IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York
The Global Challenge at Comic Con in New York City will be the third event of the global league of the Intel Extreme Masters. Teams of Counter-Strike and League of Legends as well as StarCraft II players will clash in New York City, USA, from October 13 to 16, for a total prize money of $93,000!
The IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York is a StarCraft II tournament which takes place in New York City, USA on October 13 to 16. The tournament is the third event in the 6th season of the ESL's Intel Extreme Masters series. 16 qualified players will compete in a $21,000 tournament and for the chance to earn an invite to the Season VI World Championship.
The New York City Comic Con will be the host of an Intel Extreme Masters event for the second time in a row. Only one week after the Chinese Global Challenge in Guangzhou, the world's best gamers meet once again on American ground.
- Group Stage - Round Robin Bo3
- Top 2 qualify to Playoffs
- Playoffs - Single-elimination Bo5
- Finalists qualify to Season VI World Championship
- Group placement will be ordered according to the following criteria in order:
- Match record
- Games record
- New York City, New York
- Javits Center
Offering $21,000 spread among all players as follows:
|4th||$1,250||Gatored||It's Gosu eSports|
|5th-8th||$800||Killer||Team SCV Life|
|Strelok||Guild of Imbalance|
|Pokebunny||It's Gosu eSports|
Note: As compensation for a referee error, TT1 is guaranteed at least 4th-place prize money.
|Protoss (7)||Terran (5)||Zerg (4)|
|4 European players via Qualifiers|
|Qualifier #1 (2 players qualify)|
|Qualifier #2 (2 players qualify)|
|8 American players via Qualifiers|
|* As a result of qxc's withdrawal from this tournament, ESL held a small double-elimination tournament for North and South American players who would still be able to go to the event in light of the short notice; the tournament was casted by KatuStarcraft. For more information about the tournament see the TeamLiquid.net thread about it.|
|4 Korean players via Invites|
Groups A and B were played on Thursday, October 13; C and D were played on Friday, October 14.
- Teamliquid.net coverage with photographs and updates from the event: Preview - Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4
- IEM Coverage from GG.net (Day 2)
- Due to a referee ruling the tie-breaker in Group B incorrectly and placing Gatored ahead of DongRaeGu, an erroneous playoffs bracket was drawn. The mistake was only discovered after a complete Quarterfinal series was played where TT1 defeated Gatored 3-0. The matches were revoked and the bracket was redrawn with the correct seeding. TT1 will receive prize money for placing top 4 regardless of his result in the replayed quarterfinal.