iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 is over with the victory of Immortals who defeated Cloud9 in grand final. Despite the loss, Cloud9 will join IEM: Oakland together with FaZe Clan, TyLoo and Brazilian players from Immortals.
IEM: Oakland 2016 is scheduled on November 19-20, in Oakland, USA. The best CS:GO roster will compete for the reward of $300,000 and champion trophy. Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, G2 eSports and other famous teams will join the event.
Previous Intel Extreme Masters tournament took place in March 2016, and resulted in Fnatic winning. Luminosity (currently SK Gaming) took the second place. Fnatic will not participate in the upcoming event and will not be able to prove their success, but SK Gaming have a chance to demonstrate that they are still one of the strongest CS:GO rosters.
Group tossup is as following:
Group A: Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, G2 eSports, TyLoo, Immortals, Astralis;
Group B: SK Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, Mousesports, Heroic.