The playoffs have concluded in all major regions, meaning we know most of the teams going to Worlds, but there are still a few yet to be decided. It’s Gauntlet time!
If you need a refresher, here’s how it works: the top four teams in each region that didn’t qualify for Worlds play in a king-of-the-hill style tournament. That means the bottom two teams face off first, with the winner facing the next-best team and the winner of that facing off against the top team in the finals.
In the case of North America, that top team is Immortals — win one best-of-five, and a Worlds spot is theirs. But to do so, they’ll likely have to face against Cloud9, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in the semifinals.
Whichever team wins will join Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming as North America’s representatives at Worlds. Last year, TSM, CLG and Cloud9 were NA’s trio at the tournament.
Saturday, September 3
3 p.m. ET: Team Liquid vs. Team Envy
Sunday, September 4
3 p.m. ET: Cloud9 vs. Round 1 winner
Monday, September 5
11 a.m. ET: Immortals vs. Round 2 winner