Intel Extreme Masters Season X
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. The tenth season of IEM was announced on June 2, 2015. While each year the games played changes, for this season, StarCraft II will be played alongside League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Season X features a number of Global Challenges and a World Championship. Six IEM events have been announced for Season X, but, as of June 22, 2015, only IEM Shenzhen and IEM gamescom are confirmed to include a StarCraft II tournament.
- IEM Shenzhen (2015-07-16 – 2015-07-20)
- IEM gamescom (2015-08-05 – 2015-08-09)
- IEM San Jose (2015-11-21 – 2015-11-22) - This event did not host a StarCraft II tournament
- IEM Cologne (2015-12-18 – 2015-12-20) - This event did not host a StarCraft II tournament
- IEM Taipei (2016-02-01 – 2016-02-02)
Finals / World Championship:
- World Championship at Katowice (2016-03-04 – 2016-03-06)
- IEM (June 2, 2015). "Intel® Extreme Masters goes into anniversary season with Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved June 5, 2015.