Intel Extreme Masters Taipei kicks off later this week and will feature a StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void invitational. Eight players from around the world will battle it out for their share of the US$25,000 prize pool. Today, we are happy to announce the players, broadcast team and format of the upcoming tournament.
A stacked lineup of eight top players will compete in the tournament, including reigning world champion, sOs, and the leader of the WCS Global Standings, herO. The full player list is as follows:
The tournament will be an eight-player single elimination bracket. The quarter- and semifinals will be best of five matchups, while the grand final will be a best of seven.
The broadcast team
We have assembled a great broadcast team who will be bringing you all the action:
- Desk host: Shaun "Apollo" Clark
- Commentator: James "Kaelaris" Carrol
- Commentator: Yoan "ToD" Merlo
- Commentator: Jared "PiG" Krensel
- Translator: Susie "Lilsusie" Kim
Please note that all time are in the CNST time zone (UTC+8)
Monday, February 1st (remote studio broadcast)
- 11:00 to 12:30 - Lilbow vs. ByuN
- 12:30 to 14:00 - Soulkey vs. Polt
- 14:00 to 15:30 - sOs vs. MC
- 15:30 to 17:00 - Snute vs. herO
Tuesday, February 2nd (live from Taipei Game Show)
- 11:00 to 12:30 - semifinal one
- 12:30 to 14:00 - semifinal two
- 14:00 to 16:30 - grand final
Join us for some great Legacy of the Void!
All of the matches will be broadcasted live at our Twitch channel so be sure not to miss any of the action! To receive all important updates about the event, remember to follow Intel Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook.