Gyeonggi, South Korea
Dec 16th - 18th - Goyang Sports Complex
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This year, Intel Extreme Masters will return to South Korea and hold its first ever Asian stadium event in the province of Gyeonggi. It's been eight years since IEM last visited South Korea back in 2008 and held tournaments for World of Warcraft®, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Warcraft III, and we are excited to return to what many consider to be the home of esports.

Schedule

Full schedule is available here.

Date

Dec 16th - 18th 2016

Prize Pool

League of Legends - Prize Pool

The prize pool will be a total of US$100,000 and will be broken down as follows:

  • 1st place: US$50,000
  • 2nd place: US$20,000
  • 3rd/4th place: US$10,000
  • 5th-6th place: US$3,500
  • 7th-8th place: US$1,500

Starcraft 2 - Prize Pool

The prize pool will be a total of US$35,000 and will be broken down as follows:

  • 1st place: US$15,000
  • 2nd place: US$6,000
  • 3rd/4th place: US$2,500
  • 5th-8th place: US$1,500
  • 9th-12th place: US$500
  • 13th-16th place: US$250

Overwatch - Prize Pool

The prize pool will be a total of US$100,000 and will be broken down as follows:

  • 1st place: US$50,000
  • 2nd place: US$20,000
  • 3rd/4th place: US$10,000
  • 5th-6th place: US$5,000
Format

League of Legends - Tournament Format

The Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends World Championship will begin with a group stage where the first round of matches are bo1 and the concecutive games are bo3.

The four best teams from the group stage will move on to the playoffs which will consist of best-of-three semifinals and a best-of-five grand final.

Starcraft 2 - Tournament Format

The sixteen players will be split into four groups of four. The group stage will be double elimination best of three matches. Top two players from each group (eight in total) will advance to the playoffs which will be a single elimination best of five bracket with the grand final being a best of seven.

The seeding for group stages will be based on results from this year’s WCS Global Finals as well as each player's respective WCS ranking.

Starcraft 2 - Map Pool

• Daybreak • Vaani Research Station • Echo • Habitation Station • Overgrowth • Newkirk Precinct • Whirlwind

Overwatch - Tournament Format

The Overwatch tournament will feature 4 Korean and 2 European teams.

The tournament will feature two bo5 quater finals Friday, two bo5 semi finals Saturday and one bo5 Grand final Sunday.

Games
Location

The Goyang Sports Complex is in the center of the city of Goyang, and is home to a number of sports and recreation facilities. The stadium has hosted numerous K-Pop concerts, was the setting for Psy's "Gentleman" music video, and has served as the home field for the South Korea national football team. This winter, IEM will join the star-studded line-up of events by bringing intense esports competition to the complex.

Address

1601, Jungang-ro, Ilsanseo-gu,
Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
South-Korea

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