Intel Extreme Masters announced the six teams that will battle for their share of the $100,000 prize pool at the IEM Gyeonggi in Goyang, South Korea.
The tournament will run from December 16th – December 18th with the following teams attending:
- Afreeca Freecs Blue
- Kongdoo Panthera
- LuxuryWatch Red
This will be the first event for the new rosters of Rogue and Misfits after their crazy three team player trade.
It will also be the first big tournament for LW Red, who qualified for the APEX Season 2 Promotion tournament, where they are looking to get a spot for the next season of OGN’s Overwatch league. LW Red qualified as the combined first place from the APEX Challenger Seasons 1 and 2.
Kongdoo Panthera is looking for revenge after not making it to the playoffs of APEX Season 1, despite having the, at the time, top 3 ranked players in the world on their roster. Their tank player Evermore is also the first ever player to reach 5000 Skill Rating in Overwatch.