Cloud9 join the lineup - welcome the first North American team to Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!
The North American fan favorites join an already stacked tournament.

We are happy to welcome North America’s most beloved CS:GO team, Cloud9, to Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland!

Cloud9 join Astralis, FaZe Clan, SK Gaming and G2 Esports in the battle for the second IEM trophy of season 12.

Last year they secured a spot in IEM Oakland through the iBUYPOWER Masters qualifier, including a memorable 16-0 against TyLoo. With this years invite, the team will once again take to the international stage as they look to continue their revitalized summer run. Hopeful fans look on for another LAN win, harkening back to the late-season win at the ESL Pro League Season 4 finals over SK Gaming.

This will be Cloud9’s third IEM event in the Bay Area, with performances at both IEM San Jose 2015 and Oakland 2016. In 2015, the team faced a first-round match defeat against TSM (now Astralis), and in 2016 a single map separated them from playoffs. Will Oakland 2017 will be the tournament where Cloud9 make it out of groups, and possibly lift their first ever IEM trophy?

Fans of North American Counter-Strike stay tuned: we will be announcing the 6th team invited to IEM Oakland 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific.

If you want to watch the world’s top CS:GO teams with us in the Oracle Arena be sure to secure yourself a ticket today! And don’t forget to follow IEM on both Twitter and Facebook for further tournament updates.