Intel® Extreme Masters 2019 - Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May 2018

Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM), the longest running global pro gaming circuit in the world, is returning to Sydney on May 3-5, 2019. The professional...

Event Calendar


Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM), the longest running global pro gaming circuit in the world, is returning to Sydney on May 3-5, 2019.  The professional gaming competition at Qudos Bank Arena will see sixteen of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams play live for a lion’s share of the $US 250,000 prize pool.

IEM Sydney 2019 will be one of a dozen major arena pro gaming competitions planned globally by ESL in 2019 and the second CSGO Intel Grand Slam event next year. The event’s winners will get another notch towards completing the Intel Grand Slam, a $US 1,000,000 prize for the first team to win four of the previous ESL and DreamHack IGS-level events.  IEM Sydney title holders FaZe Clan and last year’s runners up Astralis both currently hold two eligible championships.

“What we have managed to build in just two years with ESL Australia and the ANZ gaming community is absolutely incredible,” said Michał Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL.  “IEM Sydney is quickly becoming a staple esports event not just in Australia but globally and it’s something we’re incredibly proud of.”

“For us to be able to announce our third consecutive stadium-scale esports event in Australia with IEM Sydney 2019 is something we never dreamt of happening 10 years ago” said Nick Vanzetti, Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan. “It’s a true testament to the strength of esports in our country, and we’ll be working hard to ensure it’s another unforgettable experience for every person who attends.”

“As the global technology leader for esports and gaming, we are excited to be back in Sydney to showcase the latest gaming technologies from the desktop to the cloud. We look forward to delivering the world-class gaming experience which CS:GO fans in Australia and the region have come to expect from Intel Extreme Masters Sydney,” Santhosh Viswanathan, managing director, Sales and Marketing Group, Asia Pacific and Japan, Intel.

Tickets for IEM Sydney 2019 will go on sales on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2pm AEDT via

For more information, follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook and

.Be sure to watch the announcement trailer for a first look at what IEM Sydney 2019 is all about.

Run Times

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May 2019

Schedule TBA

* All event times are subject to change

Ticket Prices

Premium Reserve Friday


General Admission Friday


Premium Reserve Saturday


General Admission Saturday


Premium Reserve Sunday


General Admission Sunday


3 Day GA Pass 


3 Day GA Early Access Pass


3 Day GA Wingman Pass


3 Day GA Pass Premium Reserve Seating


3 Day Global Elite Pass


A one off service/delivery fee from $6.80 per transaction applies on all purchases. This price may vary depending on your chosen delivery method.

Purchase tickets now!

Buy Now


Personalise your experience by telling us what you like, and we'll keep you in the know with regular updates on upcoming events, the latest Arena news, and promotional offers and pre-sales.

My Preferences: