Intel Extreme Masters

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Overview

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

List of Intel Extreme Masters

IEM Season V
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Hanover Invitational 2011 (2010.03.04) Europe myRevenge France against All authority
IEM Season VI
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png Global Challenge Cologne 2011 (2011.08.17-2011.08.21) North America Counter Logic Gaming Prime North America Team SoloMid
Globe.png Global Challenge Guangzhou 2011 (2011.10.01-2011.10.05) China Team WE North America Counter Logic Gaming
Globe.png Global Challenge New York 2011 (2011.10.13-2011.10.16) Europe Fnatic Europe SK Gaming
Globe.png Global Challenge Kiev 2012 (2012.01.19-2012.01.22) Russia Moscow Five North America Team SoloMid
Global Challenge Sao Paulo 2012 (2012.02.07) Brazil Noob da Net Brazil WWW
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2012 (2012.03.06-2012.03.10) Russia Moscow Five United States 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) Poland MeetYourMakers United States Absolute Legends NA
Globe.png Global Challenge Cologne 2012 (2012.12.14-2012.12.16) South Korea SK Telecom T1 Europe Fnatic
Globe.png Global Challenge Katowice 2013 (2013.01.18-2013.01.20) Russia Gambit Gaming South Korea Azubu Blaze
Globe.png Global Challenge Sao Paulo 2013 (2013.01.28-2013.02.03) South Korea Incredible Miracle Europe Anexis eSports
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2013 (2013.03.06-2013.03.09) South Korea CJ Entus Blaze South Korea CJ Entus Frost
IEM Season VIII
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shanghai 2013 (2013.07.25-2013.07.28) China Team WE China Invictus Gaming
Globe.png Cologne 2013 (2013.11.23-2013.11.24) Russia Gambit Gaming Europe Fnatic
Globe.png Singapore 2013 (2013.11.28-2013.12.01) China Invictus Gaming South Korea CJ Entus Frost
Globe.png Sao Paulo 2014 (2014.01.28-2014.01.29) Europe Millenium Brazil paiN Gaming
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2014 (2014.03.14-2014.03.16) South Korea KT Rolster Bullets Europe Fnatic
IEM Season IX
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Shenzhen 2014 (2014.07.20) China Team WE China EDward Gaming
Globe.png San Jose 2014 (2014.12.06-2014.12.07) United States Cloud 9 Europe Unicorns Of Love
Globe.png Cologne 2014 (2014.12.18-2014.12.21) Europe Gambit Gaming United States Counter Logic Gaming
Globe.png Taipei 2015 (2015.01.28-2015.02.01) Taiwan yoe Flash Wolves Taiwan Taipei Assassins
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2015 (2015.03.13-2015.03.15) United States Team SoloMid China Team WE
IEM Season X
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png San Jose 2015 (2015.11.21-2015.11.22) Europe Origen United States Counter Logic Gaming
Globe.png Cologne 2015 (2015.12.18-2015.12.20) South Korea Ever China Qiao Gu Reapers
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2016 (2016.03.04-2016.03.06) South Korea SK Telecom T1 Europe Fnatic
IEM Season 11
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Globe.png Oakland 2016 (2016.11.19-2016.11.20) Europe Unicorns Of Love Taiwan Flash Wolves
Globe.png Gyeonggi 2016 (2016.12.14-2016.12.18) South Korea Samsung Galaxy South Korea Kongdoo Monster
Trophy icon small.gif World Championship 2017 (2017.02.22-2017.02.26) Taiwan Flash Wolves Europe G2 Esports
Globe.png = Global Event

Trophy icon small.gif = World Championship

Trivia

Medals won per Region

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

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
Sklogo std.pngSK Gaming 1 2 1 4
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngTeam Dignitas 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 e-Sports 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

References