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Venue
 

October 13th - 16th
Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Official Website
New York Comic Con
Gallery
 
Tournament System
 
StarCraft II
Four Groups of Four (Bo3)
Top 2 advance to Playoffs
Playoffs Single Elimination (Bo5)
Top 2 qualify for World Championship

LoL / CS1.6
Two Groups of Four (Bo1)
Top 2 advance to Playoffs
Playoffs Single Elimination (Bo3)
Top 2 qualify for World Championship
Prize Money Overview
 
Counter-Strike 1.6 ($40,000)
1st SK Gaming - $16.000
2nd WinFakt - $8,000
3rd mTw - $4,500
4th UMX.us - $3,100
5th-6th CheckSix - $2,200
5th-6th Team EG - $2,200
7th-8th semXorah - $2,000
7th-8th Black & Yellow - $2,000

StarCraft II ($21,000)
1st DongRaeGu - $6,500
2nd Fruitdealer - $3,300
3rd KiLLeR - $1,750
4th Gatored - $1,250
5th-8th elfittaja - $800
5th-8th TT1 - $800
5th-8th TOP - $800
5th-8th Killer - $800
9th-12th SjoW - $650
9th-12th Strelok - $650
9th-12th MaNa - $650
9th-12th Axslav - $650
13th-16th Attero - $600
13th-16th StrifeCro - $600
13th-16th Edge - $600
13th-16th Pokebunny - $600

League of Legends ($32,000)
1st fnatic - $12.000
2nd SK Gaming - $6,000
3rd Sypher - $3,400
4th CLG - $2,400
5th-6th Dignitas - $2,100
5th-6th Curse - $2,100
7th-8th v8esports - $2,000
7th-8th Team Solomid - $2,000

New York Winners
21.10.2011 17:14
 
And the winners are...

1. fnatic
2. SK Gaming.
3. Sypher

MVP
CandyPanda
1. DongRaeGu
2. FruitDealer
3. KiLLeR

MVP
FruitDealer
1. SK Gaming
2. WinFakt
3. mTw

MVP
Nix0n


Congratulations to all winners and MVPs. The next Intel Extreme Masters stop will be the Global Challenge Kiev in January 2012.

GC New York - Final and MVP time!
16.10.2011 16:11
 
Who takes the titles and who will be the MVPs of New York?

All the groups, scores, brackets, streams and more.



Vote Now - Vote Now - Vote Now

Match Schedule

Final - WinFakt vs. SK Gaming

Final - FruitDealer vs. DongRaeGu

Final - SK Gaming vs. fnatic

General information

Timezones: PDT +3 | CEST -6
Streams: ESL TV - Free 1.2MBit Streams
VODs: VODs on ESL TV
Facebook: Like Us
Twitter: @IntelEM
Hashtag: #IEM
reddit:

Tournament Information

Groupstage | Play-Offs | Replays
Groupstage | Play-Offs
Groupstage | Play-Offs

Who are the MVPs of New York? - You decide!
15.10.2011 22:23
 
WHO CARRIED NEW YORK? Who is the SICK NERD BALLER? Who is the CS MVP? You decide!

It is time again for YOU, the community to decide who will win the MVP titles for League of Legends, StarCraft 2 and Counter-Strike. Six players are up for vote in each game and the winner will receive hardware prizes from Intel, BenQ, Razer and the exclusive one-of-a-kind hoodie.

SICK NERD BALLER

Six StarCraft II players are nominated for the award for either impressing in their matches and dominating their opponents or for showing off something unique, special and impressive. A true Nerd Baller does not always win, but he will always be able to earn appreciation and win over the community.

I CARRIED NEW YORK & MVP

Six League of Legends and six Counter-Strike players will be nominated for their outstanding performances in the Global Challenge New York, or for the most stylish players that took part in the competition.

The nominees for New York are:

CandyPanda
Ocelote
xPeke
Cyanide
HotshotGG
Skyyart
TT1
Gatored
FruitDealer
KiLLeR
elfittaja
DongRaeGu
naSu
GeT_RiGhT
Nix0n
f0rest
trace
BASiC


Vote Now - Vote Now - Vote Now

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU
BenQ XL2410T Display
Razer Bundle
Exclusive, unique MVP Hoodie

CS:GO Showmatch - America vs. Europe
15.10.2011 21:05
 
Battle of the continents tonight with Europe vs. America

Tonight's match will be a serious one with prizes from Intel and BenQ for the winners and losers. The two teams consist of top players from each continent who should guarantee high caliber action. The winners will each recieve an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU and the losers a BenQ XL2410T gaming monitor.

Showmatch America vs. Europe Sun, 16/10/11 00:00 CEST


America: Ksharp, Volcano, fROD, Storm, n0thing
Europe: cArn, GeT_RiGhT, trace, zonic, lurppis

LIVE on ESL TV
With Joe Miller & midway


Don't miss the video of the first showmatch from Thursday with a Q&A from VALVE's Chet Faliszek and Joe Miller.


GC New York - Day 3 - Who goes to the finals?
15.10.2011 15:40
 
All information about the Global Challenge New York.

All the groups, scores, brackets, streams and more.




