Intel Extreme Masters Cologne is rapidly approaching. From tomorrow some of the best European League of Legends teams will battle it out for the title, trophy and US$30,000 prize pool. Are you ready? Make sure by checking out our complete survival guide!
A quick summary of the most important bits.
- Where? ESL studios, Cologne
- When? 18th to the 21st of December 2014
- Schedule: See below
- Homepage: http://en.intelextrememasters.com/season9/cologne/
- Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_lol
- Six League of Legends teams to fight for the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne title and a US$30,000 prize pool right in the heart of the city.
- First place: US$12,500
- Second place: US$6,500
- Third/fourth place: US$3,500
- Fifth/sixth place: US$2,000
Participating teams and players
We welcome all six teams to Cologne for the last big esports event of the year tomorrow. Read up on who’s participating in Intel Extreme Masters Cologne here!
- Dolphins of Wall Street
If you haven’t already seen our talent announcement for the event then you’re in for a treat! We’ve gathered some of the most knowledgeable and exciting hosts, analysts and commentators in the scene, who all can’t wait to finish 2014 with a bang.
Your Intel Extreme Masters Cologne talent lineup is:
- Joe Miller
- Leigh ”Deman” Smith
- Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco
- Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels
- Martin “Deficio” Lynge
- Marcel “Dexter” Feldkamp
- Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
Counter Logic Gaming and Gambit will be able to watch the first round unfold thanks to their previous performances seating them straight in the semifinals, with the rest of the teams getting to play on Thursday and Friday. Check out the entire schedule on the official website or find it in brief below.
DAY ONE (Thursday, 18th of December 2014)
- 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Giants vs. Reason Gaming (BO5)
- 18:00 to 23:00 CET: LCS EU H2k vs. n!faculty (BO5)
DAY TWO (Friday, 19th of December 2014)
- 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Expansion elimination match (BO5)
- 18:00 to 21:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne quarterfinal #1- Team ROCCAT vs. Dolphins of Wall Street (BO3)
- 21:00 to 0:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne quarterfinal #2 – Aces High vs. Team Dignitas (BO3)
DAY THREE (Saturday, 20th of December 2014)
- 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Expansion Winners Match (BO5)
- 18:00 to 21:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne semifinal #1 – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team ROCCAT/Dolphins of Wall Street (BO3)
- 21:00 to 0:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne semifinal #2 – Gambit Gaming vs. Aces High/Team Dignitas (BO3)
DAY FOUR (Sunday, 21st of December 2014)
- 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Expansion decider match (BO5)
- 18:00 to 23:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne final (BO5)
You’re probably already familiar with our fantasy league system from the past events such as Intel Extreme Masters San Jose. However, if haven’t participated in one of our fantasy leagues before, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
All the important details on the ESL Fantasy league for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne can be found in our Fantasy league announcement.
We can’t wait for the event to start, which is why we interviewed the teams and players before everything kicked off to find out what they thought of their competition as well as how they rated their own chances at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne.
- Announcing the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne talent lineup!
- Introducing the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne ESL Fantasy league
- “Prove to the world that EU > NA”: an interview with ROCCAT’s Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
- “We are still one of the strongest teams in Europe”: an interview with Konstantin “groove” Pikiner of Gambit Gaming
- “This will easily be the best iteration of our LoL team yet”: an interview with Marek “MepH” Walkowiak of Dignitas
- “We are far from afraid”: an interview with Onur “Lethilion” Aksu of Aces High
To round it all off, we’ve collected all the relevant social media links and information for your convenience:
- Official Intel Extreme Masters Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IEM
- Official Intel Extreme Masters Twitter account: https://twitter.com/IEM
- Official ESL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ESL
- Official ESL Twitter account: https://www.twitter.com/ESL
- Official Intel Extreme Masters San Jose hashtag: #IEM
Don’t forget about the official social media accounts of the participating teams and players, which are all linked in their respective section above.
Let us know your predictions for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne in the comments below!