The group stage of the ongoing CS:GO event Intel Extreme Masters XII – Chicago has completed, determining six participants of the playoffs stage.
The group stage featured sixteen teams competing in two GSL groups, with initial matches being best-of-one and the following matches being best-of-three. The winner of each group advanced directly to the semifinals, while the teams placed second and third made it to the quarterfinals.
The matches within the playoffs stage will be played on November 9th – 11th. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be best-of-three, the grand finals will be best-of-five.
IEM Chicago 2018 is being held on November 6th – 11th at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, USA. The prize pool is set at $250,000, the winner of the event will get $100,000 in prize money. The event is part of the Intel Grand Slam.