The StarCraft II tournament at the Intel Extreme Masters gamescom will come with a $31.800 prize pool with $6.500 going to the first place. The second place will be rewarded with $3.300. Each player will receive $600 travel support as part of his prize money. For the eight qualified players from the Americas, Korea/Taiwan and South East Asia there is an additional $350 in travel support, which is not included in the list below.
The prize pool
In total 24 players will participate in the first tournament of the season. The event will run from the 15-19th of August. On the first day there will be a 32 player open bracket with the Top 8 advancing into the main tournament.
The Open Bracket
The open bracket will give 32 players the chance to qualify for the main tournament. It will be played out at gamescom on the first day, the 15th of August. More details regarding the sign-up process will be released on Wednesday, 25th of July.