IEM Season IX - San Jose

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - San Jose
IEM logo 2014.png
League Information
Game Version:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA San Jose
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-12-03
End Date:
2014-12-07
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Picon small.png herO
South Korea Picon small.png Rain
South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong
South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
25
Picon small.png 9
Ticon small.png 7
Zicon small.png 9
Maps
Chronology
Taipei Taipei 

Tournament Information[edit]

IEM Season IX - San Jose is the third event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL and held at SAP Center. It marks the seventh IEM event in the United States of America since 2006. It is also the first IEM standalone event in North America.[1]

With the changes made by Blizzard to the 2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series, ESL announced on November 26 that IEM San Jose would be a Tier 2 WCS Event and offer 4,000 WCS points for the 2015 season, even though it was not originally planned.[2]

Location[edit]

  • San Jose, California
  • Sap Center

Format[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

There are 8 spots for players from all over the world divided to regions as follows:

Main Tournament[edit]

Three Stages:

  • Stage 1:
    • Two double-elimination brackets of eight players each.
    • Top 2 of each bracket advance to Stage 2.
  • Stage 2:
    • Four groups of four players played out in dual tournament format, consisting of the 4 Stage 1 winners, 8 qualifiers and 4 invites..
    • Top 2 of each group advance to Stage 3.
  • Stage 3:
    • Single-elimination bracket of eight players.
    • Quarterfinals and Semifinals are played in best of 5
    • Grand Finals is played in best of 7

Contrary to other IEM events, the open brackets and the first two matches of each group are played on December 3 and 4 at ESL's studios in Burbank, California.[3][4]

Prize Pool[edit]

$25,000 and 4,000 WCS Points are spread among the players as seen below:

Place $ USD WCS Points Player Team
1st $10,000 750 South Korea Picon small.png herO Cjentuslogo std.png CJ Entus
2nd $4,000 500 South Korea Picon small.png Rain Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity
3rd-4th $2,000 375 South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber RedBulllogo std.png Red Bull
5th-8th $1,000 250 Norway Zicon small.png Snute Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho InvasioneSportlogo std.png Invasion eSport
South Korea Ticon small.png ForGG Milllogo std.png Millenium
South Korea Zicon small.png Revival CMStormlogo std.png CM Storm
9th-12th $400 125 South Korea Zicon small.png TRUE Deadpixelslogo std.png Dead Pixels
South Korea Ticon small.png Polt CMStormlogo std.png CM Storm
South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol Jinairgreenwingslogo std.png Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Picon small.png Super InvasioneSportlogo std.png Invasion eSport
13th-16th $350 125* Canada Picon small.png HuK Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
South Korea Picon small.png First TCMGaminglogo std.png TCM-Gaming
South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN Roccatlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
USA Ticon small.png qxc Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round.

Participants[edit]

Stage 1 players (15)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (6)
Dual tournament #1 (7)
Rootlogo std.png
USA Caliber
InvasioneSportlogo std.png
South Korea GuMiho
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South Korea viOLet4
InvasioneSportlogo std.png
South Korea Super
Psistormgaming.png
USA intense4
Complexitylogo std.png
Canada hendralisk3
Ivd std.png
USA puCK
Rootlogo std.png
South Korea Hydra4
Eglogo std.png
Canada HuK
Property std.png
Sweden Zanster3
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Fnaticlogo std.png
Netherlands Harstem
InvasioneSportlogo std.png
South Korea TOP
Eglogo std.png
USA Suppy2
Dignitaslogo std.png
South Korea Seed2
Psistormgaming.png
USA Phog
Rootlogo std.png
Peru CatZ
CMStormlogo std.png
South Korea Revival
Jinairgreenwingslogo std.png
South Korea Symbol
Deadpixelslogo std.png
South Korea TRUE
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (6)
InvasioneSportlogo std.png
South Korea Super
InvasioneSportlogo std.png
South Korea GuMiho
CMStormlogo std.png
South Korea Revival
Eglogo std.png
Canada HuK
Deadpixelslogo std.png
South Korea TRUE
Jinairgreenwingslogo std.png
South Korea Symbol
Wildcards Players (4)
RedBulllogo std.png
South Korea Bomber[5]
Liquidlogo std.png
Norway Snute[6]
Eglogo std.png
South Korea Jaedong[7]
Roccatlogo std.png
South Korea HyuN[8]
Through qualifiers (6)
Myinsanitylogo std.png
South Korea Rain
Milllogo std.png
South Korea ForGG
Milllogo std.png
Spain VortiX1
Cjentuslogo std.png
South Korea herO
CMStormlogo std.png
South Korea Polt
Teamacerlogo std.png
Canada Scarlett4
TCMGaminglogo std.png
South Korea First1
Rootlogo std.png
Mexico MajOr4
Complexitylogo std.png
USA qxc

