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November 22nd - 25th
Singapore Expo
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Final Standings
 
StarCraft II
1st Sting - $6.500
2nd Grubby - $3.300
3rd-4th sLivko - $1.700
3rd-4th VortiX - $1.700
5th-8th Zenio - $1.100
5th-8th MC - $1.100
5th-8th Revival - $1.100
5th-8th YugiOh - $1.100
9th-12th HasuObs - $900
9th-12th StarDust - $900
9th-12th Ninja - $900
9th-12th LucifroN - $900
13th-16th PiG - $700
13th-16th Tefel - $700
13th-16th Tarrantius - $700
13th-16th Oz - $700
17th-20th MaFia - $650
17th-20th KingKong - $650
17th-20th White-Ra - $650
17th-20th Blysk - $650
21st-24th Yekke - $600
21st-24th Stellar - $600
21st-24th JaBiTo - $600
21st-24th ProAnnn - $600

League of Legends
1st MeetYourMakers - $15.500
2nd Absolute Legends - $8.500
3rd-4th KLH - $4.500
3rd-4th itadakimasu - $4.500
5th-6th AL.Eventpotion - $3.000
5th-6th EloHell.net - $3.000
7th-8th Bangkok Titans - $2.500
7th-8th Armageddon - $2.500
Tournament System
 
StarCraft II
Six Groups of Four (Bo3)
Top 3 advance to Playoffs
Playoffs Single Elimination (Bo5)
Top 2 qualify for World Championship

League of Legends
Two Groups of Four (Bo1)
Top 2 advance to Playoffs
Playoffs Single Elimination (Bo3)
Winner qualifies for World Championship
Vote for the best picture to win an Intel SSD!
29.11.2012 16:51
 
During the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, we gave you the chance to win Patriot RAM and an Intel SSD. All you had to do was to send us pictures of how exactly you watched the event

We have received lots and lots of amazing pictures of your monitors, TVs, and some of the craziest locations that you watched the event on and in.



Now is your time to vote for the best picture out of the five that we have selected. All five will receive a limited edition Patriot RAM stick, while the picture with the most votes by Sunday, 2nd December, will receive the Intel SSD.

The poll can be found on our Facebook Page



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MYM and Sting win in Singapore
25.11.2012 13:25
 
After four amazing days the first ever Intel Extreme Masters Singapore are over. Following the win of MeetYourMakers in League of Legends on Saturday, Korean Terran player Sting showed amazing games on Sunday and won his first ever offline tournament.

Sting goes from rags to riches

The StarCraft II tournament in Singpore will be remembered for many things, but two especially: Sting takes his first ever offline title and Grubby staging amazing comebacks almost two times in a row.

Final Sting 3:2 Grubby

After a very mixed Open Bracket with many players from the South-East-Asian region, Sting was among the three Terrans who made it into the main tournament. Once the group stage was finished, it was only him and LucifroN from Spain remaining, and the luck of the draw placed them against each other in the first round.

All Replays: Groupstage - Playoffs


Sting came out victorious and then fought his way all the way into the final, eliminating LucifroN's brother VortiX in the semifinal. Meanwhile Grubby caused the first great upset of the tournament when beat MC 3:2, followed by a semifinal thriller against sLivko where he turned a 0:2 into a 3:2.

1st Sting - $6.500 - 2nd Grubby - $3.300


In the final Sting took a quick lead with 2:0 but Grubby fought back once more, bringing the score to 2:2 before the last and final map. There Sting regained his strength and took home the victory in his first ever offline event. Grubby took home the second place and the title of the SICK NERD BALLER of Singapore.


IEM Singapore 2012

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MeetYourMakers win over Absolute Legends in Singapore

The League of Legends tournament in Singapore was plagued by team cancellations in the weeks prior to the event. In the end 8 teams were at the location to play, among them MeetYourMakers from Poland who had qualified in Europe. Together with Absolute Legends from America they won their respective groups and also went on to meet each other in the finals.

Final - MeetYourMakers 2:1 Absolute Legends


There the Polish team was victorious on the third and deciding map, taking home the title in Singapore with 2:1 and their player Kubon became the winner of the Most Valuable Player vote.

1st - MeetYourMakers - $15.500 -2nd - Absolute Legends - $8.500


Other teams also made their mark in the tournament. The Kuala Lumpur Hunters and itadakimasu, two replacement teams, showed strong games and ended up on a shared 3-4th rank. It is rare that South East Asian teams have the possibility to showcase their abilities offline, and it was an experience.

Thank you very much for following our event over the last four days. We will be back in three weeks with the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne.

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Final Day - A Terran on the Throne
25.11.2012 03:14
 
The fourth and final day of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore is about to start. Today it is all about StarCraft II. Four more matches will be played until the winner of the $32.000 tournament has been decided. Yesterday Sting, VortiX and Grubby advanced to the round of 4. The last spot will be determined between sLivko and Zenio.

Streams - Schedule - Groups - Playoff Brackets


[18:47] Sting is the champion of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. After leading 2:0, Grubby staged another amazing comeback, tieing the score at 2:2. But on the last map Sting regained his focus and won himself his first ever offline tournament. Congratulations.

Final Sting 3:2 Grubby

[17:04] We are just minutes away from the first map of the final between Sting and Grubby. Who would have guessed that a Terran would come all the way into the final and that Grubby would be the Protoss to go that far, and not MC for example. Every seat is taken, people can't wait to see who will win in Singapore.


[16:10] Grubby has done it. He takes down sLivko with 3:2 and advances to the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore where he will face Sting. sLivko was very disappointed after the loss, a very understandable reaction after being up 2:0 and still lose. Still a very strong performance from the cheerful Russian Zerg.

Semifinal #2 Grubby 3:2 sLivko

[15:55] AMAZING games between Grubby and sLivko. After being down 0:2 the Dutch Protoss has fought his way back, forcing the fifth and final map. The audience has gone wild, cheering and clapping for Grubby loudly time and time again.

[15:10] sLivko took the first map of Grubby and is leading 1:0. Right now he is in good shape again, but Grubby is fighting back hard. You can also vote for the StarCraft II SICK NERD BALLER MvP of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

Vote for the SICK NERD BALLER


[14:15] The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore began without a single qualified Terran. Three made it from the Open Bracket, and now one is in the final: Sting beats Vortix with 3:2.

Semifinal #1 Sting 3:2 VortiX

[12:35] Sting continues to impress in his debut offline tournament. He is currently up 2:1 over VortiX and just one map away from advancing to the final.

[12:39] Russian Zerg sLivko continues to move through the tournament in strong fashion. He just took down Zenio with 3:1, advancing to the semifinals. His next opponent will be Dutch Protoss Grubby, who eliminated MC yesterday.

Semifinal #1 Sting vs. VortiX
Semifinal #2 Grubby vs. sLivko

[12:25] After one hour and three maps, sLivko is currently leading 2:1 over Zenio. Two more maps could be played if the Russian Zerg does not seal the deal on the next one.

[11:26] The last quarterfinal between sLivko and Zenio is live. The Korean from TeamLiquid wants to follow his team mate HerO who just won the DreamHack tournament in Sweden. Russia's sLivko certainly has something against that.

[10:10] Welcome to the final day of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore live from SITEX Hall 4B. StarCraft II is todays game and we will kick off the show at in 50 minutes with a ZvZ between sLivko from Russia and Zenio from Korea.

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Recap Day 3 - MeetYourMakers win LoL
24.11.2012 14:06
 
The third day of the Intel Extreme Masters brought the first tournament final, in League of Legends. MeetYourMakers from Poland defeated Absolute Legends from America in the final and took home the title and $15.500. They also qualified for the World Championships at CeBIT 2013.

In StarCraft the playoffs advanced into the second round. Three quarterfinals were played out today, the remaining games take place tomorrow.


