Cologne saw Russian powerhouse Gambit Gaming taking title, $18,500 first place prize and earning themselves a spot at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, beating out European LCS champions, Fnatic in two straight games. After a great performance at the World Championships, Fnatic came into the competition as favourites but were no match for a reunited Gambit Gaming line-up.
With Edward back on the team, Gambit Gaming was unstoppable, not dropping a single match across the weekend. The team’s jungler, Diamondprox, showed a stellar performance returning to his LCS standard pick, Evelynn. He would be the one be voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player over the likes of Rekkles and sOAZ, who played incredibly well in their prior matches.
1st Gambit Gaming
3rd/4th – Cloud 9
5th/6th The RED
5th/6th Turquality Blue
1st Copenhagen Wolves
2nd Ninjas in Pyjamas
3rd/4th SK Gaming
3rd/4th TCM Gaming
Alongside the Professional tournament of Intel Extreme Masters Cologne, four Amateur teams competed for a further $30,000 in prize money. With Copenhagen Wolves and Ninjas in Pyjamas defeating SK Gaming and TCM Gaming respectively, the final resulted in a battle of epic proportions between the Wolves and the Ninjas. After a series of close matches, Copenhagen Wolves ended up winning two consecutive matches and thus the tournament, taking home $17,000.
Carmac carrying Alex ich (More photos of IEM Cologne 2013 at flickr.com)
|Intel Extreme Masters Cologne|
More incredible League of Legends action awaits as the Intel Extreme Masters makes its way to Singapore next week. Join us November 28th to December 1st, as Asia’s best teams battle it out for $70,000.
All information regarding the tournament can be found on the dedicated tournament page.