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)

Events[edit]

Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
2017
IEM Season XI - World Championship IEM Season XI - World Championship 2017-02-26 (2017-02-25 - 2017-02-26) $150,000 Flash Wolves G2 Esports
2016
IEM Season XI - Gyeonggi IEM Season XI - Gyeonggi 2016-12-18 (2016-12-14 - 2016-12-18) $100,000 Samsung Galaxy Kongdoo Monster
IEM Season XI - Oakland IEM Season XI - Oakland 2016-11-20 (2016-11-19 - 2016-11-20) $100,000 Unicorns Of Love Flash Wolves
IEM Season XI - Challenger IEM Season XI - Challenger 2016-10-31 (2016-10-28 - 2016-10-31) INTZ eSports Chiefs Esports Club
IEM Season X - World Championship IEM Season X - World Championship 2016-03-06 (2016-03-04 - 2016-03-06) $100,000 SK Telecom T1 Fnatic
2015
IEM Season X - Cologne IEM Season X - Cologne 2015-12-20 (2015-12-18 - 2015-12-20) $50,000 ESC Ever Qiao Gu Reapers
IEM Season X - San Jose IEM Season X - San Jose 2015-11-22 (2015-11-21 - 2015-11-22) $50,000 Origen Counter Logic Gaming
IEM Season IX - World Championship IEM Season IX - World Championship 2015-03-15 (2015-03-12 - 2015-03-15) $183,414 Team SoloMid Team WE
IEM Season IX - Taipai IEM Season IX - Taipai 2015-01-30 (2015-01-28 - 2015-01-30) $50,000 Flash Wolves Taipei Assassins
2014
IEM Season IX - Cologne IEM Season IX - Cologne 2014-12-21 (2014-12-18 - 2014-12-21) $30,000 Gambit Gaming Counter Logic Gaming
IEM Season IX - San Jose IEM Season IX - San Jose 2014-12-07 (2014-12-06 - 2014-12-07) $50,000 Cloud9 Unicorns Of Love
IEM Season IX - Shenzhen IEM Season IX - Shenzhen 2014-07-20 (2014-07-20) $5,000 Team WE EDward Gaming
IEM Season VIII - World Championship IEM Season VIII - World Championship 2014-03-16 (2014-03-14 - 2014-03-16) $150,000 KT Rolster Bullets Fnatic
IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo 2014-01-29 (2014-01-28 - 2014-01-29) $40,500 Millenium paiN Gaming
2013
IEM Season VIII - Singapore IEM Season VIII - Singapore 2013-12-01 (2013-11-28 - 2013-12-01) $70,000 Invictus Gaming CJ Entus Frost
IEM Season VIII - Cologne IEM Season VIII - Cologne 2013-11-24 (2013-11-23 - 2013-11-24) $80,000 Gambit Gaming Fnatic
IEM Season VIII - Shanghai IEM Season VIII - Shanghai 2013-07-26 (2013-07-25 - 2013-07-26) $30,000 Team WE Invictus Gaming
IEM Season VII - World Championship IEM Season VII - World Championship 2013-03-09 (2013-03-06 - 2013-03-09) $150,000 CJ Entus Blaze CJ Entus Frost
IEM Season VII - Sao Paulo IEM Season VII - Sao Paulo 2013-02-02 (2013-01-31 - 2013-02-02) $44,000 Incredible Miracle Anexis eSports
IEM Season VII - Katowice IEM Season VII - Katowice 2013-01-20 (2013-01-18 - 2013-01-20) $44,000 Gambit Gaming Azubu Blaze
2012
IEM Season VII - Cologne IEM Season VII - Cologne 2012-12-16 (2012-12-14 - 2012-12-16) $44,000 SK Telecom T1 Fnatic
IEM Season VII - Singapore IEM Season VII - Singapore 2012-11-24 (2012-11-22 - 2012-11-24) $44,000 Meet Your Makers Absolute Legends NA
IEM Season VI - World Championship IEM Season VI - World Championship 2012-03-10 (2012-03-06 - 2012-03-10) $100,000 Moscow Five Team Dignitas
IEM Season VI - Kiev IEM Season VI - Kiev 2012-01-22 (2012-01-19 - 2012-01-22) $32,000 Moscow Five Team SoloMid
2011
IEM Season VI - New York IEM Season VI - New York 2011-10-16 (2011-10-13 - 2011-10-16) $32,000 Fnatic SK Gaming
IEM Season VI - Guangzhou IEM Season VI - Guangzhou 2011-10-05 (2011-10-01 - 2011-10-05) $32,000 Team WE Counter Logic Gaming
IEM Season VI - Cologne IEM Season VI - Cologne 2011-08-21 (2011-08-17 - 2011-08-21) $32,000 Counter Logic Gaming Team SoloMid
IEM Season V - Hanover IEM Season V - Hanover 2011-03-04 (2011-03-04) $13,500 myRevenge against All authority

Partners[edit]

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Intel[edit]

Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that "intel" is the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable).
Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processor household names.


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BenQ[edit]

BenQ Corporation (Chinese: 明基電通股份有限公司) is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices under the "BenQ" brand name, which stands for the company slogan Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to life.
BenQ sells and markets technology products, including consumer electronics, computing and communication products. Its principal products include TFT LCD monitors and televisions, digital projectors, digital cameras, and mobile computing devices. BenQ's head office is located in Taipei, and the company operates five branch offices in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Africa regions, and employs over 1,600 individuals. The "BenQ" brand is present in more than 100 countries worldwide.



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Kingston HyperX[edit]

Kingston Technology Corporation is an American, privately held, multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells and supports flash memory products and other computer-related memory products. Headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA, Kingston Technology employs more than 4,200 people worldwide as of Q1 2013. The company has manufacturing and logistics facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Taiwan, and China.
It is the largest independent producer of DRAM memory modules, currently owning 46% of the third-party worldwide DRAM module market share, according to iSuppli.[1] Kingston is arguably the second largest supplier of flash memory. Gartner ranks Kingston as the world's #1 supplier of USB drives, #3 in flash cards and #5 in solid state drives.


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Raidcall[edit]

RaidCall is a leading group communication messenger founded in 2010, with its headquarters in Beijing, China. RaidCall offers extreme low-latency voice conversations, paired with crystal clear voice quality for free.

Further, RaidCall is the title sponsor of North America's premier professional gaming organization, Evil Geniuses and title sponsor of major e-sport tournaments, such as the RC EMS One and RC DotA 2 League.

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