IEM Taipei qualifiers revealed

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ESL have revealed details on the Asia Minor, Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, and its slot distribution

ESL have revealed details on the Asia Minor, Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, and its slot distribution. Renegades and CyberZen have received a direct invite for the tournament, while six teams will have to battle their way through qualifiers.

A total of eight teams will participate in the Asia Minor with two all-expenses-paid MLG Columbus offline qualifier slots up for grabs, as well as $50,000.

Six qualifiers for six different regions will be held in the next three weeks, with each one handing out one slot for IEM Taipei:

  • January 9 - South East Asian qualifier
  • January 9-17 - Indian and Western Asian qualifier
  • January 11-16 - Oceania qualifier
  • January 11-16 - Chinese qualifier
  • January 16 - East Asian qualifier
  • January 23-24 - Taiwanese qualifier

The remaining two slots will be going to two invited teams, which are Renegades and CyberZen, arguably two main favourites going into the tournament.

  • Renegades
  • CyberZen

From January 29-February 2, Taipei, Taiwan will play host to the Intel Extreme Masters stop that will serve as the Asia Minor, a pre-qualifier for the next major, MLG Columbus.

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