IEM Season VIII - Cologne

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[e][h]IEM Season VIII - Cologne
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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 Picon small.png HerO
South Korea Ticon small.png Polt
South Korea Picon small.png Rain
South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
28
Picon small.png 13
Ticon small.png 7
Zicon small.png 8
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information[edit]

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[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

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

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 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[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

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

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Stage 1 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (1) Zerg Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
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South Korea MC
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South Korea Revenge
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Sweden Miniraser
Flashwolveslogo std.png
South Korea San
Ailogo std.png
Germany Hanfy
Mousesportslogo std.png
Germany HasuObs
Liquidlogo std.png
Germany TLO
Myinsanitylogo std.png
South Korea StarDust
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Planetkeylogo std.png
Germany Tarrantius
Roccatlogo std.png
South Korea HyuN
XMG std.png
Germany Socke
NoTeamLogo.png
South Korea viOLet
Grubbylogo std.png
Netherlands Grubby
Dignitaslogo std.png
Poland Tefel
Ailogo std.png
South Korea Patience
Flashwolveslogo std.png
South Korea Leenock
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (2)
From Dual tournaments (4)
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South Korea StarDust
Roccatlogo std.png
South Korea HyuN
NoTeamLogo.png
South Korea MC
Ailogo std.png
South Korea Patience
From WCS rankings (4)
Mousesportslogo std.png
South Korea Dear
Teamacerlogo std.png
South Korea INnoVation
Eglogo std.png
South Korea Jaedong
Liquidlogo std.png
South Korea HerO
Through qualifiers (8)
NoTeamLogo.png
Poland MaNa
Mousesportslogo std.png
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Sktelecomt1logo std.png
South Korea Classic
CMStormlogo std.png
South Korea Polt
Sktelecomt1logo std.png
South Korea Rain
Complexitylogo std.png
USA qxc
Milleniumlogo std.png
South Korea ForGG
Myinsanitylogo std.png
South Korea jjakji

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Dual Tournament #1

Quarterfinals
 South Korea MC
2
MC Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Revenge
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 South Korea Revenge
0
 South Korea San
0
San Picon small.png
Picon small.png HasuObs
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 Germany HasuObs
2
 South Korea StarDust
2
StarDust Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Miniraser
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 Sweden Miniraser
0
 Germany Hanfy
2
Hanfy Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png TLO
February 13, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 Germany TLO
1
Semifinals
 South Korea MC
2
MC Picon small.png
Picon small.png HasuObs
February 13, 2014 - 14:00 CET
 
 
Frost
 Germany HasuObs
0
 South Korea StarDust
2
StarDust Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Hanfy
February 13, 2014 - 14:00 CET
 Germany Hanfy
0
Winners' Finals
 South Korea MC
0
MC Picon small.png
Picon small.png StarDust
February 13, 2014 - 16:00 CET
 South Korea StarDust
2
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea San
2
San Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Revenge
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 South Korea Revenge
1
 Germany TLO
2
TLO Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Miniraser
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 Sweden Miniraser
0
Losers' Round 2
 Germany Hanfy
0
Hanfy Zicon small.png
Picon small.png San
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 South Korea San
2
 Germany HasuObs
2
HasuObs Picon small.png
Zicon small.png TLO
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 Germany TLO
0
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea San
2
San Picon small.png
Picon small.png HasuObs
February 13, 2014 - 15:00 CET
 Germany HasuObs
1
Losers' Finals
 South Korea MC
2
MC Picon small.png
Picon small.png 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 Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Tarrantius
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 Germany Tarrantius
0
 Poland Tefel
0
Tefel Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 Germany Socke
1
 South Korea Patience
2
Patience Picon small.png
Picon small.png Grubby
February 13, 2014 - 18:00 CET
 Netherlands Grubby
0
Semifinals
 South Korea HyuN
2
HyuN Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
February 13, 2014 - 19:00 CET
 South Korea viOLet
1
 South Korea Leenock
0
Leenock Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Patience
February 13, 2014 - 19:00 CET
 South Korea Patience
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea HyuN
1
HyuN Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Patience
February 13, 2014 - 21:00 CET
 South Korea Patience
2
Losers' Round 1
 Poland Tefel
0
Tefel Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Tarrantius
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Tarrantius
2
 Netherlands Grubby
0
Grubby Picon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Socke
2
Losers' Round 2
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Tarrantius
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Tarrantius
0
 South Korea viOLet
2
viOLet Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 Germany Socke
0
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
February 13, 2014 - 20:00 CET
 South Korea viOLet
0
Losers' Finals
 South Korea HyuN
2
HyuN Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Leenock
February 13, 2014 - 22:00 CET
 South Korea Leenock
0
Qualified
 South Korea Patience
Q
 South Korea HyuN
Q

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Group A
February 14, 2014 - 13:00 CET
1. South Korea Picon small.png Rain 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea Ticon small.png ForGG 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

lrthread Group C
February 15, 2014 - 13:00 CET
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong 2-1 5-3
3. Poland Picon small.png MaNa 1-2 2-5
4. South Korea Picon small.png StarDust 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

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

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Polt
3
Polt Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Classic
February 16, 2014 - 12:00 CET
 South Korea Classic
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Picon small.png
Ticon small.png jjakji
February 16, 2014 - 14:02 CET
 South Korea jjakji
1
 South Korea Patience
2
Patience Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Jaedong
 South Korea Jaedong
3
 South Korea INnoVation
0
INnoVation Ticon small.png
Picon small.png HerO
February 16, 2014 - 17:45 CET
 
 
Yeonsu
 South Korea HerO
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Polt
3
Polt Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Rain
 South Korea Rain
2
 South Korea Jaedong
2
Jaedong Zicon small.png
Picon small.png HerO
February 16, 2014 - 21:00 CET
 South Korea HerO
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Polt
2
Polt Ticon small.png
Picon small.png HerO
 South Korea HerO
4
Semifinalists Rain and Polt during their match

Racial Distribution[edit]

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

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See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (December 9, 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.