The playoffs teams for Intel® Extreme Masters Sydney have been determined!

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Australia’s biggest esports event to date is currently underway with CS:GO teams battling for the first IEM championship of season 12. The Swiss group stage kicked off yesterday with its first matches and continued today with four teams securing a coveted spot in the tournament playoffs. After some hard-fought matches, it will be SK Gaming, FaZe Clan, Astralis and OpTic Gaming who will compete in front of the Australian crowd at the Qudos Bank Arena on May 6-7.


  • Renegades vs. ViCi on cobblestone 16:5
  • OpTic vs. Chiefs on train 16:4
  • North vs. FaZe on cache 16:19
  • SK Gaming vs. Astralis on inferno 16:12
  • North vs. Chiefs on nuke 13:16
  • FaZe vs. OpTic on train 16:6
  • Renegades vs. Astralis on nuke 3:16
  • Chiefs vs. OpTic on train 10:16

Missed any of today’s matches? Head over to our VOD playlist!

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See you at the playoffs!

We cannot wait to see SK Gaming, FaZe Clan, Astralis and OpTic play in front of the Australian crowd at the Qudos Bank Arena. Watch history be made as Australia experiences its first ever esports stadium event - get your ticket or tune in online! Saturday's semifinals will be as follows:

  • SK Gaming vs. OpTic Gaming
  • Astralis vs. FaZe Clan

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