Streams - Schedule - Groups - Playoff Brackets

The Poles conquer Singapore and Joe goes bald

Four teams arrived at SITEX this morning, all with one goal: Advance to the final and win Singapore. The dream became true for the two foreign teams, Absolute Legends and MeetYourMakers, while the locals from itadakimasu and the Malaysians from Kuala Lumpur Hunters had to watch the final from the sidelines.

In a great three map series, Polish team MeetYourMakers prevailed in the end with 2:1, taking home the title, $15.500 and a spot at the World Championship in 2013. MYM player Kubon went on to win the title of the League of Legends MVP as well.

1st Place - MeetYourMakers - $15.500
2nd Place - Absolute Legends - $6.500


The other League of Legends highlight of the day was when Joe Miller finally got his hair shaved off before the final. He had promised to do this if he should reach 20.000 followers on Twitter, a number that was broken on Friday. The end result can be found here.

The day MC stopped smiling

The StarCraft II began with good and bad news for all Terran fans, when Sting took down Lucifron 3:2 in a TvT. Next was the only duel without in the first round without Korean participation. VortiX from Spain comfortably took down the only Australian in the playoffs, Ninja, with 3:0.

All Replays from the playoffs


Dutch WarCraft III legend Grubby showed that he is in great shape when he took down StarDust with 3:1, but his biggest move was yet to come. The last match of the first round saw Zenio take down German Protoss HasuObs with a clear 3:0.

The quarter finals began with Sting versus YugiOh, an all Korean TvZ. It became an intense series that went over the full duration of five maps. In the end Sting was victorious for the second time on that day, winning with 3:2. VortiX on the other hand had no interest in playing long series, and won his second set of the day also with 3:0, this time against Revival, who had shown a strong performance in the group stage.

The last match of the day was Grubby versus MC, a PvP of the highest caliber. Many were expecting MC to win, but in the end it was Grubby who took down one of the most accomplished players in the world with 3:2 and advancing to the semi finals.

sLivko and Zenio will face each other tomorrow in the first game of the day. After that the semifinals and final will be played.

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Vote for the League of Legends MVP
24.11.2012 09:55
 
It is time again for the community to get involved and vote for the League of Legends MVP of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. Five players are nominated and the vote will be open on Facebook during the final between Absolute Legends.NA and MeetYourMakers.

The Nominees

The following five players are nominated for the Most Valuable Player vote:

Kubon from MeetYourMakers
NdD from Bangkok Titans
Overpow from EloHell.net
Kryonics from itadakimasu
Zekent from Absolute Legends


How to vote

Head over to Facebook and accept the Intel Extreme Masters app. Once done, you get forwarded and will be able to cast your vote.

The vote will be closed shortly after the final Absolute Legends NA vs. MYM .

iCarried MVP Package

The winning player will not only be the Most Valuable Player of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, but also take home a great package of hardware and custom made gear.

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU
Intel SSD
BenQ XL2420T High Performance Gaming Monitor
Patriot Limited Edition Intel Extreme Masters Memory
Custom made hooded sweatshirt

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Win an Intel SSD and Patriot Limited Memory
24.11.2012 05:18
 
Show us how you watch the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore and have the chance to win Patriot Limited Edition Memory and an Intel SSD on top of that. You can participate until the tournaments are over on Sunday, the 25th of November.



How to participate

In order to have a chance at winning one of these precious keys, simply follow the instructions below.

1) 1. Take a picture of your setup (monitors, tablet, smartphones, TV) that you watch our streams on

2) Mail it to singapore@esl.eu

3) The best five pictures win a set of Patriot Limited Edition Memory

4) On Tuesday, the 27th of November, the best five pictures will be up on Facebook and the fans can vote who wins the Intel SSD


Good luck and have fun to all participants!

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All StarCraft II Playoff Replays - Spoiler free!
24.11.2012 05:07
 
Pick your player, pick your match!

Due to the time difference and workdays not all of you will be able to watch the show live. And with this news there is no need to! You will get all replays of all matches in this news without any spoilers! We will upload the replays to the respective match and link all replays here.

You don't have to click on each match trying to ignore the score screen. Each match has three map links. If a match didn't need all five at maps, the remaining map links are empty. Download and watch them one by one, if you want to avoid any spoilers. Have fun! If you are looking for groupstage replays, this is your place to be.

Download all at once:
Playoff Replay Pack
Groupstage Replay Packs: Group A - Group B - Group C - Group D

Grand Final

- vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Semi Final #1

- vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #1


YugiOh vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #2


Revival vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Round of 16 #1


Sting vs. Lucifron

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Round of 16 #2


Vortix vs. Ninja

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

 

Semi Final #2

- vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #3


MC vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Quarter Final #4


sLivko vs. -

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Round of 16 #3


Grubby vs. Stardust

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Round of 16 #4


Zenio vs. HasuObs

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 / Map 4 / Map 5 VoD

Day 3 - Only StarCraft left for Sunday
24.11.2012 04:21
 
Today it is time for the playoffs at the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. The League of Legends tournament will be played out today with semi-finals and final. In StarCraft II the first two rounds of the playoffs will take place.

In addition the vote for the League of Legends MVP will be online later today and Joe Miller will get his hair cut off live on stream.


Streams - Schedule - Groups - Playoff Brackets


[20:12] WE HAVE A CHAMPION. MeetYourMakers from Poland defeat Absolute Legends from America with 2:1 and win the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. Congratulations!

[19:40] Just moments ago Grubby managed to win 3:2 over MC in an amazing PvP series. The Dutch WarCraft III legend will advance to the semi final where his opponent will be either Zenio or sLivko.

Quarterfinal MC 2:3 Grubby

[18:27] VortiX continues his successfull run in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore and takes out Revival with 3:0.

Quarterfinal VortiX 3:0 Revival

[17:10] The sole Terran in the tournament is keeping his chances alive. Sting takes down YugiOh with 3:2 in an exciting match. His opponent will be played out between VortiX and MC. Meanwhile the League of Legends final is starting soon.

Quarterfinal YugiOh 2:3 Sting

Final Absolute Legends NA vs. MYM

[15:55] The last first round StarCraft II game ended a few minutes ago. Zenio took down HasuObs with a clear 3:0 and now has the face sLivko, who looked incredibly strong yesterday.

Zenio 3:0 HasuObs - Winner faces sLivko

[14:40] Two games just ended at almost the exact same time. In League of Legends MeetYourMakers advanced to the final with a 2:0 win over Kuala Lumpur Hunters. They will now face Absolute Legends.NA.

Semi-Final #2 Kuala Lumpur Hunters 0:2 MYM

In StarCraft II Dutch superstar Grubby took down StarDust 3:1 and will now face MC in the next round.

Grubby 3:1 StarDust - Winner faces MC

[13:42] VortiX restores the honor for the Duran family by taking down Australian Zerg Ninja with a clean 3:0. His next opponent is Revival, who went 5:0 in his group yesterday.

VortiX 3:0 Ninja - Winner faces Revival

[13:03] Sting advances with a 3:2 win over LucifroN. He is now the sole Terran left here in Singapore. LucifroN's brother VortiX is playing now vs. Ninja.

Sting 3:2 LucifroN - Winner faces YugiOh

[12:44] The first League of Legends finalist has been decided. Absolute Legends.NA beat itadakimasu comfortably with 2:0 and advance. Meanwhile the TvT mirror match between Sting and LucifroN is on the fifth and last map to bring the decision.

Semi-Final #1 Absolute Legends NA 2:0 itadakimasu

[11:14] Welcome to Day 3 of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. We start with the first two matches right now. In StarCraft II we have Sting vs. LucifroN in a TvT while Absolute Legends.NA will face itadakimasu.

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Recap Day 2 - The Playoffs have been drawn
23.11.2012 15:40
 
Day 2 of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore saw some intense League of Legends play and the fight for the StarCraft II playoff places. Singaporean team itadakimasu who were the last one to join the tournament managed to advance to the semi-finals after being the survivor of yet another three-way tie.

