Earlier this day we reported that Uzbek Pincho Wings can not take part in the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge in Chengdu. Now we proudly present replacement which joins mousesports and wNv.cn in group D. Team CD from China is the replacement and will compete for $40,000 and the Global Finals spot.
Five matches will be played this evening. Along with that, we have results from 5 matches. Check out who's through the groupstage and who is unfortunate enough to be eliminated so close to it! Tonight, we will know 5 more teams.
Two weeks left until the Counter-Strike American Championship kicks off. All four qualifiers have been played and twelve teams from USA and Canada have qualified for the American Championship. Another four teams will join them from the CS Invite Division Season II to complete the American Championship.
Team Pincho Wings from Uzbekistan will not attend the Global Challenge Chengdu starting tomorrow. One of their players didn't get his visa. Therefore he couldn't leave his country and his team isn't able to participate in the tournament. We are working on finding a suitable substitute for group D and will announce it as soon as possible.
The Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Dubai will feature the first ever QuakeLive LAN event held outside of Dallas, Texas. From October 17th until 19th up to twelve participants will compete in the second Quake Live offline tournament of the Intel Extreme Masters. 6,500 US-Dollars are up for the grabs and you can apply for an invitation.
So far three cups have been played and eight players have been invited. There is only one cup left to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters American Championship. This last qualifier Cup will start on Friday, October 2nd. You can still sign up. And remember: It's your last chance to participate in the Intel Extreme Masters!
From 17th until 24th of October 2009 there will be $30,000 up for grabs at Gitex Shopper in Dubai. For the Counter-Strike Global Challenge in Dubai, a total of $25,000 will be rewarded to the best teams. The Counter-Strike tournament itself will take place from Tuesday 20th until Thursday 22nd of October.
Sign up for the qualification to the Intel Extreme Masters European and American Championship in World of WarCraft! All World of WarCraft teams are welcome to apply for an invitation to take part of the qualifications to their respective Continental Championship. Read on to get all the details you need!
ROCCAT™ is the new provider of professional gaming gear in the Intel Extreme Masters, the global league of eSports champions. The world famous computer peripheral manufacturer, joins the Intel Extreme Masters as the provider of the latest technology with their Smart Desktop Management System (SDMS).
At this year's gamescom we interviewed the eSports legend Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. ESL's very own David "Affentod" Hiltscher sat down with one of the best players in eSports history. Fatal1ty talked about his impression of the Intel Extreme Masters, Quake Live and his passion about gaming. Will we see Fatal1ty back again at big tournaments?
This October will feature yet another event of the Intel Extreme Masters IV. Only two weeks after the Global Challenge Chengdu, Intel Extreme Masters will stop in the Middle East. An additional $30,000 will be up for grabs at Gitex Shopper in Dubai.
Only two matches stand without result and will be carried through this evening. Along with that, we have results from 12 matches since yesterday. Check out who's through to the next round and who is unfortunate enough to be eliminated! Tonight, we will know the full list of Qualification Round 2 teams.
Tonight, Tuesday 22nd, fourteen matches of the Qualification Round 1 in the European Counter-Strike season carries through. Now is the time to support your national representatives as 28 teams from all over Europe will battle it out tonight, starting the first match 20:30 CET.
Top notch hardware specialist Alienware, Dell's brand for high end gaming, will prolong the partnership with the Intel Extreme Masters in the fourth season. It is the third season for Alienware as a Main Sponsor. The best computers and hardware on the market to ensure perfect gaming conditions for the participants of the fourth season of Intel Extreme Masters.
On Monday we announced that the fourth season of the Intel Extreme Masters will feature a QuakeLive online season as part of the European and American Championships. The American Championship will feature 16 players in four groups. 8 of them have to win a qualification tournament, the other 8 are more lucky by get invited directly.
Yesterday the groups for both Counter-Strike and WarCraft III were drawn live on ESL TV. We now present the official schedule for the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Chengdu including the broadcasts by ESL TV. Looking for the matches of your favorite team? Well, then have a look.
We have to disqualify the Frensh team iGamerz from the running season of the Intel Extreme Masters 4. One of their players was caught cheating in an official ESL match. Therefore Diodel receives 12 penalty points and is barred for 2 years. His team iGamerz has to leave the Intel Extreme Masters and the ESL Pro Series France.
