IEM Season IX - Taipei

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - Taipei
League Information
Game Version:
Server:
Taiwan
Type:
Offline
Location:
Taiwan Taipei
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2015-01-28
End Date:
2015-02-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Life
South Korea  Maru
South Korea  PartinG
South Korea  Soulkey
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
28
10
4
14
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information[edit]

IEM Season IX - Taipei is the fourth event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL and held at the Taipei World Trade Center during Taipei Game Show.

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 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:

Participants[edit]

Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (7)
From Dual tournaments (4)
South Korea TRUE
South Korea HyuN
South Korea Soulkey
South Korea Check
Wildcards (4)
South Korea herO
South Korea Life
South Korea PartinG
South Korea Rain
Through qualifiers (8)
South Korea San
South Korea Polt
South Korea Hydra
South Korea Classic1
South Korea INnoVation1
Taiwan Sen
Netherlands Harstem2
South Korea Maru
South Korea ForGG
Ukraine Kas2

1 INnoVation was replaced by Classic who finished 4th in the Asian Final Qualifier.
2 Kas cancelled his participation due to visa issues. He was replaced by Harstem who finished 3rd in the European Qualifier.[1]

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Group A
January 29, 2015 - 11:00 TST
1. South Korea  herO 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  HyuN 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea  Polt 1-2 3-4
4. Taiwan  Sen 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

lrthread Group B
January 29, 2015 - 13:50 TST
1. South Korea  Rain 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  Classic 2-1 5-2
3. Netherlands  Harstem 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea  Check 0-2 0-4

Group C[edit]

lrthread Group C
January 30, 2015 - 11:00 TST
1. South Korea  Life 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  Soulkey 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea  San 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea  ForGG 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

lrthread Group D
January 30, 2015 - 13:30 TST
1. South Korea  PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  Maru 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea  Hydra 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea  TRUE 0-2 0-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG 
 Classic
 South Korea Classic
0
 South Korea HyuN
1
HyuN 
 Life
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea herO
1
herO 
 Maru
 South Korea Maru
3
 South Korea Soulkey
3
Soulkey 
 Rain
 South Korea Rain
2
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
1
PartinG 
 Life
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Maru
3
Maru 
 Soulkey
 South Korea Soulkey
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Life
4
 South Korea Maru
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
637
Quarterfinals
413
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
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    27 4 4 0 100.0% 6 4 2 66.7% 1 0 1 0.0% - 12 4
DeadwingDeadwing    25 8 4 4 50.0% 6 6 0 100.0% 2 2 0 100.0% - 5 4
Expedition LostExpedition Lost    18 2 0 2 0.0% 8 6 2 75.0% 1 1 0 100.0% - 7 -
OvergrowthOvergrowth    41 6 3 3 50.0% 10 2 8 20.0% 3 2 1 66.7% - 17 5
Inferno PoolsInferno Pools    5 2 0 2 0.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 1 1 0 100.0% - - -
Secret SpringSecret Spring    7 1 1 0 100.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 2 1 1 50.0% - 1 1
Vaani Research StationVaani Research Station    17 6 3 3 50.0% 7 5 2 71.4% 1 0 1 0.0% - 1 2
Total Sum (Σ) 140 29 15 14 51.7% 41 23 18 56.1% 11 7 4 63.6% 0 43 16

View Games[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. @IEM (January 21, 2015). "Harstem replaces Kas for IEM Taipei". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015.