All qualifiers have concluded and eight players determined, but that's not the full field of players Intel Extreme Masters Cologne will be showing!
Sixteen spots are still up for grabs in Stage 1 of the tournament and, if you want to participate, the sign-ups are now open!
Like in all previous Intel Extreme Masters events in this season, sixteen players will once again battle it out in two Double Elimination brackets of eight players each to gain one of four spots in the second stage of the tournament.
Players can now apply for a spot in the tournament and will be selected via their position in the WCS ranking. Half of the spots however are secured for local players from Europe.
In order to sign up for Stage 1 of Intel Extreme Masters Cologne please send a mail to openbracket(at)esl.eu with the following information:
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 24:00 PST
Players who sign up for the tournament's Stage 1 get selected according to their WCS ranking - the higher their ranking, the more likely they will be picked for a spot in Stage 1.
We will have eight slots for the host region and eight slots open overall.
You can find links to the qualifiers and their respective brackets on our qualifier page.