Under the name Iron Squid hides a brand new tournament that should entertain every StarCraft II fan. The name Iron Squid was chosen to refer to the ability of multitasking that the progamers develop throughout their career. It is sometimes so developed that they lead us to believe they have more than two arms, some even get a nick name out of it, like the very famous Leenock(topus).
In the Iron Squid, 20 world class players from all around the globe will battle for a juicy prize pool of $25,000. 18 players will be announced during the second half of January and two qualifiers will be run to get the last two spots. The group stage – 4 groups of 5 players – will be played online as well as the round of 8.
The game will be casted by two famous duos:
The French casters Pomf & Thud are the most active casters in their country, they casted big events such as the ESWC Paris and are famous for their funny and spectacular way of casting.
No need to introduce Total Biscuit and Apollo to TLers, the Brits have been casting many quality events lately, and their Britsh touch will fitt perfectly the entertaining Iron Squid.
Every games of the tournament will be casted from replay and uploaded as VOD on the Youtube channels of your favorite casters.
Regarding the Ro4 and the final, they will be played in a famous place in Paris, the 5th of May 2012. Over 2500 spectators will be gathered to attend this live event and enjoy the final games.
14 invited players means 2 spots left. These 2 spots will be up for grab with two qualifiers. In addition to his ticket for the Iron Squid, the winner will get $500 for his 1st place.
The 1st players will be revealed soon, stay tuned and get ready for the Iron Squid!