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]

IEM Season V
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Global Challenge Cologne 2010 (2010-08-18 – 2010-08-22) Sweden  MorroW USA  IdrA
American Championships 2010 (2010-10-08 – 2010-10-10) Peru  Fenix USA  qxc
European Championships 2010 (2010-10-28 – 2011-01-24) Sweden  SjoW Ukraine  White-Ra
Southeast Asian Championship 2011 (2011-01-11 – 2011-01-27) Australia  mOOnGLaDe China  Loner
World Championship (Hanover) 2011 (2011-03-01 – 2011-03-05) South Korea  AcE South Korea  Moon
IEM Season VI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Global Challenge Cologne 2011 (2011-08-17 – 2011-08-21) South Korea  PuMa South Korea  MC
Global Challenge Guangzhou 2011 (2011-10-01 – 2011-10-05) USA  IdrA Finland  elfi
Global Challenge New York 2011 (2011-10-13 – 2011-10-16) South Korea  DongRaeGu South Korea  FruitDealer
Global Challenge Kiev 2012 (2012-01-19 – 2012-01-22) South Korea  MMA Ukraine  DIMAGA
Global Challenge Sao Paulo 2012 (2012-02-06 – 2012-02-12) South Korea  viOLet South Korea  SuperNova
World Championship (Hanover) 2012 (2012-03-06 – 2012-03-10) South Korea  MC South Korea  PuMa
IEM Season VII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Cologne 2012 (2012-08-15 – 2012-08-19) South Korea  Mvp Poland  Nerchio
China 2012 (2012-09-30 – 2012-10-04) Cancelled
Singapore 2012 (2012-11-22 – 2012-11-25) South Korea  Sting Netherlands  Grubby
Katowice 2013 (2013-01-18 – 2013-01-20) South Korea  First South Korea  Dream
World Championship (Hanover) 2013 (2013-03-05 – 2013-03-09) South Korea  YoDa South Korea  First
IEM Season VIII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shanghai 2013 (2013-07-25 – 2013-07-28) South Korea  Revival South Korea  Oz
New York 2013 (2013-10-10 – 2013-10-13) South Korea  Life Sweden  NaNiwa
Singapore 2013 (2013-11-28 – 2013-12-01) South Korea  herO South Korea  San
Sao Paulo 2014 (2014-01-29 – 2014-02-01) South Korea  herO South Korea  MC
Cologne 2014 (2014-02-13 – 2014-02-16) South Korea  HerO South Korea  Polt
World Championship (Katowice) 2014 (2014-03-14 – 2014-03-16) South Korea  sOs South Korea  herO
IEM Season IX
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shenzhen 2014 (2014-07-16 – 2014-07-20) South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  Solar
Toronto 2014 (2014-08-26 – 2014-08-31) South Korea  Flash South Korea  Zest
San Jose 2014 (2014-12-03 - 2014-12-07) South Korea  herO South Korea  Rain
Taipei 2015 (2015-01-28 - 2015-02-01) South Korea  Life South Korea  Maru
World Championship (Katowice) 2015 (2015-03-12 – 2015-03-15) South Korea  Zest South Korea  Trap
IEM Season X
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shenzhen 2015 (2015-07-16 – 2015-07-19) South Korea  Classic South Korea  PartinG
gamescom 2015 (2015-08-05 – 2015-08-09) South Korea  INnoVation South Korea  soO
Taipei 2016 (2016-02-01 – 2016-02-02) South Korea  sOs South Korea  ByuN
World Championship (Katowice) 2016 (2016-03-04 – 2016-03-06) South Korea  Polt Norway  Snute
IEM Season XI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shanghai 2016 (2016-07-28 – 2016-07-31) Netherlands  uThermal USA  Neeb
Gyeonggi 2016 (2016-12-14 – 2016-12-18) South Korea  INnoVation South Korea  Stats
World Championship (Katowice) 2017 (2017-02-27 – 2017-03-05) South Korea  TY South Korea  Stats
IEM Season XII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shanghai 2017 (2017-07-27 – 2017-07-30) South Korea  Rogue South Korea  herO
PyeongChang 2018 (2018-02-05 – 2018-02-07) TBD TBD
= Global Event

= 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  herO
South Korea  Life  -  South Korea  sOs  -  South Korea  INnoVation
Sweden  MorroW  -  Peru  Fenix  -  Sweden  SjoW  -  Australia  mOOnGLaDe  -  South Korea  AcE  -  South Korea  PuMa  -  USA  IdrA  -  South Korea  DongRaeGu  -  South Korea  MMA  -  South Korea  viOLet  -  South Korea  MC
South Korea  Mvp  -  South Korea  Sting  -  South Korea  First  -  South Korea  YoDa  -  South Korea  Revival  -  South Korea  HerO  -  South Korea  TaeJa  -  South Korea  Flash  -  South Korea  Zest  -  South Korea  Classic  -  South Korea  Polt
Netherlands  uThermal  -  South Korea  TY  -  South Korea  Rogue

Silver[edit]

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

Bronze[edit]

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

Semifinals[edit]

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


By Country[edit]

By Team[edit]

References[edit]