IEM Season IX - Shenzhen

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - Shenzhen
League Information
Server:
China
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shenzhen
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-07-16
End Date:
2014-07-20
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  TaeJa
South Korea  Solar
South Korea  Jaedong
China  Jim
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
26
11
5
10
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information[edit]

IEM Season IX - Shenzhen is the first event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL. It is casted by Apollo, mOOnGLaDe and qxc with Lilsusie as host and interviewer. They were joined by Kaelaris and ReDeYe for the playoffs. Game observing is done by FunKa.

Format[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

There are 8 spots for players from all over the world divided to regions as follows[1]:

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 and 4 invites based on overall tournament results.
    • 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

Prize Pool[edit]

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

Winner TaeJa, Intel representative and runner-up Solar

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round.[2]

Participants[edit]

Stage 1 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (1) Zerg Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
South Korea Daisy
Australia Phoenix
South Korea Life
Hong Kong Bistork
South Korea Neige
South Korea NesTea
South Korea HerO
Taiwan Sen
Dual tournament #2 (8)
South Korea Seed
South Korea jjakji
Japan Vaisravana
Taiwan Has
South Korea Check
Hong Kong Kimi
South Korea TRUE
South Korea Revival
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (5)
From Dual tournaments (4)
South Korea HerO
South Korea jjakji
South Korea TRUE
South Korea Life
Wildcards (4)
South Korea Stork
South Korea TaeJa
South Korea Jaedong
South Korea San
Through qualifiers (8)
USA puCK *
South Korea MMA
Norway Snute
China Jim
South Korea Polt *
South Korea Solar
South Korea Zest
Canada MaSa *
USA Illusion *
South Korea INnoVation

* Polt could not go due to his passport expiring and was replaced by Illusion. MaSa could not go due to family reasons and was replaced by puCK. viOLet & HuK were asked before puCK but they both declined.[3]

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group A
July 17, 2014 - 11:30 CST
1. South Korea  Zest 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  San 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  jjakji 1-2 4-4
4. USA  Illusion 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group B
July 17, 2014 - 13:30 CST
1. South Korea  INnoVation 2-0 4-1
2. Norway  Snute 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea  TRUE 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea  Stork 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
July 18, 2014 - 10:00 CST
1. South Korea  Jaedong 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  Solar 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  HerO 1-2 2-5
4. USA  puCK 0-2 2-4

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group D
July 18, 2014 - 13:00 CST
1. China  Jim 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  TaeJa 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  Life 1-2 4-4
4. South Korea  MMA 0-2 0-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Zest
0
Zest 
 TaeJa
July 19, 2014 - 10:15 CST
 South Korea TaeJa
3
 Norway Snute
2
Snute 
 Jaedong
July 19, 2014 - 11:30 CST
 South Korea Jaedong
3
 China Jim
3
Jim 
 San
 South Korea San
2
 South Korea Solar
3
Solar 
 INnoVation
 South Korea INnoVation
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa 
 Jaedong
 South Korea Jaedong
1
 China Jim
0
Jim 
 Solar
July 20, 2014 - 10:30 CST
 
 
Nimbus
 South Korea Solar
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea TaeJa
4
TaeJa 
 Solar
 South Korea Solar
3
San playing in front of the crowd

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
655
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Champion
1

View Games[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (May 22, 2014). "StarCraft II Qualifiers for Shenzhen". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  2. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  3. puCK replaces MaSa, Illusion replaces Polt