Match Schedule

1/2 Finals - fnatic 2-0 Cypher | SK 2-0 CLG

1/2 Finals - Gatored - FruitDealer | KiLLeR - DongRaeGu

1/2 Finals - WinFakt 2-0 UMX.us | SK Gaming - mTw

General information

Timezones: PDT +3 | CEST -6
Streams: ESL TV - and for free with 1.2MBit.
VODs: VODs on ESL TV
Facebook: Like Us
Twitter: @IntelEM
Hashtag: #IEM
reddit: StarCraft 2 | League of Legends

Tournament Information

Groupstage | Play-Offs | Replays
Groupstage | Play-Offs
Groupstage | Play-Offs

[SC2] Quarterfinals mix up - Statement inside
14.10.2011 22:16
 
Statement regarding the incident

A referee has made a terrible mistake. We cannot undo that - an undeserving player is in a situation which should not have happened.

Gatored got wrongly seeded into the tournament bracket as the #1 seed instead of DRG who received the #2 player's seed in the bracket. As a result, the two players were placed in the wrong part of the bracket and TT1 played a player he was not supposed to. Unfortunately the error was discovered during the match and not before. The result cannot stand.

I deeply regret that such a mistake happened at such a time, but we cannot undo it. We canceled the match and fixed the bracket layout. Nothing else could be done.

All I can do right now on my behalf and on behalf of the referee is apologise to the players involved in the match, their teams and the fans that followed the match. This should not have happened and I will do everything for this to never happen again.

I regret this has happened and I apologize.

Michał "Carmac" Blicharz


As a result it also has been decided that TT1 will receive prize money equal to a top 4 placement should he not advance further.

The new quarterfinals are now the following:

Killer vs. FruitDealer
Gatored vs. TOP
TT1 vs. DongRaeGu
KiLLeR vs. elfittaja

GC New York - Final Play-Off Spots
14.10.2011 15:53
 
Live coverage from the Global Challenge New York

This item will be updated continuously throughout the day. Update times will be local time.




1/2 Finals - fnatic vs. Cypher & SK vs. CLG

1/4 Finals today - Killer vs. FruitD & TT1 vs. Gatored

Match Schedule

Group B

General information

Timezones: PDT +3 | CEST -6
Streams: ESL TV - We stream LoL and SC2 today. Free 1.2MBit Stream.
VODs: VODs on ESL TV
Facebook: Like Us
Twitter: @IntelEM
Hashtag: #IEM
reddit: StarCraft 2 | League of Legends


Tournament Information

Groupstage | Play-Offs | Replays
Groupstage | Play-Offs
Groupstage | Play-Offs

Live Ticker

[14:36] The 1/4 finals have been drawn:

Killer vs. FruitDealer
TT1 vs. Gatored
TOP vs. DongRaeGu
elfittaja vs. KiLLeR

[10:31] v8esports just arrived and we hope that the first League of Legends game will be soon underway.

[10:15] It seems the New York Comic Con is basically sold out and the queues outside are insane. In your face iPhone 4S.

[10:09] Welcome and good morning from the second day of the GC New York. StarCraft 2 is live and League of Legends should follow soon. The LoL schedule changed a little bit after one of SK Gamings players arrived late to the USA.

[SC2] Spoiler Free Replay Thread
14.10.2011 01:06
 
Pick your player, pick your match!

Due to the huge time difference not all of you will be able to watch the show live. And with this news there is no need to! You will get all replays of all matches in this news without any spoilers! As soon as a match has ended, we will upload the replays to the respective match and link all replays here.

You don't have to click on each match trying to ignore the score screen. Each match has three map links. If a match didn't need all three (or five at playoffs) maps, the remaining map links are empty. Download and watch them one by one, if you want to avoid any spoilers. Furthermore we will link all available VoDs. Please notice that some matches won't be streamed and therefore won't have a VoD. Have fun!

Grand Final

- vs. -
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Semi Final #1

Gatored vs. FruitDealer
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #1

Fruitdealer vs. Killer
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #3

KiLLeR vs. elfittaja
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Group A

SjoW vs. KiLLeR
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
Killer vs. Attero
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
Killer vs. KiLLeR
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
SjoW vs. Attero
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
KiLLeR vs. Attero
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
SjoW vs. Killer
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Group C

MaNa vs. Pokebunny
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
TT1 vs. TOP
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
MaNa vs. TOP
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
TT1 vs. Pokebunny
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
TOP vs. Pokebunny
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
MaNa vs. TT1
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

 

Match for 3rd Place

- vs. -
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Semi Final #2

DongRaeGu vs. KiLLeR
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #2

TOP vs. Gatored
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #4

DongRaeGu vs. TT1
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Group B

StrifeCro vs. Gatored
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
DongRaeGu vs. Strelok
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
DongRaeGu vs. Gatored
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
StrifeCro vs. Strelok
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
Strelok vs. Gatored
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
DongRaeGu vs. StrifeCro
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Group D

Axslav vs. Edge
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
elfittaja vs. FruitDealer
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
Axslav vs. FruitDealer
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
elfittaja vs. Edge
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
Edge vs. FruitDealer
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD
Axslav vs. elfittaja
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

CS:GO Showmatch Line-Ups
14.10.2011 00:44
 
The following mixed teams will go against each other in the CS:GO showmatch on Saturday evening, 6pm EDT, 0:00 CET.

midway, n0thing, Ksharp, pauly, volcano
vs
cArn, flowsick, steno, Davey, Kuchio

We need YOUR questions about CS:GO
13.10.2011 22:46
 
Tonight, October the 13th, Joe Miller will host a Q&A session with Chet from Valve.

They will answer questions from the community during the first ever broadcasted CS:GO showmatch. In order to get your question answered, head over to Twitter and send them to @IntelEM

We will have two mixed teams of players who are competing in the Global Challenge New York tournament.

