IEM Oakland viewer's guide

With IEM Oakland set to start in less than 24 hours, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need regarding the event.

From tomorrow until Sunday, the tournament will see 12 teams battling it out in Burbank and Oakland for a share of the $300,000 prize-pool, with the champion taking home $125,000.

This will be the fourth event counting for the Intel Grand Slam, which will hand $1 million out to the first team who wins four out of ten $200,000+ competitions.

NiP won last year's edition after beating SK 2-1 in the grand final

Below you can find the group draw for Oakland, which includes Renegades stepping into Immortals' spot:

Group A Group B
Brazil SK Europe FaZe
Denmark Astralis France G2
United States Cloud9  United States Liquid
Sweden NIP Kazakhstan Gambit
France Envy  Australia Renegades
Mongolia TheMongolz  Europe OpTic

IEM Oakland will kick off with a best-of-one round-robin group stage, in which the top team from each group will advance directly to the semis, while the second and third placed squads will move through to the quarter-finals. 

The groups will be played during the first two days of the event, and it will run with the new point system used in ESL Pro League—two points for winners, one for losers in overtime.

The playoff stage, except the quarter-finals which will be held in Burbank on Thursday, will take place at the Oracle Arena on Saturday and Sunday.

Here is the full schedule for the event:

Tuesday, November 14th
20:00 Sweden NIP vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
20:00 France Envy vs. Brazil SK BO1
21:15 Sweden NIP vs. Brazil SK BO1
21:15 United States Cloud9 vs. Mongolia TheMongolz BO1
22:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
22:30 France Envy vs. Mongolia TheMongolz BO1
23:45 Brazil SK vs. Mongolia TheMongolz BO1
23:45 France Envy vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
01:30 France G2 vs. Europe FaZe BO1
01:30 Europe OpTic vs. Kazakhstan Gambit BO1
02:45 Europe OpTic vs. Europe FaZe BO1
02:45 United States Liquid vs. Australia Renegades BO1
04:00 United States Liquid vs. Kazakhstan Gambit BO1
04:00 France G2 vs. Australia Renegades BO1
05:15 Europe FaZe vs. Australia Renegades BO1
05:15 France G2 vs. Kazakhstan Gambit BO1
Wednesday, November 15th
20:00 Brazil SK vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
20:00 Sweden NIP vs. United States Cloud9 BO1
21:15 France Envy vs. United States Cloud9 BO1
21:15 Sweden NIP vs. Mongolia TheMongolz BO1
22:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Brazil SK BO1
22:30 France Envy vs. Sweden NIP BO1
22:30 Mongolia TheMongolz vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
00:15 Europe FaZe vs. Kazakhstan Gambit BO1
00:15 Europe OpTic vs. United States Liquid BO1
01:30 France G2 vs. United States Liquid BO1
01:30 Europe OpTic vs. Australia Renegades BO1
02:45 United States Liquid vs. Europe FaZe BO1
02:45 France G2 vs. Europe OpTic BO1
02:45 Australia Renegades vs. Kazakhstan Gambit BO1
Thursday, November 16th
20:00 Quarter-final #1 BO3
23:35 Quarter-final #2 BO3
Saturday, November 18th
22:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
01:50 Semi-final #2 BO3
Sunday, November 19th

22:15
Grand final
BO5

As you can see below, the organisation has invited some of the most familiar faces in the scene to guide the viewers through the action, including Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović and Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert as analysts:

United Kingdom O. J. Borg - Stage host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Interviewer
 
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst 
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert - Analyst
 
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
United States John "BLU" Mullen - Commentator
United States James "JamezIRL" Macaulay - Commentator

Concerning the prize-pool, here is how the $300,000 on offer will be distributed:

1. $125,000
2. $50,000
3-4. $25,000
5-6. $12,000
7-8. $5,000
9-10. $3,500
11-12. $2,000

