CS:GO confirmed at IEM Oakland

ESL has announced on its website that the first IEM Season 11 event to feature CS:GO will be the stop in Oakland.

After being featured at Season 10's stop in San Jose, Counter-Strike returns to California for another event, this time in Oakland, from November 19-20.

The Oracle Arena, home of the NBA team Golden State Warriors, has been chosen to host the event, which will also feature a League of Legends tournament.

Oracle Arena to host IEM Oakland 

This is the second stop confirmed for IEM Season 11, which will offer a record $1 million prize pool. The circuit will begin with an event at Shanghai's ChinaJoy Expo, from July 28-31, where only Starcraft II will be played.

Tickets to IEM Oakland will go on sale on May 23, with an early bird option running until July 1. Fans wishing to attend the event can purchase a general admission ticket, a premium ticket or a group ticket for five people.

2016-05-21 14:19
Golden state Warriors arena! Sick
2016-05-21 14:20
wanna get there. can you buy me a tickets to murica?
2016-05-21 15:01
Go to starladder faking knopp))
2016-05-21 15:23
it's horrible, there's schoolkids only there
2016-05-21 15:24
Germany No_Kappa 
GG EZ $$$$ 4 LG
2016-05-21 16:12
no lg no money
2016-05-21 16:13
can u get me to chernobyl
2016-05-21 15:24
im sorry you aren't allowed to leave your prison colony
2016-05-21 15:56
nice bait, convicted guy
2016-05-21 16:15
i want tournament in florida so i can go ;-;
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United States onesix 
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allu | 
Germany MacBig 
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Latvia sw1pe 
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Germany Xantennn 
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Turkey Mustafa- 
2016-05-21 15:21
Florida is a swamp
2016-05-21 16:16
Exactly, Just like ukraine is a radiation site to get cancer
2016-05-21 16:54
dont force me... to say you're 3dworlder to remember about 7-1 to bait you cuz you're monkey... ... and you won't cry in bed
2016-05-21 17:00
chill dude
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chill dude
2016-05-21 22:07
chill dude
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2016-05-21 19:25
i live 2 minutes walking from there :D
2016-05-21 20:11
Lol whats it like living in a ghetto? I honestly want to know.
2016-05-21 21:02
Cyprus Swishh_ 
2016-05-21 14:19
Question for everyone.. Is this a 1million $ tournament or is 1mio over all IEM in season 11?
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They still lay those 1 million prizepools. damn.
2016-05-21 14:19
1 million prize pool for the whole season not for one event lmao
2016-05-21 14:35
Brazil FalKsCS 
How many stops will there be?
2016-05-21 16:38
only 4
2016-05-21 16:49
Brazil FalKsCS 
250k each? or like, the SC2 one will be less money to offer cause it's only 1 game?
2016-05-21 18:10
idk probably more for katowice
2016-05-22 00:14
still a lot Majors were 250k for years. And who would honestly think IEM would pop a mil an event?? lol
2016-05-22 01:02
ayy :D
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United Kingdom QY 
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NA Champ
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Sweden YsF 
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Poland Spanksss 
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Russia Reph 
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suh dude
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
ez for ence
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Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
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HLTV confirmed
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Poland DominnX26 
2016-05-21 14:20
toilet boy WTF
2016-05-21 15:36
Poland DominnX26 
fake faggot ?
2016-05-21 15:39
nah just a casual 1st worlder
2016-05-21 20:04
Italy Growl 
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Thailand hahahoha 
i like Stephen Curry :)))
2016-05-21 14:22
Make it a major please. screw mlg
2016-05-21 14:23
Spain StarkForce1 
Again CSGO Tournament in NA? They always put the matches like 8:00 a.m in my country... HOW CAN I WATCH THE TOURNAMENT IF THEY PLAY AT THIS TIME!!! >:´(
2016-05-21 14:24
same happens to us when the tournaments are in europe! hahaha
2016-05-21 14:30
Greece hekzy 
Difference being that 65% of the playerbase is European. 25% is american.
2016-05-21 14:33
everyone in NA and SA are able to watch the matches not just the us lol
2016-05-21 14:43
Greece hekzy 
I said american. Not north america, not usa, I said American (north/south/central).
2016-05-21 14:48
And less than 25 percent of tournaments are in the Americas
2016-05-21 16:12
Greece hekzy 
By the time of this event 50% of 1M dollar prizepool events will be in NA.
2016-05-21 19:57
this isnt a 1m event the whole series has a 1m prizepool
2016-05-21 19:58
Greece hekzy 
I missread. Sorry.
2016-05-21 20:20
Ehh ludmila sale Pete?
2016-05-21 14:39
Spain StarkForce1 
Hahah I know, but how hekzy says, CS is more poppular on EU and there are more viwers than in NA/SA scene :/
2016-05-21 14:42
Based on what asshole? Show some proof.
2016-05-21 19:04
Spain StarkForce1 
Major in EU = +1.000.000 viwers. Major in NA = -500.000
2016-05-21 19:13
Actually Columbus got a record 1.6M viewers HAHHA and besides if MLG plays it early EU can watch most of it in the evening.
2016-05-22 01:12
Again no proof, your a dumbass.
2016-05-22 05:34
East side NA is great for UK time, they start matches at around 15:00 so I can start watching from second match when I come back from work. West side NA like this is bad.
2016-05-21 15:40
+1 more east coast lans pls
