It is Playoff Time at the World Championship
The group stage is over. 18 teams and players remain in the tournament on their quest to take the title. For some the jouney will be over today. Both CJ Entus teams are facing European opponents in the first round of the playoffs.

In StarCraft II: Hearts of the Swarm four Europeans and four Koreans are in the first playoff round, with four more Koreans waiting for the winners in the quarter finals.
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship

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The Participants & Schedule

In StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm a total of 24 players will face each other. Among them is reigning Intel Extreme Masters World Champion who got seeded into Group B. The top 3 of each group will advance into the playoffs. Group winners go directly into the quarter finals.



5th of March from 9:30 CET
StarCraft II Group A & B

6th of March from 9:30 CET
StarCraft II Group C

7th of March from 9:30 CET
StarCraft II Group D

8th of March from 9:30 CET
StarCraft II Play-offs Day 1

9th of March from 9:10 CET
StarCraft II Play-offs Day 2 & Grand Final

Russian based Gambit Gaming will be the team to chase and beat, as they go into the tournament as the current World Champion. The 12 teams have been seeded into two groups. The top 3 will advance into the playoffs. Group winners go directly into the semi finals.



6th of March from 9:30 CET
League of Legends Group A

7th of March from 9:30 CET
League of Legends Group B

8th of March from 9:30 CET
League of Legends Play-offs Day 1

9th of March from 9:30 CET
League of Legends Play-offs Day 2 & Grand Final

The Hosts, Commentators & Analysts

League of Legends StarCraft II
Host - Eefje 'sjokz' Depoortere
Co-Host - Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner
Caster - Joe Miller
Caster - Leigh 'Deman' Smith
Caster - Jason Kaplan
Analysis Host - Jarett Cale
Expert - Christopher 'Panky' Pankhurst
Expert - Trevor 'qu1ksh0t' Henry
Host - Rachel 'SeltzerPlease' Quirico
Co-Host - Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner
Caster - James 'Kaelaris' Carrol
Caster - Shaun 'Apollo' Clark
Caster - Yoan 'ToD' Merlo
Analysis Host - John 'JoRoSaR' Sargent
Expert - Kevin 'qxc' Riley
Expert - Kevin 'Harstem' de Koning
Observer - Michael 'Adebisi' Van Driel


Tickets & Travel Information

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship take place in Hall 23 at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. If you need FREE TICKETS and/or travel advise on how to get there, check out our extensive travel guide. The free tickets are in limited supply only.

Tickets & Travel Guide

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