IEM Season IX - Toronto

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - Toronto
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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 Ticon small.png Flash
South Korea Picon small.png Zest
South Korea Zicon small.png Life
South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
28
Picon small.png 11
Ticon small.png 7
Zicon small.png 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)
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Canada Bones
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Denmark Bunny
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Canada hendralisk
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Canada HuK
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South Korea Jaedong
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South Korea Oz
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Canada Kane
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South Korea Leenock
Dual tournament #2 (8)
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USA puCK
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South Korea Maru2
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South Korea Revival
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Canada Believe3
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Canada Chaos3
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USA Sasquatch2
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Canada desRow
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Norway Snute
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South Korea StarDust
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South Korea Life2
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South Korea herO2
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (4)
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Denmark Bunny
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South Korea Life
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South Korea Leenock
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Norway Snute
Wildcards (4)
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South Korea sOs
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South Korea TaeJa
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South Korea HyuN
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South Korea MC
Through qualifiers (8)
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South Korea First
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Canada MaSa
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Canada Scarlett
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South Korea Zest
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South Korea YoDa
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South Korea viOLet1
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Mexico MajOr1
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South Korea Polt
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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]

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August 29, 2014 - 10:00 EDT
1. South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Picon small.png Zest 2-1 5-3
3. Denmark Ticon small.png Bunny 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

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August 29, 2014 - 12:50 EDT
1. South Korea Ticon small.png YoDa 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock 1-2 4-5
4. South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

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August 29, 2014 - 15:10 EDT
1. Norway Zicon small.png Snute 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Picon small.png First 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea Picon small.png sOs 1-2 2-4
4. Canada Ticon small.png MaSa 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

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August 29, 2014 - 16:30 EDT
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Life 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png Flash 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Picon small.png MC 1-2 2-5
4. Canada Zicon small.png Scarlett 0-2 1-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Life
3
Life Zicon small.png
Picon small.png First
August 30, 2014 - 17:00 EDT
 
 
Deadwing (Draw)
 
 
Nimbus
 South Korea First
0
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest Picon small.png
Ticon small.png YoDa
August 31, 2014 - 10:00 EDT
 
 
Nimbus
 South Korea YoDa
0
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
August 30, 2014 - 14:00 EDT
 South Korea viOLet
1
 South Korea Flash
3
Flash Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Snute
 Norway Snute
2
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Life
1
Life Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Zest
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea TaeJa
1
TaeJa Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png Flash
 South Korea Flash
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Zest
1
Zest Picon small.png
Ticon small.png 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

View Games[edit]

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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.