29th of January to the 2nd of February 2016 and will be an official Valve regional minor championship – a CS:GO tournament with a US$50,000 prize pool where eight top teams from Asia and Oceania to battle it out for their share of the prize pool and an invitation to the offline qualifier for the next Valve major.
In addition to a US$50,000 prize pool and the championship title, up for grabs in the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei CS:GO competition is a free slot in the offline qualifier for the MLG Columbus CS:GO Major for each of the two top teams. All flights and hotels for the qualified teams will also be covered.
The full Intel Extreme Masters Taipei CS:GO qualifier slot distribution and schedule is as follows:
- One slot in the East Asian qualifier (Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Mongolia) – January 16th
- One slot in the Oceania qualifier (Australia and New Zealand) – January 11th, 14th and 16th
- One slot in the Chinese qualifier (China) – January 12th to 17th
- One slot in the Indian and Western Asian qualifier (India, the Middle East and everything west of the easternmost border of China excluding CIS countries) – January 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th
- One slot in the South East Asian qualifier (all countries in this region) – January 9th
- One slot in the Taiwanese qualifier (Taiwan) – January 23rd and 24th
Additionally, the teams who have been invited to participate in the tournament are as follows:
- Renegades (Oceania)
- CyberZen (China)