Intel Extreme Masters PyeongChang finalists announced
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|
|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|
|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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