IEM Season IX - Toronto

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - Toronto
League Information
Game Version:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
Canada Toronto
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-08-28
End Date:
2014-08-31
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Flash
South Korea  Zest
South Korea  Life
South Korea  TaeJa
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
28
11
7
10
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information[edit]

IEM Season IX - Toronto is the second event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL and held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during FAN EXPO Canada. It marks the first IEM event in Canada in five years. It is casted by Apollo, Kaelaris, Nathanias, ToD and qxc. Game observing is done by inFeZa, and the two hosts are ReDeYe and Jarret Cale with Mal as translator.

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 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:

Flash moments after winning the final

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 (7) Terran Terran (2) Zerg Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
Canada Bones
Denmark Bunny
Canada hendralisk
Canada HuK
South Korea Jaedong
South Korea Oz
Canada Kane
South Korea Leenock
Dual tournament #2 (8)
USA puCK
South Korea Maru2
South Korea Revival
Canada Believe3
Canada Chaos3
USA Sasquatch2
Canada desRow
Norway Snute
South Korea StarDust
South Korea Life2
South Korea herO2
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (4)
Denmark Bunny
South Korea Life
South Korea Leenock
Norway Snute
Wildcards (4)
South Korea sOs
South Korea TaeJa
South Korea HyuN
South Korea MC
Through qualifiers (8)
South Korea First
Canada MaSa
Canada Scarlett
South Korea Zest
South Korea YoDa
South Korea viOLet1
Mexico MajOr1
South Korea Polt
South Korea Flash
Champion Flash, ESL-admin messioso and runner-up Zest during map vetos before the final

1MajOr cannot attend due to visa issues, he is replaced by viOLet.[3]
2Sasquatch and Maru cancelled their attendance and are replaced by Life and herO.[4]
3Believe is replaced by Chaos.

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Recap Group A
August 29, 2014 - 10:00 EDT
1. South Korea  TaeJa 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  Zest 2-1 5-3
3. Denmark  Bunny 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea  Polt 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

lrthread Recap Group B
August 29, 2014 - 12:50 EDT
1. South Korea  YoDa 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  viOLet 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea  Leenock 1-2 4-5
4. South Korea  HyuN 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

lrthread Recap Group C
August 29, 2014 - 15:10 EDT
1. Norway  Snute 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  First 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea  sOs 1-2 2-4
4. Canada  MaSa 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

lrthread Recap Group D
August 29, 2014 - 16:30 EDT
1. South Korea  Life 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  Flash 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  MC 1-2 2-5
4. Canada  Scarlett 0-2 1-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Life
3
Life 
 First
August 30, 2014 - 17:00 EDT
 
 
Deadwing (Draw)
 
 
Nimbus
 South Korea First
0
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest 
 YoDa
August 31, 2014 - 10:00 EDT
 
 
Nimbus
 South Korea YoDa
0
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa 
 viOLet
August 30, 2014 - 14:00 EDT
 South Korea viOLet
1
 South Korea Flash
3
Flash 
 Snute
 Norway Snute
2
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Life
1
Life 
 Zest
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea TaeJa
1
TaeJa 
 Flash
 South Korea Flash
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Zest
1
Zest 
 Flash
 South Korea Flash
4
Shot of the crowd during the quarterfinal match between Snute and Flash

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
466
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
121
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    11 1 1 0 100.0% 3 0 3 0.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 1 3 1
DeadwingDeadwing    9 1 0 1 0.0% 3 2 1 66.7% 2 1 1 50.0% 1 2 -
Foxtrot LabsFoxtrot Labs    11 5 4 1 80.0% 2 2 0 100.0% 3 1 2 33.3% - 1 -
The King Sejong StationThe King Sejong Station    33 6 6 0 100.0% 11 7 4 63.6% 5 5 0 100.0% 1 6 4
Merry Go RoundMerry Go Round    22 4 0 4 0.0% 5 3 2 60.0% 8 4 4 50.0% 2 3 -
NimbusNimbus    16 5 3 2 60.0% 3 2 1 66.7% 4 2 2 50.0% 1 2 1
OvergrowthOvergrowth    33 1 0 1 0.0% 14 11 3 78.6% 6 3 3 50.0% 2 6 4
Total Sum (Σ) 135 23 14 9 60.9% 41 27 14 65.9% 30 16 14 53.3% 8 23 10

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Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (July 1, 2014). "StarCraft II Qualifiers for Canada". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  3. @IEM (August 11, 2014). "viOLet replaces MajOr". Twitter.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  4. IEM (August 25, 2014). "CJ.herO and Life join IEM Toronto Open Bracket". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014.