The ESL just announced that SteelSeries will be sponsor of their Go4SC2 tournament series. The Go4SC2 tournament series started with the beta of StarCraft 2 and features two cups per week and a final cup every month. This Sunday the SteelSeries Go4SC2 Cup #27
will take place and the winner earn 200€
and important points for the monthly ranking. The top eight players of each month get invited to a monthly in which the winner gets 500€
In the first Sunday Cup of the cooperation SteelSeries is also going to raffle three hardware bundles between all checked in participants. Each bundles contains the following SteelSeries products: SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse, a SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset, a SteelSeries StarCraft II Limited Edition Zboard and a SteelSeries SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition (StarCraft II Tychus Findlay) mousepad.
Starttime: Every Wednesday 11:00 CDT
Check-In: 10:40 CDT
Participants: up to 512
Matchsystem: Single Elimination - Best of 1 until Quarter Final, Best of Three in QF, Semi-Final, Best of Five in Final
Prizes: 60 Points
4. 10 Points
Starttime: Every Sunday 08:00 CDT
Check-In: 06:40 CDT
Participants: up to 1024
Matchsystem: Single Elimination - Best of 1 until Quarter Final, Best of Three in QF, Semi-Final, Best of Five in Final
Prizes: 100 Points + 200€
4. 40 Points
5-8. 25 Points
9-16. 10 Points
Date: Last Thursday of the Month or first thursday of the next Month
Players: Top 8 players of monthly SteelSeries Go4SC2 Point Ranking
System: Single Elimination Bracket - best of three until Final, Final is best of five
General SteelSeries Go4SC2 Links:
SteelSeries Go4SC2 - Replay Archive - All-Time Ranking
The last Wednesday Cup had over 800 participants and 512 players checked in with six minutes, the aim is to beat that number for Sunday and make the first 1024 player StarCraft 2 cup.
, SteelSeries Go4SC2
, Sign up for SS Go4SC2 #27
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revived an old Warcraft 3 brand with the Go4 cup series
. It was one of the most established cup series in the early days of Warcraft 3 and now it is back for StarCraft II with weekly cups and a monthly final.
Every Saturday will be a cup with 100€ prize money and at the end of the month will be a monthly final with win 500€. The monthly final will be always on Thursday after the last Saturday Cup of a month, so on the last or first Thursday of a month. It will feature the top16 players from the monthly rankings and it will be streamed on ESL TV
. There also will be cups on Wednesdays, where you can win points for the monthly ranking, but no prize money.
The first monthly final will be streamed at 13:00 CDT, 1 April 2010 on ESL TV. And the first Go4SC2 cup will start at 08:00 CDT, 27 March 2010, check in will start at 07:40 CDT, 27 March 2010 (Sign up & try to get the 100€
Saturday Go4SC2 Cups
1. 100 Points + 100€
2. 75 Points
3. 60 Points
4. 40 Points
5-8. 25 Points
9-16. 10 Points
Wednesday Go4SC2 Cups
1. 40 Points
2. 25 Points
3. 10 Points
Go4SC2 #1: 08:00 CDT, 27 March 2010 - Sign up (100€)
Go4SC2 #2: 07:00 CDT, 31 March 2010 - Sign up
Go4SC2 Final #1: 13:00 CDT, 1 April 2010 (500€)
Links: Official Announcement
Go4SC2 #3: 07:00 CDT, 3 April 2010 - Sign up (100€)
Go4SC2 #4: 07:00 CDT, 7 April 2010 - Sign up
Go4SC2 #5: 07:00 CDT, 10 April 2010 - Sign up (100€)
Go4SC2 #6: 07:00 CDT, 14 April 2010 - Sign up
Go4SC2 #7: 07:00 CDT, 17 April 2010 - Sign up (100€)
Go4SC2 #8: 07:00 CDT, 21 April 2010 - Sign up
Go4SC2 #9: 07:00 CDT, 24 April 2010 - Sign up (100€)
Go4SC2 #10: 07:00 CDT, 28 April 2010 - Sign up
Go4SC2 Final #2: 13:00 CDT, 29 April 2010 (500€)
, ESL SC2 Section
, ESL Go4SC2 Cup #1
- signed up players
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Scheduled: 20:30 CST, 4 February 2010 to 22:30 CST, 6 February 2010Schedule:
The Intel Extreme Masters Season 4
will see it's Asian Championship Finals
played at the 2010 Taipei Game Show
