Published on July 26th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Intel® Extreme Masters Sydney Sells Out, Fastest Selling Australian Esports Mega-Event

Today ESL revealed that tickets to Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney 2023 have sold out, making the tournament the fastest-selling Australian esports mega-event in history. The response comes more than four years after the last IEM Sydney took place, and exemplifies the rising demand for live S-tier international esports tournaments in the country.

“Selling out less than a week after releasing our final ticketing wave, more than 3 months from the tournament, is a proud reflection on the passion of our local Counter-Strike fans, and the strength of the ESL Pro Tour ecosystem.” said Ben Green, Head of Product at ESL FACEIT Group Australia. “Our team are now focused on delivering an unforgettable experience for our fans, and look forward to seeing the Counter-Strike community come together for a seriously Big Reunion.”

IEM Sydney 2023 will happen in connection with SXSW Sydney 2023 across October 16-22, with the live Playoffs hosted in the Aware Super Theatre across October 20-22.

For those who missed out on a dedicated ticket to IEM Sydney 2023, select SXSW badges (Sydney Platinum or Games) offering access to a General Admission area to the tournament are still available. Learn more and buy your badge at

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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