Organizers IEM Oakland in 2016 found a replacement Splyce team that refused to participate in the tournament for the League of Legends. Instead, the Danes will play in the championship team Unicorns of Love. IEM Oakland Tournament 2016 will be held November 19 and 20 at the Oracle Arena stadium in Oakland, USA. Unicorns Of Love took the sixth place in the first stage of the EU LCS Summer 2016 and fourth place in the playoffs of the summer season.
The team had a good chance to get to the World Cup, but in the final match of the regional finals she lost Splyce with a score of 2: 3. Splyce team refused to participate in IEM Oakland in 2016 to give players a rest after a busy summer season. Just a few months the Danish team reached the final EU LCS Summer 2016 bootcamp held in South Korea and participated in 2016 Season World Championship. Earlier, an invitation to the US declined tournament Team SoloMid, because one of the team’s players decided to pause in his career. Intel Extreme Masters Oakland in 2016 will be held from 19 to 20 November.
Eight teams will play the group stage for the GSL system, the top two teams from each group will go to the playoffs single-elimination. The list of participants – two winner qualifying for the regions Wild Card (INTZ e-Sports and The Chiefs eSports Club), LMS Summer 2016 champions (Flash Wolves) and LPL Summer 2016 (Royal Never Give Up), and the Immortals. Two slots will go to the teams, which will replace the Team SoloMid and Splyce. The third slot will receive the best party LCK Summer 2016, which will come in the quarterfinals KeSPA Cup. The prize IEM Oakland – 50,000. Tournament winner will receive an invitation to the IEM World Championship in Katowice.
The current list of participants IEM Oakland 2016:
- Royal Never Give Up
- Flash Wolves
- INTZ e-Sports
- The Chiefs eSports Club
- Unicorns Of Love