From now on, Intel Extreme Masters brings you a new, more exciting coverage for all events. Results, brackets, blogs, pictures, videos and livestreams on dedicated pages! Tired of the fact that you always have to surf around at various pages to get every single detail? Well, from now on you will get it all here at ESL plus a little bit more!
Nine teams are already revealed and another few spots will go to the local qualifier teams that claims the best places. Now the last three teams receiving wild cards for Dubai sees the light. Team Dignitas, XLBet.AndThenSome and Team Roccat are hereby included.
The third week of our World of Warcraft online qualifiers is over and the qualifiers are in the last week. Right now we are looking forward to another two Qualifier Cups in both Europe and North America on this Sunday.
The majority of NoPression's players went to form a new team, called NSU, but sadly it was not possible for them to take over NP's slot in the main round due to 1 of their players already having played for another team in the competition and therefore not being eligible.
Let us take the pulse on the ongoing online qualifications as well as the Main Round for the Intel Extreme Masters in Europe and America. Which teams are still standing, when are they playing as well as how the yet unrevealed online prize money looks like. Of course this covers both Counter-Strike and World of WarCraft.
The last stop to be announced is here! All cards are on the table as we announce the last exciting stop in the season 3 of Intel Extreme Masters. Seoul, South Korea, will be the host city for the Asian World of WarCraft Continental Finals, the Korean Counter-Strike qualifications and a RTS Game tournament. This means three different competitions during the same event. More information about each competition follows.
The second week of our World of Warcraft online qualifiers is over and the deadline for new applications is reached. Right now we are looking forward to another two Qualifier Cups in both Europe and North America on this Sunday.
The first ESL Pro Series Finals in Benelux will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, at Sunday. In the disciplines CS 1.6, CS:Source, WC3 and FIFA 2008 all participants will compete for 5,000 Euro prize money. The two WC3 superstars Grubby and Rotterdam will face each other in the WC3 tournament.
The first batch of teams for the Global Challenge in Montreal is here. We're pleased to announce eight hot Counter-Strike 1.6 teams and seven excellent World of WarCraft rosters. In the attendee list you can find several teams from Canada that will show the world what they are capable of on their home field.
The first qualification round of the Intel Extreme Masters III is nearly done and tonight the matches for the second qualification round will be drawn live on ESL TV. The teams which won QR1 are divided into two seed pools, the same holds for teams from QR2. Teams from seed pool 1 will be playing against teams from seed pool 4 and seed pool 2 against seed pool 3.
The first week of WoW-qualifiers is over and the first qualifier-cups in Europe and North America are going to happen on this weekend. After monitoring the first week of play we also see the need in changing some of the already existing rules.
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The Continental Finals Asia for Counter-Strike will be held from 16th to 18th of January 2009, and the host city is none other than the eSports friendly city of Chengdu. At this time and location, the China Chengdu Digital Entertainment Exposition (DEE) will take place, which is the largest, high level digital entertainment exposition in Western China.
LOS ANGELES. The second Global Challenge is drawing closer and it is now less than one month left until the teams gathered in Los Angeles will be unleashed to battle it out for the $80,000. This is the first batch of teams as more teams, both WoW and CS 1.6, will be announced later on. However, we do think that the lists so far is satisfying for everyone out there. Have a look for yourself!
Today we got the confirmation from Atlanteam, that they will cancel their participation in the upcoming second Qualification Round of the Intel Extreme Masters. Due to this fact we decided to do some adjustments. The French team from Dimension4, who was qualified for the Qualification Round 1, will replace Atlanteam in the second Qualification Round. The free spot in the first round will be given to the next team of the French ESL Pro Series, Millenium.
The first Global Challenge of the Intel Extreme Masters III at Games Convention is already finished. 12 top-class teams competed for 30,000USD and 2 Global Final slots for their continent. The very happy winners of the first Global Challenge was Nihilum Plasma. We talked with Luis 'Paperkat' Di Centa from Nihilum Plasma about the tournament, the whole event and World of Warcraft as an eSports title.
More information about the Continental Finals Europe is here. It is with big excitement that we announce that Intel Extreme Masters will once again come back to the city of Hamburg. The tournament is taking place in the Congress Center of Hamburg with room for over 1000 visitors between 13th and 15th February 2009.
Visitors and participants of the global league of eSports champions play on professional gaming equipment enabling the unbelievable performances of the global eSports stars. Every Free Gaming Area of the Intel Extreme Masters will be equipped with Razer gaming peripherals like the Razer mouse "Lachesis" and the Razer keyboard "Tarantula" as well as mouse pads and headsets by Razer.
This week the Intel Extreme Masters Season 3 WoW Qualifier are going to kick off in both North America and Europe. Starting today teams that applied to participate in the qualifiers will get their chance to take their part of the 750,000USD Prize Money!