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14.12.2017
Announcing the dates and format of the IEM World Championship CS:GO qualifiers!

Want to compete at the world’s largest esports event? Here’s how you can get there.

04.12.2017
Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017 breaks through with additions of PUBG and VR Challenger League

ESL and Intel continue the 12th IEM season nearly doubling viewership from IEM Oakland 2016 at over 28 million.

22.11.2017
$200,000 in two days - Recapping the PUBG Invitational at IEM Oakland 2017

20 teams of 4 players competed in 8 intense battle royale matches to take home glory, pride and their share of the $200,000 prize pool this past weekend at IEM Oakland.

21.11.2017
Ninjas in Pyjamas with the back to back victory at Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017

Last weekend, Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017 saw a thrilling CS:GO tournament and a legendary team living up to its former glory.

17.11.2017
Astralis leaving Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017

This morning the management of Astralis informed ESL staff that the team would be traveling back to Denmark. The dialogue with the team was courteous, professional and constructive.

11.11.2017
Immortals withdraw from IEM Oakland 2017, Renegades added to lineup

Immortals unable to field majority of invited roster for Oakland, and by rule, withdraw from the event; will be replaced by Renegades.

10.11.2017
Meet the Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland PUBG Invitational broadcast team!

The faces and voices who will be bringing you the action live from the Oracle Arena.

10.11.2017
Meet the CS:GO broadcast team for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

These are the faces and voices who will be bringing you all the action live from the tournament.

10.11.2017
Revealing the IEM Oakland goodie bag contents!

Everything you need to know about this year’s goodie bags for Plus, Premium and Global Elite ticket holders.

10.11.2017
IEM Oakland kicks off in one week. Check out our predictions for the first round match-ups of group B

The $300,000 event at the Oracle Arena in Oakland promises to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year. The world’s best teams are competing for a first place prize of $125.000 and the Intel Grand Slam goes into its next round, raising the stakes even higher. Here are Group B’s first round

09.11.2017
Our predictions for the first round CS:GO group A matches of of IEM Oakland!

The $300,000 event at the Oracle Arena in Oakland promises to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year. The world’s best teams are competing for a first place prize of $125,000 and the Intel Grand Slam goes into its next round, raising the stakes even higher. Here are the first round match

08.11.2017
The teams to watch at the IEM Oakland PUBG Invitational!

We check in to see how teams are shaping up in the lead-up to IEM Oakland.

06.11.2017
Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund – a brief look at the career of arguably Counter-Strike’s #1 player ahead of IEM Oakland

Ahead of IEM Oakland, get a closer look at one of the game’s legends, as past year’s rendition of the event was NiP’s last major trophy in CS:GO.

06.11.2017
Meet all of the teams competing at the IEM Oakland PUBG Invitational

Meet the direct invites, as well as the teams who qualified to the first North American PUBG LAN at IEM Oakland!

03.11.2017
Crimson Esports to replace Avangar in the IEM Oakland PUBG Invitational

Avangar have failed to fulfil the travel documentation requirements and have been disqualified.

30.10.2017
The five storylines to follow at Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

Check out the latest developments in the CS:GO scene and how they impact the $300,000 IEM Oakland.

27.10.2017
Everything you need to know about tickets to ESL One and IEM Katowice!

Early next year, the city of Katowice, Poland, will once again become THE place to be for any esports fan.

25.10.2017
Welcome, DreamTeam, as an official partner of Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

The first esports and gaming recruitment and management network, DreamTeam, joins IEM Oakland as a sponsor.

24.10.2017
Intel® Extreme Masters returns to Katowice for its 2018 World Championship!

The Spodek Arena in Katowice will once again host the IEM World Championship in CS:GO and StarCraft® II on March 2-4 2018!

23.10.2017
Intel Grand Slam goes into its fourth round at IEM Oakland. Are SK, G2 or FaZe going to inch one win closer to the extra $1,000,000 cash prize, or is a new team joining the race?

IEM Oakland promises to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year and the Intel Grand Slam raises the stakes even higher. Get a quick overview of the Grand Slam standings, and what it means to the scene.

19.10.2017
A look back at the Gamescom Invitational as we look forward to IEM Oakland!

17.10.2017
Announcing the CS:GO groups and format for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

See who will be facing who in the IEM Oakland CS:GO group stage.

16.10.2017
Latest invites, full qualification details & format adjustment for the IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational

Read for full details on the qualifiers, the latest invited teams and more!

12.10.2017
Welcome, Newegg, as an official partner of Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

All IEM Oakland attendees will be able to check out and purchase latest gaming technology at the Newegg booth.

06.10.2017
One more joins the final circle—welcome Alliance to IEM Oakland!

This newly formed roster will join the top teams from gamescom on the IEM main stage

04.10.2017
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS makes its Intel® Extreme Masters debut with IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational

20 teams. 80 players. One battle for $200,000. Witness PUBG live at IEM Oakland 2017!

03.10.2017
Team EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming qualify for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

The NA and EU Qualifiers determine the last two CS:GO teams headed to IEM Oakland.

25.09.2017
The MongolZ qualify to Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

Catch up on the East & Southeast Asian qualifier for IEM Oakland.

21.09.2017
The teams, brackets, and schedules are set for the EU and NA closed qualifiers for IEM Oakland!

Eight teams will compete in both EU and NA for a slot in Bay Area’s premier CS:GO tournament.

19.09.2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

24.07.2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
iAsonu and TIME come out ahead in the IEM Shanghai Chinese qualifiers

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