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History of the Intel Extreme Masters
 
Intel Extreme Masters is shaping up quite a history not only for itself but for eSports. Today, one of the world's most popular and important eSports tournaments has seven seasons under its belt and each season has its own champions, moments and memories.

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Intel Extreme Masters Season 2013/14Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $605,000
Games:
  • StarCraft II
  • League of Legends
The 2013-14 season of the Intel Extreme Masters features StarCraft II and League of Legends as the main titles with events in Shanghai, New York, Cologne, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Katowice. $605,00 worth of prizmoney will be paid during this season in which the best players and teams from all around the world are fighting to qualify for the World Championship in Katowice in March 2014!
 
Season 2013/14 - New YorkOctober 10th - 13th 2013 - New York, Comic Con
 
Starcraft II

1st Life - $10,000
2nd NaNiwa - $4,00
3rd-4th Curious - $2,000
3rd-4th HyuN - $2,000

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$25,000
 
Season 2013/14 - ShanghaiJuly 25th - 28th - Shanghai, ChinaJoy
 
League of Legends

1st World Elite - $18,000
2nd Invictus Gaming - $8,000
3rd-4th OMG - $2,000
3rd-4th Royal Club Huang Zu - $2,000
StarCraft II

1st Revival - $10,000
2nd Oz - $4,000
3rd-4th MC - $2,000
3rd-4th HerO - $2,000

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$55,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season 2012/13Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $550,000
Games:
  • StarCraft II
  • League of Legends
The 2012-13 season of the Intel Extreme Masters features StarCraft II and League of Legends as the main titles and a total prizemoney of $550,000! With events at gamescom, in Singapore, Cologne, Poland and Brazil players and teams from around the world are once more competing on a global scale, all with the same goal: To qualify for the World Championship at CeBIT 2013 in Hanover, Germany. Last year MC won StarCraft II and Moscow 5 were triumphant in the first season with League of Legends.
 
Season 2012/13 - World ChampionshipMarch 5th - 9th 2013 - Hanover, CeBIT
 
League of Legends

1st CJ Entus Blaze - $60,000
2nd CJ Entus Frost - $30,000
3rd-4th Gambit Gaming - $13,500
3rd-4th SK Telecom T1 - $13,500
StarCraft II

1st YoDa - $30,000
2nd First - $15,000
3rd-4th Mvp - $7,500
3rd-4th YongHwa - $7,500

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$250,000
 
Season 2012/13 - BrazilJanuary 29th - February 2nd 2013 - Sao Paulo, Campus Party
 
League of Legends

1st Incredible Miracle - $15,500
2nd Anexis - $8,500
3rd-4th Millenium - $4,500
3rd-4th MYM - $4,500

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$50,000
 
Season 2012/13 - KatowiceJanuary 18th - 20th 2013 - Katowice, Spodek
 
League of Legends

1st Gambit Gaming - $15,500
2nd Azubu Blaze - $8,500
3rd-4th Fnatic - $4,500
3rd-4th Azubu Frost - $4,500
StarCraft II

1st First - $6,500
2nd Dream - $3,300
3rd-4th Socke - $1,700
3rd-4th PartinG - $1,700

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$82,000
 
Season 2012/13 - CologneDecember 14th - 16th 2012 - Cologne, ESL Arena
 
League of Legends

1st SK Telecom T1 - $15,500
2nd Fnatic - $8,500
3rd-4th MYM - $4,500
3rd-4th CJ Entus - $4,500

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$50,000
 
Season 2012/13 - SingaporeNovember 22nd - 25th 2012 - Singapore, SITEX
 
League of Legends

1st MYM - $15,500
2nd AL.NA - $8,500
3rd-4th KLH - $4,500
3rd-4th itadakimasu - $4,500
StarCraft II

1st Sting - $6,500
2nd Grubby - $3,300
3rd-4th sLivko - $1,700
3rd-4th VortiX - $1,700

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$82,000
 
Season 2012/13 - gamescomAugust 15th - 19th 2012 - Cologne, gamescom
 
League of Legends

1st Moscow Five - $40,000
2nd SK Gaming - $30,000
3rd-4th CLG.EU - $25,000
3rd-4th Fnatic - $15,000
StarCraft II

1st Mvp - $6,500
2nd Nerchio - $3,300
3rd-4th viOLet - $1,700
3rd-4th VortiX - $1,700

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$182,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season 2011/12Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $643,000
Games:
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • StarCraft II
  • League of Legends
The 2011-12 season of the Intel Extreme Masters features Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends as the main titles and $643,000 seasonal prize money. So far Counter-Strike was featured in all five seasons of the league, StarCraft II comes back for its second season. Both games have been extremely successful at our events so far. League of Legends made a debut as a main title after it was met with an overwhelmingly positive response at the Hanover Invitational event in March 2011.
 
