Sadly, we have to announce that Satiini canceled his participation at the Intel Extreme Masters II Finals. Protois will replace him after his victory at the Intel Extreme Masters II - Warcraft 3 Follow-Up Tournament. Satiini is disqualified from the current Intel Extreme Masters Season and won't receive prize money. His prize money will be distributed among the other participants of his main round group. The decision about possible additional sanctions will be announced after the finals.
The 4th trailer from Intel Game On Xtreme Quest is now online! The Swedish Counter-Strike team from SK Gaming is in the spotlight. CS legend SpawN talks about his passion for Counter-Strike. Furthermore walle explains the importance of practice in eSports in order to have success. SK|Robban makes a clear announcement: "In six months we will be number one in the world!"
The finalists in Warcraft 3 of the Intel® Extreme Masters Season II are determined, but you never know what can happen. Thats why we have a small Follow-Up Tournament to determine the successors for the Intel® Extreme Masters II Finals if one qualified player can not attend the finals. Ciara, Protois and NightWOlf will play out places 11 to 13 to determine possible successors for the finals.
Today we present the third out of six thrilling trailers from Intel Game On Xtreme Quest. The American Counter-Strike players from eMazing Gamer are in the focus of this trailer. With Shaun "Hostile" Catron they have the Dennis Rodman of eSports in their lineup. Enjoy this trailer about passion and the right attitude to eSports and gaming.
From 6th until 9th of March, the Intel Extreme Masters II Finals will be held at CeBIT in Hannover. The world's best WC3 players and CS teams compete for $285,000 at the Intel Booth, Pavillon 33! Today we present the official event page for the eSport highlight of the year. All information concerning the mega event, photos and background articles - everything you need is there!
We proudly present the final groups of the Intel Extreme Masters II Finals. The best Counter-Strike teams and Warcraft 3 players in the world will compete against each other in two groups with five teams and players each. Check out the final groups!
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Yesterday the last participants qualified for the Intel® Extreme Masters II Finals. The best CS teams and Warcraft 3 players in the world will compete for $285,000 at the CeBIT from March 6th until 9th. The first participants secured their spot for the finals at the Intel Extreme Masters Los Angeles. Last week the Main Round of the Intel Extreme Masters II ended.
The Polnish team from PGS Gaming (now Meet Your Makers) attended the Global Challenge of the Intel Extreme Masters Los Angeles. A movie team from Intel grabbed the world stars from Poland. Did you know, that the three time eSports Award winner Filip "Neo" Kubski played CS with his father? In this thrilling trailer you will learn more about the guys from PGS Gaming.
The Intel Friday Night Game Cologne of the Intel Extreme Masters II is held today in the Tanzbrunnen. The two international top teams mousesports and mTw.Denmark will face in Counter-Strike. Dutch WC3 superstar Grubby will play against the German fire_de. See pictures live from the location and the results of this breathtaking evening.
Tonight the Intel Friday Night Game of the Intel Extreme Masters II is held in Cologne. The last two group matches will fascinate all spectators, fans and editors around. Furthermore the relegation for the Intel Extreme Masters Finals II will be drawn on stage. Tune in ESL TV and enjoy the drawings live and exclusive!
Last year we presented the first trailer of the eSports movie 2008: Intel Game On! Intel had a film team on the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge in Los Angeles and Dreamhack to create the first real movie about eSports. Thrilling games and unfiltered emotions! Now we proudly present the first out of six trailers from Intel Game On Xtreme Quest. Lean back and enjoy!
Five time German ESL Pro Series champion mousesports will face the European top team mTw.Denmark tomorrow evening. The Intel Friday Night Game of the Intel Extreme Masters II in Cologne, Germany, presents this thrilling clash of two great teams. The winning team is also directly qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters II global finals with eSTRO from Korea and mibr from Brazil. Enjoy this great match!
Tomorrow the Intel Friday Night Game of the Intel Extreme Masters II is held in the Tanzbrunnen, Cologne. Thrilling matches and unforgettable moments. But not only the matches will burn into your memory. Also the commentators are world class and international. Cassandra, Grubby's girlfriend, will commentate WC3 and ins, CS superstar from fnatic, will moderate CS. Furthermore we present a 350Kbit freestream in English.
This Friday the Tanzbrunnen in Cologne will burn: The curtains will open for the international stars! At the Intel Friday Night Game of the Intel Extreme Masters II the German Underdog fire_de faces the Dutch superstar Grubby. An amazing duel for all the fans. Both will show their great skills directly in front of the audience. Don't miss these thrilling matches!
Sadly, we have to announce that the Norwegian team unsterblich will no longer be able to participate in the Intel® Extreme Masters II. Due to a penalty incurred for using a ringer in their match versus Gravitas Gaming, the team has broken the limit of two major penalties and has to leave the tournament.
Last weekend the first ESL Pro Series Finals took place in the capital of Bulgaria. The national elite of eSport met in the heart of Sofia. The famous Warcraft 3 player Diesel and the Counter-Strike team Man1a were among them. They compete for 5,000 Bulgarian Lev (over 2,500 Euro) - a long figure for an eSport event in land at the Black Sea.
Only three days left until the European eSports Elite meets in Cologne, Germany. On February 2nd, Grubby and fire_de will face off in Warcraft 3 and mTw.dk takes on mousesports in Counter-Strike. These exciting matches will not only be played live on stage and directly in front of you but afterwards can also meet the eSports Stars face to face at an official autograph session and take home your very own souvenir!
As the Intel® Extreme Masters Main Round is going into the final stage the matches will get more and more important. For Playday 5 GotFrag delivered their next predictions for this playday. The eSports star of this playday is BSL who gives his opinion on the matches. As a very nice extra for all the tactic fans out there they also published a page from the playbook of fnatic. Have a look at the tactics they used on train versus MYM.pl (former PGS) in their Intel® Extreme Masters match.