The IEM Sydney dates are May 3-7 at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
IEM Sydney is a Counter Strike tournament organized by ESL and sponsored by IEM, and this is its inaugural event. The eight-team tournament will utilize the Swiss format with a best-of-five final. The prize pool is $200,000.
Seven teams are confirmed to be in attendance, including Renegades, Astralis, OpTic, SK Gaming, North, FaZe Clan and Vici Gaming, which won the Chinese qualifier. The eighth team will be decided in the Australia/New Zealand closed qualifier.
Australis has become an area of intrigue in the Counter-Strike community with Renegades, a team comprised of Australian players.