News Archive

19.09.2017 17:06 (Cat: Season 12, Oakland)

Updating the IEM rulebook: teams can now request to participate in qualifiers outside their home regions given proper cause

In special cases outlined below, teams can petition to play in a qualifier outside of their home region.

07.09.2017 19:25 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Reigning IEM Oakland champions return to defend their title - welcome, Ninjas in Pyjamas!

Last year, it was the Swedes of Ninjas in Pyjamas who lifted the trophy in the Oracle Arena. Will they repeat their success?

05.09.2017 19:46 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

The Major runner-ups are coming to Oakland - welcome, Immortals!

The Brazilians took second place at the most recent Valve Major. Can they take it all at the Oracle Arena this November?

01.09.2017 11:50 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Three teams have their chance to qualify for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

Teams from around the globe have their shot to compete at the Bay Area’s premier esports event.

04.08.2017 17:01 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

The current Major champions are heading to Oakland for their first ever Intel® Extreme Masters!

Gambit Esports join the team lineup of IEM Oakland.

30.07.2017 11:31 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

The Intel® Extreme Masters Shanghai 2017 champion has been crowned!

See how the semifinals and grand final unfolded on the last day of IEM Shanghai.

29.07.2017 12:01 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

Only four players remain in the running for the IEM Shanghai championship!

See how the quarterfinal matches played out on day three of Intel® Extreme Masters Shanghai.

28.07.2017 13:33 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

The playoffs are set for Intel® Extreme Masters Shanghai!

Matches of groups C and D determined which last four players will compete in the playoffs.

27.07.2017 13:22 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

First four players qualify to the playoffs of IEM Shanghai!

Intel® Extreme Masters Shanghai kicked off at ChinaJoy with groups A and B delivering some exciting matches.

26.07.2017 13:02 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

IEM Shanghai 2017: Group D Preview and Predictions

In this fourth and final edition of our preview series, we go into group D.

26.07.2017 12:54 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

IEM Shanghai 2017: Group C Preview and Predictions

In the third edition of this series, we take a closer look at group C from the Ro16 at IEM Shanghai.

25.07.2017 14:10 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

IEM Shanghai 2017: Group B Preview and Predictions

In the second part of our four-part series, we’re taking a deeper look at group B.

24.07.2017 17:49 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

IEM Shanghai 2017 - Group A preview and predictions

In this four-part series, we will take a deeper look at each group in the Ro16 at IEM Shanghai, including the stats, predictions and rivalries that could plague each player's conscience as they prepare for an incredibly difficult task to be written in IEM history. We begin with the group that houses the King of Katowice, the most recent IEM champion TY Group A TYPenguiNBunnyDark The starting group of the tournament has two favourites - and rightfully so - as champions of IEM and SSL look to m

24.07.2017 16:00 (Cat: IEM, General, ESL One CS:GO, ESL One Dota 2, ESL Pro League - CS:GO, Announcement)

ESL aligns with ESIC’s recommendation on sanctions for cheating in esports

Updating the tournament rules for IEM, ESL One, ESL Pro League series, ESEA and amateur competitions.

19.07.2017 16:49 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

Welcome Acer as the official desktop PC and notebook sponsor of Intel® Extreme Masters Shanghai!

The IEM Shanghai 2017 players and broadcast team will be powered by Acer’s latest technologies

18.07.2017 17:31 (Cat: Shanghai, Season 12)

The IEM legacy in China - take a trip back to some of the best moments of StarCraft® II at our Chinese events!

Our Chinese stops delivered many unforgettable StarCraft II moments. Let’s relive some of the best of them ahead of IEM Shanghai!

12.07.2017 17:15 (Cat: Shanghai)

The faces and voices for our 34th StarCraft® II event at Intel® Extreme Masters!

The old guard join together once again to keep you extremely entertained and well informed!

30.06.2017 16:43 (Cat: Shanghai)

The tournament of Champions - the Intel® Extreme Masters Shanghai player lineup is now complete!

All qualifiers have completed as 16 of the finest SC2 players join together for the battle of Shanghai.

26.06.2017 23:59 (Cat: Oakland)

Is it finally their time to shine? Team Liquid head to Oakland for Intel® Extreme Masters!

Team Liquid will power up the North American representation at IEM Oakland.

26.06.2017 22:00 (Cat: Oakland)

Cloud9 join the lineup - welcome the first North American team to Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

The North American fan favorites join an already stacked tournament.

26.06.2017 12:00 (Cat: Shanghai)

iAsonu and TIME come out ahead in the IEM Shanghai Chinese qualifiers

Our 5th/6th players to IEM Shanghai secured.

23.06.2017 22:01 (Cat: Oakland)

The Intel® Extreme Masters Sydney champions are returning to Oakland!

SK gaming take another shot at the Oakland title after finishing second last year.

23.06.2017 21:04 (Cat: Oakland)

The ESL Pro League Season 5 champions are coming to take Oakland!

G2 Esports will once again compete at our Bay Area event.

23.06.2017 20:47 (Cat: Oakland)

Tickets to IEM Oakland 2017 are on sale now!

Join us at the Oracle Arena for two days of top-tier CS:GO at IEM Oakland 2017

22.06.2017 17:59 (Cat: Oakland)

Intel® Extreme Masters World Champions return! - Astralis headline IEM Oakland!

Astralis on the hunt for their 3rd title of 2017!

22.06.2017 17:59 (Cat: Oakland)

Back to back Intel® Extreme Masters finalists FaZe Clan return to Oakland 2017!

The hunt continues for FaZe who look to clinch their first IEM trophy!

22.06.2017 17:58 (Cat: Oakland)

Brace yourself, Oakland, Intel® Extreme Masters is coming back to the Bay Area!

Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland returns to the West Coast for the 4th year!

12.06.2017 18:25 (Cat: IEM, Announcement, Announcement, New York 2017, Cologne 2017)

Intel and ESL announce biggest multi-event deal in esports history

Introducing Intel as ESL’s Global Technical Partner for all amateur and pro tournaments, as well as the brand-new $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam for CS:GO.

30.05.2017 10:26 (Cat: Season 12, Shanghai)

Intel® Extreme Masters returns with its 34th StarCraft® II event to be hosted in Shanghai

IEM heads back to China where the very best SC2 players will compete for their share of a $25,000 prize pool and WCS points

17.05.2017 08:35 (Cat: Sydney)

Inaugural Intel® Extreme Masters in Sydney attracts 7,000 fans on each event day, nearly 8 million unique viewers online

Intel Extreme Masters, the longest-running global pro gaming circuit in the world, celebrated the start of its 12th season with the first-ever event on the Australian continent. IEM Sydney was played out on May 6 -7, when the world's best teams in Counter Strike: Global Offensive took to the stage at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney's Olympic Park. Over 7,000 fans on each of the event days filled the stadium, and nearly 8 million unique viewers tuned into the online broadcast. An exciting group stag