Our CS:GO team is set to participate in the intense competition of the IEM Dallas 2023 Europe Closed Qualifier, taking place from Friday, March 31, to Monday, April 3. This high-stakes event serves as the battleground for teams to secure one of the two coveted spots in the main tournament, IEM Dallas 2023.
Featuring a formidable lineup of opponents, the Europe Closed Qualifier will see four teams - Cloud9, fnatic, Spirit, and OG - who have earned their invitations based on their ESL Ranking. In addition, three teams, aside from ourselves - Ninjas in Pyjamas, GODSENT, and sYnck - have qualified through the open qualifiers, joining us in the heated competition.
The qualifier will follow a double-elimination format, with each match being a Best of Three series. Our team will need to demonstrate exceptional skill and strategy in order to emerge victorious and claim their place at the main event.
Coach Casle on the upcoming qualifier
- If we can maintain the same level of performance as we did in the open qualifier, we will be in a strong position for the upcoming BO3 matches this weekend. Our team is focused on building upon our recent success and utilizing the experience we've gained thus far to achieve our goals.
- A strong start is always beneficial in BO1 matches. In the Open Qualifier, we were quick to bounce back, even if we fell behind initially. This adaptability is something we've been working on, aiming to improve our resilience and ability to recover in high-pressure situations. Our team's focus on learning and adapting from our previous experiences will be crucial in the upcoming matches.
Should the team succeed in securing one of the two spots, they will need to book flight tickets to Dallas, Texas, as the IEM Dallas 2023 main event will be held on LAN. There, they will face off against 16 teams, all vying for a share of the impressive $250,000 prize pool. The main event is scheduled to run from May 29 to June 4.
So far, 12 teams have already qualified for IEM Dallas 2023, including:
- Grayhound (Oceania Qualifier)
- Evil Geniuses
- Nouns (NA Qualifier)
With high-caliber teams and an electric atmosphere, the IEM Dallas 2023 Europe Closed Qualifier promises to be an exhilarating event. Our team is gearing up to showcase their skill, determination, and teamwork as they strive to secure their place among the world's elite at IEM Dallas 2023.