I don’t know about you, but IEM so excited to watch the world’s best StarCraft II players compete for $400,000 in Katowice, Poland from February 24 to March 1.
(Terrible pun. Sorry.)
I’m referring, of course, to Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2020, the first major StarCraft II tournament of the year and the first global event of the new ESL Pro Tour, set to be an electrifying display of interstellar warfare. The competitors are as fearsome a group of generals, executors, and broodmothers as have ever been assembled. There’s Park "Dark" Ryung Woo, arguably the best Zerg player in South Korea, fresh off a victory in the 2019 WCS Global Finals. Also in attendance is Riccardo "Reynor" Romiti, the 17-year-old Italian Zerg prodigy who fell to Dark in those finals and will be looking for revenge here.
With so many top players, it’s inevitable that year-spanning storylines will gain new chapters—and new tales will begin.
The opening matches of the 64-player IEM Katowice 2020 offline qualifier begin on February 24. The bracket is overflowing with talent, including:
Only 12 of the 64 offline qualifier competitors will advance.
Then, on February 27, a two-day, 24-player group stage will begin. Those who survive the group stage will face off in a 12-player single-elimination bracket, with the grand finals taking place on March 1.
For full details, check out https://www.intelextrememasters.com/season-14/katowice/sc2/.
Watch the live show on https://www.twitch.tv/esl_sc2.
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