Intel Extreme Masters China
The seventh season of the Intel Extreme Masters, the global league of the video game champions, was scheduled to return to Guangzhou, China for the second event in Season VII.
On September 18, 2012, due to the recent conflict between Japan and China over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Guangzhou ACG Expo, which provides venue for the IEM event, was cancelled. With no venue and backup plan, IEM Global Challenge Guangzhou is cancelled as well.
Qualified players prior to cancellation:
- ↑ "Intel Extreme Masters China cancelled" (Press release). Intel Extreme Masters. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. "Due to the cancellation of the Anime Comics and Games show in Guangzhou, China, we regret to inform that the Intel Extreme Masters China tournament will not take place"
- ↑ Michael "Zechs_" Radford (18 September 2012). "IEM China gets cancelled". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 18 September 2012.