With tenth season of the Intel Extreme Masters having kicked off in Shenzhen on July the 16th and continuing next week with Intel Extreme Masters Cologne, we are happy to officially announce that the tournament series will be returning to San Jose's SAP Center on November the 21st and 22nd!
Intel Extreme Masters San Jose will host both a US$100,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament as well as a US$50,000 League of Legends competition. The League of Legends and Counter-Strike competitions, which will once more feature top teams from around the world, will be played on two equally massive stages, making Intel Extreme Masters San Jose the biggest CS:GO event North America has seen to date.
Aside from the prize pool, which will increase further through community funding, the stop will also play an important role in deciding which teams we will see at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice in 2016.
A whole new viewing experience
Unlike last year, when the stages faced the length of the field, this year we will be shifting the viewing experience so that stages run along the length of the field facing the bleachers. This will allow us to build two huge identical stages, one for each game, with a mirrored viewing setup on each side of the arena.
In order to give attendees full viewing freedom, we have also moved away from dedicated seating and game-specific tickets to a first come, first serve system in which the entire arena is open to everyone. This way, fans can move around as they wish and take part in the event's various side activities regardless of which game they came to watch.
Complementing our first come, first serve system we will be offering only two types of tickets. Regular 2-Day Event passes as well as Premium 2-Day Event passes which come with early entrance and other perks that will be announced on Monday the 3rd of August.
Stay tuned as we continue on the road to San Jose!
Every year, Intel Extreme Masters works hard on improving upon the previous season. This is why we want to make this year's Intel Extreme Masters San Jose is even more special than the last. You can tune in to some exciting Intel Extreme Masters action next week as the Intel Extreme Masters visit gamescom in Cologne, with StarCraft II and a special CS:GO invitational set to take place there.
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