One year more at Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, best gamers return to achieve the great trophies of this competition. This event took place on March 4-6 at Spodek Arena, which has a 10.000 viewers capacity, who watched all the amazing games, enjoying the ESL event.
Not only could they win the first place trophy at IEM but also they could win a combined prize pool of $500.000.
We bring you a brief summary about all the competitions played there:
At IEM we could find the 32 best players in the World, it was surprising because we couldn´t watch a Korean final so we could enjoy a confrontation between Polt, Korean, without so many problems, and Snute, Norwegian.
Finally, Polt achieved the first place.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
After a group phase with some surprises, we got a semifinal played by Asian, North American and European teams. SK Telecom T1 won against Team SoloMid easily and Fnatic achieved to qualify beating Royal Never Give Up team.
In this way, SK telecom T1 played the grand final against Fnatic where we could watch the first two matches were equated but in the third one, Fnatic gave up in the 22nd minute of match.
COUNTER STRIKE:GLOBAL OFFENSIVE
We focus in quarter-finals where NaVi and Fnatic didn’t give any choice to Tempo Storm and Virtus.Pro, who played in their country.
So, NaVi played against Luminosity, Brazilian, who avenged their compatriots and in the other semifinal, we could fin Fnatic against Astralis, achieving the victory the first one, playing some matches until very late at night.
In this way, Fnatic won Luminosity in the grand final, thanks to Olofmeister and Flusha.
In this competition we had some good news because Spanish achieved a trophy thanks to Esteban “AKAWonder” Serrano, giving no choice to other compatriots like Doky and Espumito. He was in the final against SilverName, Russian, where he won three consecutive matches.
HEROES OF THE STORM
The North American team, Dignitas, achieved the victory 3-0 against mYinsanity, repeating what happened in the Hearthstone final, because he didn’t give any choice. NaVi started being a favorite team but then, they couldn´t qualify for the quarter-final, although it´s notable the way Francisco Antonio “GranPkt” Núñez Sorribas played.
IEM CHALLENGE KATOWICE
In the CSGO female tournament, WRTP won after being unbeatable because they didn’t lose any match. They played against CLG Red in the grand final, achieving as result 2-0.
These are the highlights of this eSport party, we hope we won’t have to wait too long until the next big event.
Irene Dufour (@iredufour) y Javier Roca (@javihalabalusa)
With the occasion of the Mobile World Congress 2016, the ESL (Electronic Sports League) organized an impressive tournament and invitational League Of Legends, Counter Strike and RainbowSix tournaments with the best national and European teams.
There were some of the most renowed teams attending the ‘ESL Expo Barcelona 2016’ for example, G2.Kinguin, Fnatic, Dignitas, Baskonia, The Penguins Mafia, gBots or Giants Underdoges.
League Of Legends
Named ‘ESL Masters of Spain’, we lived true battles in an LCS alike style, where eSports Baskonia won the trophy 0-2 against a Giants Underdoges who could do little against the relentless siege of the Basque team . Here we show the results of each game played during the weekend:
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
The Barcelona CS: GO Invitational was a huge success because of the mixture of international and local teams with the presence of two Spanish teams of great level, x6tence and gBots, due to the high level competitors they couldn’t make it out of the bottom of the scoreboard.
Fnatic won the stage being the clear winner of the ‘Barcelona Invitational in a final against Astralis.
They finished with two of the three ‘lives’ that every team started with at the beginning of the weekend.
El evento contaba con actividades sin necesidad de invitación en los que como no podía ser de otra forma, OMNIS dejó su sello. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tuvo un torneo abierto de la mano de Gigabyte en formato rey de la pista, o lo que es lo mismo, quien gana sigue y el que pierde, con todos los respetos, a su casa, la pareja que al final del evento continuara invicta se llevaba los premios y, como no, en este torneo hizó su aparición nuestro director Alesander ‘Alx’ Robleño (@alxshow), que tras la derrota de nuestros jugadores se vistió de paladín vengandolos y alzandose con la victoria junto a su compañero Miguel ‘Bladecito’ Gomez (@bladecitoLOL).
Rainbow Six | Siege
Finally gBots imposed their law since the beggining of the ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ tournament and won the prize, the other participants where overGame Telepizza, Newskill Infinity and sO-On, being this last the runner up.
Alongside the tournament, we could see amazing cosplays in a fun contest that had to Nidalee, Ashe, Olaf and many other champions LOL as participants.
We could also greet Ethieen, Ocelot and Chinceto77 also attended the ‘ESL Barcelona Expo 2016’.
We are back home,
Omnis has been present in Euskal Encounter 23. It’s been five incredible days and we want to thank you for all the support you have shown us. We went there like ninjas, no media presence, no webpage nor social media accounts, we wanted to start there, surrounded by what we love, more than 4000 techonlogy and gaming enthusiasts.
Remember that you can still participate in our giveaway, we have a headset, a keyboard and a fan by Mars Gaming for you, and 10 Steam keys, you can win any of this prizes just by followin any of our social media accounts.
Follow us to enter the giveaway:
The event has been really sucessful, we have presented our technoogical project, Hackprende in front of a marvelous audience, our thanks to you for the partcipation and your help. Stay tunned, as you know we are going to carry it out in Asia and we need your help for that.
Hackprende invaded a lot of devices in the event, you can learn more about it here. If you like technology, both hard and soft, for sure ou will love a Hackprende session. Our colleague Dirk (@Agr3gam3) has been working nonstop for the whole event to make this happen.
Finally, as you can guess the first picture in this post, our first eSports participation has been really successful. Alx (AlxShow) reached the final in the Hearthstone tournament by OGseries with 232 players, with a deck of his own creation that caused a sensation at the event and managed to write the first entry in our honors room. Soon we will have his analysis on the web.
We can only say thanks, thank you very much, thanks for your support to our players, our projects and to each of the members of the team.
Finally thanks to the team that has made this possible, Nerul (@neruloverdose) & Halabalusa (@JaviHalabalusa), you are the best.
See you soon.