On November 28, the Iron Squid is coming back to Paris, with 32 of the most famous names in the StarCraft II eSports scene competing for a prize pool of $29,000 USD.
The tournament is organized by French casters Pomf & Thud, with commentary in French, English, and Russian. The initial matches will be played online, while the offline semi-finals and finals will be held live in Paris.
The Pomf & Thud team have once again selected a prestigious group of pros to participate. MMA, the winner of the first Iron Squid, will be back to defend his title against some formidable opponents: Mvp, MC, TaeJa, Nerchio, and ThorZaIN, just to name a few.
You can check out the full line-up below. Certain players stand out as having a good chance to take the title from MMA. It could be GSL Code S Season 4 champion Life, WCS European champion Stephano, or perhaps WCS world champion PartinG.
Will one of these contenders win the tournament? Or is WCS Korean champion Creator up to the task? Maybe WCS North American champion Scarlett will take the win. Watch the stream to see if your predictions come true.
You can follow the group matches on the Iron Squid website starting Wednesday, November 28. Location and dates for the finals and semi-finals should be announced soon, so stay tuned. Visit http://www.ironsquid.tv/ for more information.
The venue for this second chapter has not yet been announced, but here’s a look at the first Iron Squid final in May 2012 at the stately Grand Rex: