Intel Extreme Masters is one prestigious and longest-running tournament created and produced by the world-renowned Electronics Sports League (ESL). The said tournament aims to showcase the best-of-the-best teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community and gather them all in one place to showcase their mastery of the game.
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With the massive success of Intel Extreme Masters over the years, it had opened its doors to players living in Europe, Oceania, China, the Commonwealth of Independent States, North and South America, and other southeast Asian countries. Also, IEM is one of the most followed and anticipated tournaments in the world, especially in the esports community. It is expected that IEM Dallas 2023 will be one of the highlights tournaments for the fans of the CSGO Community.
Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023 is part of the DreamHack Festival event that will happen from June 3 to 5, 2023. This event is organized by the famous Electronic Sports League (ESL) and will be physically held at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
Since the esports event is part of the festival, fans that will attend the live event will also be able to participate and experience firsthand the activities of the event such as Expos, Tabletop, BYOG, Meet with Creators, and Artists, and many more. As one of the most anticipated tournaments in the CSGO community, here is some useful information any fans would want to know about what will happen in the tournament.
IEM Dallas 2023 Information Fans Should Know
Prize Pool and Points for IEM Dallas 2023
Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023 is part of the Intel Grand Slam championship, it is public knowledge that aside from the prize pool provided, there will also be equivalent pro tour points in each ranking.
A whopping prize pool of $250,000 will be given out to teams who gave remarkable gameplay. Also, the prize pool is not a surprise as the tournament has major sponsors like Intel, Acer Predator, DHL, Monster Energy, 1xBet, and Coinbase. With that given, here is the breakdown for IEM Dallas 2023 prize pool and the corresponding points to each place.
|Place||USD Prize||Pro Tour Points|
|3rd – 4th||$20,000||525 points|
|5th – 6th||$10,000||350 points|
|7th – 8th||$6,000||200 points|
|9th – 12th||$5,000||100 points|
|13th – 16th||$4,000||–|
A total of sixteen teams in the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023, will be given a chance to showcase their skills and fight for a spot in the upcoming Intel Grand Slam tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Here are the teams participating in the event alongside the players that will represent each team.
|ENCE||Snappi, Spinx, dycha, hades, maden, sAw||ESL Partner Team|
|FaZe Clan||rain, broky, Twistzz, Karrigan, ropz, RobbaN||ESL Partner Team|
|FURIA Esports||yuurih, arT, KSCERATO, drop, saffee, guerri||ESL Partner Team|
|G2 Esports||JACKZ, hunter-, NiKo, m0NESY, Aleksib, XTQZZ||ESL Partner Team|
|Natus Vincere||S1pmle, electroNic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t, B1ad3||ESL Partner Team|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||REZ, Plopski, hampus, es3tag, Brollan, djL||ESL Partner Team|
|Astralis||Xyp9x, gla1ve, k0nfig, blameF, farlig, trace||ESL World Ranking|
|Heroic||stavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, refrezh, sjuush, Xizt,||ESL World Ranking|
|Cloud 9||nafany, sh1ro, interz, Ax1Le, HObbit, groove||ESL World Ranking|
|Team Vitality||apEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk, zonic||ESL World Ranking|
|Team Liquid||EliGE, NAF, oSee, shox, nitr0, adreN||North American Qualifier|
|Complexity Gaming||JT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, junior, T.c||North American Qualifier|
|Imperial Esports||FalleN, fer, fnx, boltz, VINI, peacemaker||South American Qualifier|
|LookingForOrg||HaZR, sterling, Liki, SaVage, apoc||Oceanic Qualifier|
Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023 will officially start on June 3 and will end on June 5, 2023. Here is the schedule for the whole DreamHack event that the said tournament is part of.
|DAY||EVENT||LOCAL TIME CDT||TIME CEST|
|May 30||Group Stage 1st MOTD||11:00||18:00|
|Group Stage Last MOTD||19:10||02:10|
|May 31 to June 1||Group Stage 1st MOTD||11:00||18:00|
|Group Stage Last MOTD||18:00||01:00|
|June 2||BREAK DAY|
|June 3 (Friday)||DreamHack Festival Opens||09:00||16:00|
|IEM Door Opens||11:00||18:00|
|June 4 (Saturday)||IEM Doors opens||09:00||16:00|
|June 5 (Sunday)||IEM Doors Open||09:00||16:00|
|DreamHack Festival Closes||19:00||02:00|
IEM Dallas 2023 format will be almost the same as other Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments. The tournament will have different stages, and each stage will have a different set of game formats. Here is the gaming format to follow and the team to play will abide by in order to be part Intel Grand Slam Series.
- Double Elimination for eight teams in the Europe Region
- Double Elimination for eight teams in the North America Region
- Double Elimination for four teams in the South America Region
- Double Elimination for four teams in the Australia and New Zealand Region
- Best-of-Three for all other matches
- The Best six teams will advance to the main event
- Two times Eight Team Double Elimination
- Best three teams of each group will advance to Playoffs
- Best-of-one in the Opening Matches
- Best-of-Three for all other matches
- Single Eliminations for six teams
- Best-of-Three for Quarter and Semi-Final Stages
- Best-of-Five in the Grand Final
Since IEM Dallas 2023 is part of the DreamHack Dallas Festival and is held offline it means it is on a LAN server. It will have a live arena interaction that fans could watch live. The excitement to be in a place will once be experienced by the crowd. Here are the ticket prices and the benefits attached to them.
|Festival Pass ($94)||DreamHack X A-KON ($175)||Day Pass ($39)||Festival Premium ($194) – SOLD|
|24-hour, 3-day access:Starting Friday at 9 AMEnding Sunday at 7 PMIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance||24-hour, 3-day access to DreamHack Dallas & 3-day access to A-Kon: DreamHack DallasStarting Friday at 9 AMEnding Sunday 7 PMIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance|
A-KonGrants full 3-day access to A-Kon
|1-day access:Pick your day: Saturday OR SundayStarting 9 AMEnding at MidnightIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance||24-hour, 3-day access:Starting Friday at 9 AMEnding Sunday 7 PM Includes:Access to the premium registration line (this does not include the security line)$75 voucher code for use in the ESL/DH Merch Store at the FestivalA badge instead of wristbandIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance|