IEM Season IX - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - World Championship
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 Protoss Zest
South Korea Protoss Trap
South Korea Terran Bbyong
South Korea Zerg Dark
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Protoss 5
Terran 7
Zerg 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

Format

Invites

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

Qualifiers

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

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

Prize Pool

Champion Zest with his trophy

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

Place $ USD WCS Points Player Team
1st $68,707 1,500 South Korea Protoss Zest KT Rolster KT Rolster
2nd $15,000 800 South Korea Protoss Trap Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
3rd-4th $7,000 550 South Korea Terran Bbyong CJ Entus CJ Entus
South Korea Zerg Dark SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
5th-8th $3,000 400 South Korea Protoss herO CJ Entus CJ Entus
South Korea Terran INnoVation SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
South Korea Terran FanTaSy Dead Pixels Dead Pixels
South Korea Terran Maru Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
9th-16th $1,000 250 South Korea Terran Cure Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Zerg Hydra ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
South Korea Protoss Patience Dead Pixels Dead Pixels
9th-16th $1,000 - South Korea Zerg Solar Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Zerg Life KT Rolster KT Rolster
South Korea Terran Flash KT Rolster KT Rolster
South Korea Protoss Rain MYinsanity mYinsanity
South Korea Terran TaeJa Team Liquid Team Liquid

* 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

Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (7) Zerg Zerg (4)
IEM Season IX - Shenzhen (2)
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Solar
IEM Season IX - Toronto (2)
KT Rolster
South Korea Zest
KT Rolster
South Korea Flash
IEM Season IX - San Jose (2)
CJ Entus
South Korea herO
MYinsanity
South Korea Rain
IEM Season IX - Taipei (2)
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Maru
KT Rolster
South Korea Life
Through online qualifiers (8)
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Trap
CJ Entus
South Korea Bbyong
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Dark
Dead Pixels
South Korea Patience
SK Telecom T1
South Korea INnoVation
ROOT Gaming
South Korea Hydra
Dead Pixels
South Korea FanTaSy
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Cure

Results

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

Distribution

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
574
Quarterfinals
341
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
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    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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References

  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.