The Boss toss got fired - YongHwa & YoDa win group A & B
It's the first day of the World Championship and the reigning champion is already eliminated. StarCraft II's group A & B were filled with top-notch players, five of them being mighty Koreans. Only one of them didn't manage to survive the groupstage. MC from SK Gaming, Boss Toss, reigning champion, winner of Intel Extreme Masters Season 6 is out. A new champion will rise!
His four fellow countrymen performed better and will be seen again in the playoffs, which will start on Friday. In addition to the four Koreans - the winners of group A and B, YongHwa and YoDa, as well as Parting and First - two European Zergs made it to the Round of 12, where all second and third placed players will meet, while the group winners advance directly to the quarter finals.
Tomorrow six more players are going to compete for three slots in the playoffs. We will be back with four more days at CeBIT as the best teams and players of the season fight for the titles and a grand total of $250,000.
Shaun 'Apollo' Clark brings you top-notch commentary alongside our very own James 'Kaelaris' Carrol and Yoan 'ToD' Merlo. The discussion at our StarCraft II analysis desk will be lead by John 'JoRoSar' Sargent, who will be joined by Kevin 'qxc' Riley and fnatic's Kevin 'Harstem' de Koning.
Host - Rachel 'SeltzerPlease' Quirico Co-Host - Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner Caster - James 'Kaelaris' Carrol Caster - Shaun 'Apollo' Clark Caster - Yoan 'ToD' Merlo Analysis Host - John 'JoRoSaR' Sargent Expert - Kevin 'qxc' Riley Expert - Kevin 'Harstem' de Koning Observer - Michael 'Adebisi' Van Driel
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship
The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will feature a total cash prize of $250,000 for League of Legends and StarCraft II. Players and teams from all over the world have qualified through the various stops around the globe and will clash at CeBIT, Hanover, March 5th to 9th.