Season 2011/12 - World ChampionshipMarch 6th - 10th 2012 - Hanover, CeBIT
 
League of Legends

1st Moscow 5 - $50,000
2nd Dignitas - $20,000
3rd CLG - $8,000
4th aAa - $3,800
StarCraft II

1st MC - $35,000
2nd PuMa - $15,000
3rd MMA - $9,000
4th Feast - $4,200
Counter-Strike

1st ESC Gaming - $50,000
2nd Natus Vincere - $20,000
3rd Lions - $8,000
4th SK Gaming - $3,800

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$283,000
 
Season 2011/12 - Global Challenge Sao Paulo February 6th - 12th 2012 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
StarCraft II

1st viOLet - $6,500
2nd SuperNoVa - $3,300
3rd ret - $1,750
4th ReaL - $1,250
   
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$21,000
 
Season 2011/12 - Global Challenge Kiev January 19th - 22nd 2012 - Kiev, Ukraine
 
League of Legends

1st Moscow 5 - $12,000
2nd TSM - $6,000
3rd Dignitas - $3,400
4th SK Gaming - $2,400
StarCraft II

1st MMA - $6,500
2nd DIMAGA - $3,300
3rd Kas - $1,750
4th Zenio - $1,250
Counter-Strike

1st Natus Vincere - $16,000
2nd SK Gaming - $8,000
3rd Moscow 5 - $4,500
4th fnatic - $3,100

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$93,000
 
Season 2011/12 - Global Challenge New YorkOctober 13th - 16th 2011 - New York, USA
 
League of Legends

1st fnatic - $12,000
2nd SK Gaming - $6,000
3rd Sypher - $3,400
4th CLG - $2,400
StarCraft II

1st DRG - $6,500
2nd FruitDealer - $3,300
3rd KiLLeR - $1,750
4th Gatored - $1,250
Counter-Strike

1st SK Gaming - $16,000
2nd WinFakt - $8,000
3rd mTw - $4,500
4th UMX.us - $3,100

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$93,000
 
Season 2011/12 - Global Challenge Guangzhou October 1st - 5th 2011 - Guangzhou, China
 
League of Legends

1st World Elite - $12,000
2nd CLG - $6,000
3rd SK Gaming - $3,400
4th eHome - $2,400
StarCraft II

1st IdrA - $6,500
2nd elfittaja - $3,300
3rd PuMa - $1,750
4th HasuObs - $1,250
Counter-Strike

1st fnatic - $16,000
2nd mouz - $8,000
3rd WinFakt - $4,500
4th eFuture - $3,100

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$93,000
 
Season 2011/12 - Global Challenge Cologne August 17th - 21st 2011 - Cologne, Germany
 
League of Legends

1st CLG - $12,000
2nd TSM - $6,000
3rd fnatic - $3,400
3rd Millenium - $2,400
StarCraft II

1st PuMa - $6,500
2nd MC - $3,300
3rd MaNa - $1,750
4th Socke - $1,250
 

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$53,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season 5Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $400,000
Games:
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • StarCraft II
  • Quake Live
World's best gamers meet in season 5 to compete for the World Championship and a total prize pool of $400,000. In its fifth's season StarCraft II became part of the Intel Extreme Masters as the third main title alongside Counter-Strike and Quake Live. Real time strategy staged comeback at the Intel Extreme Masters after Warcraft 3 made its appearance in seasons 1 and 2.
 
Season 5 - World ChampionshipMarch 1st - 5th 2011 - Hanover, CeBIT
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st Natus Vincere - $35,000
2nd Frag eXecutors - $17,500
3rd mTw - $8,500
4th SK Gaming - $4,000
StarCraft II

1st Ace - $13,000
2nd Moon - $6,500
3rd Squirtle - $4,000
4th moonGLaDe - $2,50
Quake Live
1st rapha - $8,500
2nd Cooller - $4,000
3rd strenx - $2,500
4th Spart1e - $1,400

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$145,000

LoL Invitational
1st myRevenge - $5,950
2nd aAa - $3,350
3rd SK - $2,450
4th Dignitas - $1,750
 
 
Season 5 - European Championship FinalsJanuary 20th - 23rd 2011 - Kiev, Ukraine
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st fnatic - $20,000
2nd mTw - $9,500
3rd Frag eXecutors - $5,500
3rd Natus Vincere - $3,200

