Prepare for the ultimate showdown as ESL unveils the first wave of participants bound for IEM Sydney 2023. With a blend of Partner Team invites, ESL World Ranking qualifiers, and a local champion, the stage is set for an electrifying esports spectacle Down Under.
Among the contenders for IEM Sydney 2023’s $250,000 prize pool, only two teams from the Top 12 of the ESL World Rankings are absent: the #1 ranked HEORIC and #8 ranked Astralis. The remaining ten teams are poised to battle it out in Sydney for their chance at glory and a piece of the prize.
The final five teams will be determined through four qualifying events:
- European Qualifier (x2) on 23-25th August, being attended by 9INE, Apeks, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OG, and 4 teams from the Open Qualifiers.
- North American Qualifier on 24-25th August, being attended by Complexity Gaming, Nouns Esports, and 2 teams from the Open Qualifiers.
- Asian Qualifier on 24-25th August, being attended by The MongolZ, ex-Rare Atom, and 2 teams from the Open Qualifiers.
- Oceanic Qualifier on 22-23rd August. being attended by Rooster, VERTEX Esports Club, and 2 teams from the Open Qualifiers.
IEM Sydney is scheduled for October 20th to 22nd, and tickets are already in high demand. To dive deeper into event details, check out our dedicated announcement article or visit the official IEM Sydney 2023 website. Don’t miss out on this thrilling experience!
Explore the complete roster and line-up details below.
Team Vitality (S-Tier / #2 ESL / #2 HLTV)
G2 Esports (A-Tier / #3 ESL / #3 HLTV)
ENCE (A-Tier / #4 ESL / #4 HLTV)
FaZe Clan (B-Tier / #5 ESL / #5 HLTV)
Cloud9 (B-Tier / #6 ESL / #8 HLTV)
Natus Vincere (B-Tier / #7 ESL / #9 HLTV)
GamerLegion (B-Tier / #9 ESL / #7 HLTV)
MOUZ (C-Tier / #10 ESL / #10 HLTV)
Monte (C-Tier / #11 ESL / #15 HLTV)
Fnatic (C-Tier / #12 ESL / #14 HLTV)
Grayhound Gaming (D-Tier / #32 ESL / #30 HLTV)