IEM San Jose: Event Preview
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. Virtus.pro
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, Amazon.com. 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