Open Bracket Sign-ups for Shenzhen are open!
We have opened the sign-ups to our Shenzhen Open Bracket! Players that have not managed to qualify can now sign up and still have a chance to take part in Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen!

Qualifiers in Europe and America may have concluded, but players from both regions, as well as Asia, where qualification is still bound to happen, will have the chance to take part in the StarCraft II tournament at Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen.


As in previous seasons, we will host an Open Bracket at our StarCraft II spots, giving hopefuls who didn’t manage to qualify for whatever reasons a second chance at proving that they are worthy of being described as the World’s Best Gamers.


We’re introducing a small change to how the Open Bracket works in terms of slot distribution: while last season, we promised local players half of the spots, while giving the other half to the rest of the world, this season we have a clear number of slots distributed to certain countries.


For Shenzhen, the following slot distribution applies:


  • 4 Global
  • 2 Europe
  • 2 Americas
  • 4 Asia
  • 2 China
  • 1 Philippines
  • 1 Japan


The slots will be filled on the basis of player applications. Below is a summary of what you need to do to apply.



How to sign up

In order to sign up for the Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen Open Bracket, please send a mail to openbracket@esl.eu with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Nickname
  • Race
  • Link to your Battle.NET profile
  • Link to your ESL profile
  • List of tournament achievements, if available
  • Date of Birth (players are required to be 16 or older)


Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 24:00 PST

Additional Information
Access to the venue is provided in case you are accepted
If you make it through the Open Bracket, WCS points and a share of the prize money are guaranteed