This weekend marks the moment in time we will look back and say “This is when eSports was taken seriously for the first time in Australia and New Zealand”.

The biggest names in CS:Go will be on the main stage in a full arena of gamers and gaming fans screaming for their favorite team.

But there is more to IEM than just the main arena, PC manufactures, Celebrity streamers and Youtubers and more will be there with competitions, freebies and events outside the main arena and here is our list of things to check out!


Intel are hosting many of New Zealand and Australias biggest Twitch and Youtube stars at their Streaming station. If you are walking the floor you should check this out as you will have the opportunity to meet the likes of DibbsGG, Loriipops, GeekandGamerGirl, FaZe Hazz, Dyoshii, Naysy, Wyld, Rudeism and more!

You Game Bro?

Aussies number 1 gaming podcast “You game bro?” will be live at the event with their own booth broadcasting throughout the weekend discussing all the games, chatting to all the celebrity gamers and more. Be sure to pop by and watch the broadcast and meet Pez and Mr Matty Mouse in person!

Community Stage:

While the main event of IEM is all about CS:GO, There will be representation from League of Legends, Rocket League and SMITE. The community stage is where all the action will be if you want to get away from the loud cheering and enjoy some great exhibition matches.

Free shit and amazing prizes:

All the big PC companies will be there with their booths showing off the latest Intel powered gaming rigs, Laptops and peripherals. But they will also be giving away great freebies and running competitions all weekend for big ticket prizes. For example, Lenovo are launching their new Legion brand at IEM and will be giving away goodies as well as the opportunity to win not only a new Legion by Lenovo PC but also the opportunity to win a day playing against some of the biggest OPL teams in aussie!

The Intel Experience Zone:

Intel are not just the main sponsor  of IEM, But will also have the biggest booth of the event. The Intel experience will have the latest tech Intel has to offer, a huge amount of VR experiences, Freebies and more!

This weekend is going to be awesome!