The year 2016 draws to a close and the competitive League of Legends scene bids farewell into a well deserved winter break but one tournament still lurks in the depths of December – the Intel Extreme Masters in Gyeonggi. Gyeonggi-do is a sleepy province of North Western South Korea and is said to be the second to the last stop of the 11th season of the highest division of the Electronic Sports League (ESL). At this tournament all participating teams have the last possibility to qualify directly for the Championship tournament at Katowice in March 2017. Already eight years have passed since the ESL hosted the last tournament in South Korea, the mekka of eSports. Because of the declinations of many teams and a vast amount of technical problems the last IEM in Oakland wasn’t bearable for many fans, these problems are hopefully things of the past. The prize pool for the League of Legends tournament hasn’t been announced yet, you can anticipate amounts over 100.000 US-Dollars. The next competitions of professional League of Legends won’t start before January with the 2017 LCS – League of Legends season 7, so dont forget to turn in when there will be the last time professional League of Legends action on Summoner’s Rift this year! Read more about the League of Legends IEM 2017 Katowice – Season 11.
LoL IEM Gyeonggi 2016 (Season 11) facts:
- Dates: 14/12/2016 – 18/12/2016
- Location: Gyeonggi, South Korea
- Teams: 8 international League of Legends teams
- Group Stage & Semi-Finals: Best-of-3
- Finals: Best-of-5
- Patch: LoL 6.23
- Prize Money: not announced yet
- Tickets: Available on ticket1.auction.to.kr
- Live stream for all matches
- Betting Odds for all matches available
- Hashtag: #iem
Group Stage – LoL IEM Gyeonggi – Schedule and Results
Day 1 – IEM Gyeonggi
Group A Match #1: Samsung Galaxy vs. Vega Squadron 1 : 0
Start Time: December 14th, 05:00 PM PST / 08:00 PM EST / 02:00 CET
Group A Match #2: J Team vs. Immortals 0 : 1
Start Time: December 14th, 06:20 PM PST / 09:20 PM EST / 03:20 CET
Group A Winner’s Match: Samsung Galaxy vs. Immortals 2 : 0
Start Time: December 14th, 07:40 PM PST / 10:40 PM EST / 04:40 CET
Group A Loser’s Match: Vega Squadron vs. J Team 0 : 2
Start Time: December 14th, 11:10 PM PST / 02:10 AM EST / 08:10 CET
Group A Decider Match: Immortals vs. J Team 2 : 1
Start Time: December 14th, 00:40 AM PST / 03:40 PM EST / 11:40 CET
Day 2 – IEM Gyeonggi
Group B Match #1: Kongdoo Monster vs. Dark Passage 0 : 1
Start Time: December 15th, 05:00 PM PST / 08:00 PM EST / 02:00 CET
Group B Match #2: Team Liquid vs. GIANTS! Gaming 0 : 1
Start Time: December 15th, 06:20 PM PST / 09:20 PM EST / 03:20 CET
Group B Winner’s Match: Kongdoo Monster vs. GIANTS! Gaming 2 : 0
Start Time: December 15th, 07:40 PM PST / 10:40 PM EST / 04:40 CET
Group B Loser’s Match: Dark Passage vs. Team Liquid 0 : 2
Start Time: December 15th, 11:10 PM PST / 02:10 AM EST / 08:10 CET
Group B Decider Match: GIANTS! Gaming vs. Team Liquid 0 : 2
Start Time: December 15th, 00:40 AM PST / 03:40 PM EST / 11:40 CET
Playoffs – LoL IEM Gyeonggi – Schedule and Results
Semifinals #1: Samsung Galaxy vs. Team Liquid 2 : 0
Start Time: December 16th, 06:45 PM PST / 09:45 PM EST / 03:45 CET
Semifinals #2: Kongdoo Monster vs. Immortals 2 : 1
Start Time: December 17th, 06:30 PM PST / 09:30 PM EST / 03:30 CET
Grand Finals: Samsung Galaxy vs. Kongdoo Monster 3 : 1
Start Time: December 18th, 11:40 PM PST / 02:00 AM EST / 08:40 CET
LoL Teams at IEM Gyeonggi 2016 (Season 11)
- Team Liquid
- GIANTS! Gaming
- Samsung Galaxy
- Kongdoo Monster
- J Team
- Dark Passage
- Vega Squadron
There will be eight participating teams at the Intel Extreme Masters Gyeonggi. While Dark Passage and the Vega Squadron qualified themselves via a qualification tournament all the other six teams got invited directly for the main event. All major competitive League of Legends regions except the Chinese LPL will be represented at the tournament. The Immortals and Team Liquid will start for the North American LCS, the GIANTS will represent Europe, Samsung Galaxy and Kongdoo Monster are the tournament favourites from the South Korean LCS and the J Team will fill in for the LMS region.
As soon as our recommended online bookmakers will provide League of Legends betting odds for the first matches of the LoL – IEM 2016 Gyeonggi, you will find a comparison right below. Please keep in mind that betting odds could possibly change, and with it all the eSports bets of our relevant betting bookmakers could shift one way or another. It can be smart to visit the websites of different the betting companies regularly since you’re able to always find the latest updates there.
Outright tournament Winner
It is still possible to bet on the outright winner of the League of Legends tournament. The South Korean favorites of Samsung Galaxy got the best betting odds, highly expected after the participation in this year’s World Championship finals. While the South Korean and North American teams all got excellent betting odds for the Championship win, the challengers from Europe and the Wildcard regions still have to prove themselves.
Betting Odds for all matches
There are also betting odds for the matches of Group Stage day 1 already available. As must be expected the South Korean and North American teams got the best betting odds again.
The League of Legends tournament of the Intel Extreme Masters in Gyeonggi basically consists of two parts: the group stage and the knockout stage. All eight participating teams will get divided into two groups of four teams, the two best challengers of each group will ascend into the playoffs.
Group Stage Overview
The group stage of the tournament takes place from December 14th to 15th 2016. The double elimination mode allows every team with two wins to move up to the semi-finals of the tournament. On the other hand every team with two losses will embark on the homebound journey. Every match of the preliminary round will be held in best-of-3 mode, two wins will guarantee the victory in every encounter.
The knockout stage of the tournament includes the semi-finals and the grand finals. While the semi-final matches will still be played in best-of-3 mode, the grand finals of the tournament will participate over the full distance in a best-of-5 series. The complete schedule of the event can be found right above.
The whole League of Legends competition at IEM Gyeonggi will be streamed live in various languages. You can watch the English live stream right here at our site. Just click on the play button to tune into the action and enjoy watching the LoL matches at Intel Extreme Masters Gyeonggi. You can find the full schedule right above, the red dot on the edge of the stream means that a broadcast is currently up and running.
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