In StarCraft II the Koreans took half of the 12 playoff spots with the remaining half going to Europe except for Ninja from Australia.


itadakimasu show their appetite for success

Group B of the $50.000 League of Legends tournament in Singapore saw two local teams trying to do better, than Armageddon did yesterday. Right from the start it became clear that these players are of a much higher calibre. Absolute Legends Singapore and itadakimasu fought hard every much and in the latter was rewarded with a spot in the playoffs. MeetYourMakers from Poland took the first place without any trouble, showing that they are a favorite for the tournament win. The two local teams and Bangkok Titans ended in a three-way tie with itadakimasu securing the second place in the end. Tomorrows playoffs look like this:

Semi-Final Absolute Legends NA vs. itadakimasu
Semi-Final Kuala Lumpur Hunters vs. MYM



Koreans flex their muscles

It was a busy day for StarCraft II in Singapore. The entire group stage took place to determine the 12 players that will be present in tomorrows playoffs. The Koreans showed once more what they are capable off by taking x of the availble spots. In Group A MC dominated everyone, winning all games and only losing one map in the process. He was joined by Spanish Zerg VortiX and German legend HasuObs.

In Group B it was an all Korean show featuring all three races. YugiOh took the first place followed by StarDust and Sting. Tefel from Poland missed the cut by a small margin while KingKong and EnDerr were without a chance.

Group C saw two more Korans, Revival and Zenio entering the playoffs. Third place was a close finish between Ninja and Tarrantius, with the latter missing the cut and dropping out of the tournament. A reverse from the situation in Group A, where German Protoss HasuObs advanced, while Australian Zerg PiG only got 4th.

The last Group had only one Korean, Oz, but he lost to the later top 3 and dropped out. The second place went to LucifroN from Spain, bringing a second Terran after Sting into the playoffs. The first and third place were decided in the final match of the day between sLivko and Grubby, who fought a long and fierce third map to make the decision. In the end it was the always smiling sLivko who won, taking first place in Group D with Grubby taking third. The playoffs are looking as follows:

Sting vs. LucifroN - Winner faces YugiOh
VortiX vs. Ninja - Winner faces Revival
Grubby vs. StarDust - Winner faces MC
Zenio vs. HasuObs - Winner faces sLivko

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We're giving away HotS beta keys!
23.11.2012 09:16
 
We're happy to be giving away beta keys for Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming expansion to StarCraft II, Heart of the Swarm.

Heart of the Swarm, known as "HotS" among the StarCraft 2 community, will bring a fresh UI to the game, continue the exciting story of the campaign and add lots of exciting new units for the multiplayer mode.

The game is already available for pre-order on retailers such as Amazon and as digital pre-order on Battle.NET.


How to participate

In order to have a chance at winning one of these precious keys, simply follow the instructions below.

1) Follow @IEM on Twitter

2) Tweet at @IEM with Hash Tag #IEM, explaining why you need a HotS beta key

3) The best answers will receive a key!

4) We will be giving out up to 5 keys per hour

Thanks to Blizzard, who have provided us with a large amount of beta keys to give away to you, we will be hosting this giveaway throughout the entire event until November 25th.

Good luck and have fun to all participants!

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All StarCraft II groupstage replays - Spoiler free!
23.11.2012 04:53
 
Pick your player, pick your match!

Due to the time difference and workdays not all of you will be able to watch the show live. And with this news there is no need to! You will get all replays of all matches in this news without any spoilers! We will upload the replays to the respective match and link all replays here.

You don't have to click on each match trying to ignore the score screen. Each match has three map links. If a match didn't need all three (or five at playoffs) maps, the remaining map links are empty. Download and watch them one by one, if you want to avoid any spoilers. We will add the replays packs and a playoff replay news once the groupstage is finished. Furthermore we will link all available VoDs. Please notice that some matches won't be streamed and therefore won't have a VoD. Have fun!

Download all at once:
Groupstage Replay Packs: Group A - Group B - Group C - Group D

Group A


HasuObs vs. VortiX
Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

MC vs. Yekke

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

PiG vs. Mafia

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

HasuObs vs. Yekke

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

MC vs. Mafia

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

PiG vs. VortiX

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

HasuObs vs. Mafia

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

VortiX vs. Yekke

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

PiG vs. MC

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

HasuObs vs. MC

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

VortiX vs. Mafia

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

PiG vs. Yekke

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

HasuObs vs. PiG

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

MC vs. VortiX

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Yekke vs. Mafia

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD


Group C


Tarrantius vs. White-Ra

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Revival vs. Zenio

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Ninja vs. Jabito

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tarrantius vs. Jabito

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Revival vs. White-Ra

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Ninja vs. Zenio

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tarrantius vs. Revival


Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Zenio vs. Jabito

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Ninja vs. White-Ra

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tarrantius vs. Zenio


Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Jabito vs. White-Ra

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Ninja vs. Revival

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tarrantius vs. Ninja


Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Zenio vs. White-Ra

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Revival vs. Jabito

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

 

Group B


StarDust vs. Sting

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tefel vs. KingKong

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Yugioh vs. EnDerr

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

StarDust vs.KingKong

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tefel vs. EnDerr

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Yugioh vs. Sting

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

StarDust vs. Yugioh


Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tefel vs. Sting

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

KingKong vs. EnDerr

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

StarDust vs. EnDerr


Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Tefel vs. Yugioh

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Kingkong vs. Sting

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

StarDust vs. Tefel


Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Yugioh vs. KingKong

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Sting vs. EnDerr

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Group D


Grubby vs. Lucifron

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

ProAnn vs. Blysk

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Oz vs. sLivko

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Grubby vs. Oz

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

sLivko vs. ProAnn

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

ProAnn vs. Lucifron

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Grubby vs. ProAnn

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Oz vs. Blysk

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

sLivko vs. Lucifron

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Grubby vs. Blysk

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

sLivko vs. Blysk

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Oz vs. Lucifron

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Grubby vs. sLivko

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Lucifron vs. Blysk

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Oz vs. ProAnn

Map 1 / Map 2 / Map 3 VoD

Day 2 - Group stages are over
23.11.2012 03:50
 
Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. Today we bring you the entire StarCraft II group stage and League of Legends group B. So don't miss it when stars like MC, HasuObs, LucifroN, VortiX and White-Ra are going face to face with the regional top players from Singapore, the Philippines and Australia.

Streams - Schedule - Groups - Playoff Brackets


[22:14] After a long day the StarCraft II group phase is over. Group D was dominated by the Europeans, namely sLivko, LucifroN and Grubby. For Korean player Oz only the fourth place was left in the end. The playoff brackets can be found at www.intelextrememasters.com

Group D
sLivko
LucifroN
Grubby

[20:36] Group C has been finished and with Revival and Zenio two more Koreans are entering the playoffs. Third place was a close finish between Ninja and Tarrantius, with the latter missing the cut and dropping out of the tournament. A reverse from the situation we saw earlier in Group A, where German Protoss HasuObs advanced, while Australian Zerg PiG only got 4th.

Group C
Revival
Zenio
Ninja

[18:09] The first StarCraft II stage match of the day brought a surprise. Russian Zerg sLivko took down Oz from Korea in two straight maps.

Group C Zenio 2:0 Ninja
Group C White-Ra 1:2 Revival
Group C Tarrantius 0:2 JaBiTo
Group C White-Ra 0:2 Ninja

Group D Blysk 2:0 ProAnn
Group D Grubby 2:1 LucifroN
Group D sLivko 2:0 Oz

[17:35] StarCraft II Group B has also finished. Here are the players from the first two groups who have advanced to the playoffs:

Group A
MC
VortiX
HasuObs

Group B
YugiOh
StarDust
Sting

[16:53] Thriller final in League of Legends Group B. MYM won their last game against itadakimasu and subsequentely won the group. Meanwhile AL.SG took down Bangkok Titans, leading to a three-way tie for the third place. itadakimasu were the lucky ones in the end, taking second place and advance. Tomorrows semi-finals are:

Semi-Final Absolute Legends NA vs. itadakimasu
Semi-Final Kuala Lumpur Hunters vs. MYM

[16:13] MC takes group A without losing a match and only one map. Behind him VortiX advances to the playoffs too. The third place is currently decided between HasuOb and PiG. Meanwhile Group C has also started.

