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fnatic & Gambit join Cologne - New poll with SK, NiP & MYM

Almost every other vote wanted to see fnatic, the European champion and semifinalist of Riot Games' World Championship. Even the gap to the second placed team is immense. Gambit received a third of all votes and takes the second EU spot at the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne. The star studded team of EG might have suffered from disbandment rumours of Wickd, Froggen, Krepo, Snoopeh and Yellowpete.
The tournament will feature 6 teams, the first placed teams from both polls, in this case Cloud 9 and fnatic will directly be seeded into the semifinal, whereas the runner-ups, Counter Logic Gaming and Gambit Gaming, will have to face tough competition in the quarterfinal to show they're deserving of a spot in the Semifinals.
European Poll results

  1. fnatic - 47.6% (seed into Semifinal)
  2. Gambit Gaming - 30.3% (seed into Quarterfinal)
  3. Team EG - 17.9%
  4. Team Alternate - 2.7%
  5. Lemondogs - 1,5%


Two more teams for Cologne Pro

Today and tomorrow, the final two teams in the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne Pro Tournament will be determined through qualifiers in Turkey and CIS, on their respective servers. Being two emerging regions within the competitive League of Legends scene, it will be interesting to see them compete with the LCS veterans.
The winning team from each of these qualifiers will take a place in the quarterfinals. Whichever team wins the Turkish qualifier will be seeded against the Americans from Counter Logic Gaming, while the CIS team will play against Gambit Gaming.
Qualifier Information:

  • CIS Qualifier: October 18th, 2013 - 20:00 MSK (Moscow Standard Time)
  • Turkey Qualifier: October 19th, 2013 - 14:00 EET (Eastern European Time)


Amateur Tournament

Besides the $50,000 Pro Tournament there will be another $30,000 Amateur Tournament with four teams facing on the big stage. Well known teams including former (and maybe soon-to-be) LCS participants and rising challengers will spice up the transatlantic clash in a side-tournament.
Again, one team will be chosen by you. We've set up another poll featuring SK Gaming, MeetYourMakers and Ninjas in Pyjamas. The winner will get a direct spot for the Amateur Tournament while the other two teams will meet with six more in Cross-Realm Qualifier.
Amateur Tournament Information:

  • Poll feat. SK, MYM & NiP: until October 22th, 2013
    --> 1st advances to IEM Cologne Amateur Tournament, 2nd/3rd to Cross-Realm Qualifier
  • EU West Qualifier: October 28th, 2013 - 18:00 CEST
    --> Top 3 advances to Cross-Realm Qualifier
  • EUNE Qualifier: October 28th, 2013 - 18:00 CEST
    --> Top 3 advances to Cross-Realm Qualifier
  • Cross-Realm Qualifier: November 5th - 17:00 CEST
    Top 3 advances to IEM Cologne Amateur Tournament


Vote for the team you would like to see in Cologne until Tuesday at midnight (PST)!


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