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The Intel Extreme Masters Cologne survival guide

Hans Oelschlägel
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Intel Extreme Masters Cologne is rapidly approaching. From tomorrow some of the best European League of Legends teams will battle it out for the title, trophy and US$30,000 prize pool. Are you ready? Make sure by checking out our complete survival guide!

Key information

A quick summary of the most important bits.
  • Where? ESL studios, Cologne
  • When? 18th to the 21st of December 2014
  • Schedule: See below
  • Homepage: http://en.intelextrememasters.com/season9/cologne/
  • Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_lol
  • Six League of Legends teams to fight for the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne title and a US$30,000 prize pool right in the heart of the city.
    • First place: US$12,500
    • Second place: US$6,500
    • Third/fourth place: US$3,500
    • Fifth/sixth place: US$2,000

Participating teams and players

We welcome all six teams to Cologne for the last big esports event of the year tomorrow. Read up on who’s participating in Intel Extreme Masters Cologne here! Top: Overpow | Jungle: Jankos | Mid: Veggie | ADC: Woolite | Support: VandeR Top: Cabochard | Jungle: Diamondprox | Mid: niQ | ADC: P1noy | Support: Edward Top: Gamsu | Jungle: Crumbz | Mid: Shiphtur | ADC: Core JJ | Support: KiWiKiD Top: ZionSpartan | Jungle: Xmithie | Mid: LiNk | ADC: Doublelift | Support: Aphromoo
  • Dolphins of Wall Street
Top: Meziljie | Jungle: Lasagna | Mid: F1NATYX | ADC: Tauren | Support: Smurf Top: Thaldrin | Jungle: Theokoles | Mid: Avenuee | ADC: HolyPhoenix | Support: Noxiak

Talent lineup



If you haven’t already seen our talent announcement for the event then you’re in for a treat! We’ve gathered some of the most knowledgeable and exciting hosts, analysts and commentators in the scene, who all can’t wait to finish 2014 with a bang.

Your Intel Extreme Masters Cologne talent lineup is: Additionally, Richard "Pulse" Kam and James "Stress" O'Leary will be bringing you all the games of the Expansion Tournament.

Full schedule



Counter Logic Gaming and Gambit will be able to watch the first round unfold thanks to their previous performances seating them straight in the semifinals, with the rest of the teams getting to play on Thursday and Friday. Check out the entire schedule on the official website or find it in brief below.

DAY ONE (Thursday, 18th of December 2014)

  • 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Giants vs. Reason Gaming (BO5)
  • 18:00 to 23:00 CET: LCS EU H2k vs. n!faculty (BO5)

DAY TWO (Friday, 19th of December 2014)

  • 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Expansion elimination match (BO5)
  • 18:00 to 21:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne quarterfinal #1- Team ROCCAT vs. Dolphins of Wall Street (BO3)
  • 21:00 to 0:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne quarterfinal #2 - Aces High vs. Team Dignitas (BO3)

DAY THREE (Saturday, 20th of December 2014)

  • 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Expansion Winners Match (BO5)
  • 18:00 to 21:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne semifinal #1 - Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team ROCCAT/Dolphins of Wall Street (BO3)
  • 21:00 to 0:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne semifinal #2 - Gambit Gaming vs. Aces High/Team Dignitas (BO3)

DAY FOUR (Sunday, 21st of December 2014)

  • 13:00 to 18:00 CET: LCS EU Expansion decider match (BO5)
  • 18:00 to 23:00 CET: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne final (BO5)

ESL Fantasy



You’re probably already familiar with our fantasy league system from the past events such as Intel Extreme Masters San Jose. However, if haven’t participated in one of our fantasy leagues before, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered.

All the important details on the ESL Fantasy league for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne can be found in our Fantasy league announcement.

Check out the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne ESL Fantasy page!

ESLGaming.com coverage

We can’t wait for the event to start, which is why we interviewed the teams and players before everything kicked off to find out what they thought of their competition as well as how they rated their own chances at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne.

General pre-coverage

Interviews

Social media

To round it all off, we’ve collected all the relevant social media links and information for your convenience: Don’t forget about the official social media accounts of the participating teams and players, which are all linked in their respective section above.

Tune in here from Thursday!

Let us know your predictions for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne in the comments below!