United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Time is adjusted to your selected timezone
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
106
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
#1
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Brazil nkL1
2017-11-13 23:15
19 replies
Mongolz will win IEM Oakland!
2017-11-13 23:16
16 replies
Just for that im placing 40$ on them winning it all. The odds have to be 60 to 1 or more. I can dream :)
2017-11-13 23:53
11 replies
If they win you win $2400 but the chances are so low that you probably wasted $40. Like the CSGO pro scene will probably die if it happens
2017-11-14 03:01
9 replies
lol right? but u cant win unless u try :)
2017-11-14 03:57
7 replies
#111
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Sweden ConaN007
rip $40 a child in africa could have eaten that money.. you greedy bastard.
2017-11-14 08:25
6 replies
#137
JW | 
Norway NitroMK
rocks probably taste better
2017-11-14 17:59
Na they have mud cookies they are good. U send them ur 40$ ill bet mine on the mongolz
2017-11-14 18:50
4 replies
Do all American got 2 iq like him ?
2017-11-14 23:52
3 replies
2 iq? I mean come on i have at least a 10 iq. I mean i can type this and breathe at the same time :)
2017-11-15 02:02
2 replies
and smokeweed
2017-11-15 02:27
1 reply
Yea ur right thats 3 things so at least 20iq thanks man! I knew a dude from some random country out there could cheer me up! Thanks again!
2017-11-15 02:33
Lol boo!! Rip $40 but it was fun! They had a decent showing. I thought they might get a map at least one. But oh well :) i just like seeing fresh faces in big turnys. Gets stale after awhile. Oh yea final betting odds were 132:1 for mongolz winning it all. So it was worth the risk :)
2017-11-15 02:07
#117
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Other Malda4
2 iq
2017-11-14 10:29
obvisally. faze ain't got nothing of them
2017-11-14 01:37
Dream
2017-11-14 12:25
1 reply
cry
2017-11-14 17:54
Yea lul xd
2017-11-14 18:37
Gratz
2017-11-13 23:17
1 reply
Too ez for salty stewie2k
2017-11-13 23:25
#2
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France Ghoul98
Finally
2017-11-13 23:15
13 replies
EZ for cloud9
2017-11-13 23:18
12 replies
#30
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France Ghoul98
Lol we'll see but liquid will go further
2017-11-13 23:18
11 replies
With Steel? No chance.
2017-11-13 23:25
10 replies
#43
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France Ghoul98
We'll see lol
2017-11-13 23:25
6 replies
Haha you right, I don't even like C9 anymore. Don't like tarik or RUSH.
2017-11-13 23:26
5 replies
#47
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France Ghoul98
True me too but let's see. I don't cheer for team, I just want to see god CS
2017-11-13 23:27
2 replies
Same here! Hope you enjoy!
2017-11-13 23:28
1 reply
#50
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France Ghoul98
Yea u 2 man Oakland have the potential to be some dank cs
2017-11-13 23:29
Thats interesting because tarik is really popular and rush seems like a really chill dude
2017-11-14 03:03
1 reply
Rush just doesn't have the flare and has too many bad games, and tarik just seems cocky and shouldn't be.
2017-11-14 14:32
#67
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Netherlands EJVN
zews is standing in for Liquid; steel won't be playing.
2017-11-14 00:09
2 replies
#70
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo
No... zews is playing the major qualifier... read.
2017-11-14 00:17
1 reply
Thank you Xeno.
2017-11-14 14:31
Nice
2017-11-13 23:15
about time nerds
2017-11-13 23:16
PogChamp
2017-11-13 23:16
RIP SLEEP
2017-11-13 23:16
#8
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France France98123
finaly edit: friday off ResidentSleeper
2017-11-13 23:17
#9
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Spain G3CK0
Ez Astralis Ez OpTic
2017-11-13 23:16
2 replies
Mongolz TAKE MY ENERGY!!!!
2017-11-14 08:46
1 reply
#141
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Spain G3CK0
XD
2017-11-14 18:16
Let's go my team, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-13 23:16
2 replies
