Intel Extreme Masters Comes to Sydney for the First Time

Intel Extreme Masters, the world’s longest running pro gaming tour, is headed to Australia for the first time this May.

On May 6-7 six of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will face off at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena for a slice of a $260,000 prize pool – the largest ever prize pool for an Australian esports event.

Teams confirmed so far include SK Gaming (the best team of 2016 and winner of two $US1 million CS:GO Majors to date) and local team Renegades.

Sydney will be the first stop on IEM’s global tour for its 12th season and ESL is promising an event on par with the “spectacle synonymous with major European, North American and Asian events.”

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Source: IGN