IEM Oakland Useful info:
The IEM Oakland tournament will take place on 16th- 20th November, 2016 in Oakland, USA. It drew together quite many top teams, such SK Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, etc.
The last participants of this tournament are the teams that managed to get out of the group at iBUYPOWER Masters 2016, they are FaZe Clan, Cloud9, TyLoo and Immortals. By the way, the Brasilian team outgunned Cloud9 in grand-finals and not only secured the berth, but also got the main prize.
Today is the first day of IEM Oakland, USA
12 teams are divided into 2 groups, 6 teams in each. Battles format at the group stage is best of 1 (up to 1 win). The teams that take the first places in their groups are guaranteed to participate in the semi-final. And the teams that will take 2-3 places, will fight in quarter-final battles.
Total money award is around $300,000, and it will be distributed as follows:
- 1 place – $125,000
- 2 place – $50,000
- 3-4 place – $25,000
- 5-6 place – $12,000
- 7-8 place – $5,000
- 9-10 place – $3,500
- 11-12 place – $2,000