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.
Facts About our History
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
~ 180 h Total content production per event
2-3 Day Play-Offs
(Offline with audience)
~ 25 H
3 Day Group Stages
(OFFLINE without audience)
~ 35 H
Open & Closed Qualifiers
~ 120 H
World's best gamers
IEM is a festival that celebrates more than one game and more than just the pro gamer aspect of esports.
TRADITION & esports HISTORY
IEM has over a decade of history, tradition and prestige and is one of the most meaningful trophies one can win in all of esports.
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