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Intel Extreme Masters

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The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is ESL's flagship competition sponsored by Intel. IEM is a huge tournament series spanning across many months and individual competitions that will ultimately be culminated in the Global Championships. Each year the games which are played changes. The first season to incorporate StarCraft 2 was Season V and due to its huge success, it was picked up again in Season VI. Tournaments involved in the IEM range from small online qualifiers with $100 prizes to massive live events giving away upwards of 5 figure cash prizes to the winners of said major events. It should be noted that not every event includes StarCraft 2 but for this article, only the StarCraft 2 portion of events will be mentioned.

Tournaments[edit]

List of Intel Extreme Masters[edit]

EventDatePrizeP#LocationWinnerRunner-UpScore
IEM Season V
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGlobal Challenge Cologne2010-08-18 - 2010-08-22$15,00016Germany CologneSweden  MorroWUnited States  IdrA3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersAmerican Championships2010-10-08 - 2010-10-10$12,4008United States New YorkPeru  FenixUnited States  qxc3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersEuropean Championships2011-01-20 - 2011-01-23$18,00012Ukraine KievSweden  SjoWUkraine  White-Ra3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersSoutheast Asian Championship2011-01-11 - 2011-01-27-2World OnlineAustralia  mOOnGLaDeChina  Loner3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2011-03-01 - 2011-03-05$30,00012Germany HanoverSouth Korea  AcESouth Korea  Moon3 - 2
IEM Season VI
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGlobal Challenge Cologne2011-08-17 - 2011-08-21$21,00016Germany CologneSouth Korea  PuMaSouth Korea  MC3 - 0
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGlobal Challenge Guangzhou2011-10-01 - 2011-10-04$21,00016China GuangzhouUnited States  IdrAFinland  elfi3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGlobal Challenge New York2011-10-13 - 2011-10-16$21,00016United States New YorkSouth Korea  DongRaeGuSouth Korea  FruitDealer3 - 2
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGlobal Challenge Kiev2012-01-19 - 2012-01-22$21,00016Ukraine KievSouth Korea  MMAUkraine  DIMAGA3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGlobal Challenge Sao Paulo2012-02-08 - 2012-02-11$21,00016Brazil Sao PauloSouth Korea  viOLetSouth Korea  SuperNova3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2012-03-06 - 2012-03-10$83,00024Germany HanoverSouth Korea  MCSouth Korea  PuMa3 - 2
IEM Season VII
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersCologne2012-08-15 - 2012-08-19$31,80024Germany CologneSouth Korea  MvpPoland  Nerchio3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersChina2012-09-30 - 2012-10-04Cancelled
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersSingapore2012-11-22 - 2012-11-25$29,00024Singapore SingaporeSouth Korea  StingNetherlands  Grubby3 - 2
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersKatowice2013-01-18 - 2013-01-20$29,00024Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  FirstSouth Korea  Dream3 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2013-03-05 - 2013-03-09$100,00024Germany HanoverSouth Korea  YoDaSouth Korea  First4 - 0
IEM Season VIII
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersShanghai2013-07-25 - 2013-07-28$25,00028China ShanghaiSouth Korea  RevivalSouth Korea  Oz4 - 0
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersNew York2013-10-10 - 2013-10-13$25,00028United States New YorkSouth Korea  LifeSweden  NaNiwa4 - 2
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersSingapore2013-11-28 - 2013-12-01$25,00027Singapore SingaporeSouth Korea  herOSouth Korea  San4 - 2
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersSao Paulo2014-01-29 - 2014-02-01$25,00028Brazil Sao PauloSouth Korea  herOSouth Korea  MC4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersCologne2014-02-13 - 2014-02-16$25,00028Germany CologneSouth Korea  HerOSouth Korea  Polt4 - 2
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2014-03-14 - 2014-03-16$100,00016Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  sOsSouth Korea  herO4 - 1
IEM Season IX
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersShenzhen2014-07-16 - 2014-07-20$25,00026China ShenzhenSouth Korea  TaeJaSouth Korea  Solar4 - 3
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersToronto2014-08-28 - 2014-08-31$25,00028Canada TorontoSouth Korea  FlashSouth Korea  Zest4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersSan Jose2014-12-03 - 2014-12-07$25,00025United States San JoseSouth Korea  herOSouth Korea  Rain4 - 3
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersTaipei2015-01-28 - 2015-02-01$25,00028Taiwan TaipeiSouth Korea  LifeSouth Korea  Maru4 - 3
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2015-03-12 - 2015-03-15$117,70716Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  ZestSouth Korea  Trap4 - 1
IEM Season X
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersShenzhen2015-07-16 - 2015-07-19$25,00016China ShenzhenSouth Korea  ClassicSouth Korea  PartinG4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme Mastersgamescom2015-08-05 - 2015-08-09$25,00027Germany CologneSouth Korea  INnoVationSouth Korea  soO4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersTaipei2016-02-01 - 2016-02-02$25,0008Taiwan TaipeiSouth Korea  sOsSouth Korea  ByuN4 - 2
World Championship SeriesWorld Championship SeriesWorld Championship2016-03-02 - 2016-03-05$150,00032Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  PoltNorway  Snute4 - 2
IEM Season XI
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersShanghai2016-07-28 - 2016-07-31$50,00016China ShanghaiNetherlands  uThermalUnited States  Neeb4 - 2
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersGyeonggi2016-12-14 - 2016-12-18$35,00016South Korea GyeonggiSouth Korea  INnoVationSouth Korea  Stats4 - 0
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2017-02-27 - 2017-03-05$250,00076Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  TYSouth Korea  Stats4 - 3
IEM Season XII
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersShanghai2017-07-27 - 2017-07-30$25,00016China ShanghaiSouth Korea  RogueSouth Korea  herO4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersPyeongChang2018-02-05 - 2018-02-07$150,00018South Korea PyeongChangCanada  ScarlettSouth Korea  sOs4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersWorld Championship2018-02-26 - 2018-03-04$412,00076Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  RogueSouth Korea  Classic4 - 0
IEM Season XIII
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersKatowice2019-02-25 - 2019-03-03$400,00076Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  soOSouth Korea  Stats4 - 2
ESL Pro Tour 2020/21
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersKatowice2020-02-24 - 2020-03-01$400,00076Poland KatowiceSouth Korea  RogueSouth Korea  Zest4 - 1
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersKatowice2021-02-20 - 2021-02-28$250,00036Poland OnlineItaly  ReynorSouth Korea  Zest4 - 2
ESL Pro Tour 2021/22
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersKatowice2022-02-23 - 2022-02-27$500,00036Poland KatowiceFinland  SerralItaly  Reynor4 - 3
ESL Pro Tour 2022/23
Intel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersKatowice2023-02-08 - 2023-02-12$500,00036Poland KatowiceTBDTBD

