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 Terran Flash
South Korea Protoss Zest
South Korea Zerg Life
South Korea Terran TaeJa
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
28
Protoss 11
Terran 7
Zerg 10
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information

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

Qualifier

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

Main Tournament

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

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

Place $ USD WCS Points Player Team
1st $10,000 750 South Korea Terran Flash KT Rolster KT Rolster
2nd $4,000 500 South Korea Protoss Zest KT Rolster KT Rolster
3rd-4th $2,000 375 South Korea Zerg Life StarTale StarTale
South Korea Terran TaeJa Team Liquid Team Liquid
5th-8th $1,000 250 South Korea Protoss First TCM-Gaming TCM-Gaming
South Korea Terran YoDa TCM-Gaming TCM-Gaming
South Korea Zerg viOLet ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
Norway Zerg Snute Team Liquid Team Liquid
9th-12th $400 125 Denmark Terran Bunny Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Zerg Leenock Yoe Flash Wolves yoe Flash Wolves
9th-12th $400 - South Korea Protoss sOs Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Protoss MC ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
13th-16th $350 125 South Korea Terran Polt CM Storm CM Storm
Canada Terran MaSa ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
Canada Zerg Scarlett Team Acer Team Acer
13th-16th $350 - South Korea Zerg HyuN Team ROCCAT Team ROCCAT
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

Stage 1 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (7) Terran Terran (2) Zerg Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
IvDgaming
Canada Bones
Team Liquid
Denmark Bunny
CompLexity Gaming
Canada hendralisk
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Evil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
Planetkey Dynamics
South Korea Oz
MYinsanity
Canada Kane
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Dual tournament #2 (8)
IvDgaming
USA puCK
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Maru2
CM Storm
South Korea Revival
Micro GamerZ
Canada Believe3
Category:Free Agents
Canada Chaos3
ROOT Gaming
USA Sasquatch2
Category:Free Agents
Canada desRow
Team Liquid
Norway Snute
MYinsanity
South Korea StarDust
StarTale
South Korea Life2
CJ Entus
South Korea herO2
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (4)
Team Liquid
Denmark Bunny
StarTale
South Korea Life
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Team Liquid
Norway Snute
Wildcards (4)
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea sOs
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Team ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
Category:Free Agents
South Korea MC
Through qualifiers (8)
TCM-Gaming
South Korea First
ROOT Gaming
Canada MaSa
Team Acer
Canada Scarlett
KT Rolster
South Korea Zest
TCM-Gaming
South Korea YoDa
Category:Free Agents
South Korea viOLet1
ROOT Gaming
Mexico MajOr1
CM Storm
South Korea Polt
KT Rolster
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

Stage 1

Stage 2

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group C

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

Group D

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

Stage 3

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

Racial Distribution

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
466
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Champion
1

Map Statistics

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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References

  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.