All the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei action is set to begin tomorrow, and with three intense days of play in store and a spot at the World Championship in Katowice in March on the line, there’s a lot to play for. Read on to make sure you know everything there is to know about what’s to come!
Here’s a quick summary of the proceedings in handy bullet points so you know when, where and why to watch.
- Where? Taipei World Trade Center
- When? 28th to the 30th of January 2015
- Homepage: http://en.intelextrememasters.com/season9/taipei/
- Schedule: http://en.intelextrememasters.com/season9/taipei/#Schedule-LoL
- Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_lol
- Six League of Legends teams will fight it out for the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei title, their share of a US$50,000 prize pool as well as a place in the upcoming World Championship in Katowice.
Participating teams and players
There are six teams competing at Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, but who will come out on top and earn their team a chance at the World Championship title?
Top: Ziv | Jungle: Albis | Mid: Westdoor | ADC: An | Support: GreenTea
Top: Morning | Jungle: Winds | Mid: Chawy | ADC: Lupin | Support: Jay
Top: Porky | Jungle: Yazora | Mid: Kenste | ADC: NADA | Support: WarbleGabul
Top: Steak | Jungle: REFRA1N | Mid: Maple | ADC: NL | Support: SwordArt
Top: NIXWATER | Jungle: Safety | Mid: Lovida | ADC: Prince | Support: Tsu
Top: Warl0ck | Jungle: 007x | Mid: G4 | ADC: Lloyd | Support: Valen
You can find the full bracket here.
Having the right people at the helm is key for a great event, so we assembled an elite team to take you through Taipei’s exciting League of Legends matches. Your talent team at the Taipei World Trade Center will be none other than:
- Commentator: Joe Miller
- Commentator: Leigh “Deman” Smith
- Analyst: Carlos “Ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago
- Analyst: Marcel “Dexter” Feldkamp
Here’s a quick rundown of the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei League of Legends schedule.
DAY ONE (Wednesday, 28th of January 2015)
- 10:00 local time (04:00 CET): yoe Flash Wolves vs. Bangkok Titans
- 14:00 local time (07:00 CET): Taipei Assassins vs. Avant Garde
DAY TWO (Thursday, 29th of January 2015)
- 10:00 local time (04:00 CET): ahq e-Sports Club vs. yoe Flash Wolves or Bangkok Titans
- 14:00 local time (07:00 CET): Saigon Jokers vs. Taipei Assassins or Avant Garde
DAY THREE (Friday, 30th of January 2015)
- 10:00 local time (04:00 CET): Finals
You can find the full schedule here.
Here’s some of the League of Legends coverage we’ve done on ESLGaming.com in the leadup to the event to whet your appetite!
- “Expect a whole new TPA this year”: an interview with Taipei Assassins
- The top 40 League of Legends photos of 2014
- ESL Fantasy LCS Spring Split 2015 predictions: will the B A N A N A B O Y S ride again?
- Turkish sports club Besiktas Istanbul acquires League of Legends team
Here are all the key social media accounts and hashtags to follow 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 Taipei hashtag: #IEM
You can also find the Twitter accounts of the teams, players and talent linked in their respective sections above!
Like StarCraft II? Be sure to check out our Intel Extreme Masters San Jose StarCraft II survival guide too!