IEM Global Challenge Kiev concludes with flying colors breaking the esports record previously set by Major League Gaming (MLG) last year with 247,000 unique viewers at the same time!
The Electronic Sports League (ESL) organized event haven’t last January 19-22 at the capital city of Ukraine, Kieve. It featured the world’s best invited pro-gamers playing top caliber Starcraft 2, Counter-Strike 1.6, and League of Legends (LoL). Besides bragging rights, $93,000 of prize money was given.
Here’s the summary of results:
Counter-Strike 1.6 ($40,000)
1st. Natus Vincere = $16,000 and a slot in the World Championship
2nd. SK Gaming = $8,000 and a slot in the World Championship
3rd. Moscow Five = $4,500
League of Legends ($32,000)
1st. Moscow Five = $12,000 and a slot in the World Championship
2nd. Team SoloMid = $6,000 and a slot in the World Championship
3rd. Team Dignitas = $3,400
StarCraft 2 ($21,000)
1st. Moon ‘MMA’ Sung Won = $6,500 and a slot in the World Championship
2nd. Dmytro ‘DIMAGA’ Filipchuk = $3,300 and a slot in the World Championship
3rd. Mihaylo ‘Kas’ Hayda = $1,750
Next stop for Intel Extreme Masters will be at the Sao Paolo, Brazil tournament before heading on to the World Champshionship at CeBIT 2012 to be held in Hanover, Germany.