All eight Quake Live duellists for the American Championship Finals are found. For of them were already qualified one week ago, another four were determined via the relegation. Right next to Global Challenge Dubai champion rapha there will be a highly anticipated attendee: Sander 'Vo0' Kaasjager, probably worlds best Painkiller player!
On today's edition of ESL TV's WoWverload the second Intel Extreme Masters European Championship playday will be broadcast live. James Harding and guests will commentate six matches of the regular season featuring two matches of the reigning European Champion iNNERFiRE, since they will catch up their last game versus the Finnish team. Tune in!
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We have to disqualify the Romanian team neXtPlease from the running season of the Intel Extreme Masters 4. One of their players was caught cheating in an official match of the ESL Balkan League. Therefore the player receives 12 penalty points and is barred for 2 years.
Yesterday we've announced the first qualified Counter-Strike teams for the American Championship Finals. Today the last match of Quake Live's regular season has been played. One the four group winners is rapha, who is already qualified for the World Championship due to his victory at the Global Challenge Dubai.
All regular season matches of the American Championship Counter-Strike have been played. The sixteen best teams of the North American continent competed for six slots for the Championship Finals taking place in Edmonton November 11th to 13th. Four of them are awarded by the group winners, another two will be determined via relegation matches.
This Thursday ESL TV brings you another thrilling Counter-Strike match of the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship. The naked names of both teams promise an easy win for the Germans, but the Intel Extreme Masters Champions of season 2 seem to be in bad shape, if we judge them by their perfomance at the Global Challenges in Chengdu and Dubai.
This week the first playday of the European Championship WoW was held. Six of eight matches were played live at ESL TV's show WoWverload commentated by James Harding. You can now watch the VoD! Last seasons European champion iNNERFiRE from Bulgaria will start into the new season on Friday facing the Finnish team of the tournament.
Dreamhack, the biggest LAN Party on this planet, was the reason for some Intel nerds to hit 2000km with an old VW Passat and a caravan to run several actions on place. One of them is Holly Kreie, Marketing Manager Gaming EMEA Intel GmbH. They set up a blog, where you can follow their trip to Dreamhack Winter in Jonköping.
The first Continental Championships Finals of the Intel Extreme Masters IV are just a few weeks ahead. The event in Edmonton, Canada will determine the American Champions and of course their participants for the World Championships taking place at CeBIT in March 2010. It is about time to announce the final slot distribution for each of the three continents.
After announcing eight invited teams for the European Championship one month ago another eight World of Warcraft teams had to be determined via an ingame-ladder provided by Blizzard. During the last two weeks almost one hundred teams competed for the four available slots of the European Championship. Here are the eight winners of the qualification and the official groups of the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship.
Today we have to disqualify two teams from the running season of the Intel Extreme Masters 4. The Finnish team munkka as well as the American team The Kenna 5ive gathered too many penalty points and are therefore kicked out of the running season. Unfortunately Turmoil Gaming, theCOOLkids and zetsumei decided to leave the American Championship.
The die is cast. Here are the groups of the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship featuring quake stars such as fox, Stermy, Cooller and noctis. There were four seeding pools, divided by prior tournaments results and qualifier results. From each seeding pool a player was placed in one of the eight groups considering that not more than one player from each country and clan get into one group.
The Intel Extreme Masters European Championship is here with a lot of awesome matches from the world's best Counter-Strike teams competing in this unique tournament. Tune in to ESL TV on Thursday evening, 21:00 CET, when they bring three(!) of the best matches from the groupstage in a live conference!
All 32 participants are set for the European Championship of the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship. Those 32 participants will be divided into four seeding pools to be drawn into eight groups on Wednesday, 22.00 CET on ESL TV during the Quake Live show. Players from fourteen countries will participate in the European Championship and will fight four one of the sixteen slots on the European Championship Finals.
Yesterday the last qualification cup for the Intel Extreme Masters was held. More than one hundred players took the last chance to get one of the four spots. During the past two weeks all in all 16 players qualified for the European Championship Quake Live joined by another 16 already invited players. On Wednesday we will draw and announce the groups as well as the European and American Championship World of Warcraft groups live on ESL TV. Don't miss that!
The last Qualifier for the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship in Quake Live will take place on Sunday. Be part of it, register right now and mess with the best European Quake Live players. The first round will start at 7pm CET, you will have to check in 6:30pm at the latest. Approximately 128 players will be fighting for their chance to be in the European Championship.
We proudly announce that the American Championship Finals of the fourth Intel Extreme Masters Season will be held in the West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta! The best American teams and players in Counter-Strike 1.6, World of Warcraft and Quake Live will compete from 11th until 13th of December in Edmonton, Canada. We welcome you to the hottest eSports action in America!
The third Intel Extreme Masters Qualifier brings four players for the European Championship Quake Live. Once again more than one hundred players from all over Europe participated in the cup hoping to get one of the four slots. On Sunday, November 15th, there will be the last chance to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters.
Second qualification cup for the European Championship Quake Live has been finished. Four well known players made their way to the semi finals and are therefore qualified for the European Championship of the Intel Extreme Masters. Two cups to go and eight slots to be filled until the group stage with all European Quake heroes will kick off.
The European Championship Quake Live is just about to start. The first qualification cup brought up four fresh faces to the Intel Extreme Masters. Another 12 players can still qualify in the next three qualification tournaments. Sign up now and take your change to face the best players in Intel Extreme Masters European Championship!
On Thursday the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship will present an exciting match: the new Swedish lineup of MeetYourMakers will face the ex-MeetYourMakers players from Poland. Who will win? The new Swedish blood or the Team of the Year 2007? It will be an awesome match between two of the best teams in Europe. Enjoy it live and exclusive on ESL TV!
We already announced that the fourth season of the Intel Extreme Masters will feature a Quake Live online season as part of the European and American Championships. The European Championship will feature 32 players in eight groups. Out of those, 16 will come from qualification tournaments and the other 16 will be invited directly into the regular season.