IEM Shanghai announced with $250,000 prize pool

ESL has announced that it will host an Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) event in Shanghai with a $250,000 prize fund.

The event will be held from August 1-6 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center as part of the China Digital Entertainment ChinaJoy Expo and Conference, the largest gaming and digital festival exhibition held in China and Asia.

TYLOO, NRG and HellRaisers headline the five-team invite list for the competition, which will begin with a double-elimination group stage, followed by a single-elimination bracket. The remaining three sides will be determined by online qualifiers for teams from China, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

TyLoo invited to IEM Shanghai

This will be the fifth IEM event hosted by ESL in Shanghai, and Michal "Carmac" Blicharz, Vice President of Pro Gaming at ESL, expects it to be "another step towards building up CS:GO as a truly global esports title."

"The passion behind the fans and players will make for an amazing esports experience that ESL looks to create, and we aim to make this event unforgettable," he added.

Below you can find the complete invite list for the Chinese event:

The complete schedule for the online qualifiers for IEM Shanghai is the following:

Asia qualifier: June 16-20
China qualifier: June 16-17, 21-23
ANZ qualifier: June 23-27

#1
khaos | 
Greece SneakPete 
Expected I made it Ascendant :)
2018-06-08 11:12
#4
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Spain JustNo 
Tier 2 ?
2018-06-08 11:12
#40
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India Cutlass 
2gd hosting the event.
2018-06-08 11:33
#6
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United States bigsex69 
oh what the fuck i didnt notice dude
2018-06-08 11:12
#2
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Finland AdolfH 
Tier 3 event
2018-06-08 11:13
Ching chong event
2018-06-08 11:20
#44
ropz | 
Russia seekerNN 
it's 2018 and still there's someone use ching chong as a phrase. lol
2018-06-08 11:36
#63
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United States Grabboid 
Tell me all about the events of June 4th... You know... May 35th? You don't even respect yourselves. Don't expect others to.
2018-06-08 11:51
#71
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-06-08 12:07
#72
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United States Grabboid 
What happened on June 4th? He can't post it. Can you?
2018-06-08 12:11
#86
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Spain JustNo 
Expected
2018-06-08 12:35
#88
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United States Grabboid 
Oh right Spain... you don't know what free speech is either...
2018-06-08 12:37
#95
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Spain JustNo 
Nobody in my country represents me, don't talk in general
2018-06-08 12:45
#96
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United States Grabboid 
You are what you tolerate. Speak freely if you dare. (I hope you do.)
2018-06-08 12:46
#97
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Spain JustNo 
I can't change things of the whole country just by myself. I wish I could lol
2018-06-08 12:48
#114
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United States Grabboid 
So don't try. You've already decided not to.
2018-06-08 13:09
#118
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Spain EddiiNseN 
stfu trump
2018-06-08 13:14
#119
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United States Grabboid 
Trump stands by his beliefs. You cower behind the media promoted mob. I have no more time for cowards like you.
2018-06-08 13:16
#122
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Spain EddiiNseN 
stfu
2018-06-08 13:23
#105
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China KingFishQiu 
Why don’t you tell me how many people exactly dead? Actually, no matter how many people died, CN didn’t collapse like Soviet did, so it worth. Go learn more about freedom of speech and other countries before judging. Brain dead arrogant Yank. BTW I like Trump.
2018-06-08 12:54
#116
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United States Grabboid 
You like a leader that undermines your country? Thats a start I suppose.
2018-06-08 13:10
#143
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China KingFishQiu 
It depends on your definition of undermining. I don’t mind discuss with you here all day long as long as you are making reasonable arguments. I wouldn’t say I am an expert but I do have somewhat comprehensive understanding of politics and international relations.
2018-06-09 02:25
#106
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
