Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM), the longest running global pro gaming circuit in the world, is returning to Sydney on May 3-5, 2019. The professional gaming competition at Qudos Bank Arena will see sixteen of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams play live for a lion’s share of the $US 250,000 prize pool.
In 2018, over 7,500 esports fans attended IEM Sydney on each event day, and with 13.5 million unique viewers online, it recorded the highest ever viewership for an esports competition held in Australia. Next year’s event will mark the 75th stop since the inception of Intel Extreme Masters since the start of the series in 2006.
As well as being able to view the world’s best CS:GO players live in an arena setting, attendees of IEM Sydney 2019 will have the chance to meet their esports idols face-to-face at signing sessions, and participate in giveaways from partners and sponsors at the IEM Expo. A must-see showcase at all IEM events is the Intel Experience Area featuring the latest 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i9 processors. The immersive gaming and esports experience features the latest PC and VR games, all powered by Intel’s leading gaming technology.
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