IEM enter Overwatch with $100,000 six team tournament

Hot off the presses comes the news that Overwatch is to make its first appearance at Intel Extreme Masters in two weeks' time. Taking place at the Goyang Sports Complex, IEM Gyeonggi will be South Korea's first Overwatch stadium event and feature a $100,000 prize purse.

The event will run 16th-18th December on the same weekend as MLG's Vegas North American invitational and feature "six Overwatch teams from across Europe and Asia" though the teams and tournament specifics are as yet unannounced.

IEM know how to put on a good show

One might speculate on an initial round robin format with the slightly awkward number of six teams. In terms of the European representatives REUNITED and Rogue jump to mind after their time spent in Korea for OGN's APEX Season 1, but their foreigner bedfellows NRG and EnVyUs will be living it up in Las Vegas.

Overwatch will feature alongside the StarCraft II and League of Legends tournaments which are the meat of the event, but as the most popular game in South Korean PC bangs in recent months it might just steal the show. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

#1
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I love all iem events, really excited.

I love all iem events, really excited.
#2
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Seems kind of tacked on?! Still hyped though :D

Seems kind of tacked on?! Still hyped though :D
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AdmirableSeems kind of tacked on?! Still hyped though :D

this

probably won't be seeing many western teams at this event.

[quote=Admirable]Seems kind of tacked on?! Still hyped though :D[/quote]
this

probably won't be seeing many western teams at this event.
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its the same weekend as mlg vegas so yea this is strictly for eu + asia

its the same weekend as mlg vegas so yea this is strictly for eu + asia
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This is ridiculous, lol. Way too many events poorly scheduled. Especially the Winter Premiere.

This is ridiculous, lol. Way too many events poorly scheduled. Especially the Winter Premiere.
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I will be signing up with my team of low diamonds/high plats and we're gonna take this prizepool.

I will be signing up with my team of low diamonds/high plats and we're gonna take this prizepool.
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What's the talent lineup going to be if this is going on during mlg Vegas?

Edit: nvm didn't realise the ESL guys weren't attending vegas

What's the talent lineup going to be if this is going on during mlg Vegas?

Edit: nvm didn't realise the ESL guys weren't attending vegas
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how awesome would it be if they got NiP, Rogue, Reunited and Misfits

how awesome would it be if they got NiP, Rogue, Reunited and Misfits
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Are any global events even scheduled? Ones where we can expect most of the genuinely best teams.

Are any global events even scheduled? Ones where we can expect most of the genuinely best teams.
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Omegonhow awesome would it be if they got NiP, Rogue, Reunited and Misfits

Keep on dreaming: "The Overwatch tournament will feature 4 Korean and 2 European teams."

[quote=Omegon]how awesome would it be if they got NiP, Rogue, Reunited and Misfits[/quote]

Keep on dreaming: "The Overwatch tournament will feature 4 Korean and 2 European teams."
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xouOmegonhow awesome would it be if they got NiP, Rogue, Reunited and Misfits
Keep on dreaming: "The Overwatch tournament will feature 4 Korean and 2 European teams."

You never know my baguet friend. Maybe Rogue now announces that their team is Korean now and Reunited moves into Korea also?

[quote=xou][quote=Omegon]how awesome would it be if they got NiP, Rogue, Reunited and Misfits[/quote]

Keep on dreaming: "The Overwatch tournament will feature 4 Korean and 2 European teams."[/quote]

You never know my baguet friend. Maybe Rogue now announces that their team is Korean now and Reunited moves into Korea also?
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Wouldnt even joke about REUNITED though, they seemed to have lots of nice time at Korea. Onigod was enjoying atleast :D

Wouldnt even joke about REUNITED though, they seemed to have lots of nice time at Korea. Onigod was enjoying atleast :D
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