One of the largest esports event to be held on Australian shores, the Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, attracted a total of 8 million unique viewers through online broadcast delivered to 30 platforms in 22 languages.
The event was hosted at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena over two days May 6-7, giving fans access to global talent and an impressive event for the local esports community to enjoy. Each day saw an average of 7,000 fans pack into the arena with 30 million unique persons reached on social media.
The total prize pool up for grabs is USD $200,000 being contested by international talent includes Astralis, FaZe Clan, Team North, OpTic Gaming, SK Gaming, ViCi Gaming, Renegades who are arguably Australia and New Zealand’s best CS:GO team and local team Chiefs Esports Club.
The ultimate champion being SK Gaming who took out the event over FaZe Clan in a nail biting grand final match that had fans on the edge of their seats!
IEM Sydney marks a historical note in the Australian esports calendar as the first international esports event to be hosted on our shores, proving the strength and popularity of esports within our community.
The social media hashtag that was used for this this event is #IEMSydney
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The Australian Esports Association