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LCS leading teams will join Intel Extreme Masters World Championship League of Legends lineup!

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice is fast approaching, so it's high time we started taking a look at who'll be competing for the prestigious League of Legends world championship title.

In addition to the teams already qualified for the event through IEM events in Shenzhen, San Jose, Cologne and Taipei, we will also be inviting the number one team in the Korean LCK by the end of the first half of the season (14th February), the number one team in the European LCS by the end of week five (20th of February) as well as the number one North American LCS team by the end of week five (23rd of February). In the case of a perfectly tied first place, the team with the best results in the previous LCS/LCK season will receive the invite.

By the time of this announcement, Korea's current top team GE Tigers are already certain to stay on top of the ranking until the deadline, so they have already been invited and confirmed their participation.

The teams qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship so far are:

  • Team WE (Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen)
  • Cloud 9 (Intel Extreme Masters San Jose)
  • Gambit Gaming (Intel Extreme Masters Cologne)
  • yoe Flash Wolves (Intel Extreme Masters Taipei)
  • GE Tigers (LCK leading team after first half of the season)
  • European LCS leading team after week five
  • North American LCS leading team after week five



We will announce early next week how the eighth and final slot for the tournament will be filled.

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will take place at the Spodek arena in Katowice, Poland, from the 12th to the 15th of March 2015 - click here to get your ticket!