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New Champions Crowned in First Weekend at Intel Extreme Masters World Championship

09 Mar 2017

The first weekend of the 2017 World Championship of Intel Extreme Masters kicked off with exciting matches as teams vied for the “League of Legends” championship in Katowice, Poland. This year, the elite gaming competition spans two consecutive weekends for the first time, Feb. 25-26 and March 3-5.

Team Secret celebrates their win in the third annual Intel Challenge for the best women’s “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” teams in Europe and North America. AnyKey, an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting diverse participation in eSports, presented this eight-team tournament in partnership with Intel and ESL. (Credit: ESL | Adela Sznajder)

Next weekend, March 3-5, fans can tune in to watch on the very best compete in the finals for “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and “StarCraft II.” Fans can also join the excitement with the Sliver.TV app on their preferred VR head-mounted display to experience a 360-degree birds-eye view of the game action, first-person player views, player stats, and live commentary, plus enjoy the first-ever virtual eSports stadium experience.

Intel Extreme Masters World Championship 2017 opened for its first weekend Feb. 25-26, 2017, at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland. The longest-running eSports tournament, Intel Extreme Masters is hosting two weekends of pro gaming produced by ESL and powered by Intel-based technologies. Eight “League of Legends” teams competed at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice culminating in the best-of-five grand finals. (Credit: ESL | Helena Kristiansson)

The winner

During Season 11 finals of Intel Extreme Masters, Flash Wolves edged out G2 Esports in a best-of-five competition to become the 2017 “League of Legends” Intel Extreme Masters World Champions in Katowice.