Take your chance and get involved!

Statement regarding the delay
13.10.2011 21:19
 
The New York Global Challenge was plagued by delays to all three tournaments.

The delays stem from the fact that the network provided by the venue is was not up to the required standard. We did not want to start the tournament without starting the broadcast.

The venue seems to have solved the issue and we are back on track.

We sincerely apologise for the delay and we hope that you are enjoying the broadcasts now.


Additional CS1.6 Streams
13.10.2011 18:45
 
Watch Counter-Strike 1.6!

Since ESL TV's Joe is busy commentating all the League of Legends matches, the CS1.6 Grand Final would have been the only match broadcasted by ESL TV despite the two anticipated CS:GO showmatches, of course. If you aren't a big fan of watching Counter-Strike silently via HLTV, you have now the choice of four CS1.6 streams in four different languages. Just click on the respective tab of the stream to select Greatfrag's, XqzR's, blomstar's or CyberArena's stream.

Win an epic set of Razer Gear
13.10.2011 18:23
 
Global Challenge New York - Razer Raffle

Razer™ as our new Global Broadcast Partner prepared a big raffle for our event in New York. From October 13th to 16th you will have the chance to win high-end precision gaming equipment from . Read on to find out, how to win. Good Luck!

Pick the IEM New York Champions
Win an epic set of Razer Gear at razerzone.com/iemny

Visit www.razerzone.com/iemny and predict correctly the champions of our Global Challenge New York from all three games to give yourself a chance of winning an epic set of Razer™ gaming equipment. The winner will take home a Razer Imperator 4G, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate, Razer Goliathus and a Razer Mouse Bungee.

GC New York - Let the games begin
13.10.2011 16:30
 
Live coverage of the Global Challenge New York

This item will be updated continuously throughout the day. Update times will be local time.




Match Schedule

Fnatic and CLG advance

KiLLeR, Killer, DongRaeGu, Gatored advance

mTw and UMX.us advance

General information

Timezones: PDT +3 | CEST -6
Streams: ESL TV - We stream LoL and SC2 today. Free 1.2MBit Stream.
VODs: VODs on ESL TV
Facebook: Like Us
Twitter: @IntelEM
Hashtag: #IEM
reddit: StarCraft II | League of Legends

Tournament Information

Groupstage | Play-Offs
Groupstage | Play-Offs
Groupstage | Play-Offs

Live Ticker

[18:13] The StarCraft 2 replays will be up soon. Stay tuned for the spoiler free replay thread.

[11:58] Nix0n from HLTV.org is warming up with mTw because he will be their stand-in for the tournament.

[10:51] KiLLeR meets Killer, that will be a fun match to cast later-on for RotterdaM and MrBitter.

[09:21] Good morning from the New York Comic Con. The doors are still closed to the public but we are busy setting up the last things to make sure we can bring you an awesome tournament, at the event and on the net.

Intel - Entertain New Possibilities
13.10.2011 16:00
 
Discover the new world of entertainment that awaits you on a new PC.

Enjoy and share exclusive HD movies, shows and casual gaming on your PC or beamed to your big screen TV. Life can be more entertaining with a visibly smart 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor inside a new PC. In addition to showcasing the latest Intel consumer technology we’ll be futurecasting and prizing!

What’s on at NYCC

Demos: Experience Intel® Insider™, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), and Intel Solid State Drives.

Intel® Insider™: Discover how to turn your PC into a box office.
Unlock a whole world of premium HD movies and entertainment right from your PC. Come explore the library of full HD videos available through CinemaNow. Visit the booth to experience the stunning built-in visuals that come standard with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi): Share your laptop content wirelessly on your TV.
Now enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen—by simply wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. Available on laptops featuring a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor, Intel® Wireless Display combined with an adapter enables you to project personal content, online TV shows, Blu-ray movies, videos, and more, all with great image clarity up to 1080p. No more crowding around the laptop—now you can gather around the TV to enjoy your PC content. Come by the booth to interact with our laptop and 46” screen, see how easy it is to beam your favorite content at the click of a button.

Intel® Solid State Drives (SSDs): A worry-free alternative to the hard drive.
Intel® Solid-State Drives are a worry-free alternative to hard drives with no noise, no moving parts, and no drama. Trust your personal content to the beautiful silence of a rugged, dependable, and energy-efficient Intel® Solid- State Drive.

Panels:

"Vintage Tomorrows" Sneak Preview Screening (Saturday, October 15, 1200) Link
Sci-Fi Prototyping: Designing the Future Panel (Saturday, October 15, 515 Link
Screen Future: Gaming, Comics and TV Around the World and Five Years From Now (Sunday, October 16, 1200) Link

Explore

Intel® Insider™: Unlock premium HD movies and entertainment. Link
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi): Your PC on TV Link
Intel Solid State Drives: A worry-free alternative to the hard drive Link
Intel Futurist/Tomorrow Project Link

Follow us on Twitter

@inteledge, @nicolemroth, @kevinepatterson, @intelfuturist, @screenfuture

Watch GC New York with our free 1.2MBit/s-Stream
13.10.2011 11:57
 
TwitchTV is here for more quality!

This Thursday, 13th of October, the Global Challenge New York will kick-off at the New York Comic Con presented by our new streaming partner TwitchTV. To welcome TwitchTV we will offer free streams with great quality of 1.2Mbit/s, which is almost double the quality of our regular free streams.

