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 Terran TaeJa
South Korea Zerg Solar
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
China Protoss Jim
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
26
Protoss 11
Terran 5
Zerg 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:

Place $ USD Points Player Team
1st $10,000 750 South Korea Terran TaeJa Team Liquid Team Liquid
2nd $4,000 500 South Korea Zerg Solar Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy
3rd-4th $2,000 375 South Korea Zerg Jaedong Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
China Protoss Jim Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
5th-8th $1,000 250 South Korea Protoss Zest KT Rolster KT Rolster
Norway Zerg Snute Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Protoss San Yoe Flash Wolves yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Terran INnoVation Team Acer Team Acer
9th-12th $400 125 South Korea Terran jjakji MYinsanity mYinsanity
South Korea Zerg TRUE Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Protoss HerO Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Zerg Life StarTale StarTale
13th-16th $350 125 USA Terran Illusion ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
USA Protoss puCK IvDgaming IvDgaming
South Korea Terran MMA Team Acer Team Acer
13th-16th $350 - South Korea Protoss Stork Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy
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)
Wayi Spider
South Korea Daisy
Category:Free Agents
Australia Phoenix
StarTale
South Korea Life
Category:Free Agents
Hong Kong Bistork
Category:Free Agents
South Korea Neige
Category:Free Agents
South Korea NesTea
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
Hong Kong Attitude
Taiwan Sen
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Team Dignitas
South Korea Seed
MYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
Category:Free Agents
Japan Vaisravana
Yoe Flash Wolves
Taiwan Has
Wayi Spider
South Korea Check
Category:Free Agents
Hong Kong Kimi
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea TRUE
CM Storm
South Korea Revival
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (5)
From Dual tournaments (4)
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
MYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea TRUE
StarTale
South Korea Life
Wildcards (4)
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Stork
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Evil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea San
Through qualifiers (8)
IvDgaming
USA puCK *
Team Acer
South Korea MMA
Team Liquid
Norway Snute
Invictus Gaming
China Jim
CM Storm
South Korea Polt *
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Solar
KT Rolster
South Korea Zest
ROOT Gaming
Canada MaSa *
ROOT Gaming
USA Illusion *
Team Acer
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 Protoss Zest 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss San 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Terran jjakji 1-2 4-4
4. USA Terran Illusion 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

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

Stage 3[edit]

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