in Taipei, Taiwan. The Quake Live tournament will start at 20:30 CST, 4 February 2010 with first group matches. The first day of group matches will be broadcasted by Quake Live.tv
, from day two on the games will be casted on ESL TV
- Zhibo 'Jibo' Fan
- Joe 'fenda' Fender
Lee 'Gosia' Byungwook
- Utaro 'Utal1ty' Ohno
- Cyrus 'proZaC' Malekani
- Sung-Lin 'Mustaine' Tsai
- Kong-Chian 'n1troN' Lian
- Naonobu 'uNleashed' Tahara
Round 1 (Start: 20:30 CST, 4 February 2010):
- Fenda [2:0] Utal1ty
- Mustaine [0:2] uNleashed
Round 1 (Start: 20:30 CST, 5 February 2010):
- proZaC [2:0] n1troN
- Jibo [2:0] Fenda
- proZaC [2:0] uNleashed
- Mustaine [2:1] n1troN
- Jibo [2:0] Utal1ty
- Mustaine [0:2] proZaC
- n1tron [0:2] uNleashed
02:00 CST, 6 February 2010 - Semi Final 1: Jibo [3:0] uNleashed
20:30 CST, 6 February 2010 - Semi Final 2: proZaC [3:0] Fenda
21:30 CST, 6 February 2010 - Game for 3rd Place: Fenda [0:3] uNleashed
21:30 CST, 6 February 2010 - Final: Jibo [3:0] proZaC
Quakelive - $4,000 / 8 players
Counter-Strike 1.6 - $25,000 / 8 teams
World of Warcraft - $20,000 / 8 teams
1. Jibo - $1.750 and a slot on the World Championships
2. proZaC - $800 and a slot on the World Championships
3. uNleashed - $550
4. Fenda - $300
: ESL TV Free
) - ESL TV Premium
(with live scores: groups
: Group stage
Galleries / Videos
: ESL pics
, IEM on YouTube
, Fragster: Friday gallery
, Saturday gallery
, Return of the p1mp
Interviews: proZaC: "There can only be one true p1mp"
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Only four weeks left until the ESL Intel Extreme Masters World Championships
will take place in
Hannover, Germany. Twelve Quake Live players from all over the world (6 from Europe, 4(1) from Americas, 2 from Asia) will fight over $20,000
prize money. The World Championships will be played in two groups of six players each, the top three of each group will advance to the playoffs. In the playoffs the second placed will face off against the third placed, while the first placed players will get a bye into the semi finals.
Shane 'rapha' Hendrixson
Chance 'chance' Lacina
Maciej 'Av3k' Krzykowski
Anton 'Cooller' Singov
Alessandro 'stermy' Avallone
One Player from the Asian Championships
Tim 'DaHanG' Fogarty
Sander 'Vo0' Kaasjager
Alexey 'Cypher' Yanushevsky
Kévin 'strenx' Baéza
Magnus 'Fox' Ollson
One Player from the Asian Championships
The World Championship Finals will take place from 2. March until 6. March and a detailed schedule about the event will be released soon. Next Friday the Asian Championships
will start in Taipei with players like proZaC
. Full coverage will be posted later this week.
Source: ESL Announcement
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who already has a ESL Pro Series (EPS) for Quake Live,
Germany will be the second country to feature a ESL Pro Series, which is the highest national league within the ESL and the direct qualification for the Intel Extreme Masters.
The German ESL Pro Series Season 16 will feature 16 players and a total prize money of 3 200€
. There will be four qualification cups and the top four of each cup will qualify for the EPS.
ESL Pro Series
The ESL Pro Series is the national league for professional gamers. Only the best of each countries players qualify for the league and fight for the national championship. Depending on the country over 100,000€ might be at stake. More than 500,000 Euro prize money are paid out across Europe in the year 2008. The ESL Pro Series is organized by Turtle Entertainment or it's partners. The system and structure is comparable to established national leagues from traditional sports.
The most exciting matches are presented live at Intel Friday Night Games. These live events are the highlight of each ESL Pro Series season. Up to 2.000 fans visit Friday Night Games in Germany and transform each location into an eSports stadium. Chants - live matches - professional presentation - raffles and eSports stars make the Friday Night Games an unforgettable eSports experience.