Group A MC 2:0 VortiX
Group A Mafia 2:0 Yekke
Group B StarDust 1:2 YugiOh
Group B EnDerr 0:2 StarDust
Group C White-Ra 0:2 Tarrantius
Group C Revival 2:1 Zenio
Group C Ninja 2:0 JaBiTo

[15:24] And the scores keep rolling in. MYM are continuing to show a strong performance with a win over Bangkok Titans.

Group B Bangkok Titans 0:1 MYM

Group A MC 2:0 HasuObs
Group A PiG 2:0 Yekke
Group A Mafia 0:2 VortiX
Group B Sting 2:0 KingKong


[14:09] PiG was just shy of a surprise win over MC, but lost 1:2 in the end to the Bosstoss. More scores from the last hour:

Group A MC 2:1 PiG
Group A VortiX 2:0 Yekke
Group A HasuObs 2:0 Mafia
Group B Sting 2:0 Tefel
Group B StarDust 2:1 KingKong

[13:15] More scores for you. The second League of Legends match between Bangkok Titans and itadakimasu just finished after 50 intense minutes of excellent play. Best game of the tournament so far.

Group B Bangkok Titans 1:0 itadakimasu

Group A MC 2:0 Mafia
Group A HasuObs 2:0 Yekke
Group A PiG 2:1 VortiX
Group B StarDust 2:1 Sting

[12:01] The first matches are over:

Group A VortiX 2:0 HasuObs
Group A MC 2:0 Yekke
Group B EnDerr 0:2 YugiOh
Group B Tefel 2:0 KingKong

Group B aL.Eventpotion.com 0:1 MeetYourMakers

[11:11] If you missed the first day of Singapore, head over to our recap of all the action.

[11:06] Legendary StarCraft II caster Artosis has written a blog about why you should check out the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. Go and read it before he is back on stream to cast todays groups.

[10:49] Waxangel over at TeamLiquid has written a preview of todays group stage. If you want a first insight into the StarCraft II action that awaits you today, go and check it out.

[10:37] Good morning and welcome from Singapore. We will kick off the day with StarCraft groups A and B and League of Legends group B.

Check out the official event website for all streams, groups and full schedule.

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Recap Day 1 - Three Terrans and Five Hunters
22.11.2012 13:36
 
The first day of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore saw Kuala Lumpur Hunters advance after a three way tie and a Filipino being the first Terran in the groups. Meanwhile LucifroN from Spain had a really hard time to get into the group stage, which included a short detour through the LB of his Open Bracket. Sting from Korea completes the Terran trio for tomorrows group stage.

The Hunters found their prey and got a little lucky

Group A of the League of Legends tournament was a hard one to predict. The North American team from Absolute Legends and EloHell.net from Poland were the more popular names but what about Kuala Lumpur Hunters from Malaysia and local Singaporean team Armageddon. Being a DotA2 the locals did not transition their skills well into League of Legends and ended at the bottom of the group with 0-3. Two of the games were lost in under 15 minutes.

The other three teams ended in a three way tie which ended in favor of Absolute Legends and Kuala Lumpur Hunters, after the individual match times of all three teams were added together.

Group A
1. Absolute Legends NA
2. Kuala Lumpur Hunters
3. EloHell.net
4. Armageddon



JaBiTo is the first Terran, two more follow

Day 1 at the Intel Extreme Masters is Open Bracket time for StarCraft II. Players from all over South-East-Asia, Australia, Korea and one European, LucifroN, player for eight places in the group stage of the main tournament. This time even two more places were available due to qualified players dropping out before the tournament.

Among the first four players to make it into group stage were to well known Korean names, Oz and Zenio. They were joined by Ninja from Australia and Yekke from Singapore. Then it was time for the one of the two extra spots to be played out, and JaBiTo from the Philipines took it, becoming the first Terran in the group stage.

He was soon joined by Sting from Korea, who advanced out of Open Bracket IV. Meanwhile the most famous Terran in the Open Bracket, LucifroN from Spain, struggled and it came down to the LB final between him and local player Brysk for the second place in Open Bracket III. LucifroN managed to win the game 2:0 thus following Australian Zerg Mafia into the group stage. A third Terran came in the form of Sting from Korea. The final group stage place was played out between Singaporean locals LadyBug and Brysk, with the latter advancing.

See the full groups


Players advancing to the group stage:
Oz
Ninja
Zenio
Yekke
JaBiTo
Mafia
Sting
LucifroN
EnDerr
Blysk

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Day 1 - Welcome to Singapore
22.11.2012 03:16
 
Welcome to the Day 1 live thread from the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore at SITEX. We are at Hall 4B and everyone in Singapore is welcome to come by. Entrance is free. Today we have the StarCraft II Open Bracket and the League of Legends Group A. This article will be updated continously throughout the day.

www.intelextrememasters.com


[20:04] The last place for the group stage has been decided. Blysk from Singapore follows 9 other players into tomorrows group stage. We say good bye for the first day of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

[19:28] The last game of the day is coming up shortly. Blysk and LadyBug, both from Singapore, will fight for the last spot in the group stage. A total of three Terrans has advanced, JaBiTo, Sting and LucifroN.

[18:02] LucifroN from Spain is currently facing Mafia from Australia in the Open Bracket III. The Zerg from Down Under is currently up 1:0. Meanwhile JaBiTo has secured himself a spot in the Group Stage by winning 2:0 over Fatal. He is the FIRST Terran to in the Singapore group stage.

JaBiTo

[17:25] The first two out of four StarCraft II Open Brackets are finished. So far four players hava advanced. No Terran is among them, but local hero Yekke made it throught.

Oz
Ninja
Zenio
Yekke

[17:08] The first League of Legends group has finished. EloHell.net, Kuala Lumpur Hunters and Absolute Legends.NA ended up in a three-way tie, with 2 wins and 1 loss each. After adding the match times of the three teams, Absolute Legends and Kuala Lumpur Hunters will advance to the playoffs, while EloHell is out of the tournament.

Group A
1. Absolute Legends NA
2. Kuala Lumpur Hunters
3. EloHell.net
4. Armageddon

[13:33] A lot has happened in the last two hours. Find all the latest brackets and groups on www.intelextrememasters.com.

League of Legends

EloHell.net and Absolute Legends.NA are dominating Group A so far. Especially the Poles made a memorable game, beating Armageddon from Singapore in 13 Minutes. Armageddon will face Kuala Lumpur Hunters next in an All-Asian duel.

StarCraft

Oz and Zenio are going strong so far in their Open Brackets. Zenio will face Yekke in the WB of Open Bracket I and Oz will face Ninja in Open Bracket II.

[11:53] Our beloved Jarett Cale is currently kicking off the show on stage. Meanwhile ZooM is up 1:0 against River. All the streams at www.intelextrememasters.com.

[11:33] The show will start in around 10 minutes at 11:45 SGT. First League of Legends match will be Absolute Legends NA vs. Kuala Lumpur Hunters .

The StarCraft II Open Bracket has already begun. Local Singaporean players River and ZooM are facing each other. The winner will have to battle Oz.

[10:22] Today's League of Legends Group consists of EloHell.net, Absolute Legends NA, Kuala Lumpur Hunters and local team Armageddon.

Joe Miller stated that he believes the group is quite balanced. Especially Kuala Lumpur Hunters will be an interesting team to follow as they haven't had much exposure outside of Asia so far.

