Game on at gamescom: the ESL Arena at gamescom 2015 coverage roundup

There was so much going on at the ESL Arena at this year’s gamescom, from the much-hyped US$85,000 last-team-standing invitational that saw Counter-Strike return to the Intel Extreme Masters lineup to the start of the SMITE Pro League Fall Split. Here we’ve gathered just some of’s gamescom 2015 coverage - will we be seeing you at the ESL Arena in Cologne next year?

Games galore

In addition to Intel Extreme Masters gamescom, the ESL Arena also played host to a number of other tournaments for a wide variety of different games. Below you can find recaps for some of the other events that took place at the ESL Arena as well as a roundup of gamescom 2015’s many winners.

StarCraft II at Intel Extreme Masters gamescom

The Intel Extreme Masters StarCraft II competition ran throughout gamescom and saw some incredible matches before fan favorite INnoVation triumphed against soO in the grand final - where will the top Korean Terran go from here?

Pre-event coverage

Daily recaps

Post-event coverage

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at Intel Extreme Masters gamescom

gamescom 2015 saw the return of Counter-Strike to the Intel Extreme Masters lineup - and the event didn’t disappoint. After four days of top-notch CS:GO action, the lives-based last-man-standing tournament ultimately resulted in a victory for Team EnVyUs.

Pre-event coverage:

Daily recaps

Post-event coverage

Don’t forget that you can also check out the VODs on the ESL YouTube channel, the highlights at and photos of the event on our Flickr.

Next up in the ESL event calendar is ESL One Cologne - find out more about the event over at the official ESL One Cologne website!


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