The action isn’t over yet for StarCraft II.
Last Saturday saw the conclusion to the Vengeance Cup Singapore Finals, with ‘Yekke’ of Team DM.Eve defeating both ‘Blysk’ and ‘Revenant’ of Flash eSports to win the top spot. In addition to the great prizes, DM.EveYekke and FlashRevenant will be representing Singapore in the Vengeance Cup Regional Finals in Thailand this August. They’ll be competing against pRotonWira and SseoniToT of Malaysia as well as others from Thailand and Philippines to win the title of SEA Grand Champion.
The final standings for both Singapore and Malaysia tournaments can be found here and here respectively. If you missed it, over 8 hours of the Singapore broadcast is available on SC2SEA’s Twitch channel.
The latest season of the Intel Extreme Masters will open in Shanghai, China later this month during ChinaJoy 2013. A US$25,000 prize pool has been set and the winner will get a spot in the World Finals next year. As luck would have it, a single player will be drawn from the Southeast Asia and Australia–New Zealand region to participate, decided by a two-stage online qualifier that begins this week.
Stage 1 will be spread across two qualification cups happening on 5 and 6 July. The top two of each cup will proceed to Stage 2 on 7 July for an 8-player Double Elimination against four invited seeds – mOOnGLaDe, PiG, MaFia and one more yet to be announced. The emerging Stage 2 winner will have accommodation and flight expenses to Shanghai paid for by ESL (Electronic Sports League).
Players need to be above the age of 16 by 24 July 2013 and have to reside in Southeast Asia or Australia–New Zealand to qualify. No official coverage has been announced yet but we’ll update this post as soon we as we find out.