Intel Extreme Masters
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, IEM Cologne, and IEM Sydney promising to be action-packed full of excitement.
IEM Sydney sees a big reunion on the cards as professional Counter-Strike returns to Australia for the first time since 2019! 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!
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.
Here is the full schedule for all the IEM events unfolding in 2023.
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 Sydney will consist of two stages: the Group Stage and the Playoffs as sixteen teams will compete in total. The competition will begin on October 16 until October 22 for an action-packed few days.
The six best teams advance on to the playoffs, held before a live studio audience at the Aware Super Theatre.
IEM Cologne 2023 will consist of three stages. 16 teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket, starting on July 26 with the Play-In stage. Opening matches are best-of-one, while all matches are best-of-three.
Sixteen teams will then compete in the exciting Group Stage, where all matches are best-of-three. Six teams in total will advance to the Playoffs, the last two days of were held in front of a live aduence at the LAXESS Arena. G2 Esports took home the title and the lion's share of the $250,000 prize pool.
All IEM Sydney 2023 matches and future 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 accomodate all matches occurring at the same time. It's best to have two monitors so you can watch all the action unfold, without having to miss anything!
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Since Counter-Strike 2 has only just launched, it's a massive learning curve for all the teams. We'd say that MOUZ are definitely a team to keep an eye on, having won ESL Pro League S18, the most recent pro-CS tournament.