After the 2016 League of Legends World Championship has already concluded marking the end of the competitive season 6 and with Riot’s All-Star tournament 2016 still 2 months away the Intel Extreme Masters in Oakland try to sweeten us the tedious waiting time. The IEM Oakland 2016 is the second stop on the road of the highest division of the Electronic Sports League (ESL). The competition in Oakland marks the start of the eleventh ESL season featuring the popular games League of Legends and Counter Strike:GO. After the great opportunity for all participating teams in Oakland the ESL circuit takes a break in Gyeonggi (South Korea) before the season 11 will be completed in Katowice (Poland) as usual. The Oracle Arena in Oakland is one of the biggest sport venues in the United States and the IEM Oakland will be the first eSports event to be featured there. Also this time there will be a large prize pool of 100.000 US-Dollars, the lion’s share of 50.000 dollars will be the prize for the tournament’s winners. Don’t miss to turn in from November 16th to 20th when this prestigious event enters the next round because the next competitions of professional League of Legends won’t start before January with the 2017 LCS – League of Legends season 7.
IEM Oakland – Prize Pool Distribution
and qualifies for IEM S11 World Championship
|Unicorns of Love|
| Runner Up
||$ 20,000||Flash Wolves|
|$ 10,000||Team SoloMid|
|5th-6th||$ 5,000||INTZ e-Sports|
|Chiefs eSports Club|
LoL IEM Oakland 2016 (Season 11) facts:
- Dates: 19/11/2016 – 20/11/2016
- Location: Oakland, California – Oracle arena
- Teams: 6 international League of Legends teams
- Quarter/Semi-Finals: Best-of-3
- Finals: Best-of-5
- Patch: LoL 6.21
- Prize Money: $ 100.000 US-Dollar
- Tickets: Available on www.ticketmasters.com
- Live stream for all matches
- Betting Odds for all matches available
- Match Predictions – Semifinals
- Hashtag: #iem #iemoakland
As soon as the full schedule of the tournament is available, you will find all required information e.g. starting times and results right here.
LoL – Grand Finals
Grand Finals: UOL vs. FW 3 : 2
Start Time: November 20th, 05:00 PM PDT / 08:00 PM EDT / 02:00 CEST (the next day)
LoL Teams at IEM Oakland 2016 (Season 11)
- Flash Wolves
- Unicorns of Love
- INTZ eSports
- The Chiefs eSports Club
- Team SoloMid
- Longzhu Gaming
So far there are four participating teams announced for the tournament. While INTZ eSports and the Chiefs eSports Club qualified themselves at the qualification tournament for the IEM Oakland the Flash Wolves got directly invited as Summer Champion of the LMS league. The representatives of the European LCS, Unicorns of Love, are the replacement for team Splyce who declined the invitation after an up-and-down World Championship. Once the remaining teams are announced you will find a detailed summary right here.
IEM Oakland 2016 LoL Betting Odds
As soon as our recommended online bookmakers will provide League of Legends betting odds for the first matches of the LoL – IEM 2016 Oakland, you will find a comparison right below.
The prize pool of the tournament amounts in total 100.000 US-Dollars. You can find a detailed distribution of the prize money in the table below.
|3rd – 4th||$10,000|
|5th – 6th||$5,000|
The League of Legends tournament of the Intel Extreme Masters in Oakland basically consists of two parts: the group stage and the knockout stage. All eight participating teams will get divided into two groups of four teams, the two best challengers of each group will ascend into the playoffs.
Group Stage Overview The group stage of the tournament takes place from November 16th to 19th 2016. The double elimination mode allows every team with two wins to move up to the semi-finals of the tournament. On the other hand every team with two losses will embark on the homebound journey. Every match of the preliminary round will be held in best-of-3 mode, two wins will guarantee the victory in every encounter. (Group Stage canceled)
The knockout stage of the tournament includes the semi-finals and the grand final on November, 20th 2016. While the semi-final matches will still be played in best-of-3 mode you can only win the grand final with three victories under your belt. The complete schedule of the tournament will be released soon, you will find everything you need to know right here as usual.
There are still entrance tickets available for this event on the website www.ticketmaster.com. The price for these tickets ranges from 40 US-Dollars for simple two-day passes to over 150 US-Dollars for tickets including special goodies, fan signing and early entry.
The whole League of Legends competition at IEM Oakland will be streamed live in various languages. You can watch the English live stream right here at our site. Just click on the play button to tune into the action and enjoy watching the LoL matches at Intel Extreme Masters Oakland!
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