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sits down with another fascinating individual, Vo0
, who also has comeback to play Quake Live in the Intel Extreme Masters. He came out of a tough group by taking maps from Chance
to qualify for the American Championships in Edmonton, Canada this coming weekend.
In the interview Vo0 talks about being a Dutch in America and what he does there, but also about his chances to reach the top four and qualify for the Global Finals in Germany.
What advantages do you have over your opponents in Canada?
Being Dutch! I know I wouldn't like losing to someone not from my country if I were to play a national qualifier. :)
Honestly now, do you expect to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship?
Yes that is my goal, and I expect to achieve it.
Read the full interview on the Intel Extreme Masters website
and follow the IEM American Championship Finals coverage
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bothHow to play back QL demos
Group deciding match between coL|dkt and EG|gellehsak in the Intel Extreme Masters American Championship Group B. Both players went with 2-0 matches and 4-0 maps into the game and the winner earned a direct slot for the IEM American Championship Finals.
coL|dkt vs. EG|gellehsak
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Tonight the IEM4 American Championship
should see the next Playday 1
games played. For the streaming coverage, Marcus "djWHEAT
" Graham from djWHEAT.tv
and the guys from QL-TV
will be around to shoutcast the following matches:
- finished: walter vs Vo0 (bet / results + demos) - with djWHEAT
- finished: SK-rapha vs EG|Chance (bet / results + demos) - with djWHEAT
- rescheduled: EG|Griffin vs Loaded|relic (bet / match details) - with QL-TV
- finished: swooped vs Loaded|carnage (bet / result + demos) - with QL-TV
Some matches are still subject to rescheduling and this post will be updated as often as possible.
DaHanG vs. Judge - (Matchdetails)
gellehsak vs. kgb - (Matchdetails)
dkt vs. pl4gue - (Matchdetails)
sparks vs. LoSt-CaUzE - (Matchdetails)
Demos can be found in Matchdetails!
: American Championship
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As announced yesterday the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship will have four qualifiers Cups with the top four of each cup joining the 16 invited players for a regular season with 32 players. Today the ESL announced the details about the qualification cups and also the first five invited players.
First Round - 13:00 CST, 4 November 2009
Second Round - 14:00 CST, 4 November 2009
Third Round - 14:30 CST, 4 November 2009
Fourth Round - 15:00 CST, 4 November 2009
Semi Final - 15:30 CST, 4 November 2009
Final & Match for 3rd Place - 16:00 CST, 4 November 2009
- Sign Up
First Round - 13:00 CST, 9 November 2009
Second Round - 14:00 CST, 9 November 2009
Third Round - 14:30 CST, 9 November 2009
Fourth Round - 15:00 CST, 9 November 2009
Semi Final - 15:30 CST, 9 November 2009
Final & Match for 3rd Place - 16:00 CST, 9 November 2009
- Sign Up
First Round - 13:00 CST, 12 November 2009
Second Round - 14:00 CST, 12 November 2009
Third Round - 14:30 CST, 12 November 2009
Fourth Round - 15:00 CST, 12 November 2009
Semi Final - 15:30 CST, 12 November 2009
Final & Match for 3rd Place - 16:00 CST, 12 November 2009
- Sign Up
First Round - 12:00 CST, 15 November 2009
Second Round - 13:00 CST, 15 November 2009
Third Round - 13:30 CST, 15 November 2009
Fourth Round - 14:00 CST, 15 November 2009
Semi Final - 14:30 CST, 15 November 2009
Final & Match for 3rd Place - 15:00 CST, 15 November 2009
- Sign Up
Timelimit: 10 minutes per Map
Matchsetting: Best of Three
Mapchoice: The higher seeded player tosses a map from the map list first, afterwards the other player tosses one map. From the three remaining maps the higher seeded player chooses first which map to play, then the other player selects the second map. The remaining map will be played as third map, if a decider is needed.
Maplist: qzdm6 (Campgrounds), qzdm13 (Lost World), qztourney7 (Furious Heights), qztourney9 (House of Decay), ztntourney1 (Blood Run)
Servers: Servers will be provided by ESL and the password will be announced on the day of the cup on the tournament rule site.
Here are the first five invites for the European Championship, the next five will be announced on Sunday and the last six will be announced on Tuesday.
