NRG Esports took first place in Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII Shanghai Championship. In the Grand Final the American CS:GO squad outplayed TyLoo. In the first stage of playoffs NRG managed to beat the strongest opponent like Gambit Esports. The Kazakhstan team lost to NRG with a score of 2-0.
Second semi-final match Virtus.pro vs TyLoo ended with a victory of the Chinese (2-0). At the qualifying stage, NRG and Virtus.pro fulfilled top of Group A. Group B was headed by TyLoo and Gambit Esports.
IEM Shanghai 2018 Championship scheduled for August 1-6 in China at the arena of Shanghai New International Expo Center. Total prize pool of the event is $250,000.
Prize pool distribution:
- NRG Esports – $125k
- TyLoo – $50k
- Gambit Esports – $22k
- Virtus.pro – $22k
- HellRaisers – $10k
- B.O.O.T-dream [S] cape – $10k
- 5POWER – $5.5k
- Grayhound Gaming – $5.5k