IEM Beijing hinted at in Intel Grand Slam video

An IEM event could be happening in Beijing this November according to an informational Intel Grand Slam video, which was aired on the DreamHackCS Twitch channel.

Ahead of the FURIA - Liquid semi-final at DreamHack Masters Dallas, an informational video about the Intel Grand Slam circuit was shown, with the focus being on the Astralis - Liquid rivalry. When the nine upcoming events were shown, one named "IEM Beijing - November" was listed.

IEM Beijing could be the successor to last year's IEM Shanghai

The hinted event fits in between DreamHack Masters Malmö in October and the ESL Pro League Finals, which will happen at a yet-undisclosed location in December. IEM Katowice 2020 was the last event named on the list.

Screenshot from the DreamHackCS Twitch stream

ESL's last event in China was IEM Shanghai, which was held in August of 2018 during the player break, and won by NRG over TYLOO in the finals. That event, however, was not part of the Intel Grand Slam circuit.

#1
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
thats epic
2019-06-01 21:23
F7
2019-06-01 21:25
#19
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
wha
2019-06-01 21:28
EPL Oakland plsss
2019-06-01 21:31
#36
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
oho
2019-06-01 21:42
Shanghai>>>>>Gulagjing IEM wtf
2019-06-01 22:13
your brain wtf Beijing >>>>>>>>>>>> Shanghai any day of the week.
2019-06-01 23:10
#25
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Sweden Unluko 
REALLY EPIC!
2019-06-01 21:30
#29
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
why you not first
2019-06-01 21:34
He is kind, letting everyone share it, true king of Sweden
2019-06-01 22:03
Cry
2019-06-01 22:03
UH OH
2019-06-01 21:22
i mean, this could be neat. just make sure the crowd doesn’t ghost for chinese teams
2019-06-01 21:23
The crowd will be sad, I would say 1 or 2 teams will drop because of visa issues and it is an awful time zone in a scene that is still growing. What could go wrong
2019-06-01 21:31
inb4 chinese visa issues are less problematic than NA visa
2019-06-01 21:36
Inb4 na teams don’t get visa cause Huawei ban.
2019-06-01 22:05
uff
2019-06-01 22:11
#67
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China KensonS 
it is all trump fault lol
2019-06-01 23:06
#129
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United States CaliNinja 
flag checks out
2019-06-06 06:51
#77
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Europe csf3lih 
Inb4 all teams dont get US visa cause Trump ICE
2019-06-01 23:16
#130
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United States CaliNinja 
not rue at all brainwashed china man. Watch out commie country might ban the internet
2019-06-06 06:51
#61
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Sweden GTRNumba1 
Chinese teams would have to make it to the playoffs first
2019-06-01 22:56
>chinese event you mean direct invite to the playoffs
2019-06-01 23:04
China, like all big name teams, they were ghosting for Navi
2019-06-02 02:43
#107
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Indonesia Chonji 
I remember in the iem shanghai finals, tyloo was on a losing streak and the chinese crowd went silent
2019-06-02 07:05
every country is like that when they have their own team in the playoffs the best crowds come from tournaments where there are no home teams.
2019-06-02 07:07
#3
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India TYZ4 
Nice
2019-06-01 21:22
Noice
2019-06-01 21:22
Nive
2019-06-01 21:22
ok
2019-06-01 21:23
Yooo
2019-06-01 21:23
#9
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
XD event spotted
2019-06-01 21:24
china number wan
2019-06-01 21:24
There is going to be some wicked visa issues at that tournament
2019-06-01 21:24
There were, as far as I know, no visa issues in the Starladder Shanghai, so why players should have visa probs ?
2019-06-01 21:29
Another awful timezone here we go
2019-06-01 21:24
#75
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China KensonS 
haha i am watching dreamhack dallas, and it is 5:07 am now :(
2019-06-01 23:14
#13
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Brazil RAYRELiCK 
tyloo top 1
2019-06-01 21:24
#15
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Poland GamBitF4N 
Maybe Gambit will win Intel GS ??? What do you think guys ?
2019-06-01 21:25
Just maybe
2019-06-01 21:28
#16
solo | 
Korea HhdH 
i think sea's city is better. china is been holding alrdy a spot, shanghai. east asian countries(kr, jp, tw and mg) hav no good scene for csgo.
2019-06-01 21:27
+90000
2019-06-01 23:11
#99
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China Nuggetss 
HK
2019-06-02 03:58
#109
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Indonesia Chonji 
Singapore would be great
2019-06-02 07:08
#123
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China F1ying 
ez4 5ping
2019-06-02 14:27
Indonesia could be a candidate
2019-06-02 10:09
#18
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South America litdabber21 
visa issues LETS GOOOO
2019-06-01 21:28
Held in BeiJing? To be honest, confusing decision.
