Day one of League of Legends at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship did not disappoint. Eight teams from around the world gathered in Katowice, Poland in order to fight for their share of a minimum US$100,000 prize pool as well as the prestigious title and trophy, and none of them were willing to give up their chance without a fight.
Friday saw Group A face off, with the initial best of ones seeing some incredible moments including brutal Baron fights, nailbiting teamfights and even a pentakill. After a hard-fought elimination match and a breakneck decider match, we now know who’s one step closer to the crown.
Match one: ESC Ever vs. Team SoloMid
- Game 1: ESC Ever (36:55 minutes)
Match one: Royal Never Give Up vs. Origen
- Game 1: Royal Never Give Up (30:17 minutes)
Winners’ match: ESC Ever vs. Royal Never Give Up
- Game 1: Royal Never Give Up (31:20 minutes)
Elimination match: Team SoloMid vs. Origen
- Game 1: Team SoloMid (46:26 minutes)
- Game 2: Origen (45:32 minutes)
- Game 3: Team SoloMid (32:32 minutes)
Decider match: ESC Ever vs. Team SoloMid
- Game 1: Team SoloMid (34:27 minutes)
- Game 2: Team SoloMid (25:51 minutes)
Get ready for Group B!
Today will see Group B of the League of Legends Intel Extreme Masters World Championship take place. With SK Telecom T1, Counter Logic Gaming, Qiao Gu Reapers and Fnatic all ready to prove their mettle, there are going to be even more incredible matches.
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