The next big eSports event is already in the starting blocks: IEM Dallas 2022 will be held between June 3 and June 15. At the Masters Event, the best 16 Counter-Strike teams in the world will measure their strength.
The tournament will take place at DreamHack Arena in Dallas. Intel Extreme Masters 2022 is incorporated into the DreamHack Festival.
Fans in the arena can look forward to great music acts, cosplay championships, a BYOC area, and a gaming expo. There will be party on several stages on all three days.
The mode of the tournament
Esport bets can be placed as early as May 30. The tournament will begin with a group stage. Eight teams will face each other in double elimination mode in the two relays. The three best e-Sport clans will then move on to the playoffs, which will be played during the actual DreamHack Festival.
The group matches will be played in Bo1 format, the quarterfinals and semifinals in Bo3 mode and the Grand Final finally in the Bo5 version.
The teams of the IEM Dallas 2022 at a glance
The following is an overview of the qualified eSport clans in Dallas:
FaZe Clan – invited as partner
Natus Vincere – invited as partner Canceled
G2 Esports – invited as partner
Ninjas in Pyjamas – invited as a partner
ENCE – invited as a partner
Furia eSports – invited as partner
Heroic – qualification via ESL World Ranking
Team Vitality – qualification via ESL World Ranking
Astralis – qualification via ESL World Ranking
Cloud 9 – qualification via ELS World Ranking
MOUZ – Qualifier EU
Entropiq – Qualifier EU Canceled
Team Liquid – Qualifier North America
Complexity – Qualifier North America
Imperial – Qualifier South America
LookingForOrg – Qualifier Oceania
BIG – Move up through the ESL World Ranking
Movistar Riders – moving up via ESL World Ranking
The first matchups and the betting odds
For the first preliminary round matches on May 30, the lineups are already set. The bookmakers have also published the betting odds for the matches. Esport tips can currently be played as follows:
FaZe Clan vs. LookingForOrg 1.06 – 7.60
Team Vitality vs. Astralis 1.61 – 2.23
G2 Esports vs. Movistar Riders 1.25 – 3.70
MOUZ vs. ENZE 1.78 – 1.97
Furia eSports vs. Imperial Sportsbet 1.53 – 2.40
Team Liquid vs. Cloud 9 2.81 – 1.40
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. BIG 1.46 – 2.60
Complexity vs. Heroic 4.35 – 1.19
Of course, the bookmakers have provided numerous, additional match and long-term bets for the IEM Dallas 2022. The best eSports bookmakers have around 150 different betting markets to choose from per match.
World ranking points and prize money
Of course, the Intel Extreme Masters in Dallas is not only about prestige, but also about handsome prize money and world ranking points. The prize money and points will be distributed as follows:
|Rank||World Ranking Points||Prize Money
|1st place||1.000||100.000 $|
|2nd place||750||42.000 $|
|3rd and 4th place||525||20.000 $|
|5th and 6th place||350||10.000 $|
|7th and 8th place||200||6.000 $|
|place 9 to 12||100||5.000 $|
|place 13 to 16||0||4.000 $|
The main sponsor of the ESL Counter-Strike Masters is of course Intel. Furthermore, the eSport highlight is supported by Legion by Lenovo, DHL, Monster Energy, the US Air Force and the betting provider 1xBet.