Online Season
StarCraft II

1st SjoW - $7,500
2nd White-Ra - $3,500
3rd DeMusliM - $1,800
4th Tarson - $1,200

Online Season
Quake Live
1st Cooller - $4,000
2nd av3k - $2,000
3rd strenx - $1,150
4th Cypher - $750

Online Season

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$79,000
 
Season 5 - American Championship FinalsOctober 8th - 10th 2010 - New York, USA
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st compLexity - $11,000
2nd Team EG - $5,500
3rd Loaded - $3,300
3rd Desire2Excel - $1,800

Online Season
StarCraft II

1st Fenix - $4,000
2nd qxc - $2,000
3rd Huk - $1,200
4th drewbie - $800

Online Season
Quake Live
1st rapha - $3,000
2nd DaHang - $1,500
3rd Vo0 - $1,000
4th czm - $700

Online Season

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$60,200
 
Season 5 - Global Challenge Cologne August 18th - 22nd 2010 - Cologne, Germany
 
StarCraft II

1st MorroW - $5,000
2nd IdrA - $2,500
3rd Dimaga - $1,400
3rd Tarson - $900
Quake Live

1st k1llsen - $3,500
2nd rapha - $1,700
3rd av3k - $850
4th Cooller - $550
 
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$25,000
 
Season 5 - Global Challenge Shanghai July 29th - August 1st 2010 - Shanghai, China
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st fnatic - $14,000
2nd Tyloo.raw - $7,000
3rd Na'Vi - $5,000
3rd Tyloo - $3,500
Warcraft 3

1st Lyn - $2,000
2nd ReMinD- $1,000
3rd Moon - $650
4th Grubby - $450
DotA

1st EHOME - $5,000
2nd ToTeam - $2,500
3rd LGT - $1,300
4th Deity - $1,000

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$57,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season 4Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $530,000
Games:
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • World of Warcraft
  • Quake Live
The fourth season of Intel Extreme Masters consisted of eight events, including the European, Asian and American Championship Finals, three Global Challenges in Cologne, Chengdu and Dubai as well as the World Championship at CeBIT in March, 2010. A total prize pool of $530,000 was delivered for the triple continental eSports league.
 
Season 4 - World ChampionshipMarch 2nd-6th 2010 - Hanover, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st Na'Vi - $50,000
2nd fnatic - $20,000
3rd SK Gaming - $8,000
4th Team EG - $4,000
World of WarCraft

1st Team EG - $25,000
2nd Dignitas - $10,000
3rd Buttonbashers - $4,000
4th SK Korea - $2,000
Quake Live

1st rapha - $10,000
2nd Cooller - $4,000
3rd av3k - $1,600
4th Cypher - $800

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$170,000

 
Season 4 - Asian Championship Finals February 5th - 9th 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1. Wemade Fox - $11,000
2. UMX Gaming - $5,000
3. Team TitaNs - $3,600
4. Immunity - $1,800
World of WarCraft

1. Button Bashers - $9,000
2. mousesports - $4,000
3. SK Korea - $2,800
4. Death Blooms - $1,400
Quake Live

1. Jibo - $1,750
2. proZaC - $800
3. uNleashed - $550
4. Fenda - $300

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$49,000

 
Season 4 - European Championship FinalsJanuary 2010 - Cologne, Germany
 Finals
Counter-Strike 1.6

1. mousesports - $25,000
2. fnatic - $10,000
3. Roskilde Ravens - $5,000
4. SK Gaming - $2,500

Online Season
World of WarCraft

1. SK Sansibar - $7,500
2. Dignitas - $3,500
3. SK Gaming EU - $1,500
4. x6tence - $800

Online Season
Quake Live

1. cypher - $3,500
2. av3k - $1,500
3. Cooller - $1,000
4. strenx - $700

Online Season

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$74,000
 
Season 4 - American Championship FinalsDecember 11th - 13th 2009 - Edmonton, Canada
 Finals
Counter-Strike 1.6

1. Team EG - $15,000
2. compLexity - $7,000
3. Blight Gaming - $3,000
4. Sway Gaming - $1,500

Online Season
World of WarCraft

1. CheckSix - $7,500
2. SK Gaming - $3,500
3. fnatic - $1,500
4. Team EG - $800
Quake Live

1. DaHang - $3,500
2. rapha - $1,500
3. chance - $1,000
4. Vo0 - $700

Online Season

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$53,000

 
Season 4 - Global Challenge Dubai October 17th - 24th 2009 - Dubai, UCA
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1. fnatic - $10,000
2. MeetYourMakers - $5,000
3. SK Gaming - $3,000
4. Vitriolic- $2,000
Quake Live

