2009 IEF

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[e][h]2009 IEF
IEF 2009 logo.jpg
League Information
Series:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
$15,000
Start Date:
2009-10-30
End Date:
2009-11-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Terror
USA Ticon small bw.png IdrA
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
30
Picon small bw.png 11
Ticon small bw.png 7
Zicon small bw.png 12
Maps
Chronology
IEFLogo.jpg
IEF 2009 Bisu ceremony.jpg

General Information[edit]

The 2009 IEF, or International Esports/entertainment Festival, was held from October 30 - November 1, 2009 in Suwon, South Korea. It featured Korean professional players, top foreigners and Chinese stars. With a prize pool of over $18,000 this tournament was a major event. StarCraft: Brood War was one of the official titles. [1]

The Korean broadcasting station OnGame.net covered the event for the foreign scene. As special treat famous K-Pop bands like Girl's Generation, SHINee and IU performed during the event.

The foreign players and the Koreans were invited directly. The Chinese players had to qualify in a satellite Qualifier first.

A consolation tournament for a lower prize pool was organized for the players who had been eliminated early in the main tournament.[2]

Prize Pool[edit]

$18,000 was awarded among the top placing players according to the following distribution:

Results: Chinese Qualifiers[edit]

Sixteen players started in the qualifiers. Four groups were generated, with the best two advancing in a single-elimination tournament.

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
Player W L
China Ticon small bw.png Vulture 3 0
China Picon small bw.png Lx 2 1
China Zicon small bw.png BugZerg 1 2
China  Kurafi 0 3
Group B
Player W L
China Zicon small bw.png F91 3 0
China Ticon small bw.png Never 2 1
China Zicon small bw.png Beckham 1 2
China Ticon small bw.png HSJ 0 3
Group C
Player W L
China Picon small bw.png Jaystar 3 0
China Picon small bw.png Pj 2 1
China Ticon small bw.png Toodming 1 2
China Ticon small bw.png Jifeng 0 3
Group D
Player W L
China Ticon small bw.png Super 3 0
China Zicon small bw.png LBH 2 1
China Ticon small bw.png ChinaTTTT 1 2
China  BlueRain 0 3

Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 China Pj
2
 China Super
1
 China F91
2
 China Lx
1
 China Never
2
 China Vulture
1
 China LBH
2
 China JayStar
1
Semifinals
 China Pj
2
 China F91
1
 China Never
2
 China LBH
1
Finals
 China Pj
2
 China Never
0
3rd Place Match
 China F91
L
 China LBH
W

Results: Grand Finals[edit]

The final tournament started with five groups from which only the first of the groups advanced.

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
(October 31, 2009)
Rank Player W L
1 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Terror 5 0
2 United Kingdom Zicon small bw.png MidiaN 2 1
3 Netherlands Zicon small bw.png Ret 1 1
4 Canada Zicon small bw.png Chill 2 2
5 China Zicon small bw.png LBH 1 3
6 Ukraine Ticon small bw.png Strelok 0 4
Group B
(October 31, 2009)
Rank Player W L
1 China Picon small bw.png Pj 4 1
2 South Korea Zicon small bw.png EffOrt 3 1
3 China Picon small bw.png JayStar 3 2
4 South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu 2 2
5 USA Ticon small bw.png Artosis 1 3
6 USA Zicon small bw.png iNcontroL 0 4
Group C
(October 31, 2009)
Rank Player W L
1 USA Ticon small bw.png IdrA 4 0
2 Japan Zicon small bw.png Redskirt 2 2
3 USA Zicon small bw.png Machine 2 2
4 Germany Picon small bw.png iNfeRnaL 1 2
5 USA Picon small bw.png SLoG 0 3
Group D
(October 31, 2009)
Rank Player W L
1 South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork 5 0
2 Peru Picon small bw.png Fenix 3 2
3 Ukraine Zicon small bw.png DIMAGA 3 2
4 Taiwan Zicon small bw.png Sen 2 2
5 USA Ticon small bw.png Assem 1 3
6 USA Ticon small bw.png Gretorp 0 5
Group E
(October 31, 2009)
Rank Player W L
1 Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra 4 1
2 USA Picon small bw.png G5 4 1
3 South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR 3 2
4 China Ticon small bw.png RushGooN 2 3
5 Japan Picon small bw.png Nazomen 2 3
6 USA Picon small bw.png Rekrul 0 5



Qualifier for the Elimination Stage[edit]

With five players qualifying from the Group Stage, a game of "Rock Paper Scissors" decided which two players would play head-to-head to advance into the four-person single elimination bracket.

Advancing from Group Stage
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra
South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork
USA Ticon small bw.png Idra
China Picon small bw.png Pj*
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Terror*
  • Selected for playoff



Elimination Bracket[edit]

Semifinals
 South Korea Terror
2
Terror Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png White-Ra
October 31, 2009
 Ukraine White-Ra
0
 South Korea Stork
2
Stork Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png IdrA
October 31, 2009
 USA IdrA
0
Finals
 South Korea Terror
1
Terror Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Stork
November 1, 2009
 South Korea Stork
2
3rd Place Match
 Ukraine White-Ra
1
White-Ra Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png IdrA
November 1, 2009
 USA IdrA
2

Finals[edit]

South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork defeated South Korea Zicon small bw.png Terror two games to one to win the tournament.


Consolation Tournament[edit]

Round of 16
 USA Artosis
W
 USA G5
L
 Taiwan SEn
W
 USA iNcontroL
L
 Ukraine Strelok
W
 Japan RedSkirt
L
 Japan Nazomen
W
  BYE
L
  BYE
L
 USA Gretorp
W
 USA Machine
W
  BYE
L
 USA Slog4
L
 China JayStar
W
 China LBH
L
 China Never
W
Quarterfinals
 USA Artosis
W
 Taiwan SEn
L
 Ukraine Strelok
W
 Japan Nazomen
L
 USA Gretorp
W
 USA Machine
L
 China JayStar
L
 China Never
W
Semifinals
 USA Artosis
L
 Ukraine Strelok
W
 USA Gretorp
L
 China Never
W
Finals
 Ukraine Strelok
L
 China Never
W
3rd Place Match
 USA Artosis
W
 USA Gretorp
L

Racial Distribution: Grand Finals[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
11712
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]