2016-05-21 17:46
Afraid you won't be able to have your cup of tea right as the game is going?
2016-05-22 01:13
Greece tzonis 
ez for stephen curry
2016-05-21 14:24
Very nice! IEM always is a nice tournament.
2016-05-21 14:25
United Kingdom ecu 
2016-05-21 14:25
And some more visas to be declined ...
2016-05-21 14:26
like it doesnt happen in eu lol hltv when visas denied in eu tournamnet: man the teams shouldve done more to make sure they had their visas sorted hltv when visas denied in na tournament: omg na lol worst ever LOL NA so bad im gonna pretend i care about watching team yp play to make fun of NA LOL
2016-05-21 16:15
it happened more times than Eu, it rarely happens in EU brah, since most of the teams are European.
2016-05-21 19:05
ZywOo | 
Brazil KinngPiN 
Curry, way downtown ... BANNGG
2016-05-21 14:25
oh shit whaddup
2016-05-21 14:25
CS:GO TOURNAMENT BLA BLA, SO SWEET, BLA BLA also League of Faggots played at the same time so delays
2016-05-21 14:26
Sweden godname 
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World hkzz 
EZ for Cleveland
2016-05-21 14:28
lol worst city in California
2016-05-21 14:31
Next up - IEM Detroit!
2016-05-22 02:15
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Russia ivanb_ 
fucking bait title again
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Oakland is a pretty shit place I heard
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Ukraine gungrave 
2016-05-21 14:36
lol lets predict how many players will get shot before entering the venue
2016-05-21 14:38
It's not esl one detroit sorry
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Other GunnerL 
Shots Fired :v MingLee /s (Just joking only please... ;-; )
2016-05-21 16:13
Oakland is not the safest city in the world.. As someone who lives in Cali i can tell you i wouldnt go there either.
2016-05-21 19:05
LOL I live in Oakland. It's lit
2016-05-21 20:09
LOL the only thing that is lit is peoples houses after the gangs come through.
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Slovakia crushyou 
ez Curry
2016-05-21 14:39
NA? fak that
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World Paketenawernz 
Drops INC
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can confirm
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Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
after the thunder finish their job there, only ruins will remain
2016-05-21 14:52
Warriors in 7.
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2016-05-21 14:53
So many here like the news. Weird...thought ESL was "shit"?! #GoWESA
2016-05-21 14:53
Yes, because the two are completely related, are you some sort of wesa faggot, you always post about it. A tournament with a big prize pool has fuck all to do with wesa, so no #fuckwesa and fuck the german retard who keeps going on about it (that's you)
2016-05-21 14:58
The organiser is still ESL who formed WESA. The more success ESL has the better chances for WESA. So please think! If you would be consequent... BTW: Nice mode of expression. And yes, I support WESA to stop this mess and chaos under which the industry suffers atm. Don't understand me wrong. All leagues (not only teams) should be considered being a member or part of WESA. One side says that other leagues have been asked. The other side says that they haven't been asked. So no one knows who has been asked and who not. Therefore, there is no proof that ESL was acting wrong. And if I am talking about the WESA often...so? My choice and you don't have to take it into account.
2016-05-21 15:10
The success of a tournament held by esl has nothing to do with the success of a power grab made by the same company, you obviously work for wesa or turtle rock in some way or you would not make yourself look so dumb and ignorant. The way things are now is perfect and drives competition, the only problem with it is that the team owners choose what tournaments the players play in and they have no say, the only thing that needs to happen is the players need more say in things, not some fucking exclusive league ran by one company, if you think that is what this industry needs you're a fucking retard. Why would any league choose to be part of an organisation in which they would be under the control of their competition, it is completely absurd. The way wesa is set up is made so esl has a majority say in all decisions since they have two delegates to any other leagues one and they also choose the person who makes the final decision. Sounds like a retarded thing to do if you run a competitive business, you have obviously not done much research on this and because of that this conversation is over.
2016-05-21 15:36
If you participate with your team or your organisation in the ESL, you also have to do that according the rules of the ESL. There is no big difference. And please, don't make it sound that I'm talking with a monkey since you offend and start insulting and you obviously show your lack of being able to lead a discussion on a high level. I don't work for WESA, I just like the idea. At the moment the industry has no sustainability. One reason is because the behaviour of many organisations towards players is awful. I can count on the fingers of one hand organisations who are acting the way it should be. Further, schedules are stupid and this is very dangerous. If you want a well organised industry, you can't let everyone who has a few bucks offer a league where organisation are thinking about to participate in at the expense of quality. And yeah, this discussion with a monkey (you) is definitely over.
2016-05-21 16:29
Rofl, you're getting paid to write this? :DDD
2016-05-21 17:18
