iBUYPOWER announced today details about the 2016 iBUYPOWER Masters, which will be taking place between November 12-13 at the Hangar in Orange County, California.
The teams will not only fight for a share of the $100,000 prize pool, but also for one of the four spots at the IEM Oakland, which will be taking the following weekend, as announced by ESL today.
“Teaming up with iBUYPOWER Masters allows us to accomplish a long term goal of ours: a LAN qualifier for IEM with prize money for teams and players,” stated Michal Bilcharz, ESL’s VP of Gaming in the press release. “This partnership is an important step towards evolving the IEM model and structure that we want to have in the future.”
Giving back to the greater gaming community is an integral part of iBUYPOWER” said Darren Su, VP of iBUYPOWER. “We are pleased to partner with ESL and continue to be a part of the excitement that is esports – it allows us to continue our relationship with all gamers.”
Also according to the press release, iBUYPOWER will join IEM Oakland as an official sponsor.
The top four teams from the iBUYPOWER Masters will join reigning major Champions SK Gaming, as well as Team Liquid, Vritus.pro, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, mousesports and Natus Vincere at the IEM Oakland, which will distribute $300,000 in prizes – also a new record for an Intel Extreme Masters event.
Photo courtesy of ESL