IEM Dallas: Mindfreak exit ESL Impact Finals with 0-2 loss to BIG EQUIPA; MOUZ, Encore hit the rail after elimination in Dallas

IEM Dallas & ESL Impact Finals streams, schedule and more.

With the PGL Antwerp Major concluded, eyes now turn to Texas for IEM Dallas — North America’s first tier one CS:GO tournament in two years. Will Major champions FaZe Clan go back-to-back inside of a fortnight? And what of Aussie hopes Encore?

  • Mindfreak drop out of ESL Impact finals to CLG Red & BIG EQUIPA
  • MOUZ drop to Vitality on day two
  • Encore exit on day one with losses to FaZe, Astralis

It was a brave effort from our ladies at Mindfreak but they’ll exit the ESL Impact League Finals without a win following heavy losses to CLG Red and BIG EQUIPA.

Vivienne “BiBiAhn” Quash (34-42) topped the charts for Mindfreak but it wouldn’t be enough against arguably two favourites to take home the trophy in the inaugural offline finals.

Mindfreak could only muster six T rounds across their three maps, but to have an Australian female CS:GO team going toe-to-toe with the best halfway across the world is an achievement unto itself.

LAN experience aside, Mindfreak won’t be leaving their Dallas trip empty-handed following their qualification for DreamHack Valencia via the North American qualifier. Expect to see the girls back in action in Spain in July.

Our male Australian contingent have all had their IEM Dallas dreams dashed, following MOUZ’s 0-2 (14-16, 7-16) loss to Team Vitality in the lower bracket.

Chris “dexter” Nong’s men scraped through day one with a 2-0 win over Movistar Riders, but their run would last just one best-of-three series longer, going down to the Frenchmen on Inferno and Mirage.

Meanwhile, it was exit stage right for Encore who, despite their best efforts, have been eliminated on day one of IEM Dallas following losses to FaZe Clan (5-16) and Astralis (3-16, 9-16).

To be fair, it was always going to be a tough task against last week’s PGL Major Champions and an Astralis line-up hungry to prove their underperformance in Antwerp was just an anomaly.

Encore’s slow start cost them in the best-of-one opener against FaZe. The Boys managed just two T rounds as Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken and Robin “ropz” Kool gave no respect in the single mapper.

A won pistol round on the CT side gave some hope to Encore fans but it wouldn’t last, with the squad forced into the lower bracket to face Astralis.

And things wouldn’t improve for the Aussies; picking Vertigo, Encore once again were left picking up the pieces following a 2-13 T half, with Asger “Farlig” Jensen leading the Danes to a 16-3 win.

Encore’s tournament hopes relied on a Nuke win, but Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, who underperformed in Astralis’ best-of-one opener against Vitality, bounced back in a big way to secure a 9-6 T half for the Danes.

Jared “HaZR” O’Bree (19-19, 1.12 HLTV rating) was the best of the Oceanic squad, who put up some resistance on their own T half, but the mountain was too high to climb — Encore eventually eliminated 16-9.

Encore will now prepare for the EPL Conference in Sweden in a little over a fortnight, where they’ll be joined by Oceanic rivals Renegades and Vertex.

We’re covering everything IEM Dallas — streams, schedule, results, team lists and more.

IEM Dallas & ESL Impact League Streams

IEM Dallas Primary Stream: ESL CSGO

IEM Dallas Secondary Stream: ESL CSGO B

ESL Impact League Primary: ESL CSGO GG

ESL Impact League Secondary: ESL CSGO GG 2

IEM Dallas & ESL Impact League Groups

IEM Dallas Groups

Group AGroup B
FaZe Clan (ESL Partner Invite)FURIA (ESL Partner Invite)
Astralis (ESL Partner Invite)Ninjas in Pyjamas (ESL Partner Invite)
G2 Esports (ESL Partner Invite)Team Liquid (North American Qualifier)
ENCE (ESL Partner Invite)MIBR (Replacement)
MOUZ (European Qualifier)Complexity (North American Qualifier)
Team Vitality (ESL World Ranking)BIG (Replacement)
Encore (Oceanic Qualifier)Cloud 9 (ESL World Ranking)
Movistar Riders (Replacement)Imperial (South American Qualifier)

ESL Impact League Season 1 Finals Groups

Group AGroup B
BIG EQUIPA (EU Division)Nigma Galaxy Female (EU Division)
CLG Red (NA Division)Please Send Help (NA Division)
Black Dragons Female (SA Division)FURIA Esports Female (SA Division)
Mindfreak (Oceania Qualifier)ATK (South African Qualifier)

IEM Dallas & ESL Impact League Schedule

ESL Impact League Season 1 Finals Playoffs Schedule & Results

MatchTeamsTime (AEST)
Semi-Final 1Nigma Galaxy Female 2-1 BIG EQUIPA2am
Semi-Final 2CLG Red 1-2 FURIA Esports Female5:30am
Grand FinalFURIA Esports Female 1-2 Nigma Galaxy Female10:10am

