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The Intel Extreme Masters Taipei StarCraft II survival guide

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The Intel Extreme Masters Taipei StarCraft II open bracket games are starting tomorrow, and we have everything you need to know to be prepared for the tournament right. Read up on the qualified players, interviews, schedule and much more below!

Key information

A handy summary of all the essential general information:

Participating players

Twelve players have managed to secure a slot in the tournament through the regional qualifiers and have confirmed group stage slots. Unfortunately, iNnoVation and Kas could not make the trip to Taipei and have been replaced by Classic and Harstem respectively. Race: Terran | Group: A | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: America Race: Zerg | Group: A | Nationality: Taiwanese | Qualifier Region: Taiwan Race: Protoss | Group: A | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Wildcard Race: Protoss | Group: B | Nationality: Dutch | Qualifier Region: Europe Race:  Protoss| Group: B | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Asia Race: Protoss | Group: B | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Wildcard Race: Protoss | Group: C | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Asia Race: Terran | Group: C | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Europe Race: Zerg | Group: C | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Wildcard Race: Zerg | Group: D | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: America
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Race: Terran | Group: D | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Asia Race: Protoss | Group: D | Nationality: Korean | Qualifier Region: Wildcard

Look through the full bracket here.

Talent lineup

We have assembled the most proficient and entertaining team of hosts, commentators and translators for the first Intel Extreme Masters event of 2015.

As such, your talent lineup for the event will be:

Full schedule

Here’s an overview over the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose StarCraft II schedule.
  • Open brackets I and II (Wednesday, 28th of January 2015)
​​10:00 to 17:00 local time (04:00 to 10:00 CET): Open bracket matches


  • Group stages (Thursday and Friday, 29th to the 30th of January 2015)
11:00 to 17:00 local time (04:00 to 10:00 CET): Group stage matches

  • Quarterfinals (Saturday, 31st of January 2015)
11:00 to 17:00 local time (04:00 to 10:00 CET): Quarterfinal matches
  • Semifinals and Grand finals (Sunday, 1st of February 2015)
11:00 to 14:00 local time (04:00 to 07:00 CET): Semifinal matches
14:15 to 17:00 local time (07:15 to 10:00 CET): Grand final match

You can find the full schedule here.

WCS point distribution

Players will receive WCS Points based on their performances, which will go into their WCS ranking. On top of that, the top two players will qualify for the World Championship in Katowice later this year.

The 4,000 WCS points will be distributed as follows:
1st place 750 WCS points
2nd place 500 WCS points
3rd-4th place 375 WCS points
5th-8th place 250 WCS points
9th-16th place 125 WCS points

ESL Fantasy

Measure your player knowledge against your friends’ and colleagues’ in our Intel Extreme Masters Taipei fantasy league. Assemble your own personal four-man dream team and you’ll also have a chance at cool prizes! Get the complete ESL Fantasy rundown right here.

Build your ESL Fantasy team now!

Interviews

In the leadup to the event we managed to get hold of some of the qualified players and ask them about their thoughts on Intel Extreme Masters Taipei and what we can expect from them:

Social media

For those of you who want to get actively involved during the tournament, we’ve gathered all the official social media channels here for your convenience: You can also find the Twitter accounts of the players and talent linked in their respective sections above!

Tune in from Wednesday

Additionally, if you’re interested in the League of Legends portion of Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, head over to our League of Legends survival guide.