You will enjoy for free four days with many of the best professional gamers in the world facing eachother in Counter-Strike, League of Legends and StarCraft 2 plus the two Counter-Strike: Global Offensive show matches. Our schedule provide information, if and where a match will be streamed. Go and check it out!

TwitchTV is the largest gaming video community. Watch the gamers you know play the games you love. Find live broadcasts featuring games from every genre and platform. Talk to the top players in the world through live chat and learn their tricks or stream your own matches. TwitchTV is built from the ground up to support any audience, whether it's 5 people or 5 million.

In the future we will revert to offer even more enhanced Premium streams, which will run with 2.4 Mbit/s thanks to TwitchTV! Everybody who bought ESL TV Premium to watch Global Challenge New York, will get a 30 day voucher after submitting a support ticket to ESL TV. This voucher can be used for an upcoming events of your choice.

We are happy to welcome TwitchTV as our new streaming partner and looking into a bright future with lots of more cool stuff to come!

GC New York - Groupstage matches online
11.10.2011 16:37
 
All match ups of the group stage are available now.

The complete match ups for the group stage of the tournaments at the Global Challenge New York are now available online. You can find them above in the menu for each game under "Groupstage" or check the links below.

Counter-Strike 1.6 Group Stage
StarCraft II Group Stage
League of Legends Group Stage

The League of Legends team Sypher had to cancel their participation. This spot will be taken by CLG while we are still seeking for a replacement for the last open spot.

***Update***
As you were! Due to a misconception we announced Sypher's cancelation some minutes ago. The fact is, the French LoL team will travel to New York and will participate in our tournament. Therefore we won't change groups and CLG stays in that tough group A.


On Thursday the 13th of October the Global Challenge New York will kick-off at the New York ComicCon. For four days many of the best professional gamers in the world will compete in Counter-Strike, League of Legends and StarCraft 2 for a total of $93,000 in prize money.

Exclusive: CS:GO Showmatches on ESL TV
10.10.2011 19:15
 
Global Offensive at New York Comic Con

Only one week after our tournament in China, the international eSports elite will meet again from Thursday to Sunday. Intel Extreme Masters' Global Challenge New York will feature tournaments in CS 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends and $93,000 in prize money. On top of that we will present the very first showmatches in the history of Counter-Strike Global Offensive.



Valve will be at New York's Comic Con to present their upcoming sequel of the Counter-Strike series. We will host two showmatches featuring professional CS 1.6 teams and players of the Global Challenge New York, who will play the first public eSports match in the history of CS: Global Offensive, which is still in development. Both matches will be broadcasted live on ESL TV!

CS:GO show matches at Global Challenge New York

Fri, 14/10/11 00:00 CEST - CS:GO Showmatch #1: 2 Teams of Group A
Sun, 16/10/11 00:00 CEST - CS:GO Showmatch #2: America vs. Europe

Intel Extreme Masters - GC New York
October 13th - 16th 2011 - USA, New York Comic Con

[SC2] TOP and FruitDealer will attend New York
10.10.2011 16:25
 
The last two spots for the StarCraft 2 tournament have been filled.

Former GSL champion FruitDealer and Code S finalist TOP will be competing in the $21,000 tournament from the 13-16th of October in New York. World-class Terran TOP will find himself in Group C against young-guns MaNa and Pokebunny and seasoned veteran TT1. Meanwhile Zerg-maniac FruitDealer will face Axslav, Edge and Guangzhou finalist elfittaja in Group D.

This completes the StarCraft 2 tournament roster after DongRaeGu and Killer were announced a few days ago. Below you can see all the groups for StarCraft 2, League of Legends and Counter-Strike. On a sidenote, Black & Yellow replaces Backfire in the Counter-Strike tournament.

DongRaeGu, Killer, CLG and more for New York
07.10.2011 19:06
 
New York's participants almost complete

After finishing the Global Challenge Guangzhou we will already be back next week with another big tournament. Today we want to announce two new additions to our StarCraft II participants as well as some exciting replacements.

StarCraft II
With DongRaeGu and Killer we've got two top StarCraft II players from Korea. You may remember Killer from our first season 6 event at gamescom. For DongRaeGu it will be his first appearance in an Intel Extreme Masters tournament. Furthermore we had to replace qxc with Strifecro in group B, since he cancelled his participation.

Counter-Strike 1.6
Unfortunately there wasn't any Asian team able to come and on top of this M5 from Russia didn't get visa. Winfakt will replace M5, since nobody else from Europe was able to confirm their trip to New York on such short notice and the American team from UMX receives the Asian spot.

League of Legends
In League of Legends there was a similar situation regarding the Asian teams, which is very sad in consideration of their performance in Guangzhou. This is the chance for Counter Logic Gaming. Despite their bad performance at the American NY qualifier we will see gamescom's champion again, but it is going to be a tough groupstage with Solomid, fnatic and Dignitas.

You'll find all groups at the top of the GC New York website.

[CS] WinFakt to replace Moscow Five in New York
28.09.2011 17:30
 
The Russian team Moscow Five will not be able to attend the Global Challenge New York because one of their players will not be able to obtain a Visa. Out of the possible replacements, WinFakt was the first team who accepted to fill the open spot.

The Finnish team will now be the third European representative for Counter-Strike together with mTw and SK Gaming. WinFakt will be in Group B where they meet SK Gaming from Sweden, Temporary from the United States and semXorah from Brazil.

