Artur 'Acer | Nerchio' Bloch and Sasha 'Acer | Scarlett' Hostyn have been invited to take part to the second edition of Iron Squid.
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The Iron Squid – Chapter II is an offline premier event announced on September 27th 2012. The tournament will gather 32 players from around the world. Twenty-four players will be invited to the event and the eight remaining spots were granted via four qualifiers. The semifinals and finals will be held offline in Paris.(http://wiki.teamliquid.net)
Iron Squid had its first edition earlier this year when 20 of the best StarCraft II players in the world fought for supremacy and for a total prize pot worth of 25.000 USD. Also this first edition featured an interesting fact as if at the start, the tournament saw 10 Korean players and 10 foreign players, in the end the playoff only consisted of Korean players where SlayerS' MMA proved his great form also shown with a top8 finish at the IEM World Championship in Hannover and won the first edition of Iron Squid after a stunning final against TSL.Symbol ended up 4:2 in his favour. MMA only lost a single match during the whole tournament and after the final, he took home a cheque worth of 12.500 USD.
After few months of sleep, the Iron Squid organisers have announced the second edition and also the revival of their tournament making it more interesting, with the participants list featuring 32 names instead of 20. From that list, 24 players will be automatically invited through six announcements as listed bellow, while the rest of 8 players will earn their spots through four online qualifier held in different regions as follows: Korea (13.10), Europe (14.10), North America (20.10) and North America Open (21.10). In addition to the slot, an interesting fact is that the winner of every qualifier will also get 500 USD.
The main tournament featuring 32 players will take place online until the semifinals which are to be held in Paris in a venue 'yet to be revealed'. It will feature a total prize purse worth of 27.000 USD from where 12.000 USD will go to the winner, 6.250 USD to the second place, 3.750 USD to the third place and 2.500 USD to the fourth place while the 5-8th finishers will get 500 USD each.
As earlier mentioned, 16 out of 25 given invites has already been confirmed and published through four different announcements and we at Team Acer are very glad to see two of our most representative players in the names of Artur
'Acer | Nerchio
Sasha 'Acer | Scarlett
Hostyn being directly invited into the main tournament.