The Intel Extreme Masters San Jose pre-coverage roundup

There has been a lot of buzz leading up to Intel Extreme Masters San Jose in the past weeks, which is why we decided to put together a roundup of all the top news, articles and updates on the event - will you be joining us in San Jose?

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We were fortunate to get in touch with tons of teams and big name players ahead of San Jose in order to ask them them about their expectations of Intel Extreme Masters and how they prepared for the challenges ahead.

  • Jens "Snute" Aasgaard - Team Liquid

"I just think that my style works well against players from every region... No matter where I go, I should be able to win games" 

  • William "Meteos" Hartman - Cloud 9

"I think we can take back first place"

  • Soren "Bjergsen" Bjerg - Team SoloMid

"There has been a lot of ups and downs, but I can say with confidence that this is the happiest I've ever been"

  • Mike "Wickd" Petersen - Alliance

"The team is going to be stronger than all the other teams I've played in before"

  • Marcelo “Thyak” Ramones - Lyon Gaming

"I think we can advance against TSM if we play our best"

  • Unicorns of Love

"Being able to play against such good teams before the LCS is a great opportunity to see where we stand"

  • paiN Gaming

"It’s only a matter of time until we become a giant in esports"

Survival guides

To ensure you have all the information you need for the weekend in one place, we created handy survival guides for both League of Legends and StarCraft II. If you want to know all about what’s going on when at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose (and with who), check them out:

General coverage

These articles tell you more about the competition as a whole, how Intel Extreme Masters San Jose relates to the rest of the esports scene and includes way in which you can nab yourself some great prizes even if you’re not going to be able to make it to the SAP Center in person.

We hope this overview helped you keep track of it all and we’d love to hear from you in the leadup to the event! Just drop your comments below and make yourself heard during Intel Extreme Masters San Jose by using the #IEM hashtag on Twitter.


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