Published on May 1st, 2018 | by Admin


Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM), the longest-running global pro gaming circuit in the world produced by ESL and Intel, kicks off Season 13 with a return to Sydney, Australia on 4-6 May. IEM Sydney made a smashing, sold-out debut in 2017 and was quickly established as a top global esports tournament. This year, IEM Sydney spans across three days, invites 16 of the best “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”* teams, and increases the prize pool to $310,000 AUD.

The IEM Season 12 finale at the 2018 World Championship in Katowice, Poland concluded in March with another record breaking year. Moving into IEM Season 13, players, viewers and live audience attendees can expect more world class action.

Watch it: Viewers can tune in to the live stream at beginning May 4-6 to see the action as it happens, featuring “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” competitions between 16 of the top teams from around the world. More team and tournament details can be found here.

Intel Experience Area: In addition to the esports competition, the Intel Experience Area is a can’t-miss gaming showcase for attendees at every IEM event. This year’s Intel Experience Area invites attendees to get hands on with the latest esports and gaming technology powered by Intel. At IEM Sydney, 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors will bring to life the latest VR and PC gaming experiences, including “Overwatch,”* “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,”* “Fortnite,”* “PUBG”*, “Call of Duty: WWII”*, “Sprint Vector Arcade”*, “Project Cars 2,”* “Evasion,”* and more on PC and VR gaming systems from several hardware brands.

About Intel® Extreme Masters

Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL, the competition features the world’s best gamers in multiple esports titles. With IEM having over a decade of history, it is considered one of the most prestigious and traditional events in the world. Official website:

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