 

Counter-Strike

 
Group AGroup B
Team EG WinFakt
mTw Temporary
ATE Gaming SK Gaming
Backfire semXorah


The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th of October at the New York ComicCon. The Counter-Strike tournament will have a $40,000 prize purse.

Global Challenge New York Groups
27.09.2011 13:44
 
The Global Challenge New York takes place from the 13-16th of October at the New York ComicCon. Below you can find the groups for StarCraft, Counter-Strike and League of Legends. Some spots are still open at this point in time and will be filled in the near future.

League of Legends

Counter-Strike

Group A Group B Group A Group B
fnatic SK Gaming Team EG Moscow Five
Team Dignitas Sypher mTw Temporary
Team Solomid Team Rez ATE Gaming SK Gaming
Asia Team Curse Backfire semXorah
       

StarCraft II - Groupstage

Group A Group B Group C Group D
SjoW Strelok MaNa elfittaja
KiLLeR qxc TT1 Axslav
Attero Gatored Pokebunny Edge
Korean Invite #1 Korean Invite #2 Asia Korean Invite #3


You can see all these players and teams in action and maybe catch a first glimpse of CS:GO at the Global Challenge New York.

Unveiling New York groups - Live on ESL TV Monday evening.
25.09.2011 20:12
 
The tournament groups for the third Intel Extreme Masters stop of the season, the Global Challenge New York, will be unveiled Monday night on ESL TV.

Our commentators Joe Miller, RotterdaM and Mr. Bitter will be presenting the groups for StarCraft 2, Counter-Strike and League of Legends live on ESL TV starting at 20:00 CET.

The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th of October at the New York ComicCon. The prize purses will be $40,000 for Counter-Strike, $32,000 for League of Legends and $21,000 for StarCraft 2.

Final European LoL Qualifier for New York
17.09.2011 14:26
 
After a week of delay it is time to find out which European League of Legends teams will win a slot for the Global Challenge New York.

Starting at 3PM CET this Saturday, the 19th of September, the 8 qualified teams are going to battle it out for 3 slots at the New York tournament. We will broadcast the entire qualifier live on ESL TV with Joe Miller as your host. The format will be double elimination with the top 3 securing their slots for the $32,000 tournament in mid-October. Use the tournament bracket to see the match up and scores in case you miss something.

The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th October at the ComicCon New York and will feature tournaments for League of Legends, StarCraft 2 and Counter-Strike. In addition the Valve developers for Counter-Strike:Global Offensive will also be there.

More American SC2 players qualified for New York
15.09.2011 16:49
 
The second out of three American StarCraft 2 qualifiers has been finished and Attero, Gatored and Edge won the three slots for New York.

They managed to qualify out of a field of 72 players who fought for the three available slots. Now they will participate in the $21,000 tournament held in the New York, the third stop of this Intel Extreme Masters season.

Qualifier #1 (Bracket)
qxc
KiLLeR
Pokebunny
  Qualifier #2 (Bracket)
Attero
Gatored
Edge
Qualifier #3 (17th September)
1st - qualified for NY
2nd - qualified for NY


The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th of October at the ComicCon New York. Next to StarCraft 2 it will also feature a $40,000 Counter-Strike and a $32,000 League of Legends tournament.

Second American SC 2 qualifier for New York tonight
14.09.2011 14:33
 
At 8PM Eastern Standard Time on the 14th of September the second American StarCraft 2 qualifier for the Global Challenge will start.

The top three will each win a slot for the $21,000 tournament in October where a total of 8 American players will participate. So far players from six different countries have signed up, including rare sights like Mexico and Argentina.

Information
Bracket
Sign-Ups
  Featured Streamers
AxelToss
KatuStarcraft
RageQuit.TV
Timezones
8PM EST
5PM PDT
2AM CEST (15th September)


The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th of October at the ComicCon New York and will feature tournaments for StarCraft II, Counter-Strike and League of Legends.

CS:GO Developers at GC New York
13.09.2011 14:22
 
The Counter-Strike:Global Offensive developers announced on Twitter that they will be coming to the Global Challenge New York.

According to the tweet they will be there to meet with the Counter-Strike 1.6 professional players and other people from the scene. Some weeks ago Valve had invited a bunch of Counter-Strike:Source top players and scene related people to their headquarter in Seattle to get their feedback on an early version of the game. Now it seems, it is time to here what the 1.6 pros have to say.

The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th of October at the ComicCon New York. It will feature a $40.000 Counter-Strike tournament next to League of Legends and StarCraft II

First US SC2 players qualified for New York
12.09.2011 17:01
 
The first three out of eight slots for American players were handed out last night.

In the final of the first American qualifier for the Global Challenge New York, qxc met GC Cologne participant KiLLeR and managed to win with 3:2. The third place was won by the only 16 year old Pokebunny. It was the first out of three qualifiers for America with a total of 8 slots to be handed out. The first two qualifiers will reward 3 slots each and the last one 2.

Qualifier #1 (Bracket)
qxc
KiLLeR
Pokebunny
  Qualifier #2 (14th September)
1st - qualified for NY
2nd - qualified for NY
3nd - qualified for NY
Qualifier #3 (17th September)
1st - qualified for NY
2nd - qualified for NY


The qualified players will compete at the Global Challenge New York in a $21,000 StarCraft 2 tournament. European contenders will be elfittaja, MaNa, SjoW and Strelok. The tournament will take place at the ComicCon New York from the 13-16th of October.

