place: $1,500 + 1250 RMR Points
10 place: $1,500 + 1094 RMR Points
11 place: $1,000 + 938 RMR Points
12 place: $1,000 + 781 RMR Points