All the Global Challenges are now over, hence the slot distribution for the Global Final is finalized. Europe claims the most, while Americas settles one extra, and Asia is still working with their automatically given ones. However, with a total absence of Asian teams and a majority of the professional European teams flying all over the world, the distribution might not be as unfair as it tend to look.
Only three matches left to play at the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Dubai. Four European teams will compete for $50,000 in the United Arab Emirates; MeetYourMakers, mousesports, mTw and Gameplay! Follow the three exciting games, live on ESL TV.
What a first day of the Global Challenge in Dubai! Yesterday we could admire some incredibly entertaining matches as well as a mousesports showing up in good shape. Who will make it to the next Winner Bracket round and who will still stand after the second day of the tournament? Get a closer look at the tournament, the matches and the players in our coverage!
Finally the real Global Challenge Dubai starts. The international cream of the crop attends the Intel Extreme Masters III tournament in the United Arabian Emirates. All winners of previous Intel Extreme Masters tournaments and seasons are here and will compete for $50,000.
Today the Playoffs of the Regional Qualifier starts. The winner takes ~ $5,400. The best five teams step up to the Global Challenges Group Stage and compete with the international elite for $50,000 until Friday. This Qualifiers Play Offs will be in Double Elimination.
eSports journalists have mentioned dozens of times that October is one hell of an eSports month, of course referring to the Intel Extreme Masters III. And as Montreal just finished, Dubai takes over the attention for an even better Global Challenge! The ESL is of course on spot to cover it for our visitors. Videos, pictures, blogs, live stream and much much more are to expect!
The second day of the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Montreal starts! Thrilling Counter-Strike 1.6 matches between the best teams in the world, like SK Gaming, fnatic or MiBR, will fascinate all spectators. Furthermore the great World of Warcraft tournament continue.
It is finally time for our third Global Challenge to kick off, this taking place in Montreal. All the details are put in place and players start to show up at the event area. The atmosphere is tense and everyone is eager to start! In the same manner as in Los Angeles, ESL will bring you the latest updates in every possible way!
The Intel Extreme Masters Main Round continues tonight with BLANK vs TBH.MSI. Both teams will start their main round campaigns tonight with a tough game that will start on de_nuke. Starting at 21:00 CET ESL TV's English broadcasting crew of Joe Miller and James "2GD" Harding will bring you all the action in this fantastic game in group D of the main round.
Just after the Global Challenge in Montreal, the competition proceeds with the Dubai stop. Therefor the coverage page for Dubai is now live in order for you to enjoy a the nice pre-coverage that we will try our best to share. What teams are announced, what pages are going there to cover the event and also blogs and personal thoughts as the event is drawing closer.
The Global Challenge Montreal coverage page is launched! After the success of the Los Angeles coverage we will certainly keep on in the same manner. Therefore we as of today launch the Montreal page! Results, blogs, interviews, videos and much more is to come.
Intel Extreme Masters' Global Challenge in Los Angeles is over and all the results are in. After a thrilling grand final in Counter-Strike SK-Gaming stand as winners, while x6tence claims the first place after a close 3:2 win against Nihilum. During the event we could see a lot of upsets, and we could follow the matches hour after hour to witness extraordinary and more extraordinary matches.
The second day of the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Los Angeles starts! Thrilling Counter-Strike 1.6 matches between the best teams in the world, like SK Gaming, fnatic or MiBR, will fascinate all spectators. Furthermore the great World of Warcraft tournament finally starts today.
Right on the first day of the second Global Challenge of the Intel Extreme Masters Seaons III in Los Angeles the group stage will bring you top-class matches. At 11:00am PST mTw will face Roccat and fnatic will take on Team Guardians, just to name two. Many more matches will be presented live on ESL TV during the whole day and keep on going a few days ahead, so enjoy the show and the first class live coverage!
Our crew just arrived at the venue of E for all to prepare everything for the big event taking place this weekend. They took the time to take some nice photos of the whole venue, our booth as well as the place to be of eSports at this weekend. Have a look at the photos on Los Angeles' very own event page!
Intel Extreme Masters is now heading on the the Main Round stage of their third season as the qualifier results are in and the groups have been drawn. This will certainly not be an easy path for any team as the groups are packed with top class teams. It will be a huge delight to watch the many games that will be generated as the Main Round goes on.
Tonight we will be broadcasting the Main Round draw live at ESL TV. The seed pools for Counter-Strike Europe and World of WarCraft Americas and Europe are here. As the groups are based upon random draw, it would most likely end up unfair without seedings. With this system one team from each pool will create a group. The pools are based upon earlier achievements and results.
The Counter-Strike groups for Los Angeles are now live! With only two days to go you can set your predictions on the winners and analyze the outcome of the group stage. Interested in finding out who mTw, SK, fnatic and MYM has to play before they can secure their spots in the playoffs? Read on.
From now on three new British moderators will present finest eSports at ESL TV. All three already got a lot experience as moderators and are well known to the scene. James '2GD' Harding, Joe Miller and Matt 'zalmah' Rider will present the upcoming three Intel Extreme Masters III events in Los Angeles, Montreal and Dubai as well as the starting ESL Pro Series in the United Kingdom.