ESL Announces IEM Season 5

BY Andrew Miesner / June 7, 2010

Today, the ESL has announced that the Season 5 of the ESL Intel Extreme Masters tournament will be taking place with the innaugural tournament in Shanghai, China.

The Shanghai tournament will be hosted at the Shanghai New International Expo Center and will go on from July 29th to August 1st. Over $57,000 is up for grabs, with $40,000 of that prize money available in Counter-Strike 1.6 alone.

ESL has also stated that the winners of the Counter-Strike 1.6 tournament in Shanghai will automatically qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship that will take place in 2011.