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Intel Extreme Masters

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Intel Extreme Masters (abbreviated as IEM) is the longest-running global pro gaming tour in the world. In 2006, when the Intel-sponsored European tournament saw room for expansion outside of Europe, especially in North American markets, Intel provided funds for a worldwide tournament, billing it as the Intel Extreme Masters. In 2007, when established, IEM established a format of many smaller qualifying events, leading up to a large final event that was held at CeBIT. Starting in 2008, the tournament was billed as being worldwide, boasting participants from Europe, North America, and Asia.

Throughout its 15 seasons, the competition features events across multiple continents for various games including Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, Quake Live, DotA, StarCraft II, League of Legends, and more.

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 2007-03-15 to 2007-03-18 Team Pentagram H2k Gaming
IEM Season II
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM II Global Challenge Los Angeles 2007-10-18 to 2007-10-21 Fnatic SK Gaming
IEM II World Championship 2008-03-06 to 2008-03-09 mousesports e-STRO
IEM Season III
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM III Global Challenge Los Angeles 2008-10-03 to 2008-10-05 SK Gaming mibr
IEM III Global Challenge Montreal 2008-10-17 to 2008-10-19 Fnatic SK Gaming
IEM III Global Challenge Dubai 2008-10-22 to 2008-10-25 mousesports ESC Gaming
IEM III Asian Championship Finals 2008-11-13 to 2008-11-16 e-STRO Lunatic-hai
IEM III American Championship Finals 2008-11-21 to 2008-11-23 mibr X3O Gaming
IEM III Asian Championship Finals II 2009-01-16 to 2009-01-18 wNv Teamwork WeMade FOX
IEM III European Championship Finals 2009-03-03 to 2009-03-08 mTw ALTERNATE aTTaX
IEM III World Championship 2009-03-06 to 2009-03-08 Fnatic Meet Your Makers
IEM Season IV
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM IV Global Challenge Gamescom 2009-08-20 to 2009-08-23 mousesports mTw
IEM IV Global Challenge Chengdu 2009-10-01 to 2009-10-03 SK Gaming Fnatic
IEM IV Global Challenge Dubai 2009-10-17 to 2009-10-24 Fnatic Meet Your Makers
IEM IV American Championship Finals 2009-12-11 to 2009-12-13 Evil Geniuses compLexity Gaming
IEM IV European Championship Finals 2010-01-14 to 2010-01-17 mousesports Fnatic
IEM IV Asian Championship Finals 2010-02-05 to 2010-02-09 WeMade FOX Ultimax
IEM IV World Championship 2010-03-06 to 2010-03-08 Natus Vincere Fnatic
IEM Season V
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM V Global Challenge Shanghai 2010-07-29 to 2010-08-01 Fnatic TYLOO
IEM V American Championship Finals 2010-10-08 to 2010-10-10 compLexity Gaming Evil Geniuses
IEM V European Championship Finals 2011-01-20 to 2011-01-23 Fnatic mTw
IEM V World Championship 2011-03-01 to 2011-03-05 Natus Vincere Frag eXecutors
IEM Season VI
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM VI Global Challenge Guangzhou 2011-10-01 to 2011-10-05 Fnatic mousesports
IEM VI Global Challenge New York 2011-10-13 to 2011-10-16 SK Gaming Team WinFakt
IEM VI Global Challenge Kiev 2012-01-19 to 2012-01-22 Natus Vincere SK Gaming
IEM VI World Championship 2012-03-06 to 2012-03-10 ESC Gaming Natus Vincere
IEM Season X
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM X gamescom 2015-08-05 to 2015-08-08 Team Envy Team SoloMid
IEM X San Jose 2015-11-21 to 2015-11-22 Natus Vincere Team SoloMid
IEM X Taipei 2016-01-29 to 2016-02-02 The MongolZ Renegades
IEM X World Championship 2016-03-02 to 2016-03-05 Fnatic Luminosity Gaming
IEM Season XI
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM XI Oakland 2016-11-19 to 2016-11-20 Ninjas in Pyjamas SK Gaming
IEM XI World Championship 2017-03-01 to 2017-03-05 Astralis FaZe Clan
IEM Season XII
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM XII Sydney 2017-05-03 to 2017-05-07 SK Gaming FaZe Clan
IEM XII Oakland 2017-11-16 to 2017-11-19 Ninjas in Pyjamas FaZe Clan
IEM XII World Championship 2018-02-27 to 2018-03-04 Fnatic FaZe Clan
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM XIII Sydney 2018-05-01 to 2018-05-06 FaZe Clan Astralis
IEM XIII Shanghai 2018-08-01 to 2018-08-06 NRG Esports TYLOO
IEM XIII Chicago 2018-11-06 to 2018-11-11 Astralis Team Liquid
IEM XIII World Championship 2019-02-13 to 2019-03-03 Astralis ENCE
IEM Season XIV
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM XIV Sydney 2019-04-29 to 2019-05-05 Team Liquid Fnatic
IEM XIV Chicago 2019-07-18 to 2019-07-21 Team Liquid ENCE
IEM XIV Beijing 2019-11-07 to 2019-11-10 Astralis 100 Thieves
IEM XIV World Championship 2020-02-24 to 2020-03-01 Natus Vincere G2 Esports
IEM Season XV
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM XV New York Online: Europe 2020-10-06 to 2020-10-11 FaZe Clan OG
IEM XV New York Online: North America 2020-10-06 to 2020-10-18 FURIA Esports 100 Thieves
IEM XV New York Online: CIS 2020-10-13 to 2020-10-25 Nemiga Gaming
IEM XV Beijing Online: Europe 2020-11-06 to 2020-11-22 Team Vitality Natus Vincere
IEM XV Beijing Online: North America 2020-11-06 to 2020-11-22 Chaos Esports Club Triumph
IEM XV Beijing Online: Oceania 2020-11-13 to 2020-11-22 Renegades ORDER
IEM XV Beijing Online: Asia 2020-11-13 to 2020-11-22 ViCi Gaming TYLOO
IEM XV Global Challenge 2020-12-15 to 2020-12-20 Astralis Team Liquid
IEM XV World Championship 2021-02-16 to 2021-02-28 Gambit Esports
IEM XV Melbourne 2021-08-17 to 2021-08-22 Cancelled
IEM Season XVI
Event Date Winner Runner-up
IEM XVI Summer 2021-06-03 to 2021-06-13 Gambit Esports OG
IEM XVI Cologne 2021-07-06 to 2021-07-18 TBD TBD
IEM XVI Fall 2021-09-28 to 2021-10-10 TBD TBD
IEM XVI Winter 2021-12-02 to 2021-12-12 TBD TBD