2019-06-01 21:28
Why? Beijing >>>> Shanghai, and if Shanghai can held a cs event what makes Beijing can't?
2019-06-01 23:12
Hong Kong is better IMO.
2019-06-01 21:29
+1
2019-06-01 22:01
plz no china event i dont wanna wake up at 4AM
2019-06-01 21:29
#39
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
+1
2019-06-01 21:43
#42
Jamppi | 
Finland Haudi 
pls no us tournaments i want see games
2019-06-01 21:53
#90
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
??? what
2019-06-02 01:42
#116
Jamppi | 
Finland Haudi 
na timezone means games start 2 am here
2019-06-02 09:27
I see, but there r ppl fr every timezone. We can only consider tournaments for our timezones ourselves.
2019-06-06 06:43
Why Beijing? And besides, that city has issues with air pollution so if you're going there, be sure you have a mouth cover/mask.
2019-06-01 21:30
Because money, everything that its done in China is for money, they want to attract the Chinese market, but they don't really care about fps
2019-06-01 21:37
#33
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Poland GamBitF4N 
+1
2019-06-01 21:38
#100
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China Nuggetss 
Dumb Chinese people care more about shitty games of Tencent.That's why CS is not popular in CHina.
2019-06-02 04:03
#121
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
+10000
2019-06-02 12:43
The pollution problem in Beijing has more or less been solved, people are just stuck with their stereotypes that Beijing is polluted. Indeed I would say Beijing is the best city in China, with great historical culture, better people than those stay in Shanghai, better health care, better education, the best city in China in almost every way.
2019-06-01 23:15
as you say then, I just never liked Beijing whenever I visited China, idk why.
2019-06-01 23:18
#89
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Australia dr0pbear 
The greatest historical culture of Beijing happened in 1989
2019-06-02 01:01
lmao but it is known to many people. it is really a complex affair.
2019-06-02 04:23
#120
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Australia dr0pbear 
Yes so complex that the CCP is now arguing that it was the students who shot the poor defenceless PLA
2019-06-02 12:20
astralis going to skip 3 iem events, thats huge to be honest, hope they win it before bejing, otherwise liquid taking the 2nd igs season with ease
2019-06-01 21:30
#30
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Europe SteffeM 
Fuck I red Milano instead of Malmo and I was having a boner
2019-06-01 21:36
if ence doesn't play there im gonna kys, i promise.
2019-06-01 21:39
#35
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France cedd 
please no. every chinese event, 5 teams pull out, timezone is bad, multiple visa issues
2019-06-01 21:41
how about last Chinese event in Shanghai? And dont you think that most of the CS events held in na or eu had bad timezone for we Chinese audience.We never said why na why eu.
2019-06-02 04:32
Not only for CN, also for Aisa and other nearby countries.
2019-06-04 09:54
#37
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Bulgaria Arsoyy 
IEM Katowice 2020 ? Premier event or major ?
2019-06-01 21:43
Valve released the Major dates for 2020, with the first one of the year being in May. Katowice events are usually in February-March, so unless they move the dates quite a bit, Katowice will not be a Major.
2019-06-01 21:46
i think it is easier to move your event a bit, because they already gave the dates. so i expect in 2021 for example it would be possible.
2019-06-01 21:55
#60
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Bulgaria Arsoyy 
Thanks 4 the info brother
2019-06-01 22:38
#38
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United Kingdom epholliday 
EPL in the UK plzzzzz
2019-06-01 21:43
#41
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United States Oklahoma_ 
IEM Tiananmen Square
2019-06-01 21:47
players would be crushed to death xdddddddd
2019-06-01 22:05
KATO 2020
2019-06-01 21:54
#44
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Pakistan ostraka 
aww yee a tournament I can watch
2019-06-01 21:54
#45
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Omfg weebs
2019-06-01 21:55
IEM hong kong better
2019-06-01 21:57
#53
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United States Trump2020KAG 
What that mean??? Liquid has a star next to its name? 😎😉😎😉😎😉😎😉😎😉 LETS GO LIQUID
2019-06-01 22:06
Maybe cuz they won Sydney??? Get a brain.
2019-06-01 22:13
#95
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United States Trump2020KAG 
How about u get a clue. . Guess u didn’t see the sarcasm with all the wink and sunglasses emojis. Way way of ur head. Amazing how shallow people are.
2019-06-02 03:10
#54
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Philippines etalynx08 
A boring crowd for sure.
2019-06-01 22:10
#58
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United Kingdom zakariin 
Major slot for 2020? CHINA #1!
2019-06-01 22:17
events in China are usually very bad organized, but this is ESL, so I hope for a good tourney