Everyone knows. Besides, the chinese government is 10x better than your scummy government. I could literally say what happened on a random date and there would probably be a mass school shooting or a nazi parade.
2018-06-08 12:54
#113
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United States Grabboid 
You are so blind that I feel nothing but pity for you youtube.com/watch?v=wE5vcuGOrIw
2018-06-08 13:07
#146
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
He is a spastic who deserves anything coming to him. At least the majority of our country didn't vote ukip into power like your country voted trump
2018-06-09 15:14
#148
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United States Grabboid 
You are brainwashed.
2018-06-10 03:26
#149
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
kk, your country's people are literally bullying school shooting survivors because they are pro gun control.
2018-06-10 03:37
#150
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United States Grabboid 
We killed your countrymen when you tried to take our guns... We aren't nearly as harsh to those who would try and steal our god given rights these days.
2018-06-10 06:04
There is a classic Americano acts like a kid, showing us what he knew only in this world, just stop replying him...
2018-06-09 00:13
Dude wtf? Are you really that retarded that you wanna argue at HLTV about politics? Do you actually believe that you know something about other countries politics? HAHAHAH HOW PATHETIC? *** I won’t read your reply isn’t worth my time
2018-06-08 13:24
#123
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United States Grabboid 
Haha, this guy dared to have an opinion... the fool. You embrace your cowardice like it was a virtue.
2018-06-08 13:25
Its a world of unlimited innovation and you use two sticks and call them "chopsticks"
2018-06-08 13:25
A fake flagger LUL
2018-06-08 13:00
#120
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Singapore Wyattbenko 
How u know?
2018-06-08 13:22
#124
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China Unlung1990 
Much better than Singapore. Small bit of land, smaller than Shanghai. Little wretch!
2018-06-08 13:25
Didnt they hold the international css tournament in sg? Thats right
2018-06-08 13:26
#136
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China Unlung1990 
What? Never heard CSS
2018-06-08 16:06
#145
Summer | 
China SWhinX 
Not ethic Chinese confirmed sha bi
2018-06-09 05:51
It seems that we are chi**** and you are not.lol
2018-06-10 09:41
In case people are wondering why none of the top teams was invited. This event is during the player break (after ELEAGUE Premier). twitter.com/theflyingdj/status/100500980..
2018-06-08 11:23
But does it count towards The Grand Slam then?
2018-06-08 11:26
But this event counts towards the Intel 1m season thing?
2018-06-08 12:49
hey fin guys where is 250k $ event in your country ? best team from fin ence cant even beat vgflash stop sayin stupid shit like tier 3 event like your better !!! retard
2018-06-08 11:51
#92
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Indonesia epen 
+1
2018-06-08 12:40
#98
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Sweden Bangs 
How does the scene of his country change the fact that it is a tier3 event?
2018-06-08 12:48
because its not tier3 event and he has no right to classify this event tier 3 !! when his country never hold even tier 5 event !!! maybe some teams here are tier 3 but event it self is not !! any tier 1 team would love to come and win 150k !!
2018-06-08 12:53
#107
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Sweden Bangs 
Sorry to burst your bubble but if the original invites goes to VP, NRG, HR, gambit and Tyloo, its a tier3 event no matter the prizepool
2018-06-08 12:55
#81
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
Ez win for VP?...ok no.
2018-06-08 12:22
Tier3 event with soundly prize pool.
2018-06-08 12:35
what a mess lol
2018-06-08 11:12
Exactly my thoughts
2018-06-08 11:14
ez cerq
2018-06-08 11:12
#7
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Finland S1rva 
Expected
2018-06-08 11:13
#8
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Germany Payynnkilla 
vp again ? what a fucking joke
2018-06-08 11:13
#32
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United Kingdom thrailis 
Lower tier event obviously, Hellraisers there also and they didn't do too well last LAN
2018-06-08 11:21
#66
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Why not AGO? Everyone knows VP won't do shit while AGO could actually win it
2018-06-08 11:55
only way vp can play a 250k lan in the future
2018-06-08 11:47
#102
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Germany currrro 
because Intel Grand slam, they dont want that anybody wins 1 mio
2018-06-08 12:52
Ez for Astralis Oh wait
2018-06-08 11:13
#10
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China kazuk1 
EZ 4 NRG?
2018-06-08 11:13
