Nail-biting IEM Beijing About To Begin, Some Reputations On The Line

Exciting times are coming for all CS:GO fans. Us included. After the dramatic takeover on the world leader-board (where Heroic took the throne for the first time in their history), we are preparing for another exciting tournament, IEM Beijing, featuring all of your favorite players and teams.

There’s A Lot At Stake At IEM Beijing

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Beijing, which is just about to start for the Europe and North America divisions (Oceania and Asia will start their tournaments on the 13th November), will be the last installment of the qualifying series leading up to IEM Global Challenge 2020 which is being held in December.

For those of you not familiar with a concept: IEM is a huge tournament held in few phases and across all over the world. It is categorized as an S-Tier Tournament, meaning it belongs in the highest grade of tournament within the esports world, with huge prizes and all of the highest ranked teams from all over the globe taking part. Also, this is one of the oldest tournaments in general, this year being its 15th edition. As mentioned, it will have its grand finale in December, in the form of IEM Global Challenge, where winners of IEM New York (NA winner), DreamHack Open Fall (EU winner), and IEM Beijing (both EU & NA winners) will qualify directly. With two of those tournaments done already, you can easily see why IEM Beijing is pretty important for both the teams and their fans. There is a lot at stake, not just regarding reputation, but there are also some big bucks in play: prize pool of half a million dollars.

Some Have A Lot To Lose, Some Have A Lot To Prove

So far only two teams have filled their spots for the December tournament: Heroic as the winner of the DreamHack Open Fall and FURIA as the winner of IEM New York. After the two Beijing qualifying tournaments are done, we’ll possibly know two more spots, but the rest will definitely be determined from the world standings on November 23rd.

All of the best teams in the world are competing in these tournaments so now’s your chance to test your knowledge and your luck. We’ve already set up new fixtures that are, as usual on our site, free to play, and include many matches from the upcoming IEM Beijing.

What do you think, who has the best chances for winning? Will everyone’s favorite Astralis finally reserve their spot in the final tournament? Will Vitality, who almost qualified through DreamHack, retaliate and justify their current ranking as the second best team in the world? We’ll find out soon, but before we do, you have just enough time to make your predictions and put your assumptions and expertise to the test. Pick 6 correct match scores and win!