THE ULTIMATECS:GO COMPETITION

Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest-running global esports series in the world, started back in 2006 by Intel and ESL
ESL Pro League is the largest CS:GO league in the world and promises esports at its purest with the best teams competing
The ESL Challenger League, where raw diamonds begin to shine. This is the start for amateurs to reach the next level by providing a direct connection to the ESL Pro League.

The goal of ESL Challenger is to be the number one place for aspiring teams to prove themselves as world-class teams, and now with the participation in the ESL Pro Tour, further develop the strength of CS:GO.

The ESL National Championship is held in over 14 countries worldwide and is the backbone of each local community

ESL PRO Tour

25+ Events
The World's Best Teams
Two Championships
$5M+ Yearly Prize Pool
Anyone Can Compete

IEM COLOGNE 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
5 - 17 July

IEM Rio Major 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
31 Oct - 13 Nov

IEM Dallas 2022

16 Teams | $250,000
3 - 5 June

IEM COLOGNE 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
5 - 17 July

IEM Rio Major 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
31 Oct - 13 Nov

10th anniversary

The Road to Katowice

IEM Katowice 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
19 - 27 February

IEM Katowice 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
19 - 27 February

IEM COLOGNE 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
5 - 17 July

IEM WInter 2022

16 TEAMS | $250,000
02 - 12 December

IEM Katowice 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
19 - 27 February

IEM COLOGNE 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
5 - 17 July
The ESL Pro Tour is an open ecosystem connecting all ESL tournaments. Teams compete within the EPT in order to climb through the system and eventually claim the title of ‘Champions’. This opportunity takes place twice a year at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice & Cologne.
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The ESL Pro Tour is an open ecosystem connecting all ESL and DreamHack tournaments. Teams compete within the EPT in order to climb through the system and eventually claim the title of ‘Champions’. This opportunity takes place twice a year at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice & Cologne powered by Intel tournaments.
15+ Events
The World's Best Teams
Two Championship Events
$5M+ Yearly Prize Pool
Anyone Can Compete

Tour StructureThe ESL Pro Tour holds three tiers of competition

Championships are the pinnacle of CS:GO competition and are held twice a year in packed out arenas. Teams endure an arduous qualification process in order to claim their right to compete on the world stage and see who will be decided the world’s Champions.

Masters  are where both established teams and the champions of Challenger tournaments compete. Held in prestigious arenas, teams that are successful within Masters boost their chances of qualifying to a Masters Championship tournament.

Challenger offers a doorway for aspiring teams to compete regionally, earning ESL Pro Tour points and providing a path for teams to qualify to a Masters tournament.

Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest-running global esports series in the world, started back in 2006 by Intel and ESL

ESL Pro League is the largest CS:GO league in the world and promises esports at its purest with the best teams competing

The ESL Challenger League, where raw diamonds begin to shine. This is the start for amateurs to reach the next level by providing a direct connection to the ESL Pro League.

The goal of ESL Challenger is to be the number one place for aspiring teams to prove themselves as world-class teams, and now with the participation in the ESL Pro Tour, further develop the strength of CS:GO.

The ESL National Championship is held in over 14 countries worldwide and is the backbone of each local community

Event Calendar 

Watch the World's best teams

IEM WInter 2022

16 TEAMS | $250,000
02 - 12 December

IEM Katowice 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
01 - 28 Febuary

IEM COLOGNE 2022

24 TEAMS | $1,000,000
5 - 17 July