The six-team bracket for IEM Oakland has been revealed, IEM announced Monday. In the first round of the tournament, Brazil’s INTZ e-Sports will face off against Europe’s Unicorns of Love, while Oceania’s Chiefs eSports will take on Korea’s Longzhu Gaming.
North America’s Team SoloMid and Taiwan’s Flash Wolves received first-round byes due to their regular season performances. TSM will play the winner of INTZ vs. Unicorns of Love, while Flash Wolves will play the winner of Chiefs vs. Longzhu.
The field shrank from eight teams to six over the course of the offseason, when Splyce, Immortals and I May dropped out. Unicorns of Love took Splyce’s spot, and TSM briefly dropped out after Doublelift announced he was taking the Spring Season off. TSM later announced it would be rejoining, leaving the tournament with six teams. While an official announcement has not yet been made, speculation points to former TSM AD Carry Jason “WildTurtle” Tran filling in for this tournament.
Here’s the schedule. The tournament will reportedly be played on Patch 6.21, so before the preseason changes.
All times PST.
Saturday, November 19 - Quarterfinals (best-of-three)
Broadcast Begins - 10 AM
INTZ E-Sports vs. Unicorns of Love - 10:45 AM
Showmatch - 2:15 PM
Chiefs eSports vs. Longzhu Gaming - 5:45 PM
Sunday, November 20 -- Semifinals (best-of-three) and final (best-of-five)
Semifinal #1 - 10 AM
Semifinal #2 - 1:30 PM
Grand Finals - 5 PM