Intel Extreme Masters makes it to television. The fifth season of the global league of eSports champions will get its own show on an European tv station. Eurosport is a sports satellite and cable network, available in 59 countries and broadcasting in 20 different languages.
In March 2010 Arseniy 'ceh9' Trynozhenko and his team Natus Vincere became Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike World Champion. Because of this, he was selected as one of the few pro gamers to be the face of the Intel Game Changer campaign for the new Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition Processor.
Hell, It's About Time. StarCraft II becomes part of the Intel Extreme Masters, as the third main title alongside Counter-Strike and Quake Live. The highly anticipated PC game will hit the stores tomorrow and will undoubtedly be a milestone in eSports history. Therefore we have chosen StarCraft II to be a new game game in the fifth season.
In March 2010 Shane 'rapha' Hendrixson became the Intel Extreme Masters Quake Live World Champion. Because of this, he was selected as one of the few pro gamers to be the face of the Intel Game Changer campaign for the new Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition Processor.
The new Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 tournaments will have a minor adjustment to the Counter-Strike rules. This change is based on the positive feedback of the majority of CS teams, we have asked. From this season on, in CS group stage with best-of-one mode, we will not play any more rounds after one team has reached 16 (or the game ends in a tie).
It's time for the second episode of the "ESL Classics" show. Last time reigning Intel Extreme Masters Quake Live champion Shane "rapha" Hendrixson allowed us to almost frame-by-frame follow his key decisions in Season 4's final match against Cooller. This time Anton "Cooller" Singov get's the chance to talk about his side of the story. The Russian Quake legend explains his tactics and strategy in one of the maps of the World Championship grand final against rapha.
The American Championship Regular Season of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 will be starting this month with several Cups and a LAN event at the International Video Games Hall Of Fame. Once the Regular Season Cups has been completed, 15 of the top Quake Live duelers as well as 15 of the top Counter Strike teams will have been qualified for the American Championship Group Stage.
Today we present you the very first "ESL Classics" show. We took the reigning Intel Extreme Masters Quake Live champion, we sat down with him in the ESL TV studio, we played the demo of the IEM World Championship and asked him to talk us through and explain his key decisions in the match. In the pilot we get inside Shane "rapha" Hendrixson's head as he explains his decisions in the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship final against Cooller.