IEM New York – North America reaches playoffs

IEM New York North America has reached the playoffs. Only six teams remain of the 12 initially competing as both Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves lead their groups heading into the playoffs. A total of $60,000 is up for grabs, a substantial amount lower than that of the European division although there are also Regional Major Ranking points on the line with first place taking home 2500.

The remaining teams will compete in a best-of-three single elimination bracket with the last two standing making it to a best-of-five grand final.

Liquid is looking at a tough path, having to take down a FURIA they’ve been finding little success against just to reach an Evil Geniuses team that seems to have the best of them these days. On the other sound of the first round is New England Whalers who managed to upset FURIA 2-0 to reach this point against TeamOne. 100 Thieves as they’ll be known only for the remainder of this event await the winner of that match.

Thursday, October 15

15:00  –  FURIA vs.  Liquid
18:30  –  New England Whalers vs.  TeamOne

Friday, October 16

15:00  –  Evil Geniuses vs.  FURIA/ Liquid
18:30  – Fifth place decider

Saturday, October 17

15:00  –  100 Thieves vs.  New England Whalers/ TeamOne

Sunday, October 18

15:00  – Third place decider
15:00  – Grand final

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