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Intel Extreme Masters Season VI

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The Intel Extreme Masters is ESL's flagship competition sponsored by Intel. IEM is a huge tournament spanning many months and individual competitions culminating in the Global Championships. While each year the games played changes, for Season VI, Starcraft 2 will be played alongside Counter Strike 1.6 and League of Legends. Tournaments involved in the IEM range from small online qualifiers with $100 prizes to huge live events giving away upwards of 5 figure cash prizes to the winners of major events.


Season VI features five Global Challenges and a World Championship. Each Global Challenge's StarCraft II tournament will feature 16 qualified players, 8 from the host continent and 8 from the rest of the world.

Season VI:

Finals / World Championship:

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool for Season VI is $636,000, spread between various games and events as follows:

Event Prizes (Total) Prizes (SC2)
Global Challenge Cologne $53,000 $21,000
Global Challenge Guangzhou $93,000 $21,000
Global Challenge New York $93,000 $21,000
Global Challenge Kiev $93,000 $21,000
Global Challenge Sao Paulo $21,000 $21,000
World Championship $283,000 $83,000

Tournament Info[edit]

  • One highest ranked team or player from each of the three Intel Extreme Masters regions (the Americas, Europe and Africa, Asia and Oceania) will be invited to the World Championship.
  • The top 2 teams or players from every Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge will be invited to the World Championship.
  • The remaining World Championship slots will go to the highest ranked teams or players in the season.
  • Global Challenges
  • The Counter-Strike 1.6 and League of Legends tournaments in every Global Challenge will each feature 8 teams, while every StarCraft II Global Challenge will have 16 participants.
  • World Championship
  • The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will feature 12 Counter-Strike 1.6 teams, 12 League of Legends teams and 24 StarCraft II players.


  • TBA

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