22.06.2017
Intel® Extreme Masters World Champions return! - Astralis headline IEM Oakland!
Astralis on the hunt for their 3rd title of 2017!

Danish titans Astralis join FaZe as the first invited teams to Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland! The Danes are not only the current IEM world champions, but also a top four finishing team from Sydney, with Oakland marking their third event at IEM this year. This gives Astralis the chance to continue their search to be recognized as THE CS:GO team of 2017.

Astralis have had an unbelievable year in results so far catapulting them to the position in the scene that many had thought for so long should have been theirs:

  • ELEAGUE Major 2017 - 1st place
  • DreamHack Masters - Las Vegas 2017 - 3rd/4th place
  • IEM Katowice ‘17 - 1st place
  • StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 - 2nd place
  • IEM Sydney ‘17 - 3rd/4th place

 With such a rich and dominant string of results this year, they enter this tournament as a natural favourite. Astralis have been a beacon of consistency, always finishing near the top in the majority of LANs they participate in. Earlier this year in Katowice the Danes secured the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship title for Season 11 with a 3-1 victory over their rivals FaZe. They now look to add their first IEM Oakland trophy to their collection, after getting eliminated by SK Gaming in the semifinals last year.

 Ticket sales will go live tomorrow, June 23, at 12pm PDT, so don’t miss out on the best seats in the house!

 Previous attendees to any of the IEM event will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase IEM Oakland tickets in the pre-sale happening today, June 22!

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