IEM Season IX - San Jose

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - San Jose
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 Protoss herO
South Korea Protoss Rain
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
South Korea Terran Bomber
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
25
Protoss 9
Terran 7
Zerg 9
Maps
Chronology
Taipei Taipei 

Tournament Information

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

  • San Jose, California
  • Sap Center

Format

Qualifier

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

Main Tournament

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

$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 Protoss herO CJ Entus CJ Entus
2nd $4,000 500 South Korea Protoss Rain MYinsanity mYinsanity
3rd-4th $2,000 375 South Korea Zerg Jaedong Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
South Korea Terran Bomber Red Bull Red Bull
5th-8th $1,000 250 Norway Zerg Snute Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Terran GuMiho Invasion eSport Invasion eSport
South Korea Terran ForGG Millenium Millenium
South Korea Zerg Revival CM Storm CM Storm
9th-12th $400 125 South Korea Zerg TRUE Dead Pixels Dead Pixels
South Korea Terran Polt CM Storm CM Storm
South Korea Zerg Symbol Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Protoss Super Invasion eSport Invasion eSport
13th-16th $350 125* Canada Protoss HuK Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
South Korea Protoss First TCM-Gaming TCM-Gaming
South Korea Zerg HyuN Team ROCCAT Team ROCCAT
USA Terran qxc CompLexity Gaming 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

Stage 1 players (15)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (6)
Dual tournament #1 (7)
ROOT Gaming
USA Caliber
Invasion eSport
South Korea GuMiho
Category:Free Agents
South Korea viOLet4
Invasion eSport
South Korea Super
PSISTORM Gaming
USA intense4
CompLexity Gaming
Canada hendralisk3
IvDgaming
USA puCK
ROOT Gaming
South Korea Hydra4
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Team Property
Sweden Zanster3
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Fnatic
Netherlands Harstem
Invasion eSport
South Korea TOP
Evil Geniuses
USA Suppy2
Team Dignitas
South Korea Seed2
PSISTORM Gaming
USA Phog
ROOT Gaming
Peru CatZ
CM Storm
South Korea Revival
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Symbol
Dead Pixels
South Korea TRUE
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (6)
Invasion eSport
South Korea Super
Invasion eSport
South Korea GuMiho
CM Storm
South Korea Revival
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Dead Pixels
South Korea TRUE
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Symbol
Wildcards Players (4)
Red Bull
South Korea Bomber[5]
Team Liquid
Norway Snute[6]
Evil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong[7]
Team ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN[8]
Through qualifiers (6)
MYinsanity
South Korea Rain
Millenium
South Korea ForGG
Millenium
Spain VortiX1
CJ Entus
South Korea herO
CM Storm
South Korea Polt
Team Acer
Canada Scarlett4
TCM-Gaming
South Korea First1
ROOT Gaming
Mexico MajOr4
CompLexity Gaming
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

Stage 1

Stage 2

Group A

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

Group B

lrthread Group B
December 4, 2014 - 13:30 PST
1. South Korea Zerg Revival 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Terran Polt 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea Protoss First 0-2 2-4

Group C

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

Group D

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

Stage 3

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Protoss
Zerg Snute
 Norway Snute
2
 South Korea Jaedong
3
Jaedong Zerg
Terran GuMiho
December 7, 2014 - 14:40 PST
 South Korea GuMiho
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Protoss
Terran ForGG
December 7, 2014 - 11:10 PST
 South Korea ForGG
2
 South Korea Bomber
3
Bomber Terran
Zerg Revival
 South Korea Revival
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Protoss
Zerg Jaedong
December 7, 2014 - 17:10 PST
 South Korea Jaedong
1
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Protoss
Terran Bomber
 South Korea Bomber
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea herO
4
herO Protoss
Protoss Rain
 South Korea Rain
3

Racial Distribution

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

Map Statistics

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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References

  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.