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.
- Can Araneae take on the returning Korean superjungler?
- Europe’s Powerhouse vs. IEM Singapore Champions
- Katowice Group B: Bebe’s big adventure
- The return of Team World Elite
- Korea and Europe to face off in the Grand Final
- The Koreans take home the world cup
- Top 5 League of Legends moments from Katowice
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:
- Katowice Open Bracket ends in teamkill
- An unpredictable second day of StarCraft II…
- Final set to be a PvP after an intense third day of StarCraft II
- A new StarCraft II champion has been crowned
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:
- Cosplay at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice 2014
- Thank you, fans of Katowice!
- A blue reflection on Katowice
- Commentators choice: best matches from Katowice
- Katowice’s best moments: The Aftermovie
- ESL delivers best European eSports event ever at Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice
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.