On the 5th of May 2, 500 StarCraft II fans gathered in le Grand Rex for a beautiful day of entertainment that ended up in apotheosis when MMA became champion by defeating the brave Symbol. The 1st edition of the IronSquid was well received and a solid base for a second one that was promised by Pomf & Thud at the end of the show.
(photo : Nicolas "Ushido" Dilain)
After several months of silence only interrupted by a mysterious tweet, it is time to officially introduce you to Iron Squid II.
The squid is grown up and so is its tournament. Iron Squid comes back with a bigger tournament to amaze StarCraft II fans from around the world. It will not be 20 but 32 of the world’s elite players that will compete for the Iron Squid title. In addition to the 24 invited players, 8 will earn their spot through our four qualifiers.
The final four will be invited to Paris to play the finals in a prestigious venue that will be revealed later on.
The format of the main tournament:
There will be 8 groups of 4, played GSL style. Top 2 of each group will be seeded in the final bracket. Ro16 and Ro8 will be played online, the finals will be played in Paris in a venue yet to be revealed.
Champion : $ 12,500
2nd : $ 6,250
3rd : $ 3,750
4th : $ 2,500
5th - 8th : $ 500
Want to be the new Symbol? Register now in the Iron Squid qualifiers, and try to get a slot to challenge the best players in the world.
There will be four qualifiers, the two players getting into the finals will win their slot in the main tournament and the winner of each qualifier wins $ 500. Registration will be open soon.
October 13th, KR only qualifier
Played on the KR server, open only to the players living in Asia or SEA.
October 14th, EU only qualifier
Played on the EU server, open only to the players living in Europe.
October 20th, NA only qualifier
Played on the NA server, open only to the players living in America (Latin America included).
October 21th, Open qualifier
Played on the NA server, open to players from everywhere.
The qualifiers will be aired live on ironsquid.tv.
The invited players will be announced within the next few weeks, stay tuned!