[10:13] Welcome and good morning from the city of lions. It is 10:13AM SGT here in Singapore. The first teams and players have arrived and are setting up. The past few days brought a few changes to the tournament rosters, so head over to ESL TV Singapore website will all the brackets and groups.

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The Open Bracket: four Terrans!
19.11.2012 17:07
 
The Open Bracket for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore now contains of 19 players, largely from the South East Asian region.

A total of four Terrans have signed up for the Open Bracket, among which is LucifroN, who had also participated in the Open Bracket for Intel Extreme Masters Gamescom.


The Terrans

Not a single Terran had made it into the tournament through the qualification process, so we're happy to announce that four terrans have signed up for the Open Bracket.

The four signed-up Terrans are LucifroN, the Korean Sting, Fatal from Hong Kong and Maru from Australia.

UPDATE: We have been informed that two additional players will be playing Terran.



Only eight will make it through

The Open Bracket consists of four 8-player double elimination brackets. Each bracket gives two players the chance to move on to the final event - a total of 8.

Notable players such as LucifroN, Oz, Zenio and Mafia will meet a courageous set of players from Singapore, Australia and the Philippines on the first day of the event.

With room for 32 players in the Open Bracket and only 19 players signed-up so far, there are still slots to be had.

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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Ocelote joins Joe & ButButButILY in Singapore
16.11.2012 16:08
 
The $50.000 League of Legends tournament at the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will be commentated and covered by five casters. ESL TV's Joe Miller and ButButButILY are joined by Deman, Zenon and SK's Ocelote. The event will run from the 22-25th of November with the League of Legends finals being played on Saturday, the 24th.

How emotionally does Ocelote cast?

Carlos Rodriguez 'Ocelote' Santiago is one of the best League of Legends players in the world. Known for his intense love for competition and strong emotions, the Intel Extreme Masters are very happy to have him on board for the upcoming event in Singapore. With him will be Joe 'JOE' Miller and Jason 'ButButButILY' Kaplan of ESL TV. The trio is joined by two other well known personalities from the scene. JOE's long time partner in crime Leigh 'Deman' Smith and Riot Games Daniel 'Zenon' Klein will also be in the Lion City.

Caster - Joe 'JOE' Miller
Caster - Jason 'ButButButILY' Kaplan
Caster - Carlos Rodriguez 'Ocelote' Santiago
Caster - Leigh 'Deman' Smith
Caster - Daniel 'Zenon' Klein

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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Kaelaris, Tastosis, JoRoSaR & HasuObs cast Singapore
15.11.2012 15:59
 
The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore StarCraft II tournament will be casted by Kaelaris, Tastosis, JoRoSaR & HasuObs. Watch it live from the 22-25th of November when some of the worlds best players fight for $32.000.

After the great success of the Intel Extreme Masters gamescom in August, the next stop will be in Singapore. For the first time the Intel Extreme Masters will be in the Lion City, bringing along a $32.000 StarCraft II and a $50.000 League of Legends tournament.

Jarett & Tastosis join Kaelaris once more

The StarCraft II will be hosted once more by Jarett Cale of PurePwnage fame. While he is active on stage, a star studded casting line-up is behind the commentating desks. James 'Kaelaris' Carrol from ESL TV will cast live from the event. He will be joined by the two best known casters in the world, Dan 'Artosis' Stemkoski and Nick 'Tasteless' Plott. Rounding up the field are John 'JoRoSaR' Sargent who gives his Intel Extreme Masters event debut and well known international pro player Dennis 'HasuObs' Schneider from Germany.

Our first dedicated observer

Another first timer at the Intel Extreme Masters is Philip 'InFeZa' Bertino who will be our dedicated observer at the event. Philip did a great job at the Blizzard World Championship Series Australia Nationals and we are very happy that he decided to come to Singapore. He will be Intel Extreme Masters' first ever dedicated observer.

Host - Jarett Cale
Caster - James 'Kaelaris' Carrol
Caster - Dan 'Artosis' Stemkoski
Caster - Nick 'Tasteless' Plott
Caster - John 'JoRoSaR' Sargent
Caster - Dennis 'HasuObs' Schneider
Observer - Philip 'InFeZa' Bertino

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The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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The schedule for Singapore
15.11.2012 11:30
 
The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore are a week away and we are happy to release thr schedule for the upcoming event at SITEX from the 22-25th of November. For four days some of the best StarCraft II players and League of Legends teams will compete for a total prize purse of $82.000.

22nd of November from 11:00 SGT
StarCraft II Open Bracket
League of Legends Group A

23rd of November from 11:00 SGT
StarCraft II Group Stage
League of Legends Group B

24th of November from 11:00 SGT
StarCraft II Round of 16 and first 3 Quarter Finals
League of Legends Semi Finals and Final

25th of November from 11:00 SGT
StarCraft II last Quarter Final, Semi Finals & Final

Each tournament day will start at 11:00 SGT, which is GMT+8, and run until approximately 21:00 in the evening. The exception is Sunday, where the event will finish at 17:30. The League of Legends Final will start on the 24th at 18:00 SGT while the StarCraft II Final will start on the 25th at around 15:45.

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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League of Legends Groups for Singapore
14.11.2012 13:56
 
With only two more teams having to be determined and Intel Extreme Masters Singapore coming up in little more than a week, the League of Legends groups have been drawn.

The teams left to be determined include the Singaporean national champions as well as one more Asian team.


American and European Qualification

Both American and European qualification for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore finished a while ago.

The qualifiers saw two teams from each of the two regions qualify for the event, namely Kiedys Mialem Team and MeetYourMakers from Europe and Absolute Legends NA along with Counter Logic Gaming Prime from America.



Asian Qualification

The Asian qualification which saw the best teams of South East Asia compete with some of Koreas top teams such as MVP White, MVP Blue, Azubu Blaze and both the A and B teams of KT Rolster, finished on Monday, November 12th.

The two teams who went out victoriously were the Koreans of Azubu Blaze and KT Rolster B.

Remaining two spots are still to be determined, one of which is reserved for the Singaporean national champions.

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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StarCraft 2 Groups
13.11.2012 15:51
 
After weeks of qualification, the players to attend Intel Extreme Masters Singapore have been determined and the groups drawn.

The player to advance through Chinese qualification has not yet been determined, but the Chinese slot has been assigned to Group C.

Sadly enough, the American Zerg player IdrA can not participate in the event. His replacement is the Korean Protoss StarDust.


Korean Qualification

The Korean qualification, running from October 30th to November 11th, saw big names such as MMA, aLive and SuperNoVa trying to qualify, sadly enough though, not a single Terran has made it through.

The four players who did manage to qualify were the Protoss MC and the three Zerg players YugiOh, Miya and Sniper.

Singaporean Qualifier

As is tradition with Intel Extreme Masters events, the champion of the hosting nation gets seeded into the event. Since no national champion was known, a pure Singaporean qualifier was hosted to determine the best StarCraft II player in Singapore, who turned out to be the Protoss ProAnn.

This leaves the list of currently qualified players entirely without Terran players, which can still change in the Open Bracket though.




The Groups

The image above displays the final groups, only players to still join is the one missing Chinese player as well as the 8 players coming from the Open Bracket.

In total, the qualified players consist of 5 European players, 4 Korean players, 3 South and North American players, and 4 players from the region South East Asia, Australia and China. An Open Bracket will allow 8 players to qualify and round up the number of players to 24.

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The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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Sign-Up for the Open Bracket Singapore
12.11.2012 13:27
 
The registration for the StarCraft II Open Bracket in Singapore is now open. It will close at midnight on the 18th of November. 32 places are available. The Open Bracket will be played out on the 22nd of November live at SITEX in Singapore. The Top 8 players will advance into the $32.000 Intel Extreme Masters Singapore tournament which runs from the 22nd to the 25th of November.

