Over the last couple of weeks, we have been informing you about one of the largest CSGO events of this year – PGL Major Antwerp, and since all of us had fun with this event, it is time to move on to the next one.
On Monday, May 30th, IEM Dallas opened up for 16 CSGO teams to go against each other trying to establish dominance in the North-American gaming territory once again.
The teams that take part in this tournament are FaZe, Astralis, G2, Vitality, NiP, MIBR, Complexity, Liquid, and many other elite teams.
The tournament is packed with interesting events and a great time is guaranteed for all of us that are watching it. The last day of the tournament is supposed to be the 5th of June when the final match will take place and the North-American conquerors will be crowned.
In case you were planning on closely following the event or trying your luck by betting on the CSGO matches, here are some things that you should certainly know going into the tournament.
IEM Dallas Schedule and Matchups
The IEM Dallas event is divided into two groups of eight teams each. They will play against each other in a double-elimination group stage format, where only the top 3 teams from each group will move on to the single-elimination phase.
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Before making any bets, it is important to know as much as possible about the teams and players you are betting your money on. Here are some of the details that might have an impact on how the matchups will turn out.
The roster of ENCE will suffer a bit due to the absence of their rifler, Lotan “spinx” Giladi, while Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski will come in as a replacement and try to cover the empty spot.
What might be a silver lining in this unexpected switch is that “Snax” has some experience when it comes to the number of maps played – with over 2000 of them, it will be interesting to see if he can use all of that accumulated knowledge and pull some hidden tricks out of his sleeve.
Team Ninjas In Pajamas (NIP)
Ninjas In Pajamas will also play without their star player – this time, their in-game leader, Hampus “hampus” Poser will have to miss the event due to still unknown reasons. His place will be filled with Erik “ztr” Gustafsson, who will try to earn his spot in the NIP roster and maybe establish himself as a permanent member of the team.
The last team on our list is the Brazilian squad – MIBR. Unfortunately, they have encountered some visa issues that resulted in a roster change. Instead of their young prospect Berno “brnz4n” Polleto, their coach, Bruno “BIT” Fukuda Lima will have to use a joker card and fill in the player spot.
Events this big rarely present us with scenarios like this one, so it will be interesting to see if his coaching experience can prove to be of additional use when he steps into the arena as a player once again.