The Electronic Sports League (ESL) closes out the year in dramatic-fashion with the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) in Cologne, Germany from December 14 through December 16. Eight teams from Korea and Europe will compete for $50,000 in prizes and points to qualify for the upcoming IEM season finals at CeBIT 2013.
Live from the ESL TV Studios, FnaticRaidCall, SK Telecom T1, Millenium, mouseports, Meet Your Makers, CJ Entus, Counter Logic Gaming EU, and Team Alternate will meet on the Fields of Justice to battle in group stages to advance into the single elimination bracket. The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for IEM’s season finals in addition to their share of the prize pool.
Interested in competing professionally in Season 3? Then form your ranked 5v5 teams soon, because any teams created after the December 14th deadline will be ineligible to compete (no exceptions)! For more information on the Season 3 Path to Pro, head over here.
In just a few days, teams from all over the world will travel to IPL 5 in Las Vegas to face off in another set of international competition. Follow Team SoloMid, Counter Logic Gaming Europe, Moscow Five BenQ, Team WE, Singapore Sentinels, and the Season Two World Champions Taipei Assassins from November 29 through December 2 in an intense battle for over $100,000 in prizes.
Alienware Arena is back for a fourth season of exciting League of Legends Battlegrounds competition. With over 5,000 teams from across the globe having participated in previous seasons, look no further for nonstop competition on the Fields of Justice.
Registration for Alienware Arena’s League of Legends Battlegrounds Winter Season is now open, so prepare to put your team to the test and fight your way to the top!
The Winter Season begins November 29, 2012, and runs through January 27, 2013. At the season’s conclusion, the top ranked teams will be invited to compete in a tournament from February 2-14, 2013, for a shot at $1,750 in prizes.
Sign up for Alienware Arena’s League of Legends Battlegrounds Winter Season here!
The IGN Pro League (IPL) returns to Las Vegas for another dose of intense international competition. IPL is hosting its fifth major tournament from November 29 through December 2 at the luxurious Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The tournament introduces a new structure, beginning with four teams in a live qualifier fighting for a single spot in the main bracket. Once the final team is determined, a total of sixteen teams will battle for over $100,000 in prizes.
Three teams from North America – TSM, Dignitas and CLG.NA – have already qualified for the Season Three Championship Series, but there are still five spots left to fill. With the new competitive season closing in, the search for the remaining Season Three contenders is officially on.
Welcome to this week’s Pro Player Pick, where we feature one of League of Legends’ best players discussing his champion of choice.
Saturday the 13th was an incredible moment for everyone here, as we crowned our Season Two World Champions. We’ve put together a video recap of the event which we hope you enjoy, and we’d like to share a few interesting facts about the audience for the event: