Meet the Intel Extreme Masters PyeongChang Finalists

The world will be watching as the top “StarCraft* II” players descend on PyeongChang, South Korea, for the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) PyeongChang tournament, hosted by Intel in the lead-in to the Winter Olympic Games 2018. Players representing regions from around the world will compete in Blizzard Entertainment’s iconic real-time strategy game for a $150,000 prize pool from Feb. 5-7 in a first-of-its-kind tournament ahead of PyeongChang 2018.

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Players from around the world battled in online qualifiers throughout December 2017. Eighteen competitors emerged from the qualifiers to claim seats in the IEM PyeongChang finals:

Bly Aleksandr Svusuyk Ukraine East Europe
Cham Pablo Cham Blanco Mexico North America
Demi Varun Immanuel India West Asia
DnS Adrian Bouet France West Europe
eGGz Sebastian Lattore Colombia South America
Elazer Mikolaj Ogonowski Poland Central Europe
HeRoMaRinE Gabriel Segat Germany/Italy South Europe
Kelazhur Diego Schwimmer Brazil South America
Nice Huang Yushang Chinese Taipei East Asia
PandaBearMe Isaac Fox United States North America
Probe Sean Kempen Australia Oceania
Scarlett Sasha Hostyn Canada North America
Serral Joona Sotala Finland North Europe
sOs Yoo Jin Kim South Korea South Korea
SpeCial Juan Carlos Tena Lopez Mexico North America
Stephano Ilyes Satouri Tunisia and France Africa
TIME Le Peinan China China
Zest Sung Wook Joo South Korea South Korea


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On Feb. 5-7, Fans can follow the action and watch the competition unfold on the Olympic Channel digital platform and on Twitch.

The Road to Intel Extreme Masters PyeongChang

As an extension of Intel’s Worldwide TOP Partnership and with support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Intel will host Intel Extreme Masters PyeongChang in the lead up to the Winter Olympic Games 2018, featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s “StarCraft® II.” All competitions will be played on gaming PCs powered by Intel® Core™ i7 processors to give fans the show they deserve.

IEM PyeongChang is an extension of the Intel Extreme Masters brand produced in partnership with ESL. Qualifiers for the finals took place in December 2017, as well as a live audience qualifier event in Beijing, to determine the 18 qualifiers who will head to PyeongChang, for a chance to compete among the world’s best athletes on a global stage.

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