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Intel Extreme Masters World Championship offering $250K prize pool to League of Legends, StarCraft 2 pros

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Next week's Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will feature a $250,000 prize pool for participating finalists, organizers announced today.

The Championship, to be held in Hanover, Germany, will close out the 2012-2013 season for the Intel Extreme Masters tournament. The event will feature the top 12 teams for Riot Games' League of Legends and one of the first major organized LAN events for StarCraft 2's upcoming Heart of the Swarm expansion.

The Championship prize pool includes $100,000 for the StarCraft 2 champions, while the winning League of Legends team will receive $150,000.

Matches will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET tomorrow, March 5 for StarCraft 2 and will culminate in final round on Saturday, March 9 at 9:50 a.m. ET. League of Legends games will commence the following day, March 6, at the same time and end on March 9 at 6:45 a.m. ET. All matches will be streamed live through Twitch on dedicated channels for both games.

A detailed schedule and information on match line-ups can be found on the tournament's official website.