= World Championship

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race Total
Terran 13 7 4 15 39
Zerg 8 7 3 20 38
Protoss 10 17 3 15 45

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

South Korea Protoss herO
South Korea Zerg Life  -  South Korea Protoss sOs  -  South Korea Terran INnoVation  -  South Korea Zerg Rogue
Sweden Terran MorroW  -  Peru Terran Fenix  -  Sweden Terran SjoW  -  Australia Zerg mOOnGLaDe  -  South Korea Protoss AcE  -  South Korea Terran PuMa  -  United States Zerg IdrA  -  South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu  -  South Korea Terran MMA  -  South Korea Zerg viOLet  -  South Korea Protoss MC
South Korea Terran Mvp  -  South Korea Terran Sting  -  South Korea Protoss First  -  South Korea Terran YoDa  -  South Korea Zerg Revival  -  South Korea Protoss HerO  -  South Korea Terran TaeJa  -  South Korea Terran Flash  -  South Korea Protoss Zest  -  South Korea Protoss Classic  -  South Korea Terran Polt
Netherlands Terran uThermal  -  South Korea Terran TY  -  Canada Zerg Scarlett  -  South Korea Zerg soO

Silver[edit]

South Korea Protoss Stats
South Korea Protoss MC  -  South Korea Protoss herO
United States Zerg IdrA  -  United States Terran qxc  -  Ukraine Protoss White-Ra  -  China Terran Loner  -  South Korea Zerg Moon  -  Finland Protoss elfi  -  South Korea Zerg FruitDealer  -  Ukraine Zerg DIMAGA  -  South Korea Terran SuperNova  -  South Korea Terran PuMa  -  Poland Zerg Nerchio
Netherlands Protoss Grubby  -  South Korea Terran Dream  -  South Korea Protoss First  -  South Korea Protoss Oz  -  Sweden Protoss NaNiwa  -  South Korea Protoss San  -  South Korea Terran Polt  -  South Korea Zerg Solar  -  South Korea Protoss Zest  -  South Korea Protoss Rain
South Korea Terran Maru  -  South Korea Protoss Trap  -  South Korea Protoss PartinG  -  South Korea Zerg soO  -  South Korea Terran ByuN  -  Norway Zerg Snute  -  United States Protoss Neeb  -  South Korea Protoss sOs  -  South Korea Protoss Classic

Bronze[edit]

Ukraine Zerg DIMAGA  -  Canada Protoss HuK  -  United Kingdom Terran DeMusliM  -  South Korea Protoss Squirtle  -  Poland Protoss MaNa  -  South Korea Terran PuMa  -  Chile Zerg KiLLeR  -  Ukraine Terran Kas  -  Netherlands Zerg Ret  -  South Korea Terran MMA

Semifinals[edit]

South Korea Zerg Dark
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
Poland Terran Tarson  -  Spain Zerg VortiX  -  Germany Protoss Socke  -  South Korea Terran TaeJa  -  South Korea Protoss PartinG  -  South Korea Zerg viOLet  -  South Korea Terran TY  -  South Korea Protoss herO
Canada Terran Drewbie  -  Singapore Protoss Aaron  -  Taiwan Zerg Sen  -  Australia Zerg mOOnGLaDe  -  Germany Protoss HasuObs  -  United States Protoss Gatored  -  South Korea Zerg Zenio  -  South Korea Protoss ReaL  -  Belgium Protoss Feast  -  Russia Zerg sLivko  -  South Korea Terran Mvp
South Korea Protoss YongHwa  -  South Korea Protoss MC  -  South Korea Protoss HerO  -  South Korea Zerg Curious  -  South Korea Zerg HyuN  -  South Korea Zerg Hydra  -  South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu  -  Germany Zerg TLO  -  South Korea Terran jjakji  -  South Korea Protoss Rain  -  South Korea Terran Polt
China Protoss Jim  -  South Korea Zerg Life  -  South Korea Terran Bomber  -  South Korea Zerg Soulkey  -  South Korea Terran Bbyong  -  South Korea Terran FanTaSy  -  South Korea Terran MMA  -  Poland Zerg Nerchio  -  Germany Protoss ShoWTimE
South Korea Zerg ByuL  -  South Korea Terran ByuN  -  South Korea Terran aLive  -  South Korea Terran Maru  -  Finland Zerg Serral  -  Mexico Terran SpeCial


By Country[edit]

By Team[edit]

References[edit]