After announcing that the Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series would return to Australia on June 20, with ticket sales commencing on June 21, IEM Sydney sold out on June 29.
🚨 #IEM SYDNEY 2023 is now SOLD OUT 🚨
Thank you for the incredible support! We can't wait to see you all in October! pic.twitter.com/EwC97n9MOW
— ESL Australia (@ESLAustralia) June 29, 2023
In the space of eight days, General Admission, General Admission Plus, Premium, and God Mode tickets were all snapped up.
ESL is calling this event ‘The Big Reunion Down Under’ because it has been four years since an IEM CS:GO tournament was held in Australia.
IEM Sydney begins on October 16 with three days of group play in a studio, followed by three days of playoffs from October 20-22 at the Aware Super Theatre in front of a live audience.
The teams travelling to Australia have not been announced, but since it is a $250,000 IEM event with automatic entry into IEM Katowice 2024 on offer for the champion, a strong field is expected.
IEM Sydney, also known as IEM Fall, will be the final Intel Extreme Masters event of 2023 and the third-to-last S-Tier tournament of the year.
🇦🇺 It's time for THE BIG REUNION Down Under 🇦🇺
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) June 20, 2023