IEM Oakland 2017

IEM Oakland 2017 will be held for the 4th year at the Bay Arena taking place between November 16 till 19. Witness the action from […]

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IEM Oakland 2017

From: 2017-11-14
To: 2017-11-19
$222,500.00

Teams

12
CS:GO

Tournament Betting Odds

Match brackets

10:00, 14 November

Ninjas in Pyjamas
16
VS
11
Virtus.Pro

11:00, 14 November

EnVy
20
VS
22
Virtus.Pro

12:00, 14 November

Ninjas in Pyjamas
13
VS
16
Virtus.Pro

13:00, 14 November

Cloud9
16
VS
9
Virtus.Pro

14:00, 14 November

Cloud9
16
VS
6
Virtus.Pro

15:00, 14 November

EnVy
16
VS
12
Virtus.Pro

16:00, 14 November

MIBR
16
VS
6
Virtus.Pro

17:00, 14 November

EnVy
11
VS
16
Virtus.Pro

13:00, 14 November

G2 Esports
14
VS
16
Virtus.Pro

14:00, 14 November

OpTic
16
VS
7
Virtus.Pro

15:00, 14 November

OpTic
3
VS
16
Virtus.Pro

16:00, 14 November

Team Liquid
19
VS
17
Virtus.Pro

17:00, 14 November

Team Liquid
19
VS
16
Virtus.Pro

18:00, 14 November

G2 Esports
9
VS
16
Virtus.Pro

19:00, 14 November

FaZe Clan
16
VS
13
Virtus.Pro

20:00, 14 November

G2 Esports
22
VS
19
Virtus.Pro

09:00, 16 November

G2 Esports
16
VS
9
Team Liquid

10:00, 16 November

OpTic
6
VS
16
Renegades

11:00, 16 November

Team Liquid
5
VS
16
FaZe Clan

12:00, 16 November

G2 Esports
14
VS
16
OpTic

13:00, 16 November

Renegades
9
VS
16
Gambit Gaming

20:00, 16 November

OpTic
0
VS
2
MIBR

23:00, 16 November

Cloud9
2
VS
1
Gambit Gaming

21:00, 18 November

Ninjas in Pyjamas
2
VS
1
MIBR

00:30, 19 November

FaZe Clan
2
VS
0
Cloud9

20:00, 19 November

Ninjas in Pyjamas
3
VS
2
FaZe Clan

Teams

Astralis
Team Page
Cloud9

C9CLD9

Team Page
EnVy

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Team Page
FaZe Clan

Fazefaze clanFaZe

Team Page
G2 Esports

G2G2e

Team Page
Gambit Gaming

GambitGGGambit Esports

Team Page
Ninjas in Pyjamas

NiPNIPNinjas

Team Page
OpTic

optic gamingOptic

Team Page
MIBR

MIBRMade in brazil

Team Page
Team Liquid

LiquidTL

Team Page
The MongolZ
Team Page
Renegades

RNG

Team Page

Groups

Prize Pool

Grand total: $222,500.00

IEM Oakland 2017

IEM Oakland 2017 will be held for the 4th year at the Bay Arena taking place between November 16 till 19. Witness the action from the 12 best CS: GO teams, who will take the world stage, competing for their share from a prize pool of a whopping $300K.

Intel Extreme Masters started holding esports events in 2006 by the organisers of Electronic Sports League or ESL in short. Since then IEM competitions have become prestigious world events offering egames such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Warcraft, Quake, League of Legends.

Last year at IEM Oakland 2016, Ninjas in Pyjamas won the CS: GO tournament beating SK Gaming in the finals to win their first prize of $128K. Faze Clan came in third winning $30K and the star players finished in fourth place scooping up a prize of $29K.

At the IEM Oakland 2017, you will also get to witness the first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds competition or better known as the PUBG Invitational. The best 20 esports teams featuring 80 players that will battle it out for a prize pool of $200K.

Why should you follow IEM Oakland 2017?

  • Over the span of four days, you will get to see epic CS: GO matches streamed live via Twitch.
  • Not only will you witness the action live from the arena but cheer along with many esports fans.
  • You will get the privilege to see interviews with the best CS: GO players.

