From September 24 to October 20 UCC together with GG.BET will host an online tournament GG.BET Shuffle. 20 teams will play for a prize fund of $ 5,000 and the last slot on IEM Chicago 2018. The championship will consist of 2 stages — the group stage and the playoffs. Windigo Gaming are ready to show their maximum to take this slot!
The group stage of the competition will use the double-elimination system with the bo3 format (the final is bo5, with the advantage of 1 card from the team from the top grid). The group winner goes to the playoff. At the moment we know only 11 of 16 participants of this stage — Windigo Gaming, Virtus.pro, Red Reserve, The Imperial, Fragsters, AGO Esports, 3DMAX, Team Kinguin, Space Soldiers, Team Spirit and Sprout. One more team will receive an invitation, and the remaining 4 will be determined based on the results of the closed qualifiers.
8 teams will play in the GG.BET Shuffle playoff — 4 invited directly (so far only 2 are known — ENCE Esports and OpTic Gaming) and 4 more from the group stage. The decisive stage of the competition will be held according to the classical Olympic system with a single elimination. The format of all matches is bo3.
IEM Chicago 2018 is a tournament with a $250,000 prize fund. It will take place from November 6 to 11 in Chicago, USA. 16 best teams of the world will compete for the title of the champion and their part of the prize fund.