We are headed to Katowice Poland for the IEM World Championships where the best League of Legends and StarCraft II players will fight it out for their respective titles of Intel Extreme Masters Season 8 World Champion. The event will take place in the Spodek Arena in Katowice March 14th ~ 16th where we are expecting 50,000 enthusiastic League of Legends and StarCraft II fans to show up for what is going to be an epic tournament.
The League of Legends Championship tournament gets underway on March 14th with 8 teams battling to determine which two teams will vie for their share of the $150,000 in prize money. Cloud 9, Taipei Assassins, Gambit Gaming, Team WE, Invictus Gaming, Millenium, Fnatic and KT Rolster Bullets are the teams that will clash in dual tournament format followed by what’s looking to be one of the strongest playoff brackets we’ve seen in a long time.
The championship tournament for Starcraft II will kick off on March 13th, a day before the official opening. A double elimination bracket comprised of 16 players will determine the final two players in the $100,000 “Winner Takes All” final.
ESL TV will be there to broadcast both League of Legends and StarCraft II over the course of the tournament with the finals for both tournaments taking place on March 16th. The complete tournament schedule for both LOL and SC II can be found on the Intel Extreme Masters website.
As always we will have our Consumer Experience Zone setup where we will be showcasing the latest games running on the newest Intel processor powered devices: Desktop systems, Gaming Notebooks, 2-in-1 Ultrabooks, All-in-Ones and Tablets, a veritable cornucopia of sleek new devices.