SK Gaming reign supreme on day one of Intel® Extreme Masters Sydney!

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Intel Extreme Masters Sydney kicked off today, May 3rd, with the first matches of the Swiss group stage. Eight teams from around the world gathered in the ESL studios in Sydney, Australia, to begin their journey to the playoffs at the Qudos Bank Arena and the first IEM championship of season 12.


  • North vs. OpTic on inferno 25-23
  • SK vs. ViCi on cobblestone 16-6
  • Astralis vs. Chiefs on inferno 16-5
  • FaZe vs. Renegades on mirage 16-4
  • ViCi vs. OpTic on train 8-16
  • SK vs. North on cobblestone 16-14
  • Chiefs vs. Renegades on train 16-5
  • FaZe vs. Astralis on cobblestone 7-16

Missed any of today’s matches? Head over to our VOD playlist!

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Group stage continues tomorrow

The group stage matches continue tomorrow from 12:30 AEST and the following matchups will be the first for us to watch:

  • ViCi vs. Renegades
  • OpTic vs. Chiefs
  • North vs. FaZe
  • SK vs. Astralis

Join us for the playoffs!

Tickets to the event are still available so be sure to join us in the Qudos Bank Arena for the playoffs and see who will clinch the IEM Sydney championship! Until then, be sure to tune in for the remaining group stage matches to see who will make it to the playoffs.

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