ESL Impact League Season 1 Finals Group Stage Results

MatchTeamsTime (AEST)
Group A Opening Match (Bo1)CLG Red 16-2 Mindfreak2am
BIG EQUIIPA 12-16 Black Dragons3:40am
Group B Opening Match (Bo1)Nigma Galaxy Female 16-0 ATK5:20am
Please Send Help 2-16 FURIA Esports Female7am
Group A Winners MatchCLG Red 22-20 Black Dragons8:40am
Group B Winners MatchNigma Galaxy Female 19-17 FURIA Esports Female11:20am
Group A Elimination MatchMindfreak 0-2 BIG EQUIPA12pm
June 5
Group B Elimination MatchATK 0-2 Please Send Help2am
Group A Decider MatchBIG EQUIPA 2-0 Black Dragon5am
Group B Decider MatchPlease Send Help 0-2 FURIA Esports Female8am

IEM Dallas Schedule – Playoffs (June 4 – 6)

MatchTeamsTime (AEST)
Quarter-Final 1G2 1-2 FURIAJul 4, 4am
Quarter-Final 2FaZe Clan 1-2 Cloud 9Jul 4, 7:30am
Semi-Final 1ENCE 2-0 FURIAJul 5, 2am
Semi-Final 2BIG 1-2 Cloud 9Jul 5, 5:30am
Grand Final (Bo5)ENCE 0-3 Cloud 9Jul 6, 2am

IEM Dallas Results – Day 1 (May 31)

MatchTeamsTime (AEST)
Group AG2 16-5 Movistar Riders2am
Upper Round 1 (Bo1)MOUZ 9-16 ENCE
FaZe Clan 5-16 Encore3:10am
Astralis 12-16 Vitality
Group BFURIA 16-9 Imperial4:20am
Upper Round 1 (Bo1)Liquid 6-16 Cloud 9
NiP 10-16 BIG5:30am
MIBR 16-4 Complexity
Group A Lower Round 1 (Bo3)Movistar Riders 0-2 MOUZ6:40am
Group A Upper Round 2 (Bo3)G2 0-2 ENCE
Group A Lower Round 1 (Bo3)Encore 0-2 Astralis10:10am
Group A Upper Round 2 (Bo3)FaZe Clan 2-0 Vitality

IEM Dallas Results – Day 2 (June 1)

MatchTeamsTime (AEST)
Group B Lower Round 1Complexity 0-2 NiP2am
Imperial 0-2 Liquid
Group B Upper Round 2FURIA 2-0 Cloud 95:30am
Group A Lower Round 2MOUZ 0-2 Vitality
Group B Upper Round 2MIBR 0-2 BIG9am
Group A Lower Round 2G2 2-1 Astralis

IEM Dallas Results – Day 3 (June 2)

MatchTeamsTime (AEST)
Group B Lower Round 2NiP 0-2 Cloud 92am
Liquid 2-0 MIBR
Group A Lower Bracket FinalVitality 0-2 G25:30am
Group A Upper Bracket FinalFaZe Clan 1-2 ENCE
Group B Upper Bracket FinalFURIA 1-2 BIG9am
Group B Lower Bracket FinalLiquid 0-2 Cloud 9

IEM Dallas & ESL Impact League Rosters

There were three late changes to the attendee list for IEM Dallas. PGL Major runner-ups Natus Vincere withdrew from the event due to visa issues and pending a roster change following the departure of Boombl4.

European qualifiers Entropiq also encountered visa issues, while qualifier Heroic were forced to withdraw due to COVID. BIG, Movistar Riders and MIBR will replace the three teams based upon ESL’s World Rankings.

LookingForOrg rebranded to Encore, and will open their IEM Dallas account against Major Champions FaZe Clan.

IEM Dallas Team Rosters

FaZe ClanrainbrokyTwistzzkarriganropz
Ninjas in PyjamasREZPlopskies3tagBrollanztr*
Cloud 9nafanysh1rointerzAx1LeHObbit
Team VitalityapEXZywOomisutaaadupreehMagisk
Team LiquidEliGENAFoSeeshoxnitr0
Complexity GamingJTFaNgfloppyGrimjunior
Imperial EsportsFalleNferfnxboltzVINI
Movistar RidersmopozALEXDeathZzSunPayusdav1g

ESL Impact League Season 1 Rosters

Nigma Galaxy FemaleANatwenty3vilgatoryKat
BIG EQUIPAAidyD7_KCAidaaaJenny_RZana
CLG Reddi^EmyGooseBreederJulikelsie
Please Send HelpSennalovergirlJesscasPiggyKiKimadss
FURIA Esports FemalekaahGaBiizaaolgaMari
Black Dragons Femaleyunghergoddessjulihnanipoppins

Nicholas Taifalos

Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos got his start publishing the escapades of some of Australia's pioneers in Counter-Strike and Dota overseas. Now, he turns his eye to events closer to home, from grassroots projects to the height of Oceanic competition and everything in-between. He still hopes for the day Dota makes a glorious return to the pinnacle of OCE esports.

Nicholas Taifalos
Nicholas Taifalos
Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos got his start publishing the escapades of some of Australia's pioneers in Counter-Strike and Dota overseas. Now, he turns his eye to events closer to home, from grassroots projects to the height of Oceanic competition and everything in-between. He still hopes for the day Dota makes a glorious return to the pinnacle of OCE esports.



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