IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
The Global Challenge at Campus Party in Sao Paulo was the fifth event of the global league of the Intel Extreme Masters. Sixteen StarCraft II players clashed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from February 8 to 11, for a total prize money of $21,000.
The IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo was a StarCraft 2 tournament which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 6 to 12. The tournament was the sixth event in the 6th season of the ESL's Intel Extreme Masters series. 16 qualified players competed for $21,000 and the chance to earn an invite to the Season VI World Championship in Hanover. For the first time in its six years history Intel Extreme Masters moveed to South America. The Campus Party Brazil #5 was the host of the Global Challenge Sao Paulo. The English commentary was provided by MrBitter, RotterdaM, and Rob Simpson.
- Group Stage - Round Robin Bo3
- Top 2 qualify to Playoffs
- Playoffs - Single-elimination Bo5
- Finalists qualify to Season VI World Championship
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Anhembi Convention Center
Offering $21,000 spread among all players as follows:
|XlorD||Meet Your Makers|
|Protoss (3)||Terran (3)||Zerg (10)|
Fenix qualified through the South American qualifier, but was reported to not be able to participate in the main tournament, only one day before it would start. Brazilian Zerg player DakkoN would be invited as a replacement, as he reached the quarter-final of said qualifier, and due to the fact that any non-Brazilian player would not be able to make it to Sao Paulo on such a short notice.