Details have emerged regarding next years highly anticipated Intel Extreme Masters World Championship final event that will see the very best in the MMO gaming world clash together for a fight of epic proportions. The famous event attracts thousands of players and fans, and not just for the opportunity of proving oneself. The eighth World Championship in the Intel Extreme Masters Series boasts an impressive $250,000 prize pool.
For the first time in the events history the final will be taking place in the Spodek sports arena in Katowice, Poland. However, that’s after the event travels to Shanghai, New York, Singapore and Sao Paulo. The January appearance in the Spodek sports arena saw over 50,000 dedicated fans walk through the doors, supported by over 5 million unique viewers on the ESL TV live streams. This is the first occasion that the final event has been held outside of its previous home in Hannover Germany.
Gaming superstars from around the globe will be competing for the prize pool in two of the biggest strategy titles of our time, League of Legends and Starcraft II.
Piotr Uszok, the Katowice
?We are proud to be hosting such a prestigious and globally
influential gaming event like the Intel Extreme Masters in our city. The event has become a part of our city?s strategy
because gaming is a major part of youth culture today.”
Micha? Blicharz, Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle Entertainment:
“I have never seen an event as amazing as the Intel Extreme Masters
event that took place in Spodek last January and I can only imagine what
it will look like when we stage the World Championship here, The
turnout of the fans last year and the unforgettable atmosphere they have
created gave us absolutely no choice but to move the finals event from
Germany to Poland.?