Today the groups for the first Intel Extreme Masters event of the 2012/13 season have been announced. Taking place on August 15th through the 19th at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, IEM features 16 of the top players who qualified via online tournaments for the Americas, Asia and Europe. It is important to note that right now the groups are composed of four players, but this isn’t final. Two more players will be added to each of the four groups once the Open Bracket is finished after the first day of Gamescom (Aug 15th).
Currently, the only American player in the groups is compLexity’s very own Chad “Minigun” Jones. He will be in Group C with the Russian Zerg player sLivko, the Finnish Protoss elfi, and the Australian Zerg mOOnGLaDe.
The rest of the groups are as follows: