Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Kicks Off in Germany at Gamescom
The Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge will kick off this Thursday, Aug 19th at gamescom in Cologne Germany. The second of Season V’s Global Challenge will host the first major StarCraft II tournament, 16 players will compete for $15,000 in prize money. Quake Live will be the other featured competition in the Global Challenge and with Quake Live coming out of beta status two new maps will join the dual mappool. Competitors can look forward to the addition of Aerowalk and Battleforged maps as they compete for the $10,000 in prize money. For a complete schedule, listing of competitors and up to the minute stats on the competition be sure to visit [ESL-World](http://www.esl-world.net/masters/season5/gamescom/). And for information about Intel and Intel Extreme Masters Season V be sure to visit us at[ Intel.com ](http://www.intel.com)and [Intel Extreme Masters](http://www.intel.com/consumer/game/teams/events.htm).
Intel Extreme Masters gamescom 2009
While our main focus in Cologne is gamescom and Intel Extreme Masters I’m personally looking forward to visiting the city of Cologne. I’m lucky enough to have visited other cities in Germany over the years but this is my first trip to Cologne and from the pictures I’ve seen (like the one below) I’m hoping to have the opportunity to get out and take a few pictures of my own, I’ll be sure to post them up on our [Intel Extreme Masters photo gallery ](http://www.intel.com/consumer/game/teams/events.htm)so be sure to visit and check it out.
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