Not only the World Championship at CeBIT has finished, but also the sixth season of the Intel Extreme Masters. After visiting Cologne, New York, Guangzhou, Kiev and Sao Paulo world's best gamers met in Hanover to determine the new World Champions with one of the biggest crowds eSports has ever seen and a new record in concurrent spectators. You guys were - once again - amazing!
MC underlined why he is called the Boss Toss and once again the Koreans set the standards in a StarCraft II tournament. But one rather unknown player from Belgium topped all other attending foreigners including players such as IdrA or dimaga and even some of the Koreans resulting in winning not only the fourth place but the MVP award.
1. MC 2. PuMa 3. MMA SICKEST NERD BALLER Feast
One of the best CS 1.6 tournaments in history culminated in an extremely intense and dramatic showdown of two eastern European teams, which dominated the scene for years. ESC Gaming from Poland managed to deny the third championship title in a row for Natus Vincere and won the second title after their first victory at CeBIT 2007. Back then only one player wasn't part of the most stable team, Counter-Strike has ever seen. It's Hanover's Most Valuable Player, pasha.
After winning the Global Challenge Kiev, the Russians stayed undefeated yet again despite the big names from America and Europe trying their best to win. They are Intel Extreme Masters' first World Champion in League of Legends. Dignitas topped their two big rivals from North America and drew much attention, that is why their Top lane players Voyboy got awarded with the "I carried today BIG" trophy.
1. Moscow 5 2. Dignitas 3. CLG I CARRIED TODAY BIG Dignitas Voyboy
We would like to thank Intel, BenQ, Razer and Twitch.TV as well everyone who tuned into the streams, followed us on Twitter or Facebook, visited the website or our Hall here at CeBIT. You guys are the reason why we do and keep doing this. The season is over, but we will be back BIG!
Welcome to the final day of the World Championship 2011/12!
[17:11] Most of the time it looked like Dignitas didn't had the slightest chance. After winning the Global Challenge Kiev, the Russians stayed undefeated yet again topping the big names from America and Europe. They are Intel Extreme Masters' first World Champion in League of Legends. Congratulations to Dignitas for being the American team at Hanover and for winning the I carried BIG award by Voyboy (not Scarra!).
[16:12] M5 dominated the first map and won with a score of 32:11 over Dignitas who did not really have any clue how to beat those Russians play. Now the second map is on and we are awaiting the possible last map in this season. Join us on ESL TV to not miss this big, big moment!
[14:17] MC did it! The revenge for Cologne is done. 3:2 is the score with which MC takes the title home. Right after the match he jumped up and grabed the trophy and cheered to his fans. Now we are looking forward to League of Legends to start.
[11:59] And we have the first World Champion of this season. The Polish ESC Gaming just won the Counter-Strike tournament with a 2-0 over defending champion Natus Vincere. The Poles win the title for the second time after they were the first champion in Season 1, 6 years ago.
Congratulations to ESC Gaming. They are the Intel Extreme Masters World Champion and win $50,000.
[11:04] The first match is already over. MMA won the 3rd place StarCraft II match against Feast clearly with 3-0. Meanwhile the Counter-Strike Grand Final is still going. The first map went to ESC Gaming and the 2nd just started this very moment.
[9:05] Welcome to the day we all waited for. The new World Champions of all three games will be determined today on the big stage at CeBIT's Hall 23.
We will start the day with the grand final in Counter-Strike 1.6, an Eastern European showdown and rematch of last year's grand final between Poland's and Ukraine's finest players. Meanwhile StarCraft II fans can watch the 3rd place decider with Feast and MMA.