Intel Extreme Masters is once again returning to the ESL studios in Cologne, Germany with a League of Legends tournament, and on December the 18th to the 20th six teams from around the world will battle it out for the coveted Intel Extreme Masters trophy.
Last week, the North American team voting began, giving fans another chance to choose which teams they want to see perform. Today, it is our pleasure to announce that Cloud9 and Team Liquid received the most votes and will therefore be joining the team lineup for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne.
The full poll results are as follows:
- Cloud9 with 70%
- Team Liquid with 21%
- Team Dignitas with 7%
- Team Gravity with 2%
Cloud9's last Intel Extreme Masters appearance was at the 2015 World Championship in Katowice, where they qualified after emerging victorious at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose. Their performance in Katowice was subpar as, after losing to GE Tigers and yoe Flash Wolves, they were out of the competition. Now Cloud9 have another chance to prove themselves on the international stage at the Intel Extreme Masters.
It will be Team Liquid's first appearance at an Intel Extreme Masters event. The team had a very good showing in the NA LCS Summer Split, where they took the first place in the round robin group stage. Unfortunately, they fell off in the regional qualifiers and had to give up a slot at Worlds 2015 to Cloud9 after losing to them 1-3.
We are looking forward to seeing both Cloud9 and Team Liquid perform at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne!
The event kicks off in a month's time, so be sure to follow Intel Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates.