Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 – Tournament Format & Guide

05 Apr 2024
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Tit Krajnik 05 Apr 2024
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  • Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 kicks off on Monday, April 8, 2024
  • 16 Counter-Strike teams
  • $250,000 prize pool
Intel Extreme Masters China 2024
Intel Extreme Masters China 2024
Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 is an upcoming Counter-Strike esports tournament and the second Intel Extreme Masters competition of the year. Set to kick off on April 8, IEM Chengdu 2024 succeeds IEM Katowice 2024 and comes one month ahead of IEM Dallas 2024, which is set for May 27 – June 2.
  • When Is Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024?
  • Where Is Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024?
  • Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Format
  • Group Stage
  • Playoffs
  • Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Teams
  • What Is Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Prize Pool?
  • Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Betting Odds
  • Where To Bet on Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024?

As an S-Tier tournament, IEM Chengdu 2024 is an event no Counter-Strike fans and punters should miss, and due to its importance, it’ll be covered by all online bookmakers who offer esports betting markets. 
That includes Stake.com, which is one of the top Counter-Strike betting sites, with good market coverage, competitive odds, and generous promotions and bonuses, including a welcome bonus of up to $3,000 with promo code NEWBONUS.

When Is Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024?


IEM Chengdu 2024 is set to kick off on Monday, April 8, 2024. The tournament will run for just over one week and conclude with the grand finals on Sunday, April 14, 2024

Where Is Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024?


Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 will take place in Chengdu, China. The playoffs will be held at Wuliangye Chengdu Performing Arts Centre.

Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Format


IEM Chengdu will use a familiar format used in the, previous IEM tournament, the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024.

The tournament will be divided into two stages: the group stage and the playoffs. All 16 teams will be seeded into one of two double-elimination format groups, where they’ll compete for six tickets leading into the playoffs.

All opening matches are best-of-one (BO1), while all following matches are best-of-three (BO3). The top three teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, where they’ll be seeded into quarterfinals or semifinals based on their placement.

The playoffs will use a single-elimination format, with all matches played as best-of-three (BO3). That includes the grand finals.

Group Stage

  • 16 Counter-Strike teams
  • Two double-elimination groups
  • Opening matches are best-of-one (BO1)
  • All other games are best-of-three (BO3)
  • The top three teams from each group advance to the playoffs
  • Group stage winners receive a direct bye to the semifinals
  • Group stage runners-up advance to the quarterfinals as high seeds
  • Group stage 3rd-placed teams advance to the quarterfinals as low seeds

Playoffs

  • Six Counter-Strike teams
  • Single-elimination bracket
  • All matches are best-of-three (BO3)

Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Teams


Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 will welcome 16 Counter-Strike teams, including five partnered teams, three teams that received their tickets based on their ESL World Ranking, and the remaining eight teams that reached IEM Chengdu 2024 through regional qualifiers.

  • Astralis
  • FaZe Clan
  • FURIA Esports
  • G2 Esports
  • Heroic
  • MOUZ
  • Lynn Vision Gaming
  • Monte
  • Cloud9
  • Virtus.pro
  • Nemiga Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Wildcard Gaming
  • 9z Team
  • FlyQuest
  • TYLOO

What Is Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Prize Pool?


Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 has a $250,000 prize pool divided among all 16 participating teams. The Counter-Strike squads will also receive BLAST Premier points based on their final placement, while the champions will pocket a direct invite to IEM Cologne 2024.

  • Champions – $100,000 + IEM Cologne 2024 invite
  • Runners-up – $42,000 
  • 3rd-4th-place – $20,000
  • 5th-6th-place – $10,000
  • 7th-8th-place – $6,000
  • 9th-12th-place – $5,000
  • 13th-16th-place – $4,000

Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 Betting Odds


Counter-Strike bookmakers have released the IEM Chengdu 2024 betting odds, pricing FaZe Clan (3.25) as the leading favourites ahead of MOUZ (4.50) and G2 Esports (4.50) as two live outsiders.


Team
Odds
FaZe Clan3.25
MOUZ4.50
G2 Esports4.50
Virtus.pro6.50
Cloud96.50
Heroic12.00
Astralis12.00
Team Liquid15.00
FURIA26.00
Monte41.00
Lynn Vision101.00
Nemiga Gaming101.00
9z Team151.00
FlyQuest251.00
TYLOO501.00
Wildcard Gaming501.00

Virtus.pro (6.50) and Cloud9 (6.50) are the only other teams priced at single digits, ahead of Heroic (12.00), Astralis (12.00), and Team Liquid (15.00). FURIA (26.00) and Monte are priced as two outsiders, before Lynn Vision, Nemiga Gaming, 9z Team, FlyQuest, TYLOO, and Wildcard Gaming, who are all priced at 100.00 or over.

Where To Bet on Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024?


Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 is one of the biggest non-major Counter-Strike tournaments of the year. As such, it’s extremely well covered by all online betting sites that offer esports markets, meaning bettors won’t have a hard time finding a bookmaker to bet on IEM Chengdu 2024.

However, it’s important to use a good betting site such as Stake.com, which is a legit online sportsbook with competitive Counter-Strike betting odds, good market coverage, and excellent bonuses. That includes a welcome bonus of up to $3,000 with promo code NEWBONUS.