Intel Extreme Masters

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The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) are a product of the ESL. In 2006, when the Intel sponsored European tournament saw room for expansion outside of European, especially in North American markets, Intel provided funds for a worldwide tournament, billing it as the Intel Extreme Masters.In 2007, when established, the IEM established a format of many smaller qualifying events, leading up to a large final event that is held at CeBIT. All of the Grand Finals have been held at CeBIT. Starting in 2008, the Tournament was billed as being worldwide, boasting participants from Europe, North America, and Asia. Although Counterstrike 1.6 was the only game offered in the first season, the variety of games has increased greatly, to the four that were offered during Season 5. World of Warcraft was offered during Season 4, but was dropped for Season 5. The Season 5 Finals will be held at CeBIT and will included a US$130,000 prize pool.

Games offered in Intel Extreme Masters: Counter-Strike (Seasons 1 - 6), Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne (Seasons 1-2, 3: Asian Championship Finals - CS1.6 and Asian Championship Finals - WoW, 4: Global Challenge Chengdu, 5: Global Challenge Shanghai), World of Warcraft (Seasons 2: Global Challenge Dreamhack, 3-4), Quake Live (Seasons 4-5), StarCraft II (Seasons 5-6), League of Legends (LoL) (Seasons 5: World Championship (LoL Invitational), 6)

The Counter-Strike 1.6 tournament was considered one of the Counter-Strike Majors from 2008 to 2012.


IEM Season I
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM I World Championship 2007 (2007-05-15 to 2007-05-20) Pentagram G-Shock H2k Gaming
IEM Season II
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM II Global Challenge Los Angeles 2007 (2007-10-18 to 2007-10-21) Fnatic SK Gaming
IEM II World Championship 2008 (2008-03-06 to 2008-03-09) mousesports e-STRO
IEM Season III
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM III Global Challenge Los Angeles 2008 (2008-10-03 to 2008-10-05) SK Gaming mibr
IEM III Global Challenge Montreal 2008 (2008-10-17 to 2008-10-19) Fnatic SK Gaming
IEM III Global Challenge Dubai 2008 (2008-10-22 to 2008-10-25) mousesports ESC Gaming
IEM III Asian Championship Finals 2008 (2008-11-13 to 2008-11-16) e-STRO Lunatic-hai
IEM III American Championship Finals 2008 (2008-11-21 to 2008-11-23) mibr compLexity Gaming
IEM III Asian Championship Finals II 2009 (2009-01-16 to 2009-01-18) wNv Teamwork WeMade FOX
IEM III European Championship Finals 2009 (2009-03-03 to 2009-03-08) mTw Team ALTERNATE
IEM III World Championship 2009 (2009-03-06 to 2009-03-08) Fnatic Meet Your Makers
IEM Season IV
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM IV Global Challenge Gamescom 2009 (2009-08-20 to 2009-08-23) mousesports mTw
IEM IV Global Challenge Chengdu 2009 (2009-10-01 to 2009-10-03) SK Gaming Fnatic
IEM IV Global Challenge Dubai 2009 (2009-10-17 to 2009-10-24) Fnatic Meet Your Makers
IEM IV American Championship Finals 2009 (2009-12-11 to 2009-12-13) Evil Geniuses compLexity Gaming
IEM IV European Championship Finals 2010 (2010-01-14 to 2010-01-17) mousesports Fnatic
IEM IV Asian Championship Finals 2010 (2010-02-05 to 2010-02-09) WeMade FOX Ultimax Gaming
IEM IV World Championship 2010 (2010-03-06 to 2010-03-08) Natus Vincere Fnatic
IEM Season V
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM V Global Challenge Shanghai 2010 (2010-07-29 to 2010-08-01) Fnatic TyLoo
IEM V American Championship Finals 2010 (2010-10-08 to 2010-10-10) playArt Evil Geniuses
IEM V European Championship Finals 2011 (2011-01-20 to 2011-01-23) Fnatic mTw
IEM V World Championship 2011 (2011-03-01 to 2011-03-05) Natus Vincere Frag eXecutors
IEM Season VI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM VI Global Challenge Guangzhou 2011 (2011-10-01 to 2011-10-05) Fnatic mousesports
IEM VI Global Challenge New York 2011 (2011-10-13 to 2011-10-16) SK Gaming Team WinFakt
IEM VI Global Challenge Kiev 2012 (2012-01-19 to 2012-01-22) Natus Vincere SK Gaming
IEM VI World Championship 2012 (2012-03-06 to 2012-03-10) ESC Gaming Natus Vincere
IEM Season X
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM X gamescom 2015 (2015-08-05 to 2015-08-08) Team EnVyUs Team SoloMid
IEM X San Jose 2015 (2015-11-21 to 2015-11-22) Natus Vincere Team SoloMid
IEM X Taipei 2016 (2016-01-29 to 2016-02-02) The MongolZ Renegades
IEM X World Championship 2016 (2016-03-02 to 2016-03-05) Fnatic Luminosity Gaming
IEM Season XI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM XI Oakland 2016 (2016-11-19 to 2016-11-20) Ninjas in Pyjamas SK Gaming
IEM XI World Championship 2017 (2017-03-01 to 2017-03-05) Astralis FaZe Clan
IEM Season XII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM XII Sydney 2017 (2017-05-03 to 2017-05-07) SK Gaming FaZe Clan
IEM XII Oakland 2017 (2017-11-16 to 2017-11-19) Ninjas in Pyjamas FaZe Clan
IEM XII World Championship 2017 (2017-02-27 to 2017-03-04) TBD TBD


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