The IEM Oakland 2017 competition format will feature 12 Counter-Strike teams divided into two groups competing against each other. The top three from each Group will advance to the Quarter-Finals in a best-of-three. The playoffs will determine which squads deserve to be in the Semi-finals and proceed to the Grand Final for their chance of winning the first prize of a whopping $125K.

The Best CS Teams Participating at IEM Oakland 2017

Faze Clan

The European CS: GO squad have won the titles of Eleague CS: GO Premier and ESL One: New York competitions of 2017. Winning every CS map was an impressive feat that surprised many fans so Faze Clan are currently holding the first place as one of the best teams in the world according to HLTV.org. Losing the EPICENTER 2017 was just phase perhaps, let’s hope that the CS Clan find their motivational drive to win again?

SK Gaming

SK have participated in the Eleague CS: GO Premier 2017, ESL One: New York and DreamHack Masters Malmo and PGL Major Krakow, losing to top teams like Liquid, G2 and Astralis. These disappointing results have placed SK Gaming in second place as the world’s best CS: GO unit according to HLTV.org. With their latest addition of boltz from Immortals, will SK step up their game?

G2 Esports

The French unit have been crowned the masters of CS: GO, winning the title of DreamHack Masters Malmo 2017. Following this win, G2 Esports are currently the third best CS squad according to HLTV.org. The dedicated gamers will be putting their Counter Strike strategies to the test at IEM Oakland 2017 to give you an entertaining show.

Astralis

The star players have lately participated in the EPICENTER 2017, the Eleague CS: GO Premier 2017, ESL One: New York, DreamHack Masters Malmo and PGL Major Krakow. Astralis are currently in fourth place according to HLTV.org as the world’s best CS team. However, since September they have lost to top teams like G2, Faze Clan, Liquid and Gambit Esports. What surprises will the star players reveal?

Cloud 9

Their latest great win was winning the championship title of DreamHack Denver 2017 defeating BIG. While at the Eleague CS: GO Premier 2017, C9 lost to Astralis to finish third. Since DreamHack Montreal, Cloud 9 have improved as a team making it past the group stages in prestigious events. Their latest great motivation was winning against a tough team like G2 Esports. Will they step up their CS game against the likes of Faze Clan or Astralis?

Team Liquid

In the most recent CS events, Team Liquid were eliminated in the group stages of EPICENTER 2017 and the Eleague CS: GO Premier 2017. However, Liquid shocked Counter Strike fans defeating the top team, SK Gaming on two occasions at the ESL One: New York and the ESG Tour Mykonos. Lately expecting the unexpected is what made Liquid successful while also taking advantage of the opponent’s vulnerable moments in game.

Team EnVyUs

The Boys in Blue managed to be the European qualifiers to earn a spot for the upcoming IEM Oakland 2017. Their greatest win yet this year was DH Atlanta 2017, beating Heroic. The most recent major CS: GO tournaments that NV participated include Eleague CSGO premier 2017, ESL One: New York and DreamHack Masters Malmo. Taking a look at the past results since August, EnVyUs have tried their utmost but it seems like they do well in the qualifiers stage than in premier esports events.

Optic Gaming

The North American qualifier for the IEM Oakland is Optic Gaming, who beat Renegades and NRG Esports to earn their spot in the major tournament. The latest esports tournaments have shown they rank well in qualifiers however in premier tournaments they do not do so well ranking in between 5th to 8th place. The latest roster changes saw Rush and Tarik leave for Cloud 9, acquiring HS from Penta Sports, NAF from Renegades who will play along with Magisk, allu, Friberg and mixwell.

The MongolZ

The Mongolian team acquired their spot for IEM Oakland defeating MVP PK and Chiefs ESC who have eliminated Invictus Gaming in the process. How The MongolZ managed to pick up their gaming strength is a mystery yet to be discovered. Counter-Strike in Asian countries is not as big so it all depends how smart and brutal they are in their tactical CS strategies against strong European and American teams. If the MongolZ do catch on to be as disciplined and competitive as other continents, they will surely put on a show that esports fans will never forget…