The fifth season of the Intel Extreme Masters reaches its peak next week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, where twelve of the world’s finest StarCraft II players will compete for the title of World Champion and $30,000 in prize money. Join us there for five days of intense eSports action.
The tournament will take place in hall 23 from 1st to 5th March and your hosts will be no other than Kevin ‘RotterdaM’ van der Kooi, Dario ‘TheLittleOne’ Wünsch and Sean ‘Day’ Plott. For more information on CeBIT, check out their official website. If you cannot make it to the venue, be sure to follow the matches live on ESL TV.
We’ll also be present and have dedicated computers set up for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Come by for a chat with members of our Community & eSports teams and participate in our contests and activities to win some cool prizes.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
One question is often asked by the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty community regarding our new leagues and ladder system: “Who are the best players on the ladder?” We have plans to one day have the best players, based on their current rankings, compete against each other. In the meantime, we can pull some internal numbers, do a little math, and come up with a list of the best players in each region. Here are the top 200 players in Europe (last week's list). We'll update this list approximately every week until it's time to have them compete.
Congratulations to these players. Your skill is an inspiration to the entire StarCraft II community.