IEM Oakland Survival Guide
Everything you need to know before heading to the Oracle Arena for IEM Oakland!

Key information

Where? The Oracle Arena in Oakland, California USA
When? November 19-20, 2016
Homepage: iemoakland.com
Doors open at 9AM and the show starts at 10AM on both days.
Re-entry is possible, more information under “Entering the arena”

Address: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621, USA

There are four metro lines stopping at Coliseum Station:

  •   Coliseum – Oakland Int’l Airport
  •   Dublin/Pleasanton – Daly City
  •   Fremont – Daly City
  •   Fremont - Richmont

If you are travelling by car, you can use the following coordinates:

7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
Oracle Arena is located directly off Interstate 880

Parking fees: Car/Motorcycle – $40, RV/Limo/Bus – $85

Entering the Arena

Upon entering the arena, you will be asked to show your ticket. After validating your ticket you will be able to enter the arena and you will receive a wristband designating your verified status as an IEM attendee. A full list of the things you are not allowed to bring into Oracle Arena can be found on the website. Cameras (and audio/video recording devices, tripods/monopods) and laptops/tablets are allowed for those with a press pass, all other items on that list are not permitted.

Premium Ticket

As a Premium Ticket holder, you will receive a lanyard with a pass attached to it when you exchange your ticket. This pass is your way to pick up your goodie bag. Do not lose your pass as it will not be replaced.

The goodie bags are available at the premium lounge in the BMW Club. To claim the goodie bag, present your badge at the stand and they will punch a hole in your badge to indicate that you picked up your goodie bag.

Liquid Ticket

As a Liquid Ticket holder, present your ID & ticket stub at the ESL Shop to receive the items for your Team Liquid bundle.

Side Activities and Partner Booths

There are a lot of things to do at IEM Oakland outside of the main stage matches!
Get your favorite player’s autograph! Join one of the many signing sessions and secure a signature from one of the players at the event.
Support your favorite team! Grab yourself a temporary tattoo of your favorite team at our Airbrush Tattooists or pick up a jersey at the ESL Shop.
Experience competitive gaming in virtual reality with VR livestreams and VR games available to play.

Signing Sessions: Signing sessions will take place in the venue on both Saturday and Sunday. Certain signing session will prioritize premium ticket owners, this will be made clear with the tag “Premium First Signing Session,” with other tickets holders being able to line up afterwards. The schedule for signing sessions will be posted on the website and will also be shown in the venue.

SLIVER.tv: First-ever virtual reality live-stream of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends featuring augmented live stats

Oculus: VR game Unspoken available to play powered by Oculus throughout the weekend

Totino’s: Gaming competitions on the Totino’s dueling bucking couch live from the Oracle Arena showfloor. Stop by the Totino’s booth to grab a bite of Totino’s products.

Big Game Showmatch: On the same day as the Big Game, League of Legends teams from Cal and Stanford will be battling in a five vs. five matchup live at IEM Oakland after the second LoL quarterfinal series on Saturday, November 19.

AnyKey: AnyKey Invitational between world's best women's teams CLG Red and Team Secret for gaming related charities (Able Gamers, Online SOS) on Saturday, November 19. Stop by the AnyKey booth to learn more about AnyKey initiatives and get involved!

ESL Shop: The ESL Shop will have a wide selection of ESL and team apparel for all your favorite teams! Check out our online catalogue to find out what items you might find. Limited selection and sizes will be available at the ESL Shop at the event so make sure to shop first!

Intel Fan Zone: League of Legends fans can meet their favorite players during a signing session.

GFUEL: Sample various GFUEL energy drink flavors. Whether you find yourself casually scaling Mount Everest, receiving 5 job promotions in a week, or unlocking all of the video game achievements ever created, we’ve got your back! Make the switch to Healthy Energy.

HyperX: Check out HyperX products available for purchase.

ESEA: Learn about and subscribe to ESEA. This booth will be conducting some pro player autograph sessions.

Kinguin: Photo wall activities, plush toy giveaways.

iBuyPower: PC gaming demo stations.

HSL: The High School Starleague strives towards providing high schoolers with a fun, competitive, and rewarding eSports experience, similar to traditional high school sports.

Artist Stations: Balloon crafts and temporary tattoo stations.

WeLoveFine: Purchase a select inventory of WeLoveFine’s gaming-centric merchandise.

Acer: Gaming demo stations featuring Acer products with representatives to talk to.

Xfinity: Stop by the Xfinity booth to join in on a Skype conversation between stadium attendees and well-known members of the gaming community.


All times are in PST and are estimates as matches will be played back to back.


Saturday, November 19 - Playoffs

10:45AM Quarterfinal one
2:35PM Quarterfinal two
6:20PM Showmatch one
7:50PM Showmatch two

Sunday, November 20 - Playoffs

10:00AM Semifinal one
1:50PM Semifinal two
6:00PM Grand Finals


Saturday, November 19

10:00AM Broadcast Begins
10:45AM - Quarter Final #1
14:15PM - Showmatch
17:45PM - Quarter Final #2

Sunday, November 20

09:30AM Broadcast Begins
10:00AM - Semi Final one
13:30PM - Semi Final two
17:00PM - Final (best of five)