IESF World Championship 2022 CS:GO Playoffs – Which countries made it in?
We are entering the final stretch of the IESF CS:GO World Championship happening in Bali this week. Eight teams are entering Playoffs with $100k on the line.
After accumulating over 88 viewers in the 2021 edition of this global event, IESF will definitely look to boost those numbers as more competitive teams have been invited to the qualifiers. If you are interested in this event and want to place a wager or two, we will hook you up with all the necessary information regarding this tournament so do not miss out.
IESF World Championship 2022 Format & Teams
There is little to say about the IESF World Championship 2022 format. After the offline qualifier, we will see a total of eight teams battle it out across an upper and lower bracket(double-elimination format).
Basically, participating teams can only lose one match in the event. Everyone starts in the upper bracket and the losers move down to the lower bracket of the tournament. Whoever loses the match in the lower bracket is eliminated from the event. Every match, except the grand final, is played in the best of three format. As for the grand final, we are going to see a best of five format used. It is also important to mention that the team that reaches the grand final from the upper bracket will have an automatic 1-0 lead in maps.
Past IESF events did not bring much in terms of prize money. However, this edition of the IESF World Championship saw a lot of changes and now, eight teams will compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money. Even though this is not a spectacular number either, it is okay for the low level of competition this event brings.
It is also important for you to know that there are only three spots that will claim their share of prize money, and it looks like this:
- 1st – $50,000
- 2nd – $30,000
- 3rd – $20,000
As we mentioned above, the offline qualifiers just finished. There are three places up for grabs with 31 teams participating. Here’s the eight rosters that booked their spot for IESF World Championship 2022 Playoffs:
- Team Indonesia – Host country
- North Macedonia – qualified via European Championship
- Argentina – qualified via IESF Panam Open
- Vietnam – qualified via Asian Championship
- Algeria – qualified via African Championship
- Mongolia – qualified via Groups
- Germany – qualified via Groups
- Team IESF (Russia) – qualified via Groups
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Smart bets For IESF World Championship 2022
Now that you learned all there is about the structure and teams that qualified for this event, it is time to talk about who the smart money is on in this event. The fact is, there are a lot of unknown teams competing here and the possibility to make money from CSGO betting on this championship is high.
Two teams are hard favorites to win this event.
North Macedonia – given the fact that this line-up is basically BLUEJAYS roster, we are expecting big things from dan1 and his squad. It is also important to mention that these guys are defending the IESF World Championship title that they won back in 2021. We are positive that they have what it takes to go all the way yet again as we do not see Vietnam, Algeria, or Indonesia having a chance against North Macedonia in this one.
Germany – This is no one else but BIG fielding their academy roster and we already know that they are very capable. All in all, pay attention to team Germany as they are also among the favorites to lift the trophy.
The Playoffs duels are yet to be decided.
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