IEM Season VII - Cologne
The seventh season of Intel Extreme Masters, the premier league of the Electronic Sports League, takes off with its first event at gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Koelnmesse (August 15 - 19). $31,800 will be awarded to the 24 players who qualified from all over the globe.
The IEM Season VII - Cologne is the first tournament in the Intel Extreme Masters Season VII, taking place in Cologne Germany during the video-game fair gamescom. For the first time in IEM's StarCraft 2 history, the tournament will feature an Open Bracket where 32 players will compete for 8 spots in the main event, joining the 24 players that qualified directly from four regional qualifiers across the world. The tournament boasts a $31,800 prize pool distributed across all 24 participating players and will be cast by Artosis, Day, Kaelaris and Tasteless with Jarett Cale as host.
- A 32 player Open Bracket, consisting of 4 double-elimination brackets with the top2 players qualifying to the Group Stage.
- Group Stage consisting of the 16 qualified players and 8 players qualifing via the Open Bracket. The top 3 players from each group advance to a 12 player single-elimination playoff. The 1st player in each group advances directly to the playoff Ro8.
- Single-elimination playoff for the top 12 players. All rounds are best-of-five and no bronze match is played.
|National Champion of host nation
Panorama shot of the crowd on Friday. StarCraft II stage on the left, League of Legends on the right.
Offering $31,800 spread among all players as follows:
- SuperNova replaces MMA, who "doesn't feel in good enough shape" to participate 
Wednesday, August 15, 9am CEST:
Click [show] on the right to view the Open Bracket
Thursday, August 16, 9am CEST:
Thursday, August 16, 2pm CEST:
Friday, August 17, 9am CEST:
Friday, August 17, 2pm CEST:
Saturday, August 18, 9am CEST:
|Round of 24
|Round of 12