M5, mTw & SK qualified for New York
11.09.2011 21:51
 
Just minutes ago the European Counter-Strike final qualifier for the Global Challenge New York finished.

After Moscow Five and mTw.int won their semi finals and secured the spots it was down to the 3rd place match between SK Gaming and mousesports to decide the last spot for the tournament in October. In the end after a long and tough fight over the full 3 maps it was SK-Gaming who managed to win and become the third team to represent Europe in the $40.000 tournament in New York.

The match started out with a very intense de_nuke which went into double overtime before mousesports was able to win. SK managed to fight back and won the second map on de_inferno straight with 16:11. The final and all deciding map was then de_dust2 where SK-Gaming sealed the deal with 16:7.

For all the scores check out the tournament tree. The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th of October at the ComicCon New York.

LoL Final Qualifier moved to 17th of September
09.09.2011 16:30
 
Problems with the Riot Server that is used to broadcast games with a spectator are shifting the final qualifier back by a week.

The new date is now Saturday the 17th of September on which the 8 teams that qualified during the two pre-qualifiers will fight for the 3 spots to the Global Challenge New York.

  Qualifier #1 (West / East)
M5.LoL
Team Sypher
Reason Gaming.Go4LoL
KRYZYS GOSPODARCZY
  Qualifier #2 (West / East)
FnaticRaidCall
SK Gaming
Ministry of Defence.LoL
random as fck


The GC New York will be held from the 13-16th of October during the ComicCon New York. The first Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends tournament in the United States will boost a $32,000 prize pool.


SK & WinFakt at the final qualifier on Sunday
09.09.2011 14:38
 
eSahara could not field a full team against SK Gaming while ALTERNATE had no chance against WinFakt and lost with a clear 2:0.

Both matches were originally played during last weekends 2nd pre-qualifier but had to be re-played after rule violations were reported. In the end the outcome stayed the same. SK Gaming and WinFakt won their matches and will play this upcoming Sunday, 11th of September, for a spot at the Global Challenge New York.

The first round matches will be:

AGAiN vs Moscow Five
mousesports vs Team WinFakt
mTw int. vs POPPERS!
Lions eSportKlubb vs SK Gaming

The format will be single elimination and best of three. You can find the tournament tree and other information on the qualifier website. The top three teams will win a spot at the GC New York which will take place at the New York ComicCon from the 13-16th of October and compete for a total prize purse of $40,000.

ESL TV will show the entire qualifier from start to finish, starting at 13:00 this Sunday, with Joe Miller as your host and commentator.

Americas SC2 Qualifier from September 10th to 17th
07.09.2011 18:48
 
Who will represent America in New York?

Eight top players from the Americas are eligible to attend the IEM Global Challenge at New York Comic Con and represent for the Starcraft 2 section. These players will be determined by three separate Qualifiers. You need to achieve 1st to 3rd place in the first two qualifers and 1st to 2nd place in the last qualifier to qualify for Global Challenge New York Comic Con. More information is available over at www.nationalesl.com/us/sc2.

Top 3 qualifies for GC New York at IEM Qualifier 1 - September 10th 2011
Top 3 qualifies for GC New York at IEM Qualifier 2 - September 14th 2011
Top 2 qualifies for GC New York at IEM Qualifier 3 - September 17th 2011

Two Counter-Strike matches replayed Thursday
07.09.2011 12:14
 
The matches SK - eSahara and WinFakt - ALTERNATE will be replayed on Thursday evening.

The Swedish team from SK Gaming will start off against Electronic Sahara at 20:00, followed by Team WinFakt versus Team ALTERNATE at 21:00. The first match will be shown live on ESL TV and afterwards the remainder of the second match if it is still on.

Both games were originally played last Sunday in the 2nd pre-qualifier for the Global Challenge New York, but eSahara and ALTERNATE issued complaints afterwards, regarding rule violations related to the Linesman plug-in for ESL Wire. Since the winner of each game would get a spot in the upcoming final qualifier this weekend, the admins decided that they would have to be replayed.

This Sunday, 11th of September, the 8 teams who qualified will play for 3 spots at the tournament in New York. There they'll compete against teams from the USA and Asia for a prize purse of $40,000. The event will take place from the 13-16th of October at the ComicCon New York.

Searching for an ASIAN Counter-Strike team for NY
06.09.2011 18:10
 
For the Global Challenge New York the Intel Extreme Masters are searching for an Asian Counter-Strike team to participate in the tournament.

Teams who are interested in representing Asia at the event should provide the following information:

Teamname
Homepage link (if available)
Player names and nicknames
Recent successes (with links if available)

Note: Players have to be over 16 years old and the deadline to send in applications is on Sunday, 11th of September.

Please send the information to masters.application@esl.eu.

The Global Challenge New York will take place from the 13-16th October 2011 at the ComicCon New York. The Counter-Strike tournament will consist of 8 teams who are competing for a $40,000 prize purse. The first prize is $16,000.

vedimak from HRG banned from ESL
06.09.2011 17:18
 
HighRollersGaming member vedimak receives a 2 year ban from all ESL competitions.

The player was found guilty of trying to bypass the ESL Wire system during the latest qualifiers for the Global Challenge New York. The discovery was a result of new detection methods that were added to software recently. In addition he also used a fake profile on the ESL page.

Rumours had started in the community after HRG received public attention due to their win against Polish top team Frag eXecutors in the first European pre-qualifier for the Global Challenge New York. The team would go on until round 4 where it lost against Moscow Five, who went on to qualify for the final qualifier next Saturday.

