It has been revealed that Maincast in cooperation with GG.Bet will host an online qualifier event for Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV – Beijing called GG.Bet Beijing Invitational, which will be held on September 16-19th.
The organizers have already invited G2 Esports with Heroic and will reveal another five invited teams in the coming days. The final participant will have to make it through the open qualifier scheduled for September 7-8th.
Eight participants will compete in the group stage and playoffs. During the first stage the teams will compete in two GSL groups with best-of-three series. Then, top two teams from each group will advance to the second stage and compete in a single elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three semifinals and best-of-five grand finals. The winner of the event will qualify for IEM XIV – Beijing, while the runner-up will receive $5,000 in prize money. The official broadcast can be found here.
Intel Extreme Masters XIV – Beijing will be held on November 7-10th and feature 8 teams competing for a $250,000 prize pool. The event is also part of the second season of Intel Grand Slam.