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The Intel Extreme Masters is ESL's flagship competition sponsored by Intel. IEM is a huge tournament spanning many months and individual competitions culminating in the Global Championships. While each year the games played changes, for Season VI, League of Legends will be played alongside Counter Strike 1.6 and Starcraft 2. Tournaments involved in the IEM range from small online qualifiers with $100 prizes to huge live events giving away upwards of 5 figure cash prizes to the winners of major events.


Season VI features five Global Challenges and a World Championship. Each Global Challenge's League of Legends tournament will feature 8 qualified teams.

Season VI:

Finals / World Championship:

Prize Pool - Winner[]

The total prize pool for Season VI is $ 228,000 USD, spread between various games and events as follows:

Event Prize Pool Winner
Global Challenge Cologne $ 32,000 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Prime
Global Challenge Guangzhou $ 32,000 Welogo std.pngTeam WE
Global Challenge New York $ 32,000 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Global Challenge Kiev $ 32,000 Moscow Fivelogo std.pngMoscow Five
World Championship $ 100,000 Moscow Fivelogo std.pngMoscow Five

Qualifying Leaderboard[]

SeedTeamCologneGuangzhouNew YorkKievTotal
1Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG906525180
2SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming15456525150
3TSMlogo std.pngTSM651065140
4Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic4590135
5Moscow Fivelogo std.pngMoscow Five9090
5Welogo std.pngTeam WE9090
7Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas154560
8Team Sypherlogo std.pngTeam Sypher451055
9Milllogo std.pngMillenium251540
10Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse151530
11Ehlogo std.pngEHOME2525
12Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming1515
12Atnlogo std.pngTeam ALTERNATE1515
12Aaalogo std.pngagainst All authority1515
15V8 eSportslogo std.pngv8 eSports1010
15MyRevengelogo std.pngmyRevenge1010
15Fragxlogo std.pngFrag eXecutors1010
15Logo std.pngWhite Lotus1010
15CrossGaminglogo std.pngCrossGaming1010
15Team Flashlogo std.pngTeam Flash1010

Tournament Info[]

  • One highest ranked team or player from each of the three Intel Extreme Masters regions (the Americas, Europe and Africa, Asia and Oceania) will be invited to the World Championship.
  • The top 2 teams or players from every Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge will be invited to the World Championship.
  • The remaining World Championship slots will go to the highest ranked teams or players in the season.
  • Global Challenges
  • The Counter-Strike 1.6 and League of Legends tournaments in every Global Challenge will each feature 8 teams, while every StarCraft II Global Challenge will have 16 participants.
  • World Championship
  • The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will feature 12 Counter-Strike 1.6 teams, 12 League of Legends teams and 24 StarCraft II players.

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