There’s only a week to go before the League of Legends action kicks off at the SAP Center at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose. To help you prepare, we’ve assembled a handy survival guide with (almost) everything you need to know about the event – the #passion is up to you!
Here’s the bare-bones lowdown on Intel Extreme Masters San Jose in handy bullet point form.
- Where? SAP Center San Jose
- When? 6th and 7th of December 2014
- Homepage: http://intelextrememasters.com/season9/sanjose/
- Schedule: http://intelextrememasters.com/season9/sanjose/#Schedule
- Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_lol
- Six League of Legends teams to battle it out for the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose title and a US$50,000 prize pool
Participating teams and players
Our six titanic teams were invited, won their places through qualifiers or were even chosen specifically by you to compete. Here’s a full list of exactly who’s going to be competing at the SAP Center in San Jose!
You can find the full bracket here.
Any good event needs a great talent team to really make it shine, so we’ve assembled a stellar lineup of League of Legends personalities to take you through Intel Extreme Masters San Jose. At the SAP Center will be:
- Eefje “sjokz” Deporteere
- Rivington “RivingtonThe3rd” Bruce Bisland III
- Joe Miller
- Leigh “Deman” Smith
- Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
- Stephen “snoopeh” Ellis
- Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco
- Joshua “Jatt” Leesman
- Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler
Here’s a rundown of the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose League of Legends schedule.
DAY ONE (Saturday, 6th of December 2014)
- 12:00 to 15:00 PST: Unicorns of Love vs. Lyon Gaming
- 15:00 to 18:00 PST: paiN Gaming vs. Cloud 9
- 18:00 to 21:00 PST: Team SoloMid vs. Unicorns of Love
DAY TWO (Sunday, 7th of December 2014)
- 12:00 to 15:00 PST: Cloud 9 vs. Alliance
- 16:00 PST: Finals
You can find the full schedule here.
Thinking of turning up to Intel Extreme Masters San Jose in person? Here are your ticket options and what each tier will get you:
- Lower deck B [Day ticket: $18.25 | Weekend ticket: $27] – Access to event and a seat in the 120 to 124 area of the SAP Center (please note that these seats have limited visibility)
- Upper deck [Weekend ticket: $47 | Day ticket: $28.25] – Access to event and a seat in the upper deck area of the SAP Center
- Lower deck [Weekend ticket: $57 | Day ticket: $33.50] – Access to event and a seat in the lower deck area of the SAP Center
- Floor [Weekend ticket: $114 | Day ticket: $62] – Access to event and a seat on the floor of the SAP Center, in front of the stage
- Premium [Weekend ticket: $244] – The Intel Extreme Masters San Jose Premium ticket gets you the best seats in the house as well as the following perks: the IEM San Jose event shirt, the ability to skip to the front of autograph lines, signed event artwork, entry into a raffle for a Maxnomic chair, a special mystery gift and much, much more
Taking in part in ESL Fantasy for Intel Extreme Masters San Jose isn’t just a fun way to prove your League of Legends knowledge – you can also win yourself some cool prizes, including:
- An ASUS notebook
- An ASUS Nomad backpack
- ESL Shop vouchers
Click here to check out our detailed guide to ESL Fantasy for Intel Extreme Masters San Jose as well as a full prize list and terms and conditions.
Here we’ve gathered some of the most interesting Intel Extreme Masters San Jose articles we’ve put out right here on ESLGaming.com in the leadup to the events, from a look at the 4.20 patch that’ll be being used to interviews with some of the top attending players.
- IEM San Jose first major competition on new League of Legends 4.20 patch
- Show us your cheerfuls and cosplay to win free tickets to Intel Extreme Masters San Jose!
- “I think we can take back first place”: an interview with William “Meteos” Hartman
- “I was a way different, less happy person 18 months ago”: an interview with Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
- “Rekkles was the perfect piece to finish our puzzle”: Mike “Wickd” Petersen talks San Jose
- “We really want to bring the people a good show”: an interview with Unicorns of Love
- “I know that Brazil will be rooting for us”: an interview with paiN Gaming
- “I think we can advance against TSM if we play our best”: an interview with Lyon Gaming jungler Thyak
Here are all the important social media accounts and hashtags to keep an eye on during the event:
- Intel Extreme Masters Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IEM
- Intel Extreme Masters Twitter account: https://twitter.com/IEM
- ESL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ESL
- ESL Twitter account: https://www.twitter.com/ESL
- Intel Extreme Masters San Jose hashtag: #IEM
You can also find the Twitter accounts of the teams, players and talent linked in their respective sections above!
Are you a StarCraft II fan? Be sure to check out our awesomely comprehensive Intel Extreme Masters San Jose StarCraft II survival guide!