The Intel Extreme Masters Taipei CS:GO survival guide

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Philipp Saedler
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Starting this Friday, Intel Extreme Masters Taipei is set to determine a variety of vacant spots for upcoming tournaments. While the winner of this US$50,000 tournament will get a chance to compete at Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, the two finalists also gain a spot to the offline qualifier for the next CS:GO Major at MLG Columbus. Who will come out on top with so much on the line?

Key information

All the basic information on the event that you need to know for this extended weekend.

The teams

Some of the best teams from Asia and Oceania will clash for the title:

  • Renegades
  • CyberZen
  • MVP.Karnal
  • The MongolZ
  • Chiefs eSports Club
  • TyLoo
  • Ricky Gaming
  • Eat You Alive

Broadcast team

A great team of commentators and analysts will guide you through the action:

  • Desk host: Daniel "DDK" Kapadia
  • Commentator: Anders Blume
  • Commentator: Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
  • Commentator: Lauren "Pansy" Scott
  • Commentator: Jason "Moses" O'Toole
  • Analyst: Halvor "Vendetta" Gulestol
  • Analyst: Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam

Full schedule

All times are given in CNST (UTC+8).

Friday, January 29th

  • 10:30 to 12:00 - Group A: CyberZen vs. Risky Gaming
  • 12:00 to 13:30 - Group A: MVP.Karnal vs. Chiefs eSports Club
  • 13:30 to 14:30 - Group A: winners' match
  • 14:30 to 16:00 - Group A: elimination match
  • 16:00 to 17:30 - Group A: decider match

Saturday, January 30th

  • 10:30 to 12:00 - Group B: Renegades vs. Eat You Alive
  • 12:00 to 13:30 - Group B: MongolZ vs. TyLoo
  • 13:30 to 14:30 - Group B: winners' match
  • 14:30 to 16:00 - Group B: elimination match
  • 16:00 to 17:30 - Group B: decider match

Sunday, January 31st

  • 10:30 to 14:00 - Semifinal one
  • 14:00 to 17:30 - Semifinal two

Monday, February 1st

  • 13:00 to 16:30 - Grand Final

ESL Fantasy

Aside from just watching you can join our ESL Fantasy competition by either taking part in the official bracket challenge or creating your private league with friends and family! Give it a try and see how far you can get with your knowledge of the Asian and Oceanian CS:GO scene!

Sign up for the ESL Fantasy CS:GO challenge for IEM Taipei

Social media

Stay in touch with every result by keeping an eye on our social media channels throughout the tournament:

We hope you enjoy the following days of Intel Extreme Masters Taipei!