Just this week ESL announced that Intel® Extreme Masters is coming back to the Bay Area for the 4th year and G2 Esports CS:GO squad will also be there! The event will be taking place on November 18-19, at the Oracle Arena, home of the American professional basketball team Golden State Warriors.
In Oakland we will be joining 11 other world-class teams, all fighting for their share of a $300,000 prize pool. Two of our future opponents are already known – it will be FaZe Clan and Astralis. In total 8 invites will be sent out to the top CS:GO squads, four additional teams will qualify through a series of online and offline qualifiers open for teams from Europe and North America.
Last year we ended up in the middle of the table sharing 5th-6th place with Immortals. With our current strength we feel that in the 2017 iteration of the tournament we can aim for a much longer run with a great dose of excitement for our fans.
— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) June 23, 2017
Robin Round groups of six Bo1
1st places advance directly to semifinals
2nd/3rd places advance to quarterfinals
Six team Single Elimination bracket
Quarter- and Semifinals: Bo3
Grand Finals: Bo5
The prize pool for the tournament will be $300,000 (with $1,000 per group stage win added on top) and will be distributed as follows:
1st place: $125,000
2nd place: $50,000
3-4th place: $25,000
5-6th place: $12,000
7-8th place: $5,000
9-10th place: $3,500
11-12th place: $2,000