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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