Intel Extreme Masters Cologne saw Russian powerhouse, Gambit Gaming taking title, $18,500 first place prize and earning themselves a spot at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, beating out European LCS champions, Fnatic in two straight games. Coming off great performances and the World Championships, Fnatic came into the competition as favourites but were no match for a reunited Gambit Gaming line-up.
With Edward back on the team, Gambit Gaming were unstoppable, not dropping a single match across the weekend. The team's jungler, Diamondprox, showed a stellar performance returning to his LCS standard pick, Evelynn, and was voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player, over the likes of Rekkles and sOAZ, who played incredibly well in their prior matches.
Alongside the Professional tournament of Intel Extreme Masters Cologne, four Amateur teams competed for a further $30,000 in prize money. With Copenhagen Wolves and Ninjas in Pyjamas defeating SK Gaming and TCM Gaming respectively, the final resulted in a battle of epic proportions between the Wolves and the Ninjas. After a series of close matches, Copenhagen Wolves ended up winning two consecutive matches and thus the tournament, taking home $17,000.
More incredible League of Legends action awaits as the Intel Extreme Masters makes its way to Singapore next week. Join us November 28th to December 1st, as Asia's best teams battle it out for $70,000.
All information regarding the tournament can be found on the dedicated tournament page.