TSM and Alliance to feature in the League of Legends® competition along with the world’s best players in StarCraft® II
(Los Angeles, CA) October 28, 2014 – Tickets for Intel® Extreme Masters San Jose, set to play out in the SAP Center from December 6-7, go on sale today. Featuring the best in League of Legends® and StarCraft® II action, members of the community will be able to begin voting for the League of Legends LCS teams they wish to see compete starting tomorrow, October 29th.
The League of Legends tournament will consist of six teams from three regions: North American LCS champions Team SoloMid alongside a community-voted North American LCS team, European LCS champions Alliance alongside a community-voted European LCS team and two teams from South American qualifiers. The fan vote will be held on the Intel Extreme Masters official website starting October 29th.
Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning game, StarCraft II, will also be a feature event, and that tournament will include a mix of veterans and rising star players from around the world. Global qualifying tournaments for the event are underway, with fan-favorites ForGG and Vortix already punching their tickets to San Jose via the European qualifier.
All games will play out in the legendary SAP Center, home to the NHL Sharks and regular hosts to Olympic athletes and Grammy award winners. Set to continue Intel Extreme Masters’ legacy of bringing the world’s best gamers together to compete on the highest level, Michal Blicharz (Director Pro Gaming at ESL) said:
“We are proud to be delivering an esports event in a major US arena. With our stage layout we are looking at a capacity of about 12,000 seats. If we sell out, this will be one of the largest Western esports events of all time.”
“When we first sponsored Intel Extreme Masters nine years ago, not many people bet on us going to arenas where professional sports and music concerts are performed” , says George Woo, corporate sponsorships manager at Intel. “It’s gratifying to see how far we have come.”
Early Bird tickets go on sale today for both StarCraft II and League of Legends seating. Tickets start at US$36 and US$40 respectively, with premium seating available for US$150 and US$250. Full Early Bird pricing is available on Ticketmaster, with prices set to increase once the limited early bird tickets sell out.
For a full breakdown of the competition brackets, voting procedure and ticketing information, please visit www.eslgaming.com