News Archive

04.12.2017 17:52 (Cat: Oakland)

Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017 breaks through with additions of PUBG and VR Challenger League

ESL and Intel continue the 12th IEM season nearly doubling viewership from IEM Oakland 2016 at over 28 million.


22.11.2017 09:33 (Cat: Oakland)

$200,000 in two days - Recapping the PUBG Invitational at IEM Oakland 2017

20 teams of 4 players competed in 8 intense battle royale matches to take home glory, pride and their share of the $200,000 prize pool this past weekend at IEM Oakland.


21.11.2017 15:00 (Cat: Oakland)

Ninjas in Pyjamas with the back to back victory at Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017

Last weekend, Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017 saw a thrilling CS:GO tournament and a legendary team living up to its former glory.


17.11.2017 10:06 (Cat: Oakland)

Astralis leaving Intel Extreme Masters Oakland 2017

This morning the management of Astralis informed ESL staff that the team would be traveling back to Denmark. The dialogue with the team was courteous, professional and constructive.


11.11.2017 01:41 (Cat: Oakland)

Immortals withdraw from IEM Oakland 2017, Renegades added to lineup

Immortals unable to field majority of invited roster for Oakland, and by rule, withdraw from the event; will be replaced by Renegades.


10.11.2017 16:21 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Meet the Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland PUBG Invitational broadcast team!

The faces and voices who will be bringing you the action live from the Oracle Arena.


10.11.2017 16:14 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Meet the CS:GO broadcast team for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

These are the faces and voices who will be bringing you all the action live from the tournament.


10.11.2017 16:08 (Cat: Oakland)

Revealing the IEM Oakland goodie bag contents!

Everything you need to know about this year’s goodie bags for Plus, Premium and Global Elite ticket holders.


10.11.2017 14:54 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

IEM Oakland kicks off in one week. Check out our predictions for the first round match-ups of group B

The $300,000 event at the Oracle Arena in Oakland promises to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year. The world’s best teams are competing for a first place prize of $125.000 and the Intel Grand Slam goes into its next round, raising the stakes even higher. Here are Group B’s first round match-ups.


09.11.2017 17:40 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Our predictions for the first round CS:GO group A matches of of IEM Oakland!

The $300,000 event at the Oracle Arena in Oakland promises to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year. The world’s best teams are competing for a first place prize of $125,000 and the Intel Grand Slam goes into its next round, raising the stakes even higher. Here are the first round match-ups.


08.11.2017 17:19 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

The teams to watch at the IEM Oakland PUBG Invitational!

We check in to see how teams are shaping up in the lead-up to IEM Oakland.


06.11.2017 17:50 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund – a brief look at the career of arguably Counter-Strike’s #1 player ahead of IEM Oakland

Ahead of IEM Oakland, get a closer look at one of the game’s legends, as past year’s rendition of the event was NiP’s last major trophy in CS:GO.


06.11.2017 09:07 (Cat: Oakland)

Meet all of the teams competing at the IEM Oakland PUBG Invitational

Meet the direct invites, as well as the teams who qualified to the first North American PUBG LAN at IEM Oakland!


03.11.2017 16:11 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Crimson Esports to replace Avangar in the IEM Oakland PUBG Invitational

Avangar have failed to fulfil the travel documentation requirements and have been disqualified.


30.10.2017 17:38 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

The five storylines to follow at Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

Check out the latest developments in the CS:GO scene and how they impact the $300,000 IEM Oakland.


27.10.2017 14:46 (Cat: Katowice)

Everything you need to know about tickets to ESL One and IEM Katowice!

Early next year, the city of Katowice, Poland, will once again become THE place to be for any esports fan.


25.10.2017 14:37 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Welcome, DreamTeam, as an official partner of Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

The first esports and gaming recruitment and management network, DreamTeam, joins IEM Oakland as a sponsor.


24.10.2017 11:53 (Cat: Katowice, Season 12)

Intel® Extreme Masters returns to Katowice for its 2018 World Championship!

The Spodek Arena in Katowice will once again host the IEM World Championship in CS:GO and StarCraft® II on March 2-4 2018!


23.10.2017 17:10 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Intel Grand Slam goes into its fourth round at IEM Oakland. Are SK, G2 or FaZe going to inch one win closer to the extra $1,000,000 cash prize, or is a new team joining the race?

IEM Oakland promises to be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year and the Intel Grand Slam raises the stakes even higher. Get a quick overview of the Grand Slam standings, and what it means to the scene.


17.10.2017 17:08 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Announcing the CS:GO groups and format for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

See who will be facing who in the IEM Oakland CS:GO group stage.


16.10.2017 20:13 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Latest invites, full qualification details & format adjustment for the IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational

Read for full details on the qualifiers, the latest invited teams and more!


12.10.2017 17:17 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Welcome, Newegg, as an official partner of Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

All IEM Oakland attendees will be able to check out and purchase latest gaming technology at the Newegg booth.


06.10.2017 20:13 (Cat: Oakland)

One more joins the final circle—welcome Alliance to IEM Oakland!

This newly formed roster will join the top teams from gamescom on the IEM main stage


04.10.2017 17:14 (Cat: Oakland)

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS makes its Intel® Extreme Masters debut with IEM Oakland - PUBG Invitational

20 teams. 80 players. One battle for $200,000. Witness PUBG live at IEM Oakland 2017!


03.10.2017 22:41 (Cat: Oakland)

Team EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming qualify for Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

The NA and EU Qualifiers determine the last two CS:GO teams headed to IEM Oakland.


25.09.2017 12:19 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

The MongolZ qualify to Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

Catch up on the East & Southeast Asian qualifier for IEM Oakland.


21.09.2017 17:32 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

The teams, brackets, and schedules are set for the EU and NA closed qualifiers for IEM Oakland!

Eight teams will compete in both EU and NA for a slot in Bay Area’s premier CS:GO tournament.


19.09.2017 17:06 (Cat: Season 12, Oakland)

Updating the IEM rulebook: teams can now request to participate in qualifiers outside their home regions given proper cause

In special cases outlined below, teams can petition to play in a qualifier outside of their home region.


07.09.2017 19:25 (Cat: Oakland, Season 12)

Reigning IEM Oakland champions return to defend their title - welcome, Ninjas in Pyjamas!

Last year, it was the Swedes of Ninjas in Pyjamas who lifted the trophy in the Oracle Arena. Will they repeat their success?