The Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2015 pre-coverage roundup

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice is upon us! We’ve been churning out plenty of coverage ahead of the spectacular event, and as such we’ve assembled a pre-coverage roundup to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Read on for articles, interviews survival guides and more for your favorite game!

League of Legends

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will see eight League of Legends teams from all over the world compete for the ultimate prize - the Intel Extreme Masters trophy and a share of a US$183,414 prize pool.

The League of Legends survival guide!

Interviews and articles
Everyone prepares differently for tournaments. Read up on how the Intel Extreme Masters pros are planning to handle the pressure as well as Joe Miller’s advice on how to make a winning ESL Fantasy team.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

The world’s 16 best CS:GO teams all have their eyes on the US$250,000 ESL One Katowice prize pool and will start their group stage matches on Thursday. We’ve got everything you need to know about the tournament right here in our handy survival guide:

The Counter Strike: Global Offensive survival guide!

Interviews and articles
We sat down with a number of players before ESL One Katowice and the Intel Challenge and got to know their thoughts on the tournament, their opponents and their chances! Check them out below.

ESL One Katowice

Intel Challenge

ESL Fantasy CS:GO

StarCraft II

The StarCraft II bracket for Katowice is stacked like never before. With so many big names pitted against each other, there are bound to be plenty of surprises and upsets along the way!

The StarCraft II survival guide!

Interview and articles
With so many top-tier contenders for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship title, it’s hard to pick a favorite. However, those below have some strong opinions on the matter...


Hearthstone is fast emerging as a massive esports title, and the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series is coming to Katowice for the IEM Expo. The player lineup has been thinned down to a final eight who will take the stage on March the 15th!

Our Hearthstone Legendary Series overview!

Dan “Frodan” Chou will be hosting the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series in Katowice. The week before last, he took some time out of his busy schedule to do an extensive two-part interview with us! Check it out below:

General coverage

The following articles cover the other aspects of the IEM Expo, such as the cosplay and ESL Fantasy competitions, prize pool distribution, the all-new ESL Katowice mobile app and more!

Don’t forget to stay in touch during the event by following @IEM for the latest updates and tweeting using the #IEM hashtag!


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