gamescom, Hall 8 - Cologne, Germany
2015-08-05 08:00:00Z - 2015-08-09 08:00:00Z @ Hall 8, gamescom 2015
Starcraft 2: HotS, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive | $117,700


We're excited to announce that Intel Extreme Masters will be returning to gamescom this August with a StarCraft II tournament! The qualifiers will be open to everyone, giving all talented StarCraft II a chance to perform on a large esports stage.

Open Bracket


The open bracket gives you the opportunity to join the world's best StarCraft II players and perform alongside them at gamescom in Cologne, Germany - do you have what it takes?

Slot distribution

The slot distribution for the open bracket is as follows: 

  • Two from Germany
  • Six from Europe
  • Two from Asia
  • Two from America
  • Four global

The slots will be filled in the order dictated by players' official WCS rankings (deadline 7th of July).

How to sign up

In order to sign up for the Intel Extreme Masters gamescom open bracket qualifiers, please send an email to with the following information: 

  • Full name
  • Nickname
  • Race
  • Link to your profile
  • Link to your ESL profile
  • List of tournament achievements if applicable
  • Date of birth (participating players must be 16 years or older)
  • Phone number (including country code)

The application deadline is Sunday, July 19th, at 23:59 PST.

Prove you are worthy of competing with the best StarCraft II players in the world and sign up today!

Qualifier dates and signup links


There are eight slots up for grabs in the gamescom finals:

  • One for ESL Meisterschaft winner Lamboking
  • Three for Europe
  • Two for America
  • Two for Asia

EU & Africa qualifier: 11-12th of July | SIGN UP FOR DAY 1 | DAY 2 INFO

Americas qualifier: 13th and 15th of July| SIGN UP FOR DAY 1 | DAY 2 INFO

Korea & Taiwan qualifier: 13th of July | SIGN UP HERE

Chinese qualifier: 13th of July | SIGN UP HERE

Rest of Asia qualifier: 13th of July | SIGN UP HERE

Asian finals qualifier: 14th of July | ALL INFO HERE

This is your chance to compete among the top StarCraft II players in the world, so be sure not to miss out!