Today ESL revealed three more teams that will be attending IEM Katowice PUBG Invitational as well as the eight teams for the NA and the eight teams for the EU closed qualifiers who will each go up against eight teams from the open qualifiers.

The final European team to be directly invited to IEM Katowice, Method
The final European team to be directly invited to IEM Katowice, Method (Image by IEM on Facebook)

Method took seventh place and won $10,000 at IEM Oakland 2017 with their current roster after RaptorDaRaptor left to Tiger Mafia in November to be replaced my LaytoN from the United Kingdom. This roster has also got 7th at the Auzom Premier League Season 1 and November 2017 Curse Trials in Group B.

  • Anssi 'AndyPyro' Huovinen
  • Ludvik 'Aitzy' Jahnsen
  • Mathias 'EnergeticTurtle' Nielsen
  • Harry 'LaytoN' Layton
The second team invited from the NA region, Team Solo Mid aka. TSM
The second team invited from the NA region, Team Solo Mid aka. TSM (Image by IEM on Facebook)

The Americans Viss and SmaK started this team in May, with the final pieces falling into place with BreaK and aimPR joining in June and July. Since then they placed 3rd in the Auzom Premier League Season 1 and 6th in at the last IEM tournament, IEM Oakland 2017.

  • Colton 'Viss' Visser
  • Austin 'SmaK' Haggett
  • Gary 'BreaK' Marshall
  • Marius 'aimPR' Ionita
The last NA team to be invited to IEM Katowice 2018, Tempo Storm
The last NA team to be invited to IEM Katowice 2018, Tempo Storm (Image by IEM on Facebook)

Tempo Storm has had mixed results last year; qualifying from Group C of the November 2017 Curse Trials only to place 11th and then fail to qualify for the December 2017 Curse Trials, but they did place second and net themselves $45,000 from IEM Oakland.

  • Keane 'Valliate' Alonso
  • Diondre 'YaBoiDre' Bond
  • Luke 'Meluke' Laing
  • Samu 'Sambtyy' Kauppinen
  • Randy 'Randingo' Joiner (Substitute)
The dates and format of the Open & Closed Qualifiers
The dates and format of the Open & Closed Qualifiers (Image by IEM on Facebook)

On Sunday the 28th of January, these eight invited teams will take on the top eight teams from the Open Qualifier from the North American region.

  • Logo for eUnited eUnited
  • Logo for FlyQuest FlyQuest
  • Logo for OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming
  • Logo for Team Totality Team Totality
  • Logo for Team EnVyUs Team EnVyUs
  • Logo for Cloud9 Cloud9
  • Logo for Corn Shuckers Corn Shuckers
  • Logo for Gambino Gambino
The dates and format of the Open & Closed Qualifiers
The dates and format of the Open & Closed Qualifiers (Image by IEM on Facebook)

On the same day the top eight from the European region Open Qualifier will gear up to take on the following eight teams who ESL have directly invited to the Closed Qualifier.

  • Logo for Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
  • Logo for Team Liquid Team Liquid
  • Logo for Team Kinguin Team Kinguin
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  • Logo for Pittsburgh Knights Pittsburgh Knights
  • Logo for Alliance Alliance
  • Logo for HAVU Gaming HAVU Gaming
  • Logo for Penta Sports Penta Sports