IEM Season IX - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - World Championship
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League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$117,707
Start Date:
2015-03-12
End Date:
2015-03-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Picon small.png Zest
South Korea Picon small.png Trap
South Korea Ticon small.png Bbyong
South Korea Zicon small.png Dark
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small.png 5
Ticon small.png 7
Zicon small.png 4
Maps
Chronology
 Taipei Taipei

IEM Season IX - World Championship is the final event of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 9. It takes place in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.

Tournament Information[edit]

Format[edit]

Invites[edit]

Eight spots are reserved for the winners and runners-up of the four events of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 9:[1]

Qualifiers[edit]

The eight remaining places are decided with 3 qualifiers each played on a different server. Each qualifier is played in a single-elimination format and the number of qualifying spots is as follow:[1]

Asia & Europe get a bonus slot for being the world champion and home region respectively.

Main Tournament[edit]

  • Single-elimination bracket of 16 players.
  • Matches are best of 5.
  • Grand Finals is played in best of 7.

Prize Pool[edit]

Champion Zest with his trophy

$117,707 and 7,000 WCS Points[1] are awarded as seen below:

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round. IEM Shenzhen, IEM Toronto, IEM San Jose and IEM Taipei do NOT count as qualifiers[2]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (7) Zerg Zerg (4)
IEM Season IX - Shenzhen (2)
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South Korea TaeJa
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South Korea Solar
IEM Season IX - Toronto (2)
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South Korea Zest
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South Korea Flash
IEM Season IX - San Jose (2)
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South Korea herO
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South Korea Rain
IEM Season IX - Taipei (2)
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South Korea Maru
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South Korea Life
Through online qualifiers (8)
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South Korea Trap
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South Korea Bbyong
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South Korea Dark
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South Korea Patience
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South Korea INnoVation
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South Korea Hydra
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South Korea FanTaSy
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South Korea Cure

Results[edit]

The stage during the finals between Trap and Zest
Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Cure
 South Korea Cure
1
 South Korea Bbyong
3
Bbyong Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Solar
 South Korea Solar
1
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Hydra
 South Korea Hydra
2
 South Korea INnoVation
3
INnoVation Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
 South Korea Life
2
 South Korea Flash
2
Flash Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Trap
 South Korea Trap
3
 South Korea FanTaSy
3
FanTaSy Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Rain
 South Korea Rain
0
 South Korea Maru
3
Maru Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Patience
 South Korea Patience
0
 South Korea Dark
3
Dark Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
1
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
1
herO Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Bbyong
 South Korea Bbyong
3
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest Picon small.png
Ticon small.png INnoVation
 South Korea INnoVation
2
 South Korea Trap
3
Trap Picon small.png
Ticon small.png FanTaSy
 South Korea FanTaSy
2
 South Korea Maru
0
Maru Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Dark
 South Korea Dark
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Bbyong
1
Bbyong Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Zest
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea Trap
3
Trap Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Dark
 South Korea Dark
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Zest
4
Zest Picon small.png
Picon small.png Trap
 South Korea Trap
1

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
574
Quarterfinals
341
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
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    13 3 2 1 66.7% 2 1 1 50.0% 7 3 4 42.9% - - 1
DeadwingDeadwing    9 4 2 2 50.0% 1 1 0 100.0% 3 2 1 66.7% - - 1
Expedition LostExpedition Lost    6 1 0 1 0.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 3 2 1 66.7% - - 1
OvergrowthOvergrowth    12 2 1 1 50.0% 2 1 1 50.0% 7 3 4 42.9% - - 1
Inferno PoolsInferno Pools    5 2 1 1 50.0% - - - - 3 2 1 66.7% - - -
Secret SpringSecret Spring    4 - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% 3 1 2 33.3% - - -
Vaani Research StationVaani Research Station    14 4 1 3 25.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 7 3 4 42.9% - - 1
Total Sum (Σ) 63 16 7 9 43.8% 9 3 6 33.3% 33 16 17 48.5% 0 0 5

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Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sven V. (February 11th, 2015). "Open qualifier signups for Intel Extreme Master Katowice are here!". Eslgaming.com. Retrieved February 11th, 2015.
  2. "2015 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2015-02-09.