IEM Dallas 2023 Overview 

Intel Extreme Masters is one prestigious and longest-running tournament created and produced by the world-renowned Electronics Sports League (ESL). The said tournament aims to showcase the best-of-the-best teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community and gather them all in one place to showcase their mastery of the game.

With the massive success of Intel Extreme Masters over the years, it had opened its doors to players living in Europe, Oceania, China, the Commonwealth of Independent States, North and South America, and other southeast Asian countries. Also, IEM is one of the most followed and anticipated tournaments in the world, especially in the esports community. It is expected that IEM Dallas 2023 will be one of the highlights tournaments for the fans of the CSGO Community.

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023 is part of the DreamHack Festival event that will happen from June 3 to 5, 2023. This event is organized by the famous Electronic Sports League (ESL) and will be physically held at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Since the esports event is part of the festival, fans that will attend the live event will also be able to participate and experience firsthand the activities of the event such as Expos, Tabletop, BYOG, Meet with Creators, and Artists, and many more. As one of the most anticipated tournaments in the CSGO community, here is some useful information any fans would want to know about what will happen in the tournament.

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IEM Dallas 2023 Information Fans Should Know

Prize Pool and Points for IEM Dallas 2023

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023 is part of the Intel Grand Slam championship, it is public knowledge that aside from the prize pool provided, there will also be equivalent pro tour points in each ranking.

A whopping prize pool of $250,000 will be given out to teams who gave remarkable gameplay. Also, the prize pool is not a surprise as the tournament has major sponsors like Intel, Acer Predator, DHL, Monster Energy, 1xBet, and Coinbase. With that given, here is the breakdown for IEM Dallas 2023 prize pool and the corresponding points to each place.

PlaceUSD PrizePro Tour Points
1st$100,0001,000 points
2nd$42,000750 points
3rd – 4th$20,000525 points
5th – 6th$10,000350 points
7th – 8th$6,000200 points
9th – 12th$5,000100 points
13th – 16th$4,000

Teams Participating

A total of sixteen teams in the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023, will be given a chance to showcase their skills and fight for a spot in the upcoming Intel Grand Slam tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Here are the teams participating in the event alongside the players that will represent each team.

ENCESnappi, Spinx, dycha, hades, maden, sAwESL Partner Team
FaZe Clanrain, broky, Twistzz, Karrigan, ropz, RobbaNESL Partner Team
FURIA Esportsyuurih, arT, KSCERATO, drop, saffee, guerriESL Partner Team
G2 EsportsJACKZ, hunter-, NiKo, m0NESY, Aleksib, XTQZZESL Partner Team
Natus VincereS1pmle, electroNic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t, B1ad3ESL Partner Team
Ninjas in PyjamasREZ, Plopski, hampus, es3tag, Brollan, djLESL Partner Team
AstralisXyp9x, gla1ve, k0nfig, blameF, farlig, traceESL World Ranking
Heroicstavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, refrezh, sjuush, Xizt,ESL World Ranking
Cloud 9nafany, sh1ro, interz, Ax1Le, HObbit, grooveESL World Ranking
Team VitalityapEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk, zonicESL World Ranking
Team LiquidEliGE, NAF, oSee, shox, nitr0, adreNNorth American Qualifier
Complexity GamingJT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, junior, T.cNorth American Qualifier
Imperial EsportsFalleN, fer, fnx, boltz, VINI, peacemakerSouth American Qualifier
LookingForOrgHaZR, sterling, Liki, SaVage, apocOceanic Qualifier
TBDTBDEuropean Qualifier
TBDTBDEuropean Qualifier
IEM Dallas 2023

Game Schedule 

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Dallas 2023 will officially start on June 3 and will end on June 5, 2023. Here is the schedule for the whole DreamHack event that the said tournament is part of.

May 30Group Stage 1st MOTD11:0018:00
Group Stage Last MOTD19:1002:10
May 31 to June 1Group Stage 1st MOTD11:0018:00
Group Stage Last MOTD18:0001:00
June 3 (Friday)DreamHack Festival Opens09:0016:00
IEM Door Opens11:0018:00
Show starts12:3019:30
Quarter-Finals #113:0020:00
Quarter-Finals #216:3023:30
June 4 (Saturday)IEM Doors opens09:0016:00
Show starts10:3017:30
Semi-Finals #111:0018:00
Semi-Finals #214:3021:30
June 5 (Sunday)IEM Doors Open09:0016:00
Show Starts10:3017:30
Grand Final11:0018:00
DreamHack Festival Closes19:0002:00

Game Format

IEM Dallas 2023 format will be almost the same as other Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments. The tournament will have different stages, and each stage will have a different set of game formats. Here is the gaming format to follow and the team to play will abide by in order to be part Intel Grand Slam Series.

Closed Qualifier

  • Double Elimination for eight teams in the Europe Region
  • Double Elimination for eight teams in the North America Region
  • Double Elimination for four teams in the South America Region
  • Double Elimination for four teams in the Australia and New Zealand Region
  • Best-of-Three for all other matches
  • The Best six teams will advance to the main event

Group Stage

  • Two times Eight Team Double Elimination
  • Best three teams of each group will advance to Playoffs
  • Best-of-one in the Opening Matches
  • Best-of-Three for all other matches


  • Single Eliminations for six teams
  • Best-of-Three for Quarter and Semi-Final Stages
  • Best-of-Five in the Grand Final

Ticket Prices

Since IEM Dallas 2023 is part of the DreamHack Dallas Festival and is held offline it means it is on a LAN server. It will have a live arena interaction that fans could watch live. The excitement to be in a place will once be experienced by the crowd. Here are the ticket prices and the benefits attached to them.

Festival Pass ($94)DreamHack X A-KON ($175)Day Pass ($39)Festival Premium ($194) – SOLD
24-hour, 3-day access:Starting Friday at 9 AMEnding Sunday at 7 PMIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance24-hour, 3-day access to DreamHack Dallas & 3-day access to A-Kon: DreamHack DallasStarting Friday at 9 AMEnding Sunday 7 PMIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance
A-KonGrants full 3-day access to A-Kon
1-day access:Pick your day: Saturday OR SundayStarting 9 AMEnding at MidnightIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance 24-hour, 3-day access:Starting Friday at 9 AMEnding Sunday 7 PM Includes:Access to the premium registration line (this does not include the security line)$75 voucher code for use in the ESL/DH Merch Store at the FestivalA badge instead of wristbandIncluding IEM Dallas Entrance 
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Daniel Witman is a professional esports journalist who reviews esports events and trends in the industry. Recently, he’d decided to create the blog where he could share his passion with the readers interested in the topic.
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