The last Open Bracket at Intel Extreme Masters gamescom saw players like MVP, NesTea, PuMa, MC, LucifroN, NaNiwa and many more attend. MVP went on to qualify for the main tournament and ended up winning it.


Players who succeed in qualifying for the main tournament have a guaranteed $600 in prize money.

How to register?

In order to register for the open bracket, please send a mail to openbracket.singapore.2012@esl.eu with the following information:

Full name
Link to your Battle.net profile
List of tournament achievements, if available
Date of Birth

Registration Deadline: 18/11/12 23:59 CEST
Date and Time automatically adjust to your local timezone if you are logged in.


Additional information
Price is 50 Euros, to be paid via PayPal
Price includes a trade show visitor ticket, valid for entire duration
If you qualify for the main tournament via the open bracket, $600 are guaranteed

The Open Bracket F.A.Q.

Every StarCraft II tournament in the new season of the Intel Extreme Masters will feature 24 players. 16 of those will qualify online and 8 will qualify through an open bracket tournament played on the first day of gamescom.

How can I participate in the Open Bracket?
There will be 32 spots in the open bracket. The open bracket is reserved for players that were unable to participate in the event qualifier or got knocked out early.

Open bracket spots will be made available after the conclusion of the Intel Extreme Masters online qualifiers so that players that have not qualified online could still compete at the event.

How will it be played out?
The open bracket tournament will be divided into 4 double elimination brackets of 8 players each. The winners of the upper bracket and the lower bracket will be seeded into the main event with a high and low seed, respectively. The double elimination bracket finals will not be played out.

How do the open bracket players fit into the main event?
The main event will have 24 players with 4 groups of 6 players. It will start only after the open bracket has concluded and the 8 main event participants from the open bracket are known.

Each group will consist of 4 players qualified online, 1 high seed open bracket player and 1 low seed open bracket player (from a different open bracket).

A total of 12 players, top 3 from each group, will advance to the playoffs, with group winners getting a free win in the 1st round. It is the same system as the one used at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship.

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Taipei Assassins in the Singapore Asia Qualification
10.11.2012 16:16
 
The final of the Asian League of Legends Qualification for Singapore is live this weekend. Among the participants are the winners of the Riot Games Season 2, Taipei Assassins and Korean top team Azubu Blaze. The Top 2 teams will qualify for the 50.000$ tournament at the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, held at SITEX from the 22-25th of November.

After local qualifications have finished the 15 best teams from all over Asia are now meeting for the final showdown. The participating teams are hailing from Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. ESL TV is broadcasting the tournament.

Stream on ESL TV | Tournament Tree | Countdown Timer

The teams qualified so far

List of qualified teams for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore
MeetYourMakers
Kiedys Mialem Team
Absolute Legends NA
CounterL Logic Gaming Prime

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Kiedyś Miałem Team replace Curse EU
07.11.2012 12:22
 
The five Polish players from Kiedyś Miałem Team will be going to the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. They have taken the spot of Curse EU, who unfortunately decided not to participate.

They used to have a team

The Polish team, whose name ironically points out that one day they did indeed have a team, had already successfully qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters China.

Their line-up consisting of players from notable teams such as Team LDLC, myRevenge and Clan Poland, the team will be representing Europe and more specifically Poland along with the also Polish team MeetYourMakers at the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

The teams qualified so far

List of qualified teams for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore
MeetYourMakers
Kiedys Mialem Team
Absolute Legends NA
CounterL Logic Gaming Prime

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Grubby gets Singapore spot
05.11.2012 15:45
 
The famous Dutch Protoss player Grubby will be participating in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. He replaces TITAN, who is not able to participate.

Grubby was among the top 6 in Stage 3 of the European qualification process; he lost to White-Ra in the very close match for the 5th and last qualifying spot.

Now, as TITAN does not participate in the event, his spot has opened up for Grubby.


Grubby at Gamescom

The Dutch player had participated in the Open Bracket and qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters gamescom in August, beating significant players such as the 2011 Intel Extreme Masters World Champion AcE and the very successful GSL player Oz.

In the group stage he faced who would later become quarter finalists sLivko and Bomber, as well as the "protoss killer" elfi, not allowing him to move on to the play-offs.


To Singapore!

Now is Grubby's second chance this season to prove that he's one of the best players in the world by participating in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

Not only does this provide the WarCraft III legend with the chance at an Intel Extreme Masters title - it is at the same time an opportunity for him to visit his wife's home country: Singapore.

The participants

List of qualified players for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore
Tefel
Grubby
VortiX
sLivko
White-Ra
IdrA
Golden
KiLLeR
PiG

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Azubu in the Singapore Qualification
02.11.2012 19:07
 
The Korean qualification for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will start tomorrow with a match featuring Azubu Frost and KT Rolster 1. American and European teams to attend the event have been determined in the week prior.

These include the two European teams MeetYourMakers and Curse EU as well as the American teams Absolute Legends and Counter Logic Gaming Prime.


The Korean Qualifier

Starting with Azubu Frost vs. KT Rolster 1 on Saturday, November 3rd, the Korean qualifier will conclude on November 7th, where the three teams to move on to the Asian Online Finals will be determined.

Azubu Frost are clearly one of the favourites to be one of the successful two teams, considering their oustanding performance at the Season 2 World Championship, where they scored second place after a couple of close games against the Taipei Assassins.

Both Azubu and KT Rolster are in the qualifier with two of their teams, namely Azubu Frost, Azubu Blaze, KT Rolster 1 and KT Rolster 2. Other participants are Xenics Storm, Tempest and CT Entus.

A full bracket for the tournament can be found here.

The games will be shown and commentated on ESL TV Asia starting at 11:00 CET.


The Asian Online Finals

The Asian Online Finals will consist of 16 teams; only two of the teams have the chance to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

A date will be announced soon.

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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European and American qualification concluded
29.10.2012 16:41
 
American qualification for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore has concluded. IdrA, Golden and KiLLeR are the StarCraft II players to successfully qualify, while Counter Logic Gaming and Absolute Legends NA are the two League of Legends teams that qualified.

European participants - namely White-Ra, sLivko, VortiX, TITAN and Tefel in StarCraft II and the two teams Curse EU and Meet Your Makers in League of Legends - had already been determined last week, only leaving parts of the Asian qualification undecided.


The American qualifiers

The American qualifiers concluded on October 28th for StarCraft II, and on October 27th for League of Legends.

League of Legends

Counter Logic Gaming, being one of the two favourites in the bracket, secured their spot in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore with ease. A surprise to some was Absolute Legends though, who managed to make it through overcoming the popular team Monomaniac.

The teams present as well as the VoDs for the American League of Legends qualification can be found here, while the bracket is available here.


StarCraft II

On the StarCraft II side of things, Intel Extreme Masters Gamescom participant DeMusliM did not make it through the qualifiers, as he got kicked to the Lower Bracket by his team mate IdrA and then knocked out by the Korean Stardust.

Both KiLLeR and IdrA advanced through the Upper Bracket, while Golden overcame Stardust in a rather clear 3 : 0.

The bracket can be found here.

Other qualifiers

Another qualifier that concluded this previous weekend was the South East Asian and Australian StarCraft II qualifier, out of which the Zerg player PiG, who had already participated in the Intel Extreme Masters Gamescom, went victorious, while Ninja and KinGkOnG earned their chance to qualify through the Australian/Chinese combined finals.

The first Korean/Taiwanese qualifier for StarCraft II will take place on October 30th.

Additional League of Legends qualifiers within Asia will be announced soon.

Who's qualified so far?

