Intel Extreme Masters is the longest-running global pro gaming circuit in the world. Australia has been lucky enough to host IEM in Sydney for the past two years. IEM Sydney 2018 was a huge success. Now it’s back and better than ever. IEM Sydney 2019 marks the return of some old rivals with The Caches. Team Australia and Team UK will battle it out for national pride in CS:GO. Last year, both teams put on a similar show for fans at IEM Sydney. The teams consist of current and veteran Australian and English CS:GO players.
Team Australia has won the previous two meetings. At last year’s IEM Sydney, Team Australia made an epic comeback to snatch the series win 16-15. Captain Chad “Spunj” Burchill will be looking to take the win once again. The captain of Team UK is yet to be decided. The Caches match will take place on the Sunday before the CS:GO Grand Final match.
If last year was anything to go by, you won’t want to miss out on this incredible display of CS:GO talent. In 2018, over 7,500 fans attended the live event at Qudos Bank Arena. A further 13.5 million unique viewers tuned in online. IEM Sydney still holds the record for the highest viewership for any esports competition held in Australia. IEM Sydney 2019 will be the 75th IEM since the series started back in 2006.
Sixteen teams will duke it out for a share of $250,000 USD on May 3-5. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness some top Aussie and international talent. Tickets are on sale now over at Ticketek. For those fans not heading out to Australia, tune in on Twitch. Daily Esports will likely be at IEM Sydney this year. Be sure to check back for updates, results, and more.
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