Do u want video where smart and friendly brazil kids kicking to dead body ?
2017-11-13 23:17
RetardInsane
2017-11-13 23:38
I just wanted to post that we dont know times and matches :D
2017-11-13 23:16
wow
2017-11-13 23:16
wow
2017-11-13 23:16
#15
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Panama Bill_Bait
5AM ???????????????? Too bad for Europeans lol
2017-11-13 23:16
7 replies
? 20:00 and 21:15
2017-11-13 23:19
6 replies
#35
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Panama Bill_Bait
yea, but the whole day ends 5 am cet, with some interesting games
2017-11-13 23:20
5 replies
#54
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Austria DR!FT
just use the australian stream and u have their timezone... pls think before you write stupid things
2017-11-13 23:35
4 replies
#101
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France Vipair
WAT
2017-11-14 07:43
lol what even
2017-11-14 16:15
#136
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Hungary Axelboi
What the actual fuck
2017-11-14 17:57
the fuck m8
2017-11-15 00:08
EZ ASTRALIS
2017-11-13 23:16
eZaF
2017-11-13 23:17
Machine <3
2017-11-13 23:17
nice
2017-11-13 23:17
n0thing on desk hype
2017-11-13 23:17
SK CAMPEÃO
2017-11-13 23:17
Easy for Cloud9.
2017-11-13 23:17
#26
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Germany ConAction
this schedule wtf rip viewers
2017-11-13 23:17
3 replies
Still an ok schedule for nip fans :)!
2017-11-13 23:25
1 reply
#49
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Germany ConAction
you are right! <3
2017-11-13 23:28
#129
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Europe wai7ing
Yep really bad format since it's not fair that some teams don't have to play 3 consecutive matches
2017-11-14 14:41
I don't care anymore, now I'm a Liquid fan
2017-11-13 23:18
1 reply
I am Liquid since i was born now
2017-11-13 23:35
ez for astralis
2017-11-13 23:18
#31
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Russia Nikosimus
Finally you guys woke up, I've been waiting for a great event
2017-11-13 23:18
#32
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru
Well there goes my sleep schedule
2017-11-13 23:19
2 replies
#38
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Europe KappaKaako
Are u jobless/educationless
2017-11-13 23:22
1 reply
#51
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Slovakia SLAVak
There are jobs which you can do from home. For example I know a guy who writes analyses for a company, he doesn't have to move from his house and he gets paid for it...
2017-11-13 23:32
nip will win this, i gotta feeling
2017-11-13 23:20
1 reply
i want the same drugs what u took
2017-11-14 05:25
#40
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Brazil davidzor
Finally decent matches. Lets go
2017-11-13 23:25
#44
REZ | 
Sweden FocuseD
Nip goes 2-2 and wins the decider
2017-11-13 23:26
1 reply
nip goes home LUL
2017-11-14 05:26
nice rip sleeping schedule
2017-11-13 23:26
Gotta love those dogshit bo1 shitstorm group stages!
2017-11-13 23:33
2 replies
5 bo1s is still better than 2 bo1s and 1 bo3??
2017-11-14 03:05
1 reply
Can't wait to watch 10 matches of mirage in a row, wooooo!
2017-11-14 03:07
they could've switched the group schedule on wednesday so that the EU viewers would've been able to watch other teams than on tuesday at a decent time
2017-11-13 23:36
BUCK FLU
2017-11-13 23:38
1 reply
Hivemind
2017-11-14 00:33
gogo
2017-11-13 23:40
#59
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Brazil HueyNewton
Nice, im fucking hyped to this championship
2017-11-13 23:40
1 reply
Your country is disgrace to the world. Cant behave at all and robbing every normal human coming brazil. Killing ppl for hobby and bread
2017-11-14 08:04
Grand final Astralis vs Faze (2 - 1) inb4 faze choke in grand final
2017-11-13 23:41
4 replies
Grand Final is BO5, kid.
2017-11-14 13:23
#138
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Hungary Axelboi
Youve just been called a kid boi hows dat feel
2017-11-14 18:00
2 replies
i feel sexually assaulted, im calling the authorities on you. How dare you come onto this website and talk shit to a innocent person. I sexually identify as an attack apache helicopter and have never been discriminated in such a crude manner. How can you sleep at night knowing that you have scarred someone for life, take a good look at yourself mate and think before you say things.
