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

Trophy icon small.gif = World Championship

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race Total
Ticon small.png Terran 12 7 4 12 35
Zicon small.png Zerg 7 7 3 19 36
Picon small.png Protoss 10 15 3 15 43

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

South Korea Picon small.png herO
South Korea Zicon small.png Life  -  South Korea Picon small.png sOs  -  South Korea Ticon small.png INnoVation
Sweden Ticon small.png MorroW  -  Peru Ticon small.png Fenix  -  Sweden Ticon small.png SjoW  -  Australia Zicon small.png mOOnGLaDe  -  South Korea Picon small.png AcE  -  South Korea Ticon small.png PuMa  -  USA Zicon small.png IdrA  -  South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu  -  South Korea Ticon small.png MMA  -  South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet  -  South Korea Picon small.png MC
South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Sting  -  South Korea Picon small.png First  -  South Korea Ticon small.png YoDa  -  South Korea Zicon small.png Revival  -  South Korea Picon small.png HerO  -  South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Flash  -  South Korea Picon small.png Zest  -  South Korea Picon small.png Classic  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Polt  -  Netherlands Ticon small.png uThermal

Silver[edit]

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

Bronze[edit]

Ukraine Zicon small.png DIMAGA  -  Canada Picon small.png HuK  -  United Kingdom Ticon small.png DeMusliM  -  South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle  -  Poland Picon small.png MaNa  -  South Korea Ticon small.png PuMa  -  Chile Zicon small.png KiLLeR  -  Ukraine Ticon small.png Kas  -  Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret  -  South Korea Ticon small.png MMA

Semifinals[edit]

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


References[edit]