Today we present the complete prize money distribution of the American Championship. A total of $72,800 will be the prize pot the contestants of the American Championship of Intel Extreme Masters Season 4 will be competing for. Get the full distribution for Counter-Strike 1.6, World of Warcraft and Quake Live now!
SC.United and Pincho Wings become the two last teams added to the Global Challenge in Chengdu. Along with the finalized participant lineup, the groups for both Counter-Strike and WarCraft III will be drawn today, live on ESL TV!
The European Counter-Strike season of Intel Extreme Masters just recently passed the first stage, being the National Cups. Now, the first international encounter, the Qualification Round 1, is upon us, as the matches are drawn. Winners head on to the second Qualification Round where they get the chance to qualify for the European Championship, while losers will be eliminated. Everything is at stake!
The Global Challenge Chengdu is nearing, and the DotA Qualifiers are moving on to the second round! 16 of 32 are eliminated, while the other 16 moves on in attempt to claim one of the four spots up for grabs. Nothing else than going to the Global Challenge in Chengdu is in the minds of these teams, where a total of $15,000 is at stake.
Just a few matches are left to be played in the National Cups, which will decide the last few that head on to the European Championship of Counter-Strike. Let's have a look on an updated list of the qualified teams so far, as well as which tournaments are still going on and where to find more information about them!
The Chinese Human duo InFi (World Elite) and TH000 (mousesports) are the two last additions to the WarCraft III Tournament at Global Challenge Chengdu. We now have a finalized list of twelve players; four Human, four Orcs, three Night Elves and one Undead, that will be battling it out in Chengdu, October 1st-3rd, for a total of $10,000 in cash.
Here is the full breakdown of the $65,000 that is at stake for the Global Challenge in Chengdu. The Counter-Strike tournament offers prize money for all twelve teams, first team grabbing $15,000 of the $40,000, while DotA and WarCraft winners get $8,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Chinese wNv and Singaporean TitaNs join the Counter-Strike invite list, while the two Orcs Grubby and Fly100% will try to bring the green skins to victory in the WarCraft III tournament. With the two additional Counter-Strike teams, we have all four teams that played in the Continental Finals Asia playoffs last season, together with TyLoo and WeMade Fox.
FoCuS, ReMinD, DeMusliM and Check are ready for the Global Challenge in Chengdu, taking place from October 1st to 3rd, to battle it out for the $10,000 that is at stake. All four of them managed to win all their matches in yesterdays 32-man qualification cup and therefore stand as the final four that will be coming to the offline event.
Quite a hefty amount of players signed up to play in the international WarCraft III Qualifications for Global Challenge Chengdu, and as a result, the 32-man-bracket hold tons of big names. The brackets are released, and the matches will begin this Sunday, September 6th, 15:00 CET.
The three latest additions to the Global Challenge in Chengdu come in terms of Brazilian mibr, Korean superstars WeMade Fox and the fifth race, Jang "Moon" JaeHo. With Moon as an addition, we have gathered some of the best players in the world from each race.
SK Gaming from Sweden, k23 from Kazakhstan and the Chinese Zhuo 'TeD' Zeng join the Global Challenge Chengdu lineup. SK Gaming is the second Swedish team invited to participate in the Counter-Strike tournament, while k23 will be one of the more exotic teams at the event - unknown to the European teams but still posing a big threat.
Mousesports from Germany and the American Team EG join the Counter-Strike participants of the Global Challenge in Chengdu, while Intel Extreme Masters season 2 champion June 'Lyn' Park is a new invitee to the Warcraft 3 tournament.
Fnatic and TyLoo are the first Counter-Strike teams announced as participants of the Global Challenge Chengdu. XiaoFeng "Sky" Li is the first confirmed participant for WC3. TyLoo are currently the best Chinese Counter-Strike team while Fnatic are the reigning Intel Extreme Masters champions.
World Elite's triple WCG medalist XiaoFeng "Sky" Li will be the most well-known Chinese representative in the Warcraft 3 tournament.
Being about halfway in to the Intel Extreme Masters National Cups, it is time to take the pulse to see where we are in each and every country. As a precaution against missing any of the neat nationally based action, here you have it all! Status, amount of participants and possibly who the advanced are!