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May 29 - Jun 4th, 2023
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Get ready to witness some of the most prestigious events in the CS:GO esports world! Intel Extreme Masters, or IEM, started small but has now turned into a global phenomenon, attracting attention from fans and bettors alike from all corners of the world. This year's IEM events are nothing short of spectacular, with IEM Katowice, IEM Rio, IEM Dallas, and IEM Cologne promising to be action-packed full of excitement.

IEM Rio 2023 is just around the corner, and fans can hardly contain their excitement to see their favorite teams in action. With the stakes high, fans are already scouring for information about the competing teams, match results, and everything else they need to make informed bets before the events kick off. It's time to gear up and prepare for the IEM experience of a lifetime with Rivalry at the helm!

A Brief History of IEM

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Since it's inception in 2006 by ESL, IEM has become the longest-running pro-game tour worldwide, showcasing events for the most popular online games like StarCraft II, World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

In the first-ever IEM season, competitors from 24 different European countries vied for victory in two main esports disciplines: CS:GO and WoW, with a staggering prize pool of 160,000 euros up for grabs. Fast forward to 2013, and the first IEM CSGO main event was held at the Spodek Arena, in Katowice, Poland, featuring 16 of the top teams from around the world. The IEM Katowice event featured a generous $250,000 prize pool. Fnatic took home the inaugural IEM event, triumphing over Ninjas in Pyjamas in the Grand Finals.

IEM Katowice holds a special place in the hearts of fans, being the longest-running IEM tournament, even breaking viewship records in 2017 with over 46 million concurrent viewers tuning in to watch events unfold. With a slew of other professional IEM tournaments like IEM Sydney, IEM Oakland, IEM World Championship, IEM Chicago, and tons more, there's always something to look forward to in the world of IEM.

IEM 2023: Full Schedule

Here is the full schedule for all the IEM events unfolding in 2023.

  • IEM Katowice 2023: February 1 - 12. (Won by G2 Esports with Heroic as the runner-up)
  • IEM Rio 2023: April 17 - 23 (Won by Team Vitality with Heroic as the runner-up)
  • IEM Dallas 2023: May 29 - June 4
  • IEM Cologne 2023: July 25 - August 6
  • IEM Fall (Dates and location TBA)

IEM 2023: Tournament Format

Each IEM tournament may have slightly differing formats. For example, Katowice event features three stages: the Play-In, Group Stage, and the Playoffs. There were 24 teams competing in the Play-In stage.

IEM Dallas 2023: Format

IEM Dallas 2023 is hosted at Dreamhack Dallas, held at the Kay Bailey Convention Center. Events will begin on May 29, running until June 4. There are 16 teams competing in the initial Group Stage, split into two groups of eight each. Opening matches are best-of-one, while all following games are best-of-three.

The top three teams from Group A and B advance to the Playoffs. All matches in the Playoffs are as a single-elimination bracket, and all matches are played as best-of-three.

The prize pool for IEM Dallas 2023 is a whopping $250,000 with the lion's share of $100,000 awarded to the winning team, who also get an automatic qualification to IEM Cologne.

IEM Rio 2023: Format

IEM Rio 2023 is hosted at the Jeunesse Arena, and begins with the Group Stage on April 17, with 16 competing teams. They are split into two double-elimination groups with eight teams in each. Opening matches are played as best-of-one while all following games are best-of-three.

The top three teams from each group, 6 squads in total, advance to the Playoffs. Group Stage winners advance to the Semifinals, and runners-up move onto the Quarterfinals as high-seeds in the upper bracket while the 3rd-placed teams are in the lower bracket. All matches in the playoffs are a single-elimination bracket, where matches are best-of-three.

The IEM Rio 2023 Grand Final winner takes home $100,000, the lion's share of the $250,000 overall prize money and an automatic qualification to IEM Cologne 2023.

IEM Dallas 2023: Competing Teams

The IEM Dallas are divided up into two groups, A and B, consisting of 8 teams each, all listed below.

Group A

IEM Dallas 2023: Group A

  • 9Z Team (South American Qualifier) - dgt, max, dav1deuS, buda, try
  • Fnatic (European Qualifier) - mezii, nicoodoz, doeJ, FASHR, f0rest
  • FURIA Esports (ESL Partner Team) - yuurih, arT, KSCERATO, drop, saffee
  • G2 Esports (ESL Partner Team) - huNter-, NiKo, m0NESY, jks, HooXi
  • Heroic (ESL Partner Team) - stavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, sjuush, Jabbi
  • MOUZ (ESL World Ranking) - frozen, JDC, xertioN, torzsi, dexter
  • Nouns Esports (North American Qualifier) - cj, MarkE, Bwillis, cynic, nosraC
  • OG (European Qualifier) - regali, F1KU, NEOFRAG, niko, flameZ

Group B

IEM Dallas 2023: Group B

  • Astralis (European Qualifier) - Buzz, Altekz, dev1ce, gla1ve, blameF
  • Cloud9 (European Qualifier) - buster, sh1ro, Ax1Le, HObbit, nafany
  • Complexity Gaming (ESL Partner Team) - JT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, hallzerk
  • ENCE (ESL Partner Team) - Snappi, maden, dycha, SunPayus, NertZ
  • Evil Geniuses (Local Hero Invite) - Behze, autimatic, neaLaN, wiz, refrezh
  • FaZe Clan (ESL World Ranking) - rain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz
  • Grayhound Gaming (Oceanic Qualifier) - Sico, INS, AliStair, Liazz, Vexite
  • Team Liquid (ESL Partner Team) - EliGE, NAF, oSee, nitr0, YEKINDAR

Where to watch all IEM 2023 matches

All IEM Dallas 2023 matches and IEM tournaments will be broadcast live in English on the ESL CS:GO Twitch and YouTube channels. There are primary and secondary streams available to stream all matches occurring at the same time.

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Who are the teams to watch in IEM Dallas 2023?

Heroic, FURIA, and Cloud9 are definitely three teams to keep an eye on, as they are consistently performing well in IEM tournaments this year, coming just shy of clutching the win.