StarCraft II
List of qualified players for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore
Tefel
TITAN
VortiX
sLivko
White-Ra
IdrA
Golden
KiLLeR
PiG


League of Legends
List of qualified teams for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore
MeetYourMakers
Team Curse EU
Absolute Legends NA
CounterL Logic Gaming Prime


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Can PiG and mOOnGLaDe qualify for yet another IEM?
26.10.2012 16:53
 
The final stage of the South East Asian and Australian qualification process will take place on Saturday, October 27th. Players to fight for one direct spot at the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore (and the chance at another one) include mOOnGLaDe and PiG.

The Australians, both known for their participation in previous Intel Extreme Masters events as well as their success in the StarCraft II World Championship Series, might already meet in the semi-finals, and one of them will certainly have to fight their way through the Lower Bracket, in order for both of them to have a chance to qualify.


The third Stage for South East Asia/Australia

The final qualifier, consisting of 6 Australian players, the player RedArchon from Thailand and the Singaporian FlashdrakE, will take place on Saturday, October 27th.

Only one of these eight players will qualify directly for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, and another two will fight for a last slot with the runners up from China. Will mOOnGLaDe and PiG make it again? Or can the other players overcome them?

Find out tomorrow on ESL TV, starting at 6:00 CEST.

The bracket can be found here.

Here is an overview of all qualifiers that happened in this region:

SEA / Oceania
Date Qualifier Bracket
13.10.12 Stage 1a SEA Here
14.10.12 Stage 1b SEA Here
16.10.12 Stage 1c SEA Here
18.10.12 Stage 1d SEA Here
20.10.12 Stage 2 SEA Here
27.10.12 Stage 3 SEA Here

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The Grandpa-Toss is going to Singapore
26.10.2012 13:21
 
The five European players to go to Singapore have been determined after Stage 3 of the European qualifiers finished on Thursday, October 25th. Among the two Protoss and three Zerg players to qualify are the Grandpa-Toss White-Ra as well as Europe's favourite Zerg: VortiX.

Other names include sLivko and TITAN, widely considered the best Russian players, as well as the up and coming Polish Zerg player Tefel.


The third Stage

White-Ra had to face the popular Dutch player Grubby, who had been deafeted by Tefel previously. The Ukranian Protoss overcame Grubby 2 - 1 and took the 5th and last qualifying spot for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

Meanwhile, VortiX qualified without dropping a single map in the process. The Spanish Zerg has been in the spotlight for quite a while now, after his surprising top 4 finish in the Intel Extreme Masters Gamescom - and he continues to show that he deserves to be.

A total of 16 players had fought for the 5 available European spots in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore. Unlike in previous qualifiers, a considerably large number of German players had found their way into the third Stage. Sadly enough for the German fans, none of them have made it through.

Besides Grubby, notable players that got knocked out include HasuObs, Naama and the current German EPS champion Hanfy.

The full bracket of the qualifier that took place on October 25th can be found here.

American Qualification

Now that the European qualification is finished, American qualification starts with the first Stage taking place tonight, with the second and third stage following on the remaining days of this weekend.

A total of three players will qualify through the American qualifiers.

The Americas
Date Qualifier Bracket
26.10.2012 Stage 1 America Here
27.10.2012 Stage 2 America Here
28.10.2012 Stage 3 America Here

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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Curse EU and MYM qualify for Singapore
22.10.2012 11:45
 
The European League of Legends qualifiers for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore have concluded with Curse and MYM qualifying. American qualifiers are still underway.

The Final European Qualifier

Curse EU who had beat every team they met in a convincing fashion - among those also the new Team ALTERNATE lineup - managed to qualify through the upper bracket, not losing a single map.

MYM got kicked to the lower bracket in the first round, but managed to fight their way through and qualify by getting revenge on the team that had sent them to the lower bracket: KIEDYS MIALEM TEAM. The full bracket can be found here.

American Qualifiers

American Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
18.10.2012 Cup 1 America Here
23.10.2012 Cup 2 America Here
27.10.2012 Final Qualifier America Here
     
The first cup of the American qualifiers took place last week, with the teams Team4Not and Team Curse moving on to the final qualifier.

Tomorrow, the second American qualifier will take place, determining the last two teams to get a spot in the final qualifier and thus a chance to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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SK's last chance to qualify for Singapore
19.10.2012 15:41
 
Tonight, the second League of Legends EU West as well as the EU East & Nordic Qualifier for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place.

The sign-ups are still open for both of them.

Sign-up East & Nordic
Requirements:
Teams region needs to be Eastern Europe or the Nordic countries
Team needs to be premium

Sign-up West
Requirements:
Teams region needs to be Western Europe
Team needs to be premium


Qualifier Overview

For European teams to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore - taking place November 22nd to 25th with a total prize pool of $50,000 - their only chance is to get one of the two slots available through the Final Crossrealm qualifier on October 21st.

To get there, three qualifiers are behing held - one for EU East & Nordic and two for EU West - one of which took place on October 17th and had Team ALTERNATE and Fnatic qualifying.

The two remaining qualifiers are taking place today, starting at 19:00 CEST.

EU West #2: The participants

The so-far signed up participants for the second Western European cup include a total of eight teams who have already participated in the first qualifier, did not manage to qualify though.

Big names such as SK Gaming and Eclypsia are taking their second chance here - worth noting is also how the top teams in the current season of the German EPS are signed-up, willing to show that they're not only the top of Germany, but also the top of Europe. Among these are mousesports, gamed!de and mates & more.

A full list sign-ups can be found here.

Tune in and watch!

Make sure to tune in and watch as League of Legends teams from all of Europe compete to try and qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

The stream, available on ESL TV will be commentated by the powerful casting duo of Joe Miller and Jason 'ButButButILY' Kaplan tonight at 19:00 CEST.

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VortiX and Bly to play in Stage 3
19.10.2012 13:06
 
Stage 2 of the European Intel Extreme Masters Singapore Qualifiers for StarCraft II concluded with top Zergs Bly and VortiX advancing.

Among others, two Germans have successfully made it through the second stage - one of which is KrasS, who had surprised everyone earlier this year in WCS Germany when he placed 4th, beating the likes of Delphi and DBS.


What happened in Stage 2?

Big names such as the British top player BlinG and Panzergeneral GooDy participated in Stage 2 - but were simply outperformed by the 8 who qualified: KrasS, Bly, TITAN, VortiX, ClouD, HasuObs, monchi and FRAER.

Other notable names included Socke, Fuzer, Strelok, SjoW, Feast and the star of South Africa: PandaTank.

The full bracket of Stage 2 can be found here.

Stage 3: October 25th

Eight players from Stage 2 along with eight seeded players will meet in Stage 3.

Out of these 16 players who make up Europe's elite, only five will get a spot in the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, where a total of $32,000 and qualification points for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship are at stake.

The list of players who are playing for the precious five European spots in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore can be found below.


List of players qualified for Stage 3:
KrasS
Bly
TITAN
VortiX
ClouD
HasuObs
monchi
FRAER
List of seeded players in Stage 3:
Tefel
Grubby
Hanfy
Naama
sYz
Tarson
sLivko
White-Ra

The bracket for Stage 3 can be found here.

Stream on ESL TV

As always, the third stage of the European qualifier will be shown on ESL TV with commentary done by the lovely James 'Kaelaris' Carrol.

Invite some friends, organize a barcraft or just enjoy a chill evening of top-notch StarCraft II on the evening of October 25th, as 16 of Europe's best players fight for one of the five slots for Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

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StarCraft 2 Qualification goes into Round 2
18.10.2012 14:18
 
The second stage of StarCraft II qualification for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore is about to happen; it will determine which 8 players move into the third and final stage.

Stage 2 and its players

A total of 32 players, consisting of successful participants of the first qualifier as well as players who qualified based on their previous success in the Intel Extreme Masters, will be playing out the second Stage of the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore Qualifiers for Europe.

Out of these 32, only eight will advance into the third and final stage. Significant players include VortiX, Socke, Feast and many more.

