Eight best EU and NA teams around the world will be battling for a staggering $250,000 prize pool and it will be held at United Center Chicago.
Intel Extreme Masters will return to Chicago to celebrate one of the longest rivalries in e-sports: NA vs EU.
Two double-elimination formats (GSL) Groups. Each group will have four teams and the group stage will be seeded accordingly based on the ESL CS: GO World Rankings.
All matches are best-of-three and top two teams of each group will advance to the Playoffs.
Playoffs will be played on a single-elimination bracket and all games are best-of-three and grand finals will be best-of-five.