Time to practice - the Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai bracket and schedule released
The path to the IEM Shanghai final has been mapped out.

There are 36 days remaining until the first day of competition and we have recently confirmed all of the competing players for Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai. With the player lineup complete, here is a look at the bracket and tournament schedule for the competition.


The bracket was drawn and seeded based on the 2016 WCS Circuit Standings. All matches will be a best of five with the grand final being a best of seven. If a player drops out of the tournament, we will take a replacement directly from the player's qualified origin.


All times are in CST (Chinese Standard Time) and are estimates, and we will play the tournament under an accelerated schedule if games run faster than anticipated.

Thursday, July 28th

From 10:00 to 16:30

  • ShoWTimE vs. MajOr
  • PititDrogo vs. MaSa
  • Neeb vs. Toodming
  • Hydra vs. Enderr

Friday, July 29th

From 8:45 to 16:45

  • Snute vs. Pilipili
  • ViOlet vs. Has
  • Elazer vs. puCK
  • Nerchio vs. Cyan
  • Quarterfinal #1

Saturday, July 30th

From 8:45 to 16:45

  • Quarterfinal #2
  • Quarterfinal #3
  • Quarterfinal #4
  • Semifinal #1
  • Semifinal #2

Sunday, July 31st

  • Grand Final

All of the matches will be streamed live on Twitch.

We will be announcing the broadcast team in the coming days so remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates as we get closer to the fierce competition at IEM Shanghai!