IEM San Jose: Event Preview

Here is our IEM San Jose: Event Preview.

We are less than 24 hours away from the beginning of IEM San Jose 2015, to be played at the SAP Center arena.

The Format

The tournament will be played in a best-of-three, single elimination bracket format.

The first matches to be played are as follows:

  • G2.Kinguin vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid
  • Natus Vincere vs. Luminosity Gaming
  • Team Liquid vs.

The Prize Pool

The tournament prize pool was originally placed at $100,000, but an extra $25,000 was added by the official retail sponsor, With that being said, people still have the opportunity to up the prize pool through crowdfunding.

The Talent Team

IEM San Jose will feature an 11-man talent team that will be providing you, the viewer, with some of the best commentary, analysis and interviews.

Your talent team is as follows:

O.J. Borg – Stage host

Alex “Machine” Richardson – Desk host

Mathieu “Maniac” Quiquerez – Desk Analyst

Joe Miller – Commentator

Anders Blume – Commentator

Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat – Commentator

Jason “moses” O’Toole – Commentator

Henry “HenryG” Greer – Commentator

Lauren “Pansy” Scott – Commentator

Janko “YNk” Paunovi? – Observer

Heather “sapphiRe” Mumm – Observer