Cloud9 on stage

Cloud9 Ditches IEM Katowice

North America’s Cloud9 has decided to step down from the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, Poland, the tournament organizer announced Thursday. C9 have opted to stay focused on their fruitful 6-0 start to their League of Legends...
Move on stage

Move Parts Ways with Unicorns of Love

Unicorns of Love have opted not to re-sign jungler Kang "Move" Min-su, the organization announced Saturday. In a Facebook statement, the organization writes that the decision is “well considered and was heavily discussed by the whole team altogether,” before citing...

‘NiP Magic’ in Full Effect at IEM Oakland

Ninjas in Pyjamas's most recent victory at IEM Oakland was truly incredible. While they played well, it still feels as though NiP was able to steal away this victory. Although they did win the games they needed to, they...

TSM Tanks at IEM Oakland 2016

IEM Oakland 2016 was an event many TSM fans were looking forward to. It would mark the team's first series since their rather disappointing run at Worlds 2016. It would also be their first series of the off-season that TSM...

TSM to Attend IEM Oakland with Surprise ADC

The full list of teams attending the Intel Extreme Masters in Oakland, California on November 19-20 has been announced, with the number of total participants dropping from eight to six. ESL Senior Producer William "Chobra" Cho confirmed to ESPN that...
esports edition

The Ninja Defuse Heard around the World: Snax’s 1 v 5

Sometimes, in Counter-Strike, everything goes right--out of a combination of luck and skill, the stars align in your favor. Think of a perfect pop flash, or a wallbang headshot. Other times, you’re less lucky--maybe the flash doesn’t land quite...

What Is AnyKey and Why Do We Want It?

Because of the 2GD fiasco and other drama recently, many people overlooked an important piece of gaming news: Intel and ESL have partnered together to create an initiative focused on promoting women and LGTBQ+ people in esports. In 2013, Forbes examined...

IEM Katowice 2016 Brings Us Cross-Region Play

There will be no LCS action this week. Instead, we will have our first glimpse at international League of Legends since IEM Cologne took place at the end of last year. IEM Katowice 2016 features 2 groups of 4 teams; each...

Welcome New Brazilian Overlords: Tempo Storm to Katowice

After a marathon online qualifier, Brazilian underdogs Tempo Storm have battled their way through the brackets to secure a spot at the IEM World Championships Katowice 2016. The tournament in Poland will feature a prize pool of over $250,000...

IEM Cologne 2015: Who’s Going and Why You Should Watch

Sports are way more fun when you have a team to cheer for. League of Legends is no different. The 2016 LCS season is fast approaching, but first we have IEM Cologne - the last major League of Legends...

IEM San Jose: The International Battle for Victory

  Today, November 21st 2015, teams from all across the globe will travel to San Jose California to battle over a $175,000 prize pool. In this article, we’ll take a look at each team’s recent results, and win percentages vs...

Intel Extreme Masters 2015: San Jose

Intel Extreme Masters tournament begins this weekend, the 21st of November. The League of Legends teams are ready to compete and with the recent changes to some North American teams it will their chance to show off new skill....