Ofc, same thing when ppl accuse me that I'm cheating in competitive matches. Ofc I'm cheating... lol Obviously ppl are prejudiced by FIFA and all other associations and they forget that there are some associations who are working well. They can't separate things. And most important, they don't know what's going on behind the curtain. It's not WYSIWYG. ;-)
2016-05-21 17:24
No, you suck. That's why FaZe wants to leave, right?
2016-05-21 17:25
While I have every respect for FaZe ... I don't even understand why they joined. Their lack of business knowledge is mirrored by their internet appearance. Their advertising effect is based on: "At the right place at the right time."
2016-05-21 17:33
Oh god.
2016-05-21 17:31
Thank you, but one day I will probably meet him. I'm not god.
2016-05-21 17:36
LeBron will be there to pwn sum curry ass #AllIn216 #SweepingFinals
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actually no, okc 4-3 raps nokappa
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Oracle gonna be lit again
2016-05-21 14:58
In which country is?
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Great to see IEM hosting some CS tournaments, they are really good at it. I have no problem staying up the whole night to watch some good games if it's at the weekend. Sucks for the ASIA teams though, seems like they have a hard time getting visas into USA.
2016-05-21 15:04
who gives a fuck about Asian teams?
2016-05-21 15:37
We all do, ever since they became more relevant than the German ones.
2016-05-21 18:47
> NA flag > talking about relevance
2016-05-21 20:05
We may blow dicks, but we're more relevant than germany.
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>relevant >NA cmon man stop bantering
2016-05-21 20:29
You're literally commenting on a post which is about a $1m prizepool, in NA. lmao
2016-05-21 20:45
lol you can't talk either. Germany is straight ass. Your whole scene consist of getting carried by 1 player who isn't even german hahahahaha
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iem oinkland ?
2016-05-21 15:09
EZ for LG
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Chef CURRY with the SHOT!
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Mexico hu5h 
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NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
2nd championship for Warriors in 2 years and now IEM what a time to be alive in Oakland
2016-05-21 15:25
Turkey Mejuckei 
Also they have Oakland raiders, so it's 50-50
2016-05-21 20:28
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
yep but Raiders ain't that bad now. Amari Cooper is a beast
2016-05-21 20:29
youtube.com/watch?v=vv-arP2ZihI rip okland full off gangmembers we gonna get rekt in anus
2016-05-21 15:43
every us city has gang members just avoid the shitty parts
2016-05-21 16:15
Not where I live there isnt.
2016-05-21 19:07
curry with the clutch shot
2016-05-21 15:58
Klay Thompson MVP
2016-05-21 16:06
R.I.P TyLoo and others teams from Asia.
2016-05-21 16:07
Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
2016-05-21 16:07
GSW <3
2016-05-21 16:11
ty based god esl
2016-05-21 16:15
these people pick all the shitholes in the usa. there are way better places to hold events in this country other than, san jose, dallas, columbus, nyc, and now oakland.
2016-05-21 16:26
Dallas and NYC are ok but ya i would much rather see an event in San Diego, LA, Miami, etc.
2016-05-21 19:10
besides oakland all the other places are good to host an event
2016-05-21 19:23
San Jose isn't really a shithole. It is in the heart of Silicon Valley. Oakland however, was rated one of the most dangerous cities in America a few years ago.
2016-05-21 20:59
dis gun be gud
2016-05-21 16:35
Curry state
2016-05-21 16:39
Curry will win /close
2016-05-21 17:08
Norway billson 
Roracle, lets f****** GO!
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Stephen Curry standin for Guardian Kappa
2016-05-21 18:19
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
2016-05-21 18:46
so ez for Westbrook and Durant in the oracle arena
2016-05-21 19:37
Oakland is such a shitty place
2016-05-21 20:06
A tournament in Oakland? Looks like some pros will get shanked.
2016-05-21 20:35
Holy shit i live in Oakland <333333 If you guys are going and have any questions ask me
2016-05-21 20:37
What will is it like to live in the shittiest city in America? Will I really get shot on BART in Oakland?
2016-05-21 20:58
shittiest city? i arn't
2016-05-22 01:41
maybe not in america, but in the Bay area for sure
2016-05-22 07:22
DO NOT HOST THIS IN OAKLAND! youtu.be/9R2hOlVqqek?t=32
2016-05-21 20:47
Aw shit before you get to the cs tournament you gotta go through some irl cs just to get to the venue.
2016-05-21 21:24
Brazil Victorhs 
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
lol oakland RIP all the players that qualify they wont make it out alive
2016-05-21 21:31
To people attending this event: remember to wear your kevlar vest and helmet
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United States yvr 
Bay Area!? =D I am pretty close to Oakland, sadly I'll just watch this from home even though it's in summer
2016-05-22 02:59
you favelians cocksucking twats how do you even have computer in your house dirty fucks shut up no one cares about brazil and your stupid dirty community btw 7-1 never forget favela tears they were tasty af <3 germany
2016-05-22 04:48
i like how they are like "omg we won the major haha" no you didnt your fucking hmm lets see some 5 random people from your country you dont know them irl so shut up you sound so stupid baby favelas
2016-05-22 04:51
Nip with no pyth again):
2016-05-22 05:47
I think that will be good tournament for like tyloon or like. At least there are much player eho want to see CS also too :P
2016-05-22 09:52
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