IEM Global Challenge Sao Paulo is the fifth event in the IEM Season VII circuit hosted and organized by ESL. It took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil at Campus Party. Eight qualified teams competed in a group stage and a single elimination bracket for a $ 50,000 prizepool and a direct seed into the IEM World Championship. The event was hosted by ReDeYe and the games were cast by Joe Miller, ButButButILY, Phreak and Rivington in English and by LeonButcher, Toboco and Gruntar in Portuguese.
Eight teams qualify
Top team qualifies for IEM World Championship
Eight teams divided into two groups of four
Group stage is round robin, best of one matches, top two advance to bracket stage
Bracket stage is single elimination, all matches are best of three