The Chiefs will represent Australia at the prestigious finals event.
The team defeated Tainted Minds 2-0 to come out on top of the Australian circuit, entering the top eight as underdogs for the international major.
The ANZ closed qualifier kicked off at the beginning of April, with eight of Oceania’s top teams invited to battle for their spot at IEM Sydney. The Chiefs dominated and fought through the open bracket to secure their spot in the qualifier’s final. They originally knocked Tainted Minds down to the lower bracket in the initial proceedings, only for Tainted Minds to fight their way through to the qualifier’s grand final, to face The Chiefs once more.
Last night the final match took place, with Tainted Minds needing to win two best of three matches to progress to IEM Sydney. However, The Chiefs were on form and and took the series 2-0, ensuring their place at IEM Sydney.
The Chiefs will enter the comp as the local underdogs taking on some of the world’s biggest and most successful teams to compete live for a record prize pool of AUD $260,000.
Their first match will be against powerhouse Astralis on the first day of competition.
IEM Sydney will be held at the Qudos Bank Arena on May 6 and 7, 2017.