MMA, Violet, JYP grouped together at IEM Hanover

Posted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev at 18 February 2012 15:31
Photos by: WellPlayed, Fragster, SC2 Zerg Lair

With three Koreans and two champions in it, one could argue that the group of death of IEM World Championship Hanover is very easy to spot. A second glance at all the stacked to burst groups, however, would alter this first impression.

With the completion of IEM Sao Paulo (with Violet, Supernova and Ret as the top three), the player line-up for the World Championship in Hanover was finalized. A total of 24 players are divided into four groups, awaiting the tournament's start on March 6.

Group A
Korea Violet
Korea MMA
Korea JYP
Chile Killer
Germany Socke
Ukraine Strelok

Group B
Korea MC
Korea Sound
Finland Elfittaja
Netherlands Ret
Germany HasuObs
Poland Nerchio

Group C
Korea Puma
Ukraine Dimaga
Korea FruitDealer
Poland Mana
United States Gatored
Korea Zenio

Group D
Korea DongRaeGu
United States Idra
Korea Supernova
Ukraine Kas
Korea ReaL
Belgium Feast

The tight know of SC2 excellency will be untied by March 10 when IEM will crown its Hanover champion awarding him the title of World Champion. The prize pool is of the hefty $75,000 so the stakes are indeed high.

Source: ESL-World