Noice. wtf is vp doing there tho
2018-06-08 11:13
nice I thought nV attends this too with a different lineup, no? EDIT: Nvm, that has to be a different event in China Yeah thats this thing hltv.org/events/3714/csgo-asia-champions..
2018-06-08 11:14
#14
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Europe KrepaN 
Tier2? :/
2018-06-08 11:13
#15
allu | 
Indonesia KAKKIKU 
In china? TyLoo winner confirmed
2018-06-08 11:13
#17
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India MihirX27 
So, if Asia qualifications exclude China and Oceania, which countries does it include? Korea, Japan, India, Middle Eastern Nations?
2018-06-08 11:14
#18
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France Ryzerr 
Invite VP but not VG.Flash ? Why ?
2018-06-08 11:15
#24
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China kazuk1 
invite VG.flash? the CN qualifier is for them
2018-06-08 11:18
#27
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France Ryzerr 
Isn't VG.Flash a top team in China ? What have been nice to see the handed an invite without having going threw the qualifier. Imo giving an invite to VP in their actual form is just a waste of a spot
2018-06-08 11:19
#57
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China JackAuGustLee 
currently tyloo is the top 1 in CN.Isn't it obvious?
2018-06-08 11:49
#59
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France Ryzerr 
So you just have to invite the top 1 team in a Chinese invite with low tier teams ?
2018-06-08 11:50
Virtus.pro, despite their bad shape, can afford to the event some audience in Twitch, because VP has a lot of fans.
2018-06-08 12:42
#110
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France Ryzerr 
I know but I wished AGO were getting more invites at least :/
2018-06-08 12:58
inviting tyloo and letting vg join by qualifer is the best strategy, as it covers whole chinese scene.
2018-06-08 11:50
#19
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Australia JingleBells 
Rip thought this was a tier 1 event. This is just another local LAN in china xd
2018-06-08 11:16
#20
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Korea GodPutin 
asia MVP PK china VG.flash anz grayhound
2018-06-08 11:16
no one needs vp ffs, dont give them invites, maybe they will pracc then
2018-06-08 11:16
#34
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Other Phinks 
Iem doesnt give a shit about VP’s practise. But china is full oF VP fans. They want the arena filled.
2018-06-08 11:22
Exactly, pasha is kinda popular in China.
2018-06-08 16:51
currently VP is a champion of DOTA 2 so why not tot invite them cuz they respect VP even if they are doing bad
2018-06-08 12:19
right, of dota.
2018-06-08 12:51
hahaah VP invited ofc this ESL and Carmac job
2018-06-08 11:17
This is the shittest iem
2018-06-08 11:17
lul ez4nrg
2018-06-08 11:18
#29
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Other Phinks 
So basically IEM Shangtier2 Not necessarily a bad thing. I think its good to make high level event for lower tier teams aswell. They are often much more exciting.
2018-06-08 11:20
#31
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Europe Dan Zero 
Hahaha nice one. Hltv: Event is headlined by HR, Tyloo and NRG. While Gambit and Virtus Pro are invited too. They know that VP and Gambit won't win this tourney :D
2018-06-08 11:20
#33
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
why chinese event always invited vp ffs
2018-06-08 11:21
#35
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Other Phinks 
Iem doesnt give a shit about VP’s practise. But china is full oF VP fans. They want the arena filled.
2018-06-08 11:22
#37
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
yeah i think chinese people still think vp is the best team rn
2018-06-08 11:24
actually they don't think so now in Chinese community we have a lot fun on VP
2018-06-08 11:40
nope, they are fan of pasha
2018-06-08 11:51
#109
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China KingFishQiu 
Pa*****ceps Lmao.
2018-06-08 12:58
Does shabi by any chance mean something like motherfucker in mandarin chinese?
2018-06-08 13:01
"shabi" means "fucking noob" in mandarin
2018-06-08 14:09
cause nobody has the time for qualifiers anymore. there are already dozens of pro circuit tournaments and having another qualifier for a 250k tournament is pointless.
2018-06-08 11:26
VP LOL
2018-06-08 11:33
why is vp still invited to every lan?
2018-06-08 11:33
#43
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Slovakia TatKo 
Not that great list of teams but i guess every team turned esl down ? Also since its IEM its likely gonna be on twitch so thats good i guess.
2018-06-08 11:34
Gj
2018-06-08 11:36
#46
ropz | 
Russia seekerNN 
ez 4 bntet
2018-06-08 11:36
hr already won
2018-06-08 11:37
omg finally bring iem to shanghai
2018-06-08 11:38
