IEM Season V - American Championships
The first of the Intel Extreme Masters Season V Championships, the American Championships held in New York will pit the best of the Americas players against each other for a chance for massive prize rewards and a spot in the Global Championships. It is unknown how many spots there will be at the event, but it seems that it will consist exclusively of the 8 who qualified through the IEM Season V US - Regular Season Cup.
The format will run as two groups of four. The top two from each group will go through into a standard single-elimination bracket for the Semifinals and Finals.
ESL stated that of the $59,600 total available at the American Championships, $12,400 would be available for StarCraft II. On top of this, the top 2 players qualified for the IEM Season V global finals. The top four prize money was distributed as follows:
Originally CauthonLuck qualified for the event, but could not make it. In this case, Silver replaced him.
Finals Group Stage Results
Group Stage Tables