A look back at the World Championships in Katowice 2014

With this year’s Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice just a few weeks away, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back at the amazing event that was Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2014.

League of Legends

Eight of the best League of Legends teams from all over the globe assembled in Katowice and delivered a one of a kind show, with KT Rolster Bullets proving to the world that tournament form differs greatly from regular online competitions.

Look back at each teams performances and all the storylines below.

StarCraft II

After six Intel Extreme Masters competitions all over the world in 2013 and 2014, it was all building up to this. After an already exhilarating Open Bracket qualifier, the StarCraft II main competition featured 16 of the finest players going head to head in a single elimination bracket.

Our summary of the StarCraft II event in Katowice:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

EMS One Katowice provided the fans with plenty of jaw dropping moments and the players were noticeably thrilled to play on such a huge stage, enjoying the deafening chants from the fans.

Check out the best plays right here:


Thanks to the record breaking attendance and roaring crowd, all teams and players were pushed to new heights, delivering remarkable performances while feeding off the energy in the legendary Spodek Arena.

We gathered some of the impressions from the amazing tournament:

If this leaves you wanting for more, you can already get Team WE’s thoughts on the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice League of Legends event. And don’t forget to keep checking back on ESLgaming in the coming weeks, as we publish more news, articles and interviews leading up to the big event.


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