Source: Qualifier Announcement
Richard 'noctis' Gansterer
Magnus 'fox' Olsson
Michael 'madix' Hindersson
Benjamin 'calipt' Jakob
Aaron-Anton John 'VIZARI' Jones
- Invite Announcement
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The ESL just announced a change for the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship. They increased the number of participants from 16 to 32 players online and the top 16 will play in the offline finals instead of the top 8. That change also includes that now 12 players will meet in the World Championships in Hannover instead of 8.
That also means that the prize money for the European Championship is increased to $5,200 for the online group stage. The offline prize money stays at $8,000, that makes a total of $13,200 for the European Championship.
16 players will be invited directly, while another 16 players can qualify over four qualification cups. The top four of each qualification cup will join the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship.
*Qualification Cup #1: Wed, 04/11/09 20:00 CET
*Qualification Cup #2: Mon, 09/11/09 20:00 CET
*Qualification Cup #3: Thu, 12/11/09 20:00 CET
*Qualification Cup #4: Sun, 15/11/09 20:00 CET
The cups are open to all players from Europe
$13.200 Prize Money
$75 per won match
$100 Bonus for Qualifying for the Finals
The first five invites for the European Championship will be announced tomorrow.
Source: Official Announcement
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Two days ago one of the greatest Quake Live tournaments ended and now you will be able to watch all those games again with commentary from 2GD, Joe and some guest hosts: The ESL TV video-on-demand brings you all the great games again. Check out all the games, like the final between
Cypher or the thrilling five mapper between
noctis and the legendary
- VOD Overview
- ESL TV
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LLL*dem0nHow to play back QL demos
Pack includes demos from the ESL Benelux Opening Cup
LLL*dem0n vs. BVG.RazorX (t7 & ztn1) (WB Final)
LLL*dem0n vs. Weird (t7) (Grand Final)
: Cup Brackets
LLL*dem0n vs. BVG.RazorX
LLL*dem0n vs. Weird
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The Electronic Sports League is proud to announce that Quake Live will be part of the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Dubai
. The event will feature a 12 player (might be reduced to 8) Tournament with Quake Live players from all over the world fighting for a share of $6,500
prize money. The event will be held at the Gitex Shopper
from 17th to 19th October. The tournament will be played on LAN Servers
provided by id Software.
Total Prize Money: $6,500
1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $1,400
3rd Place: $700
4th Place: $400
Relegation Loser: $200
Relegation Loser: $200
Groups #4-#6: $100
Also everyone interested in participation and flying to Dubai can apply on the ESL website
until 08:00 CDT, 2 October 2009.
More details about the schedule and confirmed players will be released prior to the event in the next two weeks.
- Global Challenge Dubai announcement
- Signed up players
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Recently the ESL announced
that Quake Live will be part of their Intel Extreme Masters Continental Championships.
Today they revealed more details about the upcoming qualification tournament and the prize money. There will be four qualification cups and the top two of each cup will reach the American Championship, where they will be joined by eight invited players and fight for a total of $10,600
prize money. The complete tournament system can be found on the Intel Extreme Masters website
1. Qualification Cup - Sunday, 20. September - Sign Up
2. Qualification Cup - Tuesday, 22. September - Sign Up
3. Qualification Cup - Sunday, 27. September - Sign Up
4. Qualification Cup - Thursday, 01. October - Sign Up
For each win during the American Championship group stage the winner receives $75 and all players that qualify for the Finals receive a bonus of $100*. So during main round there will be a total of $2,600 in prize money.
Total Prize Money: $10,600
*Bonus is only paid when the participant takes part in the Final event.
The full schedule and rules of all qualifiers and more details about the tournament can be found on the ESL America website
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Quake Live is now officially part of the Intel Extreme Masters Continental Championship Season
. That means that there will be regional Quake Live Championships in at least Europe and North America for Quake Live. The tournament system for both regions is already announced, but it's still open if the the Quake Live tournaments will be completely online or will end together with World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike 1.6 in offline finals.
In both regions eight players get directly invite to the Continental Championship and the top two of four qualification cups will also go to each Continental Championship. The Continental Championship will be played in a system of four by four groups. The first player of each group advances directly to the Continental Finals, while the second one faces the third one of another group for a slot on the finals.
The official website
says that the North American Championship qualification
will start on September, 20th, so we can expect more details pretty soon.