1 VortiX could not attend and was replaced by First who finished third in the European qualifier.
2 Suppy cancelled his participation and was replaced by Seed.[9]
3 hendralisk cancelled his participation and was replaced by Zanster.[10]
4 MajOr and Scarlett cancelled their participation due to health-related issues. viOLet and Hydra also cancelled. intense is the only replacement.[11][12] With 2 less players in the group stage, 6 players will qualify from the open brackets.[13]

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Group A
December 4, 2014 - 12:00 PST
1. South Korea Picon small.png Rain 2-0 4-1
2. Norway Zicon small.png Snute 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Zicon small.png TRUE 1-2 3-4
4. Canada Picon small.png HuK 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

lrthread Group B
December 4, 2014 - 13:30 PST
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Revival 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea Picon small.png First 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

lrthread Group C
December 4, 2014 - 15:30 PST
1. South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png ForGG 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol 1-2 2-5
4. South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

lrthread Group D
December 4, 2014 - 17:30 PST
1. South Korea Picon small.png herO 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Picon small.png Super 1-2 3-4
4. USA Ticon small.png qxc 0-2 0-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Snute
 Norway Snute
2
 South Korea Jaedong
3
Jaedong Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png GuMiho
December 7, 2014 - 14:40 PST
 South Korea GuMiho
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Picon small.png
Ticon small.png ForGG
December 7, 2014 - 11:10 PST
 South Korea ForGG
2
 South Korea Bomber
3
Bomber Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Revival
 South Korea Revival
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Jaedong
December 7, 2014 - 17:10 PST
 South Korea Jaedong
1
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Bomber
 South Korea Bomber
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea herO
4
herO Picon small.png
Picon small.png Rain
 South Korea Rain
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
556
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
Champion
1

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
CatallenaCatallena    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DeadwingDeadwing    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Foxtrot LabsFoxtrot Labs    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The King Sejong StationThe King Sejong Station    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Merry Go RoundMerry Go Round    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
NimbusNimbus    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OvergrowthOvergrowth    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Sum (Σ) 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0

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Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Ella M. (September 15, 2014). "Intel Extreme Masters adds stadium stop at San Jose SAP Center". Eslgaming.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  2. IEM (November 26, 2014). "Intel Extreme Masters San Jose officially a WCS Global Event". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  3. @mbCARMAC (October 22, 2014). "Open bracket to be played in ESL studios". Twitter.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. IEM (October 24, 2014). "Sign up for the open bracket of San Jose now!". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  5. @IEM (November 17, 2014). "Last & final wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  6. @IEM (November 14, 2014). "Snute is the first wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  7. @IEM (November 15, 2014). "Jaedong is the second wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  8. @IEM (November 16, 2014). "HyuN is the third wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  9. @IEM (November 25, 2014). "Seed replaces Suppy who has dropped out". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  10. @IEM (November 30, 2014). "Zanster replaces hendralisk". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  11. @ESLSC2 (December 3, 2014). "viOLet, Hydra and MajOr can't attend IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  12. @IEM (December 3, 2014). "Scarlett and Major have both withdrawn from IEM San Jose due to health-related issues". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  13. @IEM (December 3, 2014). "The players that dropped out will be replaced by those from the Open Bracket". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.