#49
dexter | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
There are will be 16 teams? Those are all invited teams, no more?
2018-06-08 11:39
only 8 rest 3 are from china,asia,australia
2018-06-08 11:42
we Tyloo only defeat the team who will win the championship.
2018-06-08 11:39
#53
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
LOL VP INVITED XDDD
2018-06-08 11:44
#54
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
ez to NRG
2018-06-08 11:45
VP INVITE LUL
2018-06-08 11:46
#60
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
niceee
2018-06-08 11:50
WOW WTF
2018-06-08 11:54
#65
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Japan apple_tea 
vp again?? lol
2018-06-08 11:55
vp is easy money cuz polaks have the biggest fanbase still somehow. vp is like gucci and prada overrated but kids will still buy stuff from their brand.
2018-06-08 11:57
#141
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United States freakaroid 
Why not they might have although slight chance in this tourney since all the big boys are having time off csgo during that period.
2018-06-08 18:46
#68
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African Union mikecool 
ez tyloo got this
2018-06-08 11:58
Ez NRG according to their recent form..
2018-06-08 12:03
Virtus plow rly? why not AGO?
2018-06-08 12:04
#73
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France StickyRice 
EZiest trophy ever for NRG
2018-06-08 12:16
Hi
2018-06-08 12:18
TyLoo can actually win this whole event
2018-06-08 12:18
invite VP and Gambt in 2018 LUL
2018-06-08 12:18
Tier 6 tournament.
2018-06-08 12:18
#80
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Russia seeep 
Tier 2,5 in fact
2018-06-08 12:22
Any of those teams don't deserve a direct invite so such tournament with that amount of prize poo, the fact they got one just proves which teams are going to attend, (Tier 6)
2018-06-08 12:23
#79
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
tier -99 invite final nrg against hr so ez
2018-06-08 12:22
Eu-Na?
2018-06-08 12:27
#84
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Macau Bent0 
VP invited againnnnn and againnnn whyyyyy let them kicked neo first and if they are a solid team invite them again. I know you guys host event for profit and exporsure but VP is so bad on lan now its not even fun watching them anymore. Give this valuable lan spot to a young and uprising team not a team that keep playing pubg. AGO, Godsent , etc.
2018-06-08 12:32
#87
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Finland Vkims 
You mean stop inviting gambit
2018-06-08 12:36
#89
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Macau Bent0 
I still have hope in mir and Adren team but yeah they shouldnt get an invited spot
2018-06-08 12:39
#91
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Finland Vkims 
Last lan vp won gambit in bo3 and you still believe them?
2018-06-08 12:40
#94
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Macau Bent0 
mir just joined the roster last lan , give them time to practice
2018-06-08 12:45
#115
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Netherlands Waduheked 
vp are waiting for major, if vp will fuck up, then we will see -neo and -pasza
2018-06-08 13:08
Why only tier2 and tier3 teams
2018-06-08 12:39
#99
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Poland jurekdudek 
vp = viewers = money
2018-06-08 12:49
#104
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Germany Payynnkilla 
yea only thats why sadly
2018-06-08 12:53
#108
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Part of the iem grand slam? xD
2018-06-08 12:57
#117
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Korea XigNw0w 
Hopefully, MVP PK will qualify through Asian qualifier.
2018-06-08 13:12
#127
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
VP wasted spot, better to invite AGO
2018-06-08 13:36
#128
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
VP in 2018 LUL
2018-06-08 13:42
vp lul
2018-06-08 13:45
#130
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
VP INVITED OMEGALUL
2018-06-08 13:52
#131
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Brazil Charizaldo 
PLS STOP INVITING VP BETTER INVITE ENCE
2018-06-08 13:59
Tier 400 event
2018-06-08 14:38
Vp invited tier99
2018-06-08 15:39
Why they still invited VP? I respect them, but they are in bad form.
2018-06-08 15:43
Buz the party is goon . You cant stop blyat
2018-06-19 02:02
#137
uno | 
Slovakia PerryKAT 
In my opiion woxic will have problems with visa.
2018-06-08 16:18
VP INVITED
2018-06-08 16:44
VP LUL
2018-06-08 18:37
Tier2 teams and VP
2018-06-09 03:15
#147
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United States drobotgamer 
Russia Logic. 2 Playoff appearances in a row for NRG beating Faze = Tier 2
2018-06-09 20:00
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