IEM Season VIII - Cologne

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[e][h]IEM Season VIII - Cologne
League Information
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Germany Cologne
Format:
Group stages
Single elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-02-13
End Date:
2014-02-16
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Protoss HerO
South Korea Terran Polt
South Korea Protoss Rain
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
28
Protoss 13
Terran 7
Zerg 8
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information

IEM Season VIII - Cologne is the fifth event of IEM Season VIII, organized by ESL and held at the ESL studios in Cologne that also host WCS Europe. It is a Tier 2 event, giving 4000 WCS points for the 2014 WCS Global Finals.[1] ReDeYe returns as host, while ESL casting regulars Apollo, Kaelaris and ToD are joined by Ret.

Format

Qualifier

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

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 the WCS Ranking.
    • 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

Map Pool

Prize Pool

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

Place $ USD Points Player Team
1st $10,000 750 South Korea Protoss HerO Team Liquid Team Liquid
2nd $4,000 500 South Korea Terran Polt CM Storm CM Storm
3rd-4th $2,000 375 South Korea Protoss Rain SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
South Korea Zerg Jaedong Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
5th-8th $1,000 250 South Korea Protoss Classic SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
South Korea Terran jjakji MYinsanity mYinsanity
South Korea Protoss Patience Alien Invasion Alien Invasion
South Korea Terran INnoVation Team Acer Team Acer
9th-12th $400 125 South Korea Terran ForGG Millenium Millenium
Poland Protoss MaNa ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss MC ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
9th-12th $400 - South Korea Protoss Dear Mousesports mousesports
13th-16th $350 125 South Korea Zerg HyuN Team ROCCAT Team ROCCAT
USA Terran qxc CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
South Korea Protoss StarDust MYinsanity mYinsanity
13th-16th $350 - Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE Mousesports mousesports
IEM director Carmac and winner HerO with the trophy

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round.[2] The German ESL Pro Series did not count as a Qualifier.

Trivia

  • The tournament was delayed during the finals because of Blizzard server maintenance, pushing play into the wee hours of the morning (the conclusion came at about 3 AM local time), making stamina more of a factor.
  • The quality and variety of gameplay showcased in this tournament, especially at the semifinals stage, were regarded by many as the highest of all Heart of the Swarm tournaments to date.

Participants

Stage 1 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (1) Zerg Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
Category:Free Agents
South Korea MC
Alien Invasion
South Korea Revenge
Fnatic
Sweden Miniraser
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea San
Alien Invasion
Germany Hanfy
Mousesports
Germany HasuObs
Team Liquid
Germany TLO
MYinsanity
South Korea StarDust
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Planetkey Dynamics
Germany Tarrantius
Team ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
XMG
Germany Socke
Category:Free Agents
South Korea viOLet
Team Grubby
Netherlands Grubby
Team Dignitas
Poland Tefel
Alien Invasion
South Korea Patience
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (2)
From Dual tournaments (4)
MYinsanity
South Korea StarDust
Team ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
Category:Free Agents
South Korea MC
Alien Invasion
South Korea Patience
From WCS rankings (4)
Mousesports
South Korea Dear
Team Acer
South Korea INnoVation
Evil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
Through qualifiers (8)
Category:Free Agents
Poland MaNa
Mousesports
Germany HeRoMaRinE
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Classic
CM Storm
South Korea Polt
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Rain
CompLexity Gaming
USA qxc
Millenium
South Korea ForGG
MYinsanity
South Korea jjakji

Results

Stage 1

Dual Tournament #1

Quarterfinals
 South Korea MC
2
MC Protoss
Terran Revenge
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 South Korea Revenge
0
 South Korea San
0
San Protoss
Protoss HasuObs
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 Germany HasuObs
2
 South Korea StarDust
2
StarDust Protoss
Zerg Miniraser
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 Sweden Miniraser
0
 Germany Hanfy
2
Hanfy Zerg
Zerg TLO
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 Germany TLO
1
Semifinals
 South Korea MC
2
MC Protoss
Protoss HasuObs
February 13, 2014 - 14:00 CET
 Germany HasuObs
0
 South Korea StarDust
2
StarDust Protoss
Zerg Hanfy
February 13, 2014 - 14:00 CET
 Germany Hanfy
0
Winners' Finals
 South Korea MC
0
MC Protoss
Protoss StarDust
February 13, 2014 - 16:00 CET
 South Korea StarDust
2
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea San
2
San Protoss
Terran Revenge
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 South Korea Revenge
1
 Germany TLO
2
TLO Zerg
Zerg Miniraser
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 Sweden Miniraser
0
Losers' Round 2
 Germany Hanfy
0
Hanfy Zerg
Protoss San
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 South Korea San
2
 Germany HasuObs
2
HasuObs Protoss
Zerg TLO
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 Germany TLO
0
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea San
2
San Protoss
Protoss HasuObs
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 Germany HasuObs
1
Losers' Finals
 South Korea MC
2
MC Protoss
Protoss San
February 13, 2014 - 17:00 CET
 South Korea San
1
Qualified
 South Korea StarDust
Q
 South Korea MC
Q

