Almost every other vote wanted to see fnatic, the European champion and semifinalist of Riot Games' World Championship. Even the gap to the second placed team is immense. Gambit received a third of all votes and takes the second EU spot at the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne. The star studded team of EG might have suffered from disbandment rumours of Wickd, Froggen, Krepo, Snoopeh and Yellowpete.
The tournament will feature 6 teams, the first placed teams from both polls, in this case Cloud 9 and fnatic will directly be seeded into the semifinal, whereas the runner-ups, Counter Logic Gaming and Gambit Gaming, will have to face tough competition in the quarterfinal to show they're deserving of a spot in the Semifinals.
European Poll results
Today and tomorrow, the final two teams in the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne Pro Tournament will be determined through qualifiers in Turkey and CIS, on their respective servers. Being two emerging regions within the competitive League of Legends scene, it will be interesting to see them compete with the LCS veterans.
The winning team from each of these qualifiers will take a place in the quarterfinals. Whichever team wins the Turkish qualifier will be seeded against the Americans from Counter Logic Gaming, while the CIS team will play against Gambit Gaming.
Besides the $50,000 Pro Tournament there will be another $30,000 Amateur Tournament with four teams facing on the big stage. Well known teams including former (and maybe soon-to-be) LCS participants and rising challengers will spice up the transatlantic clash in a side-tournament.
Again, one team will be chosen by you. We've set up another poll featuring SK Gaming, MeetYourMakers and Ninjas in Pyjamas. The winner will get a direct spot for the Amateur Tournament while the other two teams will meet with six more in Cross-Realm Qualifier.
Amateur Tournament Information:
Vote for the team you would like to see in Cologne until Tuesday at midnight (PST)!
Find more information on the Intel Extreme Masters and upcoming events onwww.intelextrememasters.com