IEM Melbourne 2020 Featuring a $250,000 Prize Pool Announced

Aditya Singh Rawat
11/Feb/2020 05:39 am

Cover And Thumbnail Image Courtesy: Intel Extreme Masters

After hosting three back-to-back seasons of Intel Extreme Masters in Sydney, the competition has moved down south to Melbourne for its fourth edition. The IEM Melbourne 2020 has been announced with a prize pool of $250,000 scheduled to take place from 22nd - 23rd August.

The final stages of the tournament will be the main attraction at the Melbourne Esports Open, taking place at the Rod Laver Arena within Melbourne Park, Victoria.

The fourth edition of the tournament will be featuring a total of 16 teams, 10 of which will be directly invited for the event while the remaining 6 will be making their way through various regional qualifiers. The details pertaining to the qualification method will be announced soon, along with a list of the invited teams.

Image Credit: Intel Extreme Masters

The total prize pool of $250,000 will be divided as follows between the 16 teams,

Image Credit: Intel Extreme Masters

As announced by Valve earlier, based on the outcomes of two tournaments, certain teams will be directly invited for the 2020 Fall Major and IEM Melbourne 2020 might be one of those events.

We know that ESL One Cologne will not be one of the two events, as Melbourne takes place towards the end of August, it’s schedule perfectly falls in place with respect to that of the Major (2nd - 15th November), which points to IEM Melbourne being one of the two events.

Image Credit: Intel Extreme Masters


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.