We had a lot of esports action going on last weekend, but if you happened to miss any of it or our coverage, don’t worry - we’ve got your back! Scroll on to see a summary of all our Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One Katowice content and more.
League of Legends
Last weekend we saw one of the biggest upsets in competitive League of Legends ever after Team WE managed to defeat the GE Tigers, who had never been beaten in a series before. If that wasn’t enough we also saw plenty of amazing plays across the board, so make sure to check out the articles below for all the details.
- Group stage: “Only one favorite remains after day one of League of Legends at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice”
- Semifinals: “League of Legends history has been written on day two of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship”
- “The top 25 photos of League of Legends at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice”
- “Baits and steals: the top five League of Legends moments of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship”
You can also find the Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends VODs here.
There was a lot of hype surrounding the Intel Extreme Masters StarCraft II World Championship bracket due to the sheer amount of big-name players taking part in the tournament, and the competition truly exceeded expectations. Check out how the tournament panned out below.
- Round of 16: "An opening day of upsets and surprises for StarCraft II at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice"
- Round of 16: “Fan favorites dropping and amazing games on day 2 of Intel Extreme Masters World Championship”
- “The top 10 StarCraft II photos of Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice”
- “Apollo and Kaelaris's top three StarCraft II moments at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship”
A US$30,000 prize pool was on the line on Sunday for the finals of the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series. The games didn’t even come close to disappointing, and we ended up with one invited pro and one player from the open bracket facing off in the grand finals.
- Grand finals recap: “New bloods impress in the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series finals”
Check out the Hearthstone Legendary Series VODs here.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
With both ESL One and the Intel Challenge taking place last weekend, there was plenty of FPS action going on in Katowice. Looking back at the event, there were definitely some thriller matches in both events - let’s have a look!
- Groups A and B: “ESL One Katowice: favorites struggle and underdogs deal damage”
- Groups C and D: “ESL One Katowice: who found their form when it mattered most?”
- Quarterfinal one: “EnVyUs vs. Natus Vincere: the prestigious opening match”
- Quarterfinal two: “Fnatic vs. PENTA Sports: an unequal duel on the big stage”
- Quarterfinal three: “Virtus.pro vs. Keyd Stars: the intercontinental clash”
- Quarterfinal four: “Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Team SoloMid: the Scandinavian showdown”
- Semifinal one: “Fnatic vs. Virtus.pro: could the Swedes overcome hundreds of Poles?”
- Semifinal two: “EnVyUs vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas: the last two champions face off”
- Grand final: “Fnatic vs. NiP: who was the first to win two major titles?”
- Intel Challenge: “The winner of Intel Challenge Katowice 2015 has been found!”
You can find the ESL One CS:GO VODs here.
Additionally, you can find all the photos of the IEM Expo on our Flickr, as well as articles specifically dedicated to the cosplay and the crowd at the event!
As you can see, there was a lot going on at the IEM Expo last weekend. We hope you enjoyed all the esports action at ESL One and the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, and make sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook page for the latest information on upcoming ESL events!