: Official announcement
- European Championship Overview
- North American Championship Overview
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Scheduled: 05:35 CDT, 22 August 2009 to 06:30 CDT, 22 August 2009Schedule:
The $1.000 Intel Extreme Masters Pro/Am Challenge on gamescom in Cologne will start tomorrow with 16 players, the players will play from gamescom
on the ESL Intel Arena. The tournament will be single elimination and each match will be best of three, while the final will be best of five. The final match will be broadcasted at 05:35 CDT Friday on ESL TV
Demos can be found in the matchdetails.
rapha vs. noctis
Time: Saturday, 05:35 CDT
Coverage: ESL TV
rapha vs. fox - (Matchdetails)
ZTN1 - [11:06]
T4 - [14:10]
noctis vs. Spart1e - (Matchdetails)
T9 - [07:11]
CA2 - [16:03]
T4 - [12:10]
rapha vs. calipt - (Matchdetails)
ZTN1 - [07:05]
T7 - [13:02]
strenx vs. fox - (Matchdetails)
T7 - [02:08]
ZTN1 - [02:16]
noctis vs. draven - (Matchdetails)
ZTN1 - [19:07]
T9 - [21:08]
d1ablo vs. Spart1e - (Matchdetails)
ZTN1 - [07:11]
DM6 - [03:24]
rapha vs. r3N_League - (Matchdetails)
T9 - [20:01]
DM13 - [18:01]
PURRI vs. calipt - (Matchdetails)
T9 - [14:11]
T7 - [10:11]
DM13 - [01:02]
strenx vs. Liefje- (Matchdetails)
T4 - [34:05]
DM6 - [41:00]
smUv vs. fox - (Matchdetails)
DM13 - [-2:40]
T7 - [-1:29]
noctis vs. rLssk - (Matchdetails)
T9 - [34:-1]
CA2 - [28:-2]
majo vs. draven - (Matchdetails)
T7 - [11:06]
DM6 - [01:15]
DM13 - [07:13]
smoke vs. d1ablo - (Matchdetails)
ZTN1 - [04:10]
T9 - [11:13]
3del vs. Spart1e - (Matchdetails)
DM6 - [-1:36]
T9 - [00:40]
Tournament Mode: Single Elimination
Match Mode: Best of Three (Final match: Best of Five)
Prizemoney: First Place - $1.000
Maps: Maps will be decided by elimination. An admin will toss a coin and the loser of the coin toss will start the elimination. Each player then eliminates 2 maps from the pool. In the next step the loser of the coin toss will pick the 1st map and then the winner of the coin toss picks the 2nd map. The remaining map will be the 3rd map.
Maplist: Campgrounds (qzdm6), Lost World (qzdm13),Vertical Vengeance (qztourney4), Furious Heights (qztourney7), House of Decay (qztourney9), Bloodrun (ztntourney1), Trinity (qzca2)
#1 - rapha
#2 - spart1e
#3 - noctis
#4 - fox
#5 - strenx
#6 - draven
#7 - smoke
#8 - calipt
#9 - PURRI
#10 - d1ablo
The remaining six slots in the tournament will be filled with sign-ups on the exhibition. Amateurs can sign up on Friday morning until 04:30 CDT. A lottery will decide which six of all signed up players will get the remaining slots and seeds.
Coverage: ESL Coverage Site
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The Electronic Sports League just announced that the fourth Season of their Intel Extreme Masters will launch on the Gamescom in Cologne, 19th to 23rd August. The prize money purse for the fourth edition will be $500,000
and the Season will feature the following games: World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Quake Live
More Details about the Season will be released on Gamescom. The Gamescom is the first Global Challenge of at least six events during the course of the season. The kick-off event will feature three parts:
A $10,000 World of Warcraft 3on3 Tournament for eight Teams. The first six teams are already confirmed and are:
A $10,000 Cup for Counter-Strike 1.6 with four invited teams. The teams are:
fnatic.MSI (IEM World Champion)
mTw int. (IEM European Champion)
mousesports (German Champion)
SK Gaming (No.1 on the IEM Ranking)
There also will be a $1.000 Pro/Am Challenge for visitors of the Gamescom and ESL Intel Arena booth. Visitors can sign up for a public duel tournament and play for $1.000 prize money.
Expect more details in the next few weeks!
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The ESL Spring League Playoffs are going into the hot phase, only eight players are left to fight it out. Four players have been still undefeated in the playoffs and will fight in the winner bracket semi-finals:
Both matches are scheduled for this Sunday.
