Preview: Six-time winner of the EMS, frostBeule will have only one ambition, a seventh title. The battle for the title may be even more difficult than past seasons, but he is the best in this kind of competition, frostBeule is the big favorite! (Preview written by Clemouf.)
Preview: Recent winner of ESWC 2012, no one has a better confidence right now than Spam. He is looking very good for EMS.
Nickname: Carl Jr
Preview: Dubbed as the "Justin Bieber of TrackMania" and recently getting 3rd at ESWC 2012 for his first ever offline event, Carl Jr is looking to be a strong contender for the EMS title.
Preview: Regarded as one of the best, if not THE best player in France (which is a pretty hard country to be the best in), YoYo has alot of merits. Not managing to qualify for ESWC might put him down a bit though, or make him extra motivated for EMS.
Preview: A person of controversy having recently left Acer for Dignitas in a questionable way. One thing is sure though; nugget is a very good player and has shown many times that he's to be reckon with, unless he's too busy with his academic studies.
Preview: A veteran of the scene; everyone know who Bergie is and what he's capable of as long as he puts in the effort. Did decently well at ESWC 2012, which might put him in a good groove for EMS.
Preview: A very good and accomplished player online, which may be a recipe for succcess in EMS. Having participated in the tournament many times with success, albeit only in team, he is a player to look out for.
Preview: An "under the radar" player; has been a good player for a long time, but never participated in many competitions. This time might be different, and he might surprise a lot of people.
Preview: One of the best players from Germany, the capability of dNs is well known. This EMS will be a proving-ground for him, having not participated in any major individual tournaments as of yet.
Preview: Massa is a player which has impressed many with his fast dedi-records. The question is however if he can also have that success in tournaments. What's certain is that the motivation is there to try for it.
Preview: A long-time member of the scene, with many achievements under his belt. B3pp0'92 is always keen to show what he is capable of.
Preview: A relatively new player to the scene, Royal has impressed many recently with his great performance in team tournaments. This will be his first entry in a major individual tournament, which many are excited to witness.
Preview: Horeni recently did well at the official Czech Republic/Slovakian eSports Championship finshing 3rd, and also qualified for ESWC 2012. For the grand final however he didn't do so well, which will most likely make him motivated to try and do better at EMS.
Preview: mael showed some impressive results in 2012, even reaching the final in one of the Alienware Challenges. A repeat of that in EMS is not entirely unthinkable.
Preview: Remix is a player that can surprise you. If he's in the mood he can do some damage this EMS.
Preview: Wally is a skillful player, who has yet to prove himself in a big individual tournament. This might make him very motivated for EMS.
Preview: Kappa recently finished 4th in the official Czech Republic/Slovakian eSports Championship, which is a pretty nice result considering the tough competition there. That will give him confindent for EMS.
Preview: Having been gone from the scene for a while playing TM2, Sabre is back. A player with a high temperament, but also very dangerous at his best. Sabre might do very well this EMS, if he can keep his infamous temperament intact.
Preview: B1ts is an experienced player, having participated in EMS many times, both in team and individual seasons. A good player for a long time, his experience might take him decently far this EMS.
Preview: Arguably the best player from Switzerland, Oli is an interesting player to follow for this EMS.
Preview: A relatively unknown player when it comes to individual tournaments. He is French though, and that usually means he is pretty good and might do well this EMS.
Team: Fusion Gaming
Preview: Scary is a pretty unknown player aswell, but the run through his qualifier was quite impressive, beating both ArtiShöw and Renew. He might be a pleasant surprise this EMS.
Preview: A pretty new player, having started in 2010. This means he got nothing to lose and can look at the tournament as a way to prove himself.
Preview: Kronos seems to have qualified for EMS by sheer luck. He is French, but that probably won't mean he will do so well.