The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship is upon us and the final stop of the season is once again in Katowice. The tournament will take place from the 12th to the 15th of March in the Spodek arena.
If you didn’t manage to watch any of the qualifiers, you might not know that all 16 players that qualified for the ro16 are some of the best Korean players to grace the sc2 scene. There will be some foreigners at the event providing insider analysis such as, everyone’s favourite Norwegian player, Snute.
If you’ve missed seeing your favourite casters since WCS (I know a week or two is a long time to go without them), then the wait is over as ReDeYe will be joined by an all star cast of fan favourites:
• Shaun “Apollo” Clark
• James “Kaelaris” Carrol
• Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov
• Yoan “ToD” Merlo
Joining them at the analysis desk and adding some pro player credentials are:
• Geoff “INcontrol” Robinson
• Kevin “Rotterdam” van der Kooi
• Jens “Snute” Aasgaard
• Dan “Frodan” Chou
Joining ReDeYe during interviews will be the incredible Susie “LilSusie” Kim providing Korean translations and Observing the games with his lightening speed reactions will be Alexandre “FunKa” Verrier.
The ro16 promises to be action packed with first class players such as Flash, Life and Innovation leading the Korean ranks. With such a huge array of talent, who will lay claim to a chunk of that $116,707 prize pool and the number one spot?
There is still time to create your own Fantasy League team for the championship. Do you think you have the edge to trump Apollo’s team or are you following in the footsteps of the Artosis curse?
All of the details and where to purchase tickets can be found on the official IEM website.
To watch the action live or catch up with the vods, go to the ESL twitch channel.