The Intel Extreme Masters will return to Brazil for the IEM Spring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, according to tournament organizer ESL.
This news comes following the grand final of the 2022 IEM Rio Major, which took place on Sunday, November 13, with Outsiders emerging victorious. Although the country where the IEM Spring tournament will take place has been revealed, the exact location, time, and schedule have not been disclosed yet.
What is known, however, is that 16 of the best CS:GO teams compete against each other for a prize pool of US$250,000. Also, it is believed the event will take place in late April, when there are two free slots in the ESL Pro Tour schedule.
The tournaments in ESL have been slated to be held in the top cities around the world, such as Dallas, USA; Cologne, Germany; and Atlanta, USA. The very first event on the schedule, IEM Katowice 2023, will take place in Poland from January 31 to February 12.
The Senior Director of Game Ecosystems at ESL, Shaun Clark, said while announcing the 2023 ESL Pro Tour schedule: “Revealing our plans for the next year is always an important milestone for us! A clear goal each year is to give players, teams, talent, fans, and partners alike the opportunity to plan their year with us well in advance.
“It’s exciting to be looking forward to over 40+ tournaments around the globe, serving all tiers of the CS:GO competitive pyramid – from aspiring to professional. While we’ve planned out these tournaments, our work is not done, as we look to improve and continuously work on putting on amazing experiences for all of our global community.”