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The most prestigious esports competition

The Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming competition in the world. Founded in 2006 by ESL, the circuit features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & StarCraft II tournaments across the globe. Embarking on it’s 14th year, the competition is considered one of the most respected and unmatched in the esports industry.

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Events since 2006
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Million $ Prize money awarded
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Days Since 1st official match
Last update 02/2019 with facts from 2006

About IEM

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)

Released in 2012, is an online tactical first-person shooter (FPS) game developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. The game is objective based with players working in teams to eliminate the enemy team through tactical advancements.

StarCraft II

StarCraft II is a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. At the time of its release, StarCraft II became the fastest-selling RTS game, with over three million copies sold worldwide in the first month. Today, StarCraft II is one of the most popular 1on1 esport competitions with millions of dollars in prize money.
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