Since announcing the IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational, the response from the community has been more amazing than we could have imagined. New teams have formed, rosters have been picked up by organizations, and PUBG broke records with 2 million concurrent players.
So far, five teams have accepted their invitation to the IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational. TSM, Team Liquid, and Alliance will represent Europe while Luminosity and Noble Esports will head to the Oracle Arena to play for the North American region.
TWO NEW INVITES
We are excited to say that two more teams have accepted their invitations to the IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational this November.
The month-old PUBG squad of Gorilla Core Esports will represent Europe at IEM Oakland while Cloud9's revamped roster will represent North America on home turf. Stay tuned for more invites in the coming weeks as the remaining five teams are announced!
MAIN EVENT - FORMAT CHANGE
We have decided to increase the number of team invitations from 10 to 12, which would help with the facilitation of our online qualifier process. This means that eight spots remain for teams to make their way to IEM Oakland through the open qualifiers.
HOW TO QUALIFY
In addition to the invited rosters, four teams from Europe and four teams from North America will punch their tickets to IEM Oakland through the open qualifiers.
Qualifiers will be held on the weekend of October 28-29. You can find all important information regarding the qualifiers here.
WATCH THE TOURNAMENT LIVE!
We're looking forward to seeing you on the servers for the upcoming qualifiers and in the stadium LIVE at the Oracle Arena on November 18 and 19!
More information about Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland is available at iem.gg/oakland2017 as well as the IEM Twitter and Facebook pages. For the latest news from ESL and PUBG, be sure to follow @ESLPUBG on Twitter and Facebook as well. Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to check out iem.gg/oaklandtickets for more information about the types of tickets available.