In the lower bracket round 9 another four players hope to jump to the next round and avoid elimination. The following players will match up to enter the next round:
Both matches have no dates yet, but it's estimated that they will be played this weekend as well.
Winner bracket Quarter-Final
draven vs. pizo
qztourney7: [10:03] (Replay
Lower bracket Round 8
ChOu vs. kRoNic
Dawn vs. madix
- Cup Frontsite
- ESL Quake Live Forum
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The ESL just launched Quake Live on their ESL America section with a 1on1 Ladder
and a 1on1 Opening Cup
. They also announced that they will start team competitions soon in TDM, CTF and maybe even CA.
The Opening Cup sign ups will last until the end of May and matches will start in June, there are slots for up to 64 participants. The ESL has not announced the system yet, but it will be Double Elimination or a Groupstage with playoffs regarding on number of sign ups.
The default public rules will be used for the ladder and the opening cup, while the ladder will be best-of-1, the cup will be best-of-3. The map list should consist of qzdm6, qzdm13, tourney4, tourney6 and tourney7. The ESL has already a very active European section
with over one thousand players and a lot of competitions running.
: You can now also vote on the mappool, the five maps with the most votes get to be in the maplist. The poll runs until 31. May, they last day of the opening cup sign ups.
ESL announcement News
- Ladder sign up
- Cup sign up
- Vote Now!
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The ESL just announced the fourth edition of their ESL Major Series, the ESL version of the Clanbase Eurocups. The newest edition will feature 14 games
(ten team games and four duel games) and a total prize money of 17.250€
. For the first time the EMS will feature a Quake
tournament: Quake3 1on1
. The Quake 3 tournament will have a total prize money of 750€. More details about qualification, rules and system will be announced soon.
Call of Duty 4 - 3.000€
Counter-Strike: Source - 3.000€
FIFA 09 - 1.750€
DotA - 1.500€
Counter-Strike Female - 1.500€
Team Fortress 2 - 1.500€
Dawn of War II - 1.000€
America's Army - 500€
Day of Defeat: Source - 500€
Enemy Territory - 500€
Quake 3 - 750€
Starcraft: Broodwar - 750€
PES 2009 - 500€
Trackmania Nations Forever - 500€
- Official ESL Announcement
- EMS Prize Money Overview
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, the eSport Broadcasting channel of the Electronic Sports League (ESL) recently announced a new set of hosts for English casted shows. They will take care of broadcasting the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters Events, like the Global Challenge Los Angeles
on the upcoming weekend. They will also broadcast the matches of the ESL Pro Series in the United Kingdom in Counter-Strike: Source and Call of Duty 4.
The new casters are:
- Only a few months ago James had his biggest appearance as a presenter at Games Convention when he was the host of the eSports Award 2008
. Before that he had already commented on other eSport events. Especially in World of Warcraft he demonstrated his competence, which he gained as a successful player at fnatic.
- Joe is well known for years as an eSports moderators. The Counter-Strike and Call of Duty 4 expert commented the legendary CPL finals between Vo0 and Fatal1ty for the American MTV back in 2005.
- Matt Rider makes up the trio. For many years he was a Counter-Strike player till he switched to World of Warcraft. He succeeded to participate in big tournaments such as the Intel and Blizzard Warcraft Weekend.
- ESL TV Freestream
- ESL Announcement
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Today the groups and schedule for the ESL Major Series in Starcraft were released. After four qualification cups the best twelve players will fight in four groups. The best two players of each group will advance to the playoffs. The tournament features some of the best European and North American Starcraft players. It will be also featured by a weekly ESL TV coverage (always Mondays at 14:00 CDT) , which will be mainly in German, but some shows are planned to be in English as well. Replays of the matches can be found after the games on the ESL website and it’s obligatory for players to upload them.
Playday 1 Group A & B: 14:00 CDT, 15 September 2008
Playday 1 Group C & D: 14:00 CDT, 22 September 2008
Playday 2 Group A & B: 14:00 CDT, 29 September 2008
Playday 2 Group C & D: 14:00 CDT, 6 October 2008
Playday 3 Group A & B: 14:00 CDT, 13 October 2008
Playday 3 Group C & D: 15:00 CDT, 27 October 2008
Total: 750 Euros
1. Place: 450 Euros
2. Place: 200 Euros
3. Place: 100 Euros
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