Meanwhile the games SK Gaming vs. Electronic Sahara and WinFakt vs. Alternate ATTAX have not yet been rescheduled. They were ruled to be replayed by the ESL admins after Electronic Sahara and Alternate complained about a rule violation regarding the Linesman plug-in for ESL Wire.

Weekend Qualifier Round-Up
05.09.2011 11:55
 
Elfittaja and Strelok manage consecutive qualifications.

A weekend full of Intel Extreme Masters qualifiers is over and it is time for a round-up to see who made it and who has to try again. During Saturday and Sunday the second round of qualifiers for League of Legends, Counter-Strike and StarCraft 2 were played. The latter was for the final two European spots to Global Challenge New York while the others played for the remaining spots for their final qualifiers next weekend.

League of Legends

On Saturday this seasons new addition to the game pool kicked off the action with the second West and East & Nordic qualifiers. In each the top two teams would secure a spot for the final qualifier. These are the eight teams which will fight next weekend for three spots to New York:

  Qualifier #1 (West / East)
M5.LoL
Team Sypher
Reason Gaming.Go4LoL
KRYZYS GOSPODARCZY
  Qualifier #2 (West / East)
FnaticRaidCall
SK Gaming
Ministry of Defence.LoL
random as fck


The final qualifier will be played next Saturday, the 10th of September. More details will be released throughout the week.

Counter-Strike

Just like League of Legends, Counter-Strike also went for the second qualifier that will lead up to a final qualifier next weekend. There the top three will as well secure their spot at the Global Challenge New York which will take place from the 13-16th of October. Virtually every European top team attended to secure one of the remaining spots for the final qualifier.

  Qualifier #1 (Link)
Moscow Five
mousesports
mTw int.
Lions eSportKlubb
  Qualifier #2 (Link)
In Memory of Golden Five
Team WinFakt
POPPERS!
SK Gaming


The final qualifier will be played next Sunday, the 11th of September. More details will be released throughout the week.

StarCraft 2

Unlike the other two games, StarCraft 2 only knows direct qualifiers for New York and that means that the final two spots for the Big Apple were handed out yesterday.

  Qualifier #1 (Link)
SjoW
Strelok
  Qualifier #2 (Link)
elfi-
MaNa


After qualifying already for the Global Challenge Guangzhou, Strelok and elfittaja both have managed to qualify consecutively for New York, which is a very impressive feat to say the least. MaNa, the young Polish powerhouse who took the 3rd place at the Global Challenge Cologne last month, even managed to qualify for his third straight event this season.

More GC New York qualifier action this weekend
03.09.2011 19:16
 
EU qualification enters 2nd round before finishing next weekend

This weekend all three games represented in this Intel Extreme Masters season will be in action when the European community continues its qualification for the Global Challenge New York. The start is marked by League of Legends with the second pre-qualifier where the last four spots for the final qualifier on the 10th of September are decided. Several well known European teams, among them Millenium, Fnatic.MSI, SK-Gaming and Frag eXecutors. They all will have their second and final chance to be among the eight teams that will fight for three spots for the New York next weekend.

EU East/Nordic Qualifier #2 - Top 2 advance to Final Qualifier - 03/09/11 15:00 CEST
EU West Qualifier #2 - Top 2 advance to Final Qualifier - 03/09/11 15:00 CEST

Tomorrow Counter-Strike and StarCraft 2 will see their fair share of action. For the CTs and Ts it is also the second and last pre-qualifier before the final one next weekend. Currently there are 90 sign ups, among them virtually every European top team who did not qualify last week.

European Qualifier #2 - Top 2 qualify for GC New York - 04/09/11 14:00 CEST
European Qualifier #2 - Top 4 advance to Final Qualifier - 04/09/11 14:00 CEST

The action packed weekend is rounded off with StarCraft 2 where the top 2 players will qualify directly for New York. Many of Europe’s top players who did not qualify last Thursday are signed up again which should provide many great match ups. The whole tournament will be casted again by MrBitter and RotterdaM on the English stream and TaKe on the German one. The action will start at 14:00 CEST.

Strelok qualifies for the Global Challenge New York
02.09.2011 11:21
 
The Ukranian Terran continues his impressive Intel Extreme Masters performance.

Last night the first European StarCraft 2 qualifier for the Global Challenge New York took place. Over 100 players had signed up, among them some of Europe's biggest names. The two finalists would win a spot for the tournament at the Global Challenge New York which will be held at ComicCon from the 13-16th of October. After several hours of play it came down to the final two matches:

  SjoW vs. LucifroN7  phoenix vs. Strelok


The first match had to be delayed until further notice because SjoW had technical problems. In the second match Strelok managed to win his spot for New York with a clear 2-0 over the former WeRRa player from Korea, who is now residing in Germany. For the Ukranian Terran it is the second Global Challenge he has qualified for in a row, after he also secured a spot for the GC Guangzhou which will take place from the 1-5th October. The full tournament tree can be found here.

This Sunday the second European qualifier will take place for the remaining two spots. The open match between SjoW and LucifroN will take place before that, so that the loser may sign up for the second qualifier to try again.

European SC2 qualification for New York starts
31.08.2011 17:26
 
The battle for New York spots starts tomorrow.

Last weekend the first Global Challenge New York qualifiers for Counter-Strike and League of Legends were played and tomorrow night StarCraft 2 joins in. Starting at 19 CEST for first out of two European qualifiers will be played with the top two players of each winning a spot for New York. Currently a total of 64 players have signed up to fight for the first two spot and among them are many of the well known players of the European scene.

