Thursday is the begin of the play-off at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Hall 23 at CeBIT.
[15:34] The fantastic comeback on map 2 was not enough for SK. They lost the deciding third and are out of the tournament while aAa while now face Team Dignitas in the next round.
Meanwhile the first map of the Na'Vi against fnatic is live and the Ukrainians won the first half with 8-7.
[14:26] What a fantastic second map in League of Legends. SK who were down heavily managed to stage a comeback and equalizing the score to 1-1. Now the third map is live and SK is behind once more. aAa lead with 8-0 kills and 12,000 gold.
The Free For Allstars, also known as the Free For Awesome, was won by Strelok and will bring him a new Intel Core-i7 processor. It was great entertainment again.
ESC Gaming beat Moscow 5 in the first Counter-Strike game of the day with 2-0. After a close 16-14 on the first map it turned into a one-sided domination on the second where the Poles won 16-5.
[13:28] Next up in StarCraft II will be a new edition of Free For Allstars which happened the first two times in Sao Paulo. An eight people FFA comprised of casters and players goes against each other until the last man standing.
MMA, MC, Kas, RotterdaM, Apollo, DIMAGA, Strelok, PuMa.
[13:20] The first Counter-Strike map of the day is finished. ESC from Poland won over Moscow 5 with 16-14 and are up 1-0 in the Best-of-Three.
[13:14] A quick recap of all that has happened in the past hour. viOLet won his match against DarK.FoRce with 3-1 and will now meet MC in the next round. Afterwards Killer took on HasuObs and produced the first clean sweep with 3-0 in this round. He will be up against the last remaining foreigner tomorrow, Feast.
In League of Legends aAa are up 1-0 against SK and lead on the second map with 14-5 in kills and 7000 gold.
[11:53] viOLet is up 1-0 against DarK.FoRcE in a Zerg vs. Zerg mirror match here at the World Championship. Meanwhile aAa and SK are live this second. Live on ESL TV.
[11:34] JYP won the 2nd Round-of-16 match against elfittaja with 3-1. The first two quarter-final tomorrow will be:
StarCraft II Quarter-Final #1: MMA vs. Zenio StarCraft II Quarter-Final #2: PuMA vs. JYP
[11:23] CLG won the first quarter-final 2-0 over Curse. They will now face Moscow 5 tomorrow in a match that promises to be of epic proportions. After playing with a German stand-in yesterday, Curse was using their normal line-up today, completed by SYDTKO. Very sad for him to just play two games before being out of the tournament.
League of Legends Semi-Final #1: Moscow 5 vs. CLG
[10:59] elfittaja takes the first map against JYP in the second match of the day. The Finnish Protoss is in a good shape so far. CLG and Curse continue to be head-to-head on the second map. 9-9 kills and 1000 gold difference at this point in time.
[10:27] CLG won the first round and leads 1-0 over Curse. Right now the picks and bans for the second round are being done. In StarCraft II the first Round-of-16 match between Zenio and SuperNova is finished with Zenio winning 3-1. The winner will face MMA in the first Quarter-Final which has been moved from tonight to tomorrow morning.
The next match will be JYP against the first of four remaining Non-Koreans in the event, elfittaja from Finland.
[9:57] Zenio has equalized the score on the second map and it is now 1-1 in the first StarCraft II play-off match of the day. CLG and Curse are still on the first map. CLG is leading 4-2 in kills and by around 5000 gold. Check out what former CLG member and current Curse player Elementz had to say about his team, the match and the German stand-in of Curse:
[9:45] Both games are live right now. SuperNova is leading 1-0 in the Best-of-Five against Zenio while the Best-of-Three between CLG and Curse just started. Tune in to ESL TV and enjoy the action.
[8:34] Welcome to first day of the play-offs at the World Championship. After two days of intense group stage matches, half of the teams and players remains in the fight for $283,000.
We will start the day with the first League of Legends quarter-final and the Round of 16 in StarCraft II. The first matches will be:
Zenio vs. SuperNoVa - winner will face MMA
CLG vs. Curse - winner will face Moscow 5