The South Korean team may be the favorites to claim the lion’s share of the $30,000 USD prize pool, but despite an impressive roster—including reigning IEM champion Lee “INnoVation” Shin Hyung, as well as Joo “Zest” Sung Wook and Kim “sOs” Yoo Jin—there’s no guarantee that they’ll dominate tomorrow.
A surprising 1-4 game group stage defeat by Canada over South Korea—featuring some huge plays from StarCraft II’s best-known female player Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn—means there’s everything to play for. But don’t count out the Europeans! Exceptional recent performances from Germany’s Tobias “ShoWTimE” Sieber place him among the tournament’s most feared opponents, while Artur “Nerchio” Bloch of Poland helped his team knock Nation Wars III champions France out of the group stages.
It’s sure to be an action-packed tournament that you won’t want to miss!