Intel Extreme Masters PyeongChang finalists announced

Olivia Harris 24 January 2018 NEWS

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The StarCraft II tournament will run before the Winter Olympic Games.

Intel has announced the 18 finalists for the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) PyeongChang tournament in South Korea for StarCraft II. This tournament will lead in to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, where esports will be a recognised sport for the first time. The IEM PyeongChang tournament will be held on the 5-7 February and will be broadcast live on Twitch. You can also watch the tournament on the Olympic digital channel platform.

Australian competitor Sean Kempen will be competing in the PyeongChang tournament along with 17 other big-name players. Players from all over the world will be competing in Blizzard’s space-themed RTS (real-time strategy) for a prize of US$150,000. In order to qualify for this tournament, the competitors battled through online qualifiers throughout December late last year, with the top 18 going onto the IEM.

Player HandleNameCountry of OriginQualifying Region
BlyAleksandr SvusuykUkraineEast Europe
ChamPablo Cham BlancoMexicoNorth America
DemiVarun ImmanuelIndiaWest Asia
DnSAdrian BouetFranceWest Europe
eGGzSebastian LattoreColombiaSouth America
ElazerMikolaj OgonowskiPolandCentral Europe
HeRoMaRinEGabriel SegatGermany/ItalySouth Europe
KelazhurDiego SchwimmerBrazilSouth America
NiceHuang YushangTaiwanEast Asia
PandaBearMeIsaac FoxUnited StatesNorth America
ProbeSean KempenAustraliaOceania
ScarlettSasha HostynCanadaNorth America
SerralJoona SotalaFinlandNorth Europe
sOsYoo Jin KimSouth KoreaSouth Korea
SpeCialJuan Carlos Tena LopezMexicoNorth America
StephanoIlyes SatouriTunisia and FranceAfrica
TIMELe PeinanChinaChina
ZestSung Wook JooSouth KoreaSouth Korea

All players will be playing on gaming PCs provided by Intel and powered by Intel Core i7 processors. We will be posting the results as they come in, so head over to our esports hub for the latest news and content.

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