The third and final stage

Eight players from Stage 2 along with eight seeded players will meet in Stage 3. Among the seeded players are German EPS champion Hanfy, Polish EPS champion Tarson and the legendary Grubby.

Out of these 16 players who make up Europe's elite, only five will get a spot in the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, where a total of $32,000 and qualification points for the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship are at stake.

List of seeded players in Stage 3:
Tefel
Grubby
Hanfy
Naama
sYz
Tarson
sLivko
White-Ra

The bracket for Stage 3 will be found here.

Watch the action

The second stage of our European qualification will be commentated by James 'Kaelaris' Carrol tonight at 19:00 CEST on ESL TV.

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ALTERNATE and Fnatic advance
18.10.2012 12:25
 
Yesterday's first League of Legends qualification cup for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore concluded with Team ALTERNATE and Fnatic advancing to the Crossrealm Qualifier.

The next chance for teams to qualify from both Western and Eastern Europe are the two cups taking place on October 19th.


After a surprising win against SK Gaming, German EPS champions Team ALTERNATE, who have recently gone through roster changes, move on to the Crossrealm Qualifier taking place on October 21st.

Fnatic advanced along with them, beating notable teams such as Team Acer, Copenhagen Wolves and Eclypsia in our first EU West Qualifier.

The bracket and who exactly was beaten in order to advance can be found here.

Next stop: October 19th

Two cups are going to be happening simultaneously on October 19th.

The second EU West qualifier will allow another two Western European teams to qualify for the final Crossrealm Qualifier.

As well as the EU East & Nordic qualifier, which promises one spot in the in the final and most important qualifier to the winner.

Limitations to amount of participants from our Eastern European qualifiers have been made due to three Polish teams being seeded into the final qualifier already.

Final Qualifier

The final qualifier, also refered to as Crossrealm Qualifier, will pit the very best of each of the two regions EU West and EU East & Nordic against each other to determine which two teams will go to the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, November 22nd to 25th.

Five of eight available slots are taken so far: the two teams Team ALTERNATE and Fnatic will be joining the three Polish teams MeetYourMakers, IWantCookie and KIEDYS MIALEM TEAM.

The qualifier itself will take place on October 21st.

Bring some popcorn

You will find popcorn is a necessity when our very own Joe Miller and Jason 'ButButButILY' Kaplan present to you the second EU west qualifier on October 19th at 19:00 CEST.

Make sure to tune in to not miss any of the action on ESL TV.

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League of Legends Singapore Qualification starts tomorrow
16.10.2012 16:03
 
With Intel Extreme Masters Singapore coming up in a little more than a month, tomorrow the European League of Legends qualification begins with the first EU West qualifier.

The qualification process

With the League of Legends servers split into the two European regions Nordic & East and West, so is the qualification process.

A total of three cups will be held, concluding with a final event in which the top 8 teams out of these cups and our seeding will play for a total of 2 slots in the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore.

Two of these cups will be held on Western Europe while only one is taking place on Eastern Europe and Nordic, due to the three seeded teams into the final qualifier being the Polish teams MeetYourMakers, IWantCookie and KIEDYS MIALEM TEAM.

The qualification dates

European Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
17.10.2012 Europe West Qualifier #1 Here
19.10.2012 Europe East Qualifier #1 Here
19.10.2012 Europe West Qualifier #2 Here
21.10.2012 Final Qualifier Europe (Crossrealm) Here

Live streams on ESL TV

Both of the EU West qualifiers as well as the final qualifier will be streamed and commentated by our very own Joe Miller and Jason 'ButButButILY' Kaplan. First up is the EU West Qualifier #1 tomorrow at 18:00 CEST.

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European Qualification for Singapore kicks off
15.10.2012 14:29
 
StarCraft II qualification for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore has started with the first South East Asian cup happening this weekend.

Stage 1 of the European Qualifiers will take place today.


The qualification process

As was the case in previous qualifiers, we are using a three stage system. The first stage is open for everyone, while players are seeded into the second and third stage respectively, depending on their past performance in Intel Extreme Masters events.

Top 16 of Stage 1 move into Stage 2, top 8 of Stage 2 into Stage 3.

The third stage will then allow players to qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore, five slots are available for Europe.

The bracket for tonights qualifier can be found here.

Overview

Below is an overview of all three stages including their respective dates and brackets.

European Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
15.10.12 Stage 1 Europe Here
18.10.12 Stage 2 Europe Here
25.10.12 Stage 3 Europe Here

Watch the action

The first stage of our European qualification will be commentated by James 'Kaelaris' Carrol tonight at 20:00 CEST on ESL TV.

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Singapore Qualifier Dates
11.10.2012 15:24
 
Intel Extreme Masters Singapore draws closer and so do its qualifiers. They will take place within the next couple of weeks, starting October 13th. In Asia, Europe and the Americas everyone has the chance to qualify for the $82,000 event in Singapore with tournaments for League of Legends and StarCraft II.

As previously announced, the players and teams who qualified for the cancelled Intel Extreme Masters China will now be seeded into the final stages of the Singapore qualification. The list of seeds for the later qualifying stages will be announced within the next few days.

Every player and team is able to sign up and participate in the opening stages of our qualification with the chance to advance further and secure a spot to Singapore in the final.

A list of qualifiers and when they will take place can be found below. Additional qualifiers for Asia will be announced in the near future.

StarCraft II





European Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
15.10.12 Stage 1 Europe Here
18.10.12 Stage 2 Europe Here
25.10.12 Stage 3 Europe Here

American Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
15.10.12 Stage 1 America Here
18.10.12 Stage 2 America Here
25.10.12 Stage 3 America Here

South East Asian Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
13.10.12 Stage 1a South East Asia Here
14.10.12 Stage 1b South East Asia Here
16.10.12 Stage 1c South East Asia Here
18.10.12 Stage 1d South East Asia Here
20.10.12 Stage 2a South East Asia Here
21.10.12 Stage 2b South East Asia Here
26.10.12 Stage 3 South East Asia Here

League of Legends























European Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
17.10.2012 Europe West Qualifier #1 Here
19.10.2012 Europe East Qualifier #1 Here
19.10.2012 Europe West Qualifier #2 Here
21.10.2012 Final Qualifier Europe (Crossrealm) Here

American Qualification
Date Qualifier Bracket
18.10.12 Cup 1 America Here
19.10.12 Cup 2 America Here
20.10.12 Final Qualifier America Here

Brackets are still to be determined and will be updated accordingly.

Intel Extreme Masters Singapore

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will take place November 22nd to 25th and will host both League of Legends and StarCraft II with a total prize pool of $82,000.

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Intel Extreme Masters head to Singapore
09.10.2012 16:00
 
The Intel Extreme Masters will make its first visit to Singapore. From the 22-25th of November the SITEX, one of the most renowned consumer electronics trade shows in southeast Asia, will be host to the second Intel Extreme Masters stop of the season. The StarCraft II and League of Legends tournaments come with a total of 82.000$ in prize money. The winners will earn spots for the World Championship at CeBIT 2013 in Hanover, Germany.

"The tour has never been to Singapore before. It is a strategic goal for ESL and for Intel to bring eSports at the highest level to new territories every season in order to develop competitive gaming worldwide," says Michał Blicharz, the Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle Entertainment GmbH. "We are excited to see what kind of reception local fans will give to gaming superstars at SITEX 2012."



SITEX 2012 will take place in the Singapore Expo convention centre in Halls 4B, 5 and 6 from the 22nd to the 25th of November 2012. The qualifications for the Intel Extreme Masters Singapore will start at the 15th of October. More information will be released this week.

The Intel Extreme Masters Singapore do not act as a replacement event for the recently cancelled Intel Extreme Masters China. Both events were planned stops from the beginning of the season. The same applies to Intel Extreme Masters Poland in January 2013, which were announced last week. The last-stage seeding for players and teams who originally qualified for China will take place for Singapore.

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