The Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen StarCraft II champion has been crowned!

After a series of exciting group matches, the time came to determine who would claim the Shenzhen trophy as Intel Extreme Masters moved onto the StarCraft II playoffs. Eight players fought their way into the quarterfinals to battle it out for the Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen champion title and their share of the US$25,000 prize pool.

The competition was fierce and we saw tons of top-notch StarCraft II action delivered by some of the world’s best players. Nevertheless, there can only be one winner, and that winner turned out to be Classic after an outstanding performance throughout the tournament after defeating big favorites such as herO and PartinG along the way. See how all of the matches unfolded below.




herO vs. XY


Classic vs. Losira


PartinG vs. uThermal


TY vs. Snute





herO vs. Classic


PartinG vs. TY


Grand final



Classic vs. PartinG



Congratulations to Classic for taking home the trophy after an amazing performance but also to all of the other players whose StarCraft II skills brought us another Intel Extreme Masters to remember.

Although the StarCraft II part of the event is over, there is still one day of Intel Extreme Masters Shenzhen left as Heroes of the Storm makes its debut at the event with a four-team invitational. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, July 20th, at 03:15 CEST and follow ESL Heroes on Twitter to not miss any of the action!

For all important news and updates about Intel Extreme Masters, visit the event’s official website and follow the official Twitter and Facebook page.


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