Dual Tournament #2

Quarterfinals
 South Korea HyuN
2
HyuN Zerg
Protoss Tarrantius
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 Germany Tarrantius
0
 Poland Tefel
0
Tefel Zerg
Zerg viOLet
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zerg
Protoss Socke
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 Germany Socke
1
 South Korea Patience
2
Patience Protoss
Protoss Grubby
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 Netherlands Grubby
0
Semifinals
 South Korea HyuN
2
HyuN Zerg
Zerg viOLet
February 13, 2014 - 19:00 CET
 South Korea viOLet
1
 South Korea Leenock
0
Leenock Zerg
Protoss Patience
February 13, 2014 - 19:00 CET
 South Korea Patience
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea HyuN
1
HyuN Zerg
Protoss Patience
February 13, 2014 - 21:00 CET
 South Korea Patience
2
Losers' Round 1
 Poland Tefel
0
Tefel Zerg
Protoss Tarrantius
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Tarrantius
2
 Netherlands Grubby
0
Grubby Protoss
Protoss Socke
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Socke
2
Losers' Round 2
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zerg
Protoss Tarrantius
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Tarrantius
0
 South Korea viOLet
2
viOLet Zerg
Protoss Socke
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Socke
0
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zerg
Zerg viOLet
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 South Korea viOLet
0
Losers' Finals
 South Korea HyuN
2
HyuN Zerg
Zerg Leenock
February 13, 2014 - 22:00 CET
 South Korea Leenock
0
Qualified
 South Korea Patience
Q
 South Korea HyuN
Q

Stage 2

Group A

lrthread Group A
February 14, 2014 - 13:00 CET
1. South Korea Protoss Rain 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Protoss HerO 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea Terran ForGG 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea Zerg HyuN 0-2 0-4

Group B

lrthread Group B
February 14, 2014 - 18:00 CET
1. South Korea Protoss Patience 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Terran jjakji 2-1 5-3
3. South Korea Protoss Dear 1-2 3-4
4. USA Terran qxc 0-2 1-4

Group C

lrthread Group C
February 15, 2014 - 13:00 CET
1. South Korea Terran Polt 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-1 5-3
3. Poland Protoss MaNa 1-2 2-5
4. South Korea Protoss StarDust 0-2 1-4

Group D

lrthread Group D
February 15, 2014 - 18:00 CET
1. South Korea Terran INnoVation 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Protoss Classic 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Protoss MC 1-2 2-5
4. Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE 0-2 0-4

Stage 3

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Polt
3
Polt Terran
Protoss Classic
February 16, 2014 - 12:00 CET
 South Korea Classic
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Protoss
Terran jjakji
February 16, 2014 - 14:02 CET
 South Korea jjakji
1
 South Korea Patience
2
Patience Protoss
Zerg Jaedong
February 16, 2014 - 15:32 CET
 South Korea Jaedong
3
 South Korea INnoVation
0
INnoVation Terran
Protoss HerO
February 16, 2014 - 17:45 CET
 South Korea HerO
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Polt
3
Polt Terran
Protoss Rain
February 16, 2014 - 18:45 CET
 South Korea Rain
2
 South Korea Jaedong
2
Jaedong Zerg
Protoss HerO
February 16, 2014 - 21:00 CET
 South Korea HerO
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Polt
2
Polt Terran
Protoss HerO
February 16, 2014 - 23:00 CET
 South Korea HerO
4
Semifinalists Rain and Polt during their match

Racial Distribution

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
862
Quarterfinals
431
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Champion
1

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References

  1. IEM (December 09, 2013). "IEM Cologne StarCraft II tournament in February 2014". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  2. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.