2019-06-01 22:37
#62
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Sweden Trkmag 
N1 but we need IEM Oakland back
2019-06-01 22:56
#110
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Indonesia Chonji 
Nip needs draken back
2019-06-02 07:14
#119
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Sweden Trkmag 
Yes I 100% agree
2019-06-02 11:06
#63
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Netherlands gelm1r 
nice another grandslam event that astralis will skip 100% haha great gotta love it ! thanks ESL :)
2019-06-01 22:57
ez
2019-06-01 23:02
Nice, visa issues and fresh air for everybody0
2019-06-01 23:03
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-06-01 23:11
#68
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Europe T3sto$ami 
Hell no terrible timezone
2019-06-01 23:08
ESL pls come here or any other SEA countries why you leave us hanging bruv?
2019-06-01 23:12
#82
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China KensonS 
why do you think your teams and market are better than China's although Chinese teams are suck. The event is not for your poor dreams, but for making money.
2019-06-01 23:35
China is over-rated. Should go to elsewhere and spread CSGO more and take chances at non-established countries but with decent tech to create well maintained tourneys. You guys had your chances for good DECADE now let other asian countries have their chances.
2019-06-01 23:37
China had WEM, WCG, in the past, JUST GIVE OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES A CHANCE . HERE ARE THE LIST OF CHINESE TOURNAMENTS: IEM CHENGDU 2009 WEG MASTERS 2006 IEMVI 2011 GHOUNGZHOU WCG 2009 WESG 2006-2018 MSI BEAT IT CHINA EXTREMELESLAND INTEL EXTREME MASTERS SHANGHAI
2019-06-01 23:48
#85
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China KensonS 
But it's obviously not very wise for holding a Grand Slam event in non-established country at the beginning, It's a risky thing for IEM. If a competition is held in Southeast Asia, it should start at a lower level rather than an international event. that is how China started too. asian CS is much more weaker than EU an NA, and it is not easy to get this chance bro.
2019-06-01 23:48
Why china? U want invite chinese teams?? TyLoo sucksss
2019-06-01 23:12
#98
tarik | 
United States borjwa 
Okay "fan of Tyloo"
2019-06-02 03:31
Not anymore if they keep playing like dog
2019-06-03 04:16
#78
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China sunzhengcai 
I thought Beijing has a strict control of all the public events with crowd. Maybe there will not be a crowd, most of the people care more about dota2 I believe.
2019-06-01 23:16
#122
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
If there be an event of dota to be held that would understandable, but why CSGO? China plays awful CSGO and they don't like it.
2019-06-02 13:03
#80
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Seems like another ESL event for Astralis to skip
2019-06-01 23:28
#86
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China KensonS 
Do you remember how long it's been since they played top-class games?
2019-06-01 23:56
#87
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
They destroyed the era they had. its sad Hope they win ECS this week.
2019-06-02 00:28
China, like part of mao zedong.
2019-06-01 23:31
inb4 Xi cancel the whole event cuz molly on plat (reminds him of TAMsquare)
2019-06-02 00:36
#91
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Would be nice.
2019-06-02 02:03
#92
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Nepal YoggYogg 
Expected.
2019-06-02 02:12
#94
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
yes pleaseeee
2019-06-02 02:46
Who cares? ded game in china
2019-06-02 03:23
#97
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China teguP 
I won't be in China by that time anymore :( so sad
2019-06-02 03:25
#103
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China 0asis 
beijing Number one beijing>>>>>shanghai
2019-06-02 05:02
*taiwan
2019-06-02 08:40
Maoming Major plz
2019-06-02 05:42
no pls back to Shanghai
2019-06-02 06:28
good
2019-06-02 06:57
Wow happy for Chinese Ppl. It's very nice EZ FOR TYLOO TYLOO YONGYUAN ZAI WO XIN ZHONG
2019-06-02 08:27
lol will they have to play the chinese version of the game? xD
2019-06-02 08:40
#115
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China NonMeltIce 
maybe players can delete the .apk file to change it back. and they are going to stream it in Chinese version.(black blood,skins with no skull...
2019-06-02 09:27
#117
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Hong Kong Joseph_Tin 
We wait for it so long , now we can watch Intel Grand Slam series in China. btw I have a important test in Demcember
2019-06-02 09:54
#124
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Denmark Zaerdna 
Liquid won't ever win any grand slam in their lifetime
2019-06-02 17:05
pls not
2019-06-02 22:43
#133
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China gromit 
southern city would be better ,nice tho
2019-06-12 12:47
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