2017-11-15 23:30
1 reply
#154
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Hungary Axelboi
i just asked about your feelings i didnt say anything offensive:((
2017-11-16 18:44
#61
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CIS ronaIdo9
Na timing lul
2017-11-13 23:49
Rip Eu fans.. idk why u wouldn't have NA teams playing last. Unless they are afraid people wouldn't show up until later if that was the case, weak
2017-11-13 23:50
1 reply
#102
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France Vipair
Yeah that’s a dick move
2017-11-14 07:45
blu, shitty timezone, yeah I'll skip this shit to when it reaches semis, hopefully blu isn't a caster there
2017-11-13 23:51
ez navi oh wait..
2017-11-14 00:06
NiP will win SWEDEN IS BACK
2017-11-14 00:08
1 reply
then u woke up
2017-11-14 05:27
where's navi (( ?
2017-11-14 00:14
2 replies
They lost in the first round of the qualifier to LDLC lol
2017-11-14 04:24
1 reply
hahahhaah fuckin noobs, i love them, but i hate them so much ;/
2017-11-14 21:39
#69
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Europe Skraj
So excited to be able to watch 3 out of 16 matches before bed.
2017-11-14 00:15
1 reply
Cry is free
2017-11-14 01:48
#71
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Norway truulte
Good schedule... In the middle of the night for all of Europe.
2017-11-14 00:24
4 replies
Who cares about europistan...
2017-11-14 03:20
3 replies
#103
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France Vipair
Says favela
2017-11-14 07:46
1 reply
Says abdul
2017-11-14 11:35
80%of the viewers
2017-11-14 08:05
BO1 cancer incoming
2017-11-14 00:24
#74
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3
I got school half the time
2017-11-14 00:39
2 replies
#75
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Finland de_suomi
I'm at home during the matches but have early wake ups for work. :(
2017-11-14 00:48
1 reply
#76
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3
At least we got YouWrong for the highlights
2017-11-14 00:53
aaand a one dollar bet on mogolzz make me proud lads
2017-11-14 01:39
another rofloturik
2017-11-14 03:41
#89
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Mongolia Tiger976
Good luck Mongolz.
2017-11-14 03:42
#97
jks | 
Europe Zajda
22:15 Grandfinal BO5 - rip EU
2017-11-14 07:12
6 replies
Grandfinal SK x Liquid... so no problem.
2017-11-14 13:25
5 replies
#125
jks | 
Europe Zajda
No problemo with Liquid, would be happy if they win, but no SK pls
2017-11-14 14:19
4 replies
SK x Nip today. What are your prediction? I´m excited to watch this.
2017-11-14 14:37
3 replies
#130
jks | 
Europe Zajda
Hope that NiP will win <3 If they can´t win I want to see atleast good cs
2017-11-14 15:22
2 replies
Nice
2017-11-14 18:05
1 reply
eZsK
2017-11-15 00:13
#99
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Finland chrome_CS
#EZ4NiP
2017-11-14 07:34
No sound issue please, how many times this need to happen
2017-11-14 07:42
lmao fuck this schedule
2017-11-14 07:50
Do these events, where 90% of EU ain't watching, garner a lot of viewers? I never understood why they would organize so many of them, but it has to be paying off somehow? Like, how many viewers does a typical PST grand final bring up?
2017-11-14 08:03
1 reply
Csgo dead only 50k viewers topics inc
2017-11-14 08:07
nice guide ty
2017-11-14 08:04
Awesome to see n0thing as analyst
2017-11-14 08:07
1 reply
#133
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Brazil those
+1
2017-11-14 16:33
Navi or VP? and this time,I hate tournament from USA
2017-11-14 08:38
Nice
2017-11-14 09:28
fak NA events !
2017-11-14 10:12
SK my fav team 4ever <3 sk.SpawN
2017-11-14 10:45
SK vs Faze SK 2 x 1 Faze Godfather Champion again
2017-11-14 11:09
n0thing as caster pls
2017-11-14 16:13
that time #deepsleep
2017-11-14 17:15
Dub Nation stand the fak up
2017-11-14 18:01
I wanna see Optic WHOOP NiP in the qtr finals... that would make me happy
2017-11-14 19:53
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