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This past weekend, Intel and ESL host the Intel Extreme Masters at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Intel Extreme Masters is the oldest, longest running esports circuit in the world and the premiere industry event.
For the third time in the Bay Area, on Nov. 19-20, 2016, IEM featured the best League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the world competing for the IEM Oakland championship.
Additional activities included the first virtual reality livestream of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends featuring augmented live stats; a 5v5 League of Legends showmatch with pro players and college players from Pac-12 rivals Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley; a charity showmatch in virtual reality with Intel’s Navin “NS” Shenoy facing off against Jason “Moses” O’Toole; and the AnyKey Invitational welcoming the best women’s teams, CLG Red and Team Secret, for gaming-related charities Able Gamers, Online SOS.
League of Legends: During season 11 of Intel Extreme Masters team Unicorns of Love came out ahead of Flashwolves in a nail-bitting, best-of-five competition to become the 2016 League of Legends IEM Oakland champions.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive finals at IEM Oakland were a best-of-five match in a weekend that included VR livestreaming for the first time at an IEM competition. Team Ninjas in Pyjamas came out ahead over SK Gaming to become the 2016 IEM Oakland champions during the second stop of the 11th season of Intel Extreme Masters.