1. rapha - $3,000
2. cypher - $1,500
3. noctis - $800
4. fox - $400
 
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$31,500
 
Season 4 - Global Challenge Chengdu October 1st - 3rd 2009 - Chengdu, China
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st SK Gaming - $15,000
2nd fnatic - $7,500
3rd Wemade Fox - $5,000
4th TyLoo - $2,500
DotA

1st For The Dream - $8,000
2nd comme Dieu - $4,000
3rd cYc - $2,000
4th City Hunter - $1,000
Warcraft 3

1st Fly100% - $5,000
2nd Moon - $2,500
3rd Sky - $1,500
4th FoCuS - $1,000

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$40,000
 
Season 4 - Global Challenge gamescom August 20th - 23rd 2009 - Cologne, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st mousesports - $4,000
2nd mTw.dk - $2,000
3rd fnatic - $2,000
3rd SK Gaming - $2,000
World of WarCraft

1st Ensidia - $4,000
2nd aAa nawaK- $2,000
3rd plan B- $1,200
4th iNNERFiRE - $800
Quake Live

1st rapha - $1,000
2nd noctis
3rd fox
4th Spart1e

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$170,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season 3Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $750,000
Games:
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • World of Warcraft
The third season of the Intel Extreme Masters unlocked a new level of eSports and featured nine events on three continents: Asia, America and Europe. The world's best eSport clans competed for a prize money of 750,000USD. The decision to include World of Warcraft was met with delight from the competitive community.
 
Season 3 - World ChampionshipMarch 6th - 8th 2009 - Hanover, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st fnatic - $50,000
2nd MYM - $25,000
3rd mTw.dk - $15,000
4th SK Gaming - $10,000
World of WarCraft

1st H O N - $30,000
2nd SK Gaming - $15,000
3rd aAa nawaK - $9,000
4th SK Gaming - $6,000
 
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$200,000

 
Season 3 - European Championship Finals March 3rd - 5th 2009 - Hanover, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st mTw - $25,000
2nd Alternate - $10,000
3rd MYM - $6,000
4th fnatic - $4,000

Online Season
World of WarCraft

1st iNNERFiRE - $15,000
2nd Nihilum - $6,000
3rd SK Gaming - $3,600
4th x6tence - $2,400

Online Season
 
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$80,000

 
Season 3 - Asian Championship Finals - CS1.6 January 16th-18th 2009 - Chengdu, China
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st wNv - $25,000
2nd Wemade Fox - $10,000
3rd TitaNs - $6,000
4th TyLoo - $4,000
WarCraft 3

1st Sky - $5,000
2nd Grubby - $2,500
3rd TeD - $1,500
4th Moon - $1,000
 
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$60,000

 
Season 3 - American Championship Finals November 21st - 23rd 2008 - Philadelphia, USA
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st MiBR - $25,000
2nd x3o - $10,000
3rd Gravitas - $6,000
4th MoB - $4,000

Online Season
World of WarCraft

1st Trade Chat - $15,000
2nd Got Game East - $6,000
3rd Team EG - $3,600
4th Gravitas - $2,400
 
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$80,000

 
Season 3 - Asian Championship Finals - WoW November 13th - 16th 2008 - Seoul, South-Korea
 
World of WarCraft

1st H O N - $15,000
2nd kill e A - $6,000
3rd RUSH - $3,600
4th Council of Mages - $2,400
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st e-STRO - $5,000
2nd Lunatic Hai - $3,000
3rd Seoul Jinhwa - $2,000

Warcraft 3

1st Grubby - $5,000
2nd Lyn - $2,500
3rd Sky - $1,500
4th Moon - $1,000

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$50,000

 
Season 3 - Global Challenge Dubai October 20th - 24th 2008 - Dubai, UAE
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st mousesports - $25,000
2nd MYM - $10,000
3rd Gameplay - $6,000
4th mTw.dk - $4,000
   
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$50,000

 
Season 3 - Global Challenge Montreal October 17th - 19th 2008 - Montreal, Canada
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st fnatic - $25,000
2nd SK Gaming - $10,000
3rd MiBR - $6,000
4th Gravitas - $4,000
World of WarCraft

1st SK Gaming - $15,000
2nd Gravitas - $6,000
3rd aAa - $3,600
4th x6tence - $2,400
 
