On December 6th, all eyes will be on the SAP Center in San Jose as the Intel Extreme Masters will once more deliver top notch League of Legends and Starcraft II action. With some of the world’s best players competing for glory, a trophy and of course prize money, the event is set to once again move esports further into the mainstream.
The League of Legends teams
Headlining the event with be winners of the most recent North American and European LCS seasons, Team SoloMid and Alliance, respectively. They were invited to compete and were placed directly in the semi-finals.
Joining them will be two more LCS teams (one North American and one European), who will be selected by via a fan vote on the Intel Extreme Masters website, where voting will open on October 29th. In addition to this, two South American teams, one Brazilian and one Latin American, will also be taking part, with online qualifiers deciding which of the region’s teams travel to San Jose to compete.
The bracket will be as follows:
Once decided, these teams will all gather at the SAP Center in San Jose to compete for the Intel Extreme Masters trophy and their share of the impressive US$50,000 prize pool.
League of Legends Ticket information
If you’re planning on coming to watch the show in person, both Early Bird weekend tickets and Premium weekend tickets are now available, priced as follows:
League of Legends Early Bird upper deck weekend pass: US$37.00
League of Legends Early Bird lower deck weekend pass: US$47.00
League of Legends Early Bird floor seats weekend pass: US$104.00
League of Legends Premium ticket: US$244.00
Only a limited number of Early Bird tickets will be sold at the prices listed above, with day tickets due to be available for general sale from November 4th.
The Starcraft II Players
San Jose, in Intel Extreme Masters tradition will once again feature some of the world’s best Starcraft II players, with 8 qualified players as well as 4 wildcards and an open bracket. After exciting European, Asian and North American qualifiers several top tier players such as CJ herO, Polt, ForGG, Vortix and Rain have already punched their tickets and will definitely compete in the SAP Arena.
Starcraft II Ticket information
A limited amount of Starcraft II early bird weekend passes also go on sale today, with general sales opening up on November 4th. Prices are as follows, so act fast and secure your seats:
Starcraft II Early Bird upper deck weekend pass: $33.00
Starcraft II Early Bird lower deck weekend pass: $42.00
Starcraft II Premium: $147.00
Stay tuned for more Intel Extreme Masters San Jose coverage, and we hope you’ll join us either live at the SAP Center or via one the official Intel Extreme Masters streams.