IEM Chicago 2019 - Press
Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) will be returning to Chicago on July 20-21, 2019, for the 76th global IEM tournament. For the second time in history, ESL will host an esports competition in the Midwest, this time at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. The event will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) gameplay with eight world-class CS:GO teams from North America and Europe, culminating in a head-to-head battle for the lucrative US $250,000 prize pool and a point towards the Intel® Grand Slam.
If you'd like to apply for press accreditation, please fill out the following form
This form is predominantly for main event accreditation requests. Should you wish to attend the group stages of the event, register your interest in the comment section below. Please be aware that capacity for the group stage is very limited. Exact group stage dates will be announced in the following weeks.
Please also note the following:
- Make sure to fill out one form per person you'd like to see accredited - there are no +1's!
- Press accreditation does not give access to the stage, backstage area and players areas (lounges, warm up rooms, etc)
- We do not issue press accreditation for freelance photographers

Accreditation will be finalized approximately two weeks prior to the event.

Accreditation will be finalized approximately two weeks prior to the event
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