IEM 2020 will be held over 23-23 August 2020 at Rod Laver Arena, offering up a $250,000 USD prize pool to the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the world. Competing teams also have the opportunity to win an additional $1 million USD as part of the Intel Grand Slam, the prize for the first team to win four out of ten ESL and DreamHack Masters-level events.
“Australian Counter-Strike fans are second to none, and when we had the opportunity to bring IEM to Melbourne, to headline the Melbourne Esports Open, it was a perfect fit,” said the ESL’s Michal ‘CARMAC’ Blicharz.
“Australians have always generated atmospheres that could not be matched by anything else. Coming back for 2020 was a top priority, and the Melbourne Esports Open was a natural match. It will open Intel Extreme Masters to a broader audience and provide CS:GO fans a richer event experience.”
In terms of ticketing, fans have the choice between an IEM Arena Single Day Ticket ($69 AUD), Weekend Ticket ($139 AUD), Weekend Premium Ticket ($229 AUD) or Global Elite
tickets ($999 AUD). All IEM tickets will offer ground pass access to the Melbourne Esports Open 2020 itself.