INTEL® EXTREME MASTERS presents

get ready for the cs:go showdown at iem chicago 2019

July 20th -21st

United Center, Chicago

$250,000 usd

8 cs:go teams

July 20th -21st

United Center, Chicago

$250,000 usd

8 cs:go teams

Ready, Set, Chicago 

Don't miss your chance to join the crowd for the 76th Intel® Extreme Masters tournament:

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esports at its best - live in the home of the bulls

After a successful debut in 2018, Intel® Extreme Masters will return to Chicago in 2019 to celebrate one of the longest rivalries in esports: North America vs. Europe!  For an entire summer weekend, 8 of the best CS:GO EU and NA teams will gather on July 20-21 to fight it out for a $250,000 prize pool at the United Center. We’re putting top class esports front-and-center in the same stage where Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls wrote basketball history in the nineties, join us as we add gaming to that glorious heritage!

get the full scope about na CS:GO

North American CS:GO has never been stronger than it is in this moment. Team Liquid is one of the world's elite teams and arguably the most skilled line-up in professional play, routinely making top placings at the biggest international tournaments and dangerous for every top team out there in the field. NRG have come off a year of progressively improving and becoming more than just also-rans, developing instead into a legitimately good global side. And then finally, about 15 months ago Cloud9 lifted the first major trophy in CS:GO history for the North American region ...

learn about the history of cs:go in europe

Whether it be the team-play mastery of Sweden's best free-flowing sides, Denmark's tactical precision or Eastern Europe's aggressive power play, Europe remains the spring from which new dominant dynasties flow. Over nearly seven years of CS:GO competition, Europe has boasted the world number one ranked team for the majority of that time span, and of the 14 majors thus far, a European team has been crowned champion on 11 occasions ...

Which region are you cheering for?

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EXPERIENCE THE PINNACLE OF ESPORTS IN PERSON
North America has produced some of the best players in CS:GO history, which naturally fostered a passionate fan scene eager to turn up in full red, white and blue kit to give their heroes a home field advantage from coast to coast. IEM Chicago 2018 was no exception and this year we’re going even bigger and bolder. Let’s do this ‘Murica!  
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