Intel Extreme Masters

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Overview[edit]

The Intel Extreme Masters is ESL's flagship competition sponsored by Intel. IEM is a huge tournament series spanning many months and individual competitions culminating in the Global Championships. Each year the games which are played change, the first season to incorporate League of Legends was Season V with a four team invitational and due to its huge success it was picked up again in Season VI. Tournaments involved in the IEM range from small online qualifiers with $100 prizes to huge live events giving away upwards of five figure cash prizes to the winners of major events. It should be noted that not every event includes League of Legends but for this article, we will only be talking about the League of Legends portion of the events.

Tournaments[edit]

List of Intel Extreme Masters[edit]

IEM Season V
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Hanover Invitational 2011 (2010.03.04)
  myRevenge

  against All authority
IEM Season VI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png Global Challenge Cologne 2011 (2011.08.17-2011.08.21)
  Counter Logic Gaming Prime

  Team SoloMid
Globe.png Global Challenge Guangzhou 2011 (2011.10.01-2011.10.05)
  Team WE

  Counter Logic Gaming
Globe.png Global Challenge New York 2011 (2011.10.13-2011.10.16)
  Fnatic

  SK Gaming
Globe.png Global Challenge Kiev 2012 (2012.01.19-2012.01.22)
  Moscow Five

  Team SoloMid
Global Challenge Sao Paulo 2012 (2012.02.07)
Noob da Net

WWW
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2012 (2012.03.06-2012.03.10)
  Moscow Five

  Dignitas
IEM Season VII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png Global Challenge Guangzhou 2012 (2012.09.30-2011.10.04) Cancelled
Globe.png Global Challenge Singapore 2012 (2012.11.22-2012.11.25)
  MeetYourMakers

  Absolute Legends NA
Globe.png Global Challenge Cologne 2012 (2012.12.14-2012.12.16)
  SK Telecom T1

  Fnatic
Globe.png Global Challenge Katowice 2013 (2013.01.18-2013.01.20)
  Gambit Gaming

  Azubu Blaze
Globe.png Global Challenge Sao Paulo 2013 (2013.01.28-2013.02.03)
  Incredible Miracle

  Anexis eSports
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2013 (2013.03.06-2013.03.09)
  CJ Entus Blaze

  CJ Entus Frost
IEM Season VIII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shanghai 2013 (2013.07.25-2013.07.28)
  Team WE

  Invictus Gaming
Globe.png Cologne 2013 (2013.11.23-2013.11.24)
  Gambit Gaming

  Fnatic
Globe.png Singapore 2013 (2013.11.28-2013.12.01)
  Invictus Gaming

  CJ Entus Frost
Globe.png Sao Paulo 2014 (2014.01.28-2014.01.29)
  Millenium

  paiN Gaming
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2014 (2014.03.14-2014.03.16)
  KT Rolster Bullets

  Fnatic
IEM Season IX
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shenzhen 2014 (2014.07.20)
  Team WE

  EDward Gaming
Globe.png San Jose 2014 (2014.12.06-2014.12.07)
  Cloud 9

  Unicorns Of Love
Globe.png Cologne 2014 (2014.12.18-2014.12.21)
  Gambit Gaming

  Counter Logic Gaming
Globe.png Taipei 2015 (2015.01.28-2015.02.01)
  yoe Flash Wolves

  Taipei Assassins
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2015 (2015.03.13-2015.03.15)
  Team SoloMid

  Team WE
IEM Season X
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png San Jose 2015 (2015.11.21-2015.11.22)
  Origen

  Counter Logic Gaming
Globe.png Cologne 2015 (2015.12.18-2015.12.20)
  Ever

  Qiao Gu Reapers
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2016 (2016.03.04-2016.03.06)
  SK Telecom T1

  Fnatic
IEM Season 11
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png Oakland 2016 (2016.11.19-2016.11.20)
  Unicorns Of Love

  Flash Wolves
Globe.png Gyeonggi 2016 (2016.12.14-2016.12.18)
  Samsung Galaxy

  Kongdoo Monster
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2017 (2017.02.22-2017.02.26)
  Flash Wolves

  G2 Esports
Globe.png = Global Event

Trophy icon small.gif = World Championship

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Region[edit]

R Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png SF.png Total
EU
7 9 8 10 34
NA
3 7 5 8 23
KR
7 4 0 7 18
CN
4 4 2 4 14
LMS
2 2 3 0 7
CIS
4 0 1 1 6
BR
1 2 2 1 6
SEA
0 0 1 3 4

Medals won per Team[edit]

R Team Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png SF.png Total
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 1 4 1 2 8
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaming 1 3 1 2 7
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid 1 2 4 7
EU
GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming 3 2 5
CN
Welogo std.pngTeam WE 3 1 4
LMS
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngyoe Flash Wolves 2 1 1 4
EU
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming 1 2 1 4
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 1 1 2 4
KR
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 2 1 3
CN
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming 1 1 1 3
EU
Mymlogo std.pngMeetYourMakers 1 1 1 3
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 1 2 3
EU
Milllogo std.pngMillenium 1 2 3
CIS
Moscow Fivelogo std.pngMoscow Five 2 2
EU
Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Love 1 1 2
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus Frost 2 2
BR
Painlogo std.pngpaiN Gaming 1 1 2
EU
Aaalogo std.pngagainst All authority 1 1 2
CN
Oh My Godlogo std.pngOh My God 2 2
SEA
Saigon Jokerslogo std.pngSaigon Jokers 2 2
EU
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming 2 2
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus Blaze 1 1
KR
Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miracle 1 1
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets 1 1
EU
MyRevengelogo std.pngmyRevenge 1 1
BR
Logo std.pngNoob da Net 1 1
EU
Origenlogo std.pngOrigen 1 1
KR
ESC Everlogo std.pngESC Ever 1 1
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung Galaxy 1 1
NA
Allogo std.pngAbsolute Legends NA 1 1
EU
AnexisLogo std.pngAnexis eSports 1 1
KR
Azblogo std.pngAzubu Blaze 1 1
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming 1 1
LMS
Tpa std.pngTaipei Assassins 1 1
BR
Logo std.pngWorld Wide Wipers 1 1
CN
Qiao Gu Reaperslogo std.pngQiao Gu Reapers 1 1
KR
Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.pngKongdoo Monster 1 1
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 1 1
SEA
Klhlogo std.pngKuala Lumpur Hunters 1 1
EU
Team Sypherlogo std.pngTeam Sypher 1 1
LMS
AHQLogo std.pngahq eSports Club 1 1
EU
Alliancelogo std.pngAlliance 1 1
BR
Logo std.pngAwake 1 1
KR
Azflogo std.pngAzubu Frost 1 1
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus 1 1
CN
Ehlogo std.pngEHOME 1 1
KR
GE Tigerslogo std.pngGE Tigers 1 1
SEA
Logo std.pngitadakimasu 1 1
EU
OceloteWorldlogo std.pngoceloteWorld 1 1
CN
Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRoyal Club 1 1
BR
Seven Wars e-Sportslogo std.pngSeven Wars e-Sports 1 1
LMS
TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers 1 1
EU
Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 1 1
KR
Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wings 1 1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 1 1
KR
LongZhulogo std.pngLongzhu Gaming 1 1
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 1 1
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 1 1
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers 1 1

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