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 Handle Name Country of Origin Qualifying Region
Bly Aleksandr Svusuyk Ukraine East Europe
Cham Pablo Cham Blanco Mexico North America
Demi Varun Immanuel India West Asia
DnS Adrian Bouet France West Europe
eGGz Sebastian Lattore Colombia South America
Elazer Mikolaj Ogonowski Poland Central Europe
HeRoMaRinE Gabriel Segat Germany/Italy South Europe
Kelazhur Diego Schwimmer Brazil South America
Nice Huang Yushang Taiwan East Asia
PandaBearMe Isaac Fox United States North America
Probe Sean Kempen Australia Oceania
Scarlett Sasha Hostyn Canada North America
Serral Joona Sotala Finland North Europe
sOs Yoo Jin Kim South Korea South Korea
SpeCial Juan Carlos Tena Lopez Mexico North America
Stephano Ilyes Satouri Tunisia and France Africa
TIME Le Peinan China China
Zest Sung Wook Joo South Korea South 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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