The groups are drawn and have been announced on ESL TV just minutes ago. The Counter-Strike 1.6 Championship in Europe is about to start. Starting from now these teams will compete for slots to the European Championship Finals, where a total of $50,000 are at stake.
Tomorrow we will announce the groups for the Intel Extreme Masters Season V European Championships for Counter-Strike 1.6. The tournament contains a huge amount of top level teams that will all be fighting for a place in the finals. The question is: Who will play who? and who will face off in the groups of death?
Today we present the complete prize money distribution of the European Championship. A total of $114,400 will be the prize pot the contestants of the European Championship of Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 will be competing for. Get the full distribution for Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II and Quake Live now!
This week the first episode of Eurosport's Intel Extreme Masters series will be aired on Eurosport and Eurosport 2. As previous announced the fifth season of the global league of eSports champions gets its own show on the European tv station.
The international qualification rounds of the Intel Extreme Masters are determining the participants of the group stage in all three official disciplines these days. ESL TV is going to present you the most exciting match in Quake Live, StarCraft II and Counter-Strike 1.6 this week!
The European Championship expands by six more players. In mid-October two last chance cups open for everyone will be held, determining three players each. Due to short notice announcements some players missed their national qualifiers. Since we want to have the best competition possible at Intel Extreme Masters, these cups were a necessary consequence.
18 teams survived the first Qualification Round of the European Championship. These teams will now clash with 18 more teams, which were already seeded into the second Qualification Round before. Only the winners of these matches will advance to the groupstage. Will your nation be represented in the European Championship? Decisions will be made on Thursday!
Yesterday we gave you an overview about all European Counter-Strike participants as well as the national qualification tournaments. Today we look after the the two remaining disciplines, StarCraft II and Quake Live. Most of the national tournaments are over, only a few spots are still vacant and will be filled in the next days.
The European Championship is getting really close, since all national qualifiers have to end on September 12th. While the participants of thirteen countries were already determined by their national ESL Pro Series, several countries held qualification tournaments. Here is an overview showing which teams qualified so far.