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$80,000

 
Season 3 - Global Challenge Los Angeles October 3rd - 5th 2008 - Los Angeles, USA
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st SK Gaming- $25,000
2nd MiBR - $10,000
3rd Team EG - $6,000
4th MYM - $4,000
World of WarCraft

1st x6tence - $15,000
2nd Nihilum - $6,000
3rd Got Game East - $3,600
4th Pandemic Blue - $2,400
 
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$80,000

 
Season 3 - Global Challenge Games Convention August 21st - 24th 2008 - Leipzig, Germany
 
World of WarCraft

1st Nihilum - $15,000
2nd Sk Gaming - $6,000
3rd fnatic - $3,600
4th x6tence - $2,400
   
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$80,000

Intel Extreme Masters Season 2Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: $285,000
Games:
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • Warcraft 3
The best players of Warcraft 3 and Counter-Strike met during the Intel Extreme Masters Season 2 to determine the best of the best. An enormous sum of 285,000 US-Dollar prize money waited for a new champion! Furthermore, Intel® Extreme Masters made the leap to America at the Global Challenges Los Angeles, where Non-Europeans could qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters Finals for the first time ever.
 
Season 2 - Finals March 6th - 9th 2008 - Hanover, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st mousesports - $50,000
2nd WeMadeFox - $30,000
3rd Alternate - $15,000
4th SK Gaming - $10,000

Online Season
WarCraft

1st Lyn - $20,000
2nd ToD - $10,000
3rd Grubby - $6,000
4th Lucifer - $4,000

Online Season
 
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$169,500

 
Season 2 - Intel Friday Night Game Cologne November 29th - December 2nd 2007 - Cologne, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

mTw [1:2] mousesports
WarCraft 3

Grubby [2:0] fire_de
 
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$5,750

 
Season 2 - Global Challenge Dreamhack November 16th - 18th 2007 - Jönköping, Sweden
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

SK [15:15] fnatic
SK [2:0] Roccat
emuLate [2:0] Playzone
Roccat [2:0] SoL
SK [2:0] SoL
WarCraft 3

Grubby [2:0] DowaQ
Grubby [2:1] LiiLD.C
World of WarCraft

1st Pandemic - $45,000
2nd MoB T-Force- $22,500
3rd MoB T-Power - $7,500
4th fnatic

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$89,750

 
Season 2 - Global Challenge Los Angeles October 18th - 21st 2007 - Los Angeles, USA
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st fnatic - $25,000
2nd SK Gaming - $10,000
3rd roccat - $5,000
4th MiBR - $3,000
WarCraft

1st Lyn - $12,000
2nd Lucifer - $5,000
3rd FoCuS - $1,500
4th Susiria - $1,000
 
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$65,000

Intel Extreme Masters Season 1Back to top
 


Overall Prizemoney: €160,000
Games:
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • Warcraft 3
Intel Extreme Masters elevated eSports onto a new level entirely. The first season brought together the eSports elite from 24 European countries. With prize money of €160,000 (about $205,000), topped off by Intel Friday Night Game offline events in large European cities, the Extreme Masters by ESL set new standards for European gaming tournaments.
 
Season 1 - Finals March 15th - 21th 2007 - Hanover, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

1st PGS Gaming- €40,000
2nd H2k - €25,000
3rd fnatic - €10,000
4th SK Gaming - €7,000

Online Season
WarCraft

1st ToD - €15,000
2nd Hot - €8,000
3rd Creolophus - €5,000
4th fire_de - €3,000

Online Season
 
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€160,000

 
Season 1 - Intel Friday Night Game Moscow February 9th 2007 - Moscow, Russia
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

Begrip [04:16] 4Kings
WarCraft 3

TitaN [1:2] miou
 
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Season 1 - Intel Friday Night Game Paris January 19th 2007 - Paris, France
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

mouz [16:04] goodgame
WarCraft 3

Grubby [2:1] ToD
 
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Season 1 - Intel Friday Night Game Stockholm December 8th 2006 - Stockholm, Sweden
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

SK Gaming [16:14] mTw
WarCraft 3

Elakeduck [1:2] Sjow
 
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Season 1 - Intel Friday Night Game Hamburg October 27th 2006 - Hamburg, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

mousesports [15:15] NiP
WarCraft 3

Insomnia [0:2] miou
 
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Season 1 - Kickoff at Games Convention August 25th 2006 - Leipzig, Germany
 
Counter-Strike 1.6

fnatic [14:16] SK Gaming
fnatic [10:16] NiP
NiP [11:16] SK Gaming
   
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