In the middle of December the Intel Extreme Masters will bring an early Christmas present to all League of Legends fans: The Intel Extreme Masters Cologne, a complete 50.000$ tournament stop live from the ESL TV Studio in Cologne, Germany. Enjoy some of the best teams in the world battling it out from the 14-16th of December in the relaxed atmosphere of our studio.
Eight teams will travel to Cologne after they have earned their spot in the online qualification. The first qualifiers will go live in early November and will take place in America, Asia and Europe. The Top 2 teams from America and Asia and the Top 4 from Europe will prevail in the end and make their trip to the headquarter of the ESL in Cologne.
The teams will compete for 50.000$ in prize money, a direct qualification to the Intel Extreme Masters season finals at CeBIT for the winner and ranking points for all teams. After the Intel Extreme Masters gamescom and the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, it will be the third tour stop this season for League of Legends teams to prove themselves in the worlds leading global tournament series.
Close to the river Rhine the ESL TV Studio offers a unique venue for eSports events. Opponents are sitting close to each other, right behind the commentators and the fans can watch their stars from just a few metres away at the bar or the seating area.
Keep an eye out on our website and Twitter for the announcement of the qualification dates in the beginning of November.
Where? ESL TV Studio, Cologne
When? December 14th, 15th and 16th 2012
What? Intel Extreme Masters Cologne incl. League of Legends
$50,000 USD in Prize Money