The Intel Extreme Masters San Jose 2015 post-event coverage roundup

Intel Extreme Masters San Jose came to the SAP Center for the second year running last weekend, crowning worthy champions for both League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. If you’re still missing last week’s esports action, don’t worry - we’ve gathered up a comprehensive collection of Intel Extreme Masters San Jose coverage for you to enjoy!

League of Legends

San Jose saw six League of Legends teams fight for a hefty US$50,000 prize pool as well as the title and trophy. With new rosters galore and all of them wanting to make a name for themselves, both Saturday and Sunday saw teams taking out their opponents in dominant fashion (even in the charity showmatch). However, in the end it was Origen who fought their way to an amazing 3-0 victory versus Counter Logic Gaming in the grand final.

Team previews


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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The eight Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams who met on the field at the SAP Center were competing for a whopping US$100,000 prize pool - no one was going to give up the lion’s share of that without a fight. The CS:GO portion of Intel Extreme Masters San Jose saw some fantastic plays and even a rap from n0thing, with an action-packed weekend rounded off by Natus Vincere ascending the metaphorical throne to lift the trophy.

Team previews


Post-event coverage


We also chatted with some of the top personalities attending Intel Extreme Masters San Jose in the leadup to the event to get their opinions on the games as well as predictions and some unique insights into the esports industry.

The next Intel Extreme Masters event is the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne League of Legends tournament, so be sure to follow IEM on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates!


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