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) Pentagramlogo std.png Pentagram G-Shock H2kgaming2015logo std.png 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 origlogo std.png Fnatic Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
IEM II World Championship 2008 (2008-03-06 to 2008-03-09) Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports Estrologo std.png e-STRO
IEM Season III
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM III Global Challenge Los Angeles 2008 (2009-10-03 to 2008-10-05) Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Mibrlogo std.png mibr
IEM III Global Challenge Montreal 2008 (2008-10-17 to 2008-10-19) Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
IEM III Global Challenge Dubai 2008 (2008-10-22 to 2008-10-25) Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports Esclogo std.png ESC Gaming
IEM III Asian Championship Finals 2008 (2008-11-13 to 2008-11-16) Estrologo std.png e-STRO Lunatic-Hailogo std.png Lunatic-hai
IEM III American Championship Finals 2008 (2008-11-21 to 2008-11-23) Mibrlogo std.png mibr Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
IEM III Asian Championship Finals II 2009 (2009-01-16 to 2009-01-18) Wnvlogo std.png wNv Teamwork WeMadeFOXlogo std.png WeMade FOX
IEM III European Championship Finals 2009 (2009-03-03 to 2009-03-08) Mtwlogo std.png mTw Alternatelogo std.png Team ALTERNATE
IEM III World Championship 2009 (2009-03-06 to 2009-03-08) Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Mymlogo std.png Meet Your Makers
IEM Season IV
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM IV Global Challenge Gamescom 2009 (2009-08-20 to 2009-08-23) Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports Mtwlogo std.png mTw
IEM IV Global Challenge Chengdu 2009 (2009-10-01 to 2009-10-03) Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic
IEM IV Global Challenge Dubai 2009 (2009-10-17 to 2009-10-24) Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Mymlogo std.png Meet Your Makers
IEM IV American Championship Finals 2009 (2009-12-11 to 2009-12-13) Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
IEM IV European Championship Finals 2010 (2010-01-14 to 2010-01-17) Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic
IEM IV Asian Championship Finals 2010 (2010-02-05 to 2010-02-09) WeMadeFOXlogo std.png WeMade FOX Ultimaxlogo std.png Ultimax Gaming
IEM IV World Championship 2010 (2010-03-06 to 2010-03-08) Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic
IEM Season V
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM V Global Challenge Shanghai 2010 (2010-07-29 to 2010-08-01) Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Tyloo 2016logo std.png TyLoo
IEM V American Championship Finals 2010 (2010-10-08 to 2010-10-10) PlayArtlogo std.png playArt Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
IEM V European Championship Finals 2011 (2011-01-20 to 2011-01-23) Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Mtwlogo std.png mTw
IEM V World Championship 2011 (2011-03-01 to 2011-03-05) Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Fragxlogo std.png Frag eXecutors
IEM Season VI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM VI Global Challenge Guangzhou 2011 (2011-10-01 to 2011-10-05) Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports
IEM VI Global Challenge New York 2011 (2011-10-13 to 2011-10-16) Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Winfaktlogo std.png Team WinFakt
IEM VI Global Challenge Kiev 2012 (2012-01-19 to 2012-01-22) Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
IEM VI World Championship 2012 (2012-03-06 to 2012-03-10) Esclogo std.png ESC Gaming Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
IEM Season X
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM X gamescom 2015 (2015-08-05 to 2015-08-08) Team EnVyUs LoL Logo std.png Team EnVyUs Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
IEM X San Jose 2015 (2015-11-21 to 2015-11-22) Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
IEM X Taipei 2016 (2016-01-29 to 2016-02-02) Mongolzlogo std.png The MongolZ Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades
IEM X World Championship 2016 (2016-03-02 to 2016-03-05) Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Luminositylogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
IEM Season XI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM XI Oakland 2016 (2016-11-19 to 2016-11-20) Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
IEM XI World Championship 2017 (2017-03-01 to 2017-03-05) Astralislogo std.png Astralis FaZe Clanlogo std.png FaZe Clan
IEM Season XII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
IEM XII Sydney 2017 (2017-05-03 to 2017-05-07) Sklogo std.png SK Gaming FaZe Clanlogo std.png FaZe Clan
IEM XII Oakland 2017 (2017-XX-XX to 2017-XX-XX) Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD


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