DIMAGA, HappyZerG, Strelok, GoOdy, Socke, Tarson, MaNa, DieStar, Stephano, ToD, Adelscott

You can follow the entire qualifier live on ESL TV where we will have a German cast with TaKe and an English one with MrBitter and RotterdaM.

Enjoy!

What's going on with New York's qualifiers?
30.08.2011 15:55
 
Who will meet at the Big Apple?

While the qualifiers for Guangzhou's Global Challenge are almost finished, the ones for New York just started. During the weekend the first took place in Europe, for Counter-Strike and League of Legends. Each game will have 2 normal qualifiers where the top 4 of each move onto the final qualifier where the spots for New York will be determined.

Counter-Strike
Moscow Five
mousesports
mTw int.
Lions eSportKlubb
  LoL West
M5.LoL
Team Sypher
LoL East & Nordic
Reason Gaming.Go4LoL
BenQ DELTA


The Counter-Strike qualifier had two big upsets when AGAiN lost in the 2nd round against HighRollersGaming from Moldova and later on when Lions eSportKlubb took out SK Gaming. The next round of qualifiers for both games will happen on the 3rd (LoL) and 4th (CS) of September and the final qualifiers will be on the 10th (LoL) and 11th (CS).

EU StarCraft 2 Qualifier moved to Thursday
30.08.2011 14:38
 
First European StarCraft 2 qualifier moved by two days.

The first European StarCraft 2 qualifier for the Global Challenge New York was supposed to happen tonight but it has been moved to Thursday. The reason for this is a scheduling conflict with the German ESL Pro Series which would have prevented several players from competing in the qualifier.

You'll now have to wait two more days until 19 CEST in the evening to watch some of Europe's finest to battle it out for the first two slots to New York. So far 30 players have signed up and among them are some of the well of the European and international StarCraft 2 scene:

DIMAGA, GoOdy, Tarson, Stephano, Socke, HappyZerG

You can watch the entire qualifier on ESL TV with Take in German and MrBitter and RotterdaM in English.

Qualification details for GC New York
01.08.2011 17:51
 
How to qualify for NY Comic Con?

From October 13th to 16th New York's Comic Con will be the host of our third Global Challenge. 16 StarCraft II players will compete for a World Championship slot and $21,000, while 8 LoL and 8 CS1.6 teams will battle it out for $32,000 and $40,000 as well as two World Championship slots each and Ranking Points.

Global Challenge New York Slot Distribution

We will run several online qualifiers in Europe, America and Asia to determine the 32 participants for our first American event in season 6. Since this event will be held in North America, the respective continent receives the bigger part of participants and their national champions will get an invitation.

Counter-Strike 1.6

American Champion
2 North American Teams
1 South American Team
3 European Team
1 Asian Team
  StarCraft II

American Champion
7 American Players
4 European Players
3 Korean Players
1 Chinese/SEA Player
  League of Legends

American Champion
3 American Teams
3 European Teams
1 Asian Team


Global Challenge New York - European Qualification Overview

In Europe all participants will be determined directly via dedicated cups listed as below. We will release details on all American and Asian Qualifiers as soon as possible.


European CS1.6 Qualifier
  • Qualifier #1 - Top 4 advance to Final Qualifier - Sunday, August 28th 2011
  • Qualifier #2 - Top 4 advance to Final Qualifier - Sunday, September 4th 2011

  • 3 IEM GC New York slots at Final Qualifier - Sunday, September 11th 2011

  • European StarCraft II Qualifier
  • 2 IEM GC New York slots at Qualifier #1 - Thursday, September 1st 2011
  • 2 IEM GC New York slots at Qualifier #2 - Sunday, September 4th 2011

  • European LoL Qualifier
  • EU West Qualifier #1 - Top 2 advance to Final Qualifier - Saturday, August 27th 2011
  • EU East/Nordic Qualifier #1 - Top 2 advance to Final Qualifier - August 27th 2011
  • EU West Qualifier #2 - Top 2 advance to Final Qualifier - Saturday, September 3rd 2011
  • EU East/Nordic Qualifier #2 - Top 2 advance to Final Qualifier - Saturday, September 3rd 2011


  • 3 IEM GC New York slots at Final Qualifier - Saturday, September 10th 2011

  • New York Comic Con hosts third Global Challenge
    01.08.2011 17:17
     
    Come to New York Comic Con!

    The New York City Comic Con will be the host of an Intel Extreme Masters event for the second time in a row. Only one week after our Chinese Global Challenge in Guangzhou world's best gamers meet once again on American ground from October 13th to 16th with $93,000 in prizes to be given away for StarCraft 2, League of Legends and Counter-Strike.


    Gallery of Intel Extreme Masters' New York appearance in 2010


    New York Comic Con attracted over 96,000 attendees in 2010, easily making it the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country. And Crain's New York Business has ranked NYCC as the second largest event in New York City! This year's Comic Con will feature an even bigger stage and seating area for matches, so anyone attending can watch live action as some of the best gamers of the world go head to head.

    If you are in the New York area and want to attend, check out Comic Con's website for ticket information.

    Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge New York
    Dates: October 13th - 16th
    Prize Pool: $93,000
    Games: Counter-Strike 1.6, LoL, StarCraft II
    Venue: New York Comic Con, Javits Center
    City: New York, USA

    Stay tuned, as we will announce the first qualifiers very soon.

     
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