IEM Season VIII - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season VIII - World Championship
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$100,000
Start Date:
2014-03-14
End Date:
2014-03-16
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Protoss sOs
South Korea Protoss herO
South Korea Terran Polt
South Korea Terran TaeJa
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Protoss 9
Terran 3
Zerg 4
Maps
Chronology

IEM Season VIII - World Championship is the final event of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 8. It takes place in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.

Tournament Information

Format

10 spots are reserved for the winners and runners-up of the five events of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 8:[1]

The seven remaining places will be decided as follows:[3]

Main Tournament

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

Map Pool

Prize Pool

$100,000 and 7,000 WCS Points[4] are awarded as seen below. The purse will be winner-takes-all, but the rest of the top 16 will receive WCS Points:

Place $ USD Points Player Team
1st $100,000 1,500 South Korea Protoss sOs Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
2nd - 800 South Korea Protoss herO CJ Entus CJ Entus
3rd-4th - 550 South Korea Terran Polt CM Storm CM Storm
South Korea Terran TaeJa Team Liquid Team Liquid
5th-8th - 400 South Korea Protoss San Yoe Flash Wolves yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Protoss Dear Mousesports mousesports
South Korea Terran jjakji MYinsanity mYinsanity
South Korea Zerg Life StarTale StarTale
9th-16th - 250 South Korea Zerg HyuN Team ROCCAT Team ROCCAT
South Korea Protoss StarDust MYinsanity mYinsanity
South Korea Zerg Rogue Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
9th-16th - - South Korea Protoss MC ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
Sweden Protoss NaNiwa Alliance Alliance
South Korea Protoss HerO Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Zerg Revival CM Storm CM Storm
South Korea Protoss Oz ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
Winner sOs 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. IEM Shanghai, IEM New York, IEM Singapore, IEM Sao Paulo and IEM Cologne do NOT count as qualifiers as shown on the WCS portal. http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en [5]

Participants

Open bracket participants (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (6)
Mousesports
South Korea Dear
AT Gaming
Netherlands uThermal
Evil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
Mousesports
Germany HasuObs
Millenium
Poland DieStar
Team ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
Team Liquid
Poland MaNa
Nuit Blanche
Poland funkay
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Evil Geniuses
South Korea JYP
Category:Free Agents
Poland Scoobers
Team Acer
Poland Nerchio
Category:Free Agents
Poland Forte
Team Dignitas
Poland Tefel
Category:Free Agents
Poland OKai
Team Acer
Poland ParanOid
Qualified for main tournament (16)
Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (4)
IEM Season VIII - Shanghai (2)
Category:Free Agents
South Korea Oz
CM Storm
South Korea Revival
IEM Season VIII - New York (2)
Alliance
Sweden NaNiwa
StarTale
South Korea Life
IEM Season VIII - Singapore (2)
CJ Entus
South Korea herO
Yoe Flash Wolves
South Korea San
IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo (1) *
Category:Free Agents
South Korea MC
IEM Season VIII - Cologne (2)
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
CM Storm
South Korea Polt
Through online qualifiers (3)
MYinsanity
South Korea StarDust
MYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Rogue
Through open bracket qualifier (2) *
Mousesports
South Korea Dear
Team ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
Invites (2)
Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea sOs
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa

* herO was already qualified after winning IEM Season VIII - Singapore, so his seed from IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo is replaced by an additional seed in the Open Bracket Qualifier.[2]

Results

Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Protoss
Zerg HyuN
March 14, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 South Korea HyuN
2
 South Korea San
3
San Protoss
Protoss MC
March 14, 2014 - 15:30 CET
 South Korea MC
1
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt Terran
Protoss NaNiwa
March 14, 2014 - 16:00 CET
NaNiwa forfeited after game 1
 Sweden NaNiwa
0
 South Korea Dear
3
Dear Protoss
Protoss HerO
March 14, 2014 - 17:30 CET
 South Korea HerO
1
 South Korea Revival
2
Revival Zerg
Terran jjakji
March 14, 2014 - 20:10 CET
 South Korea jjakji
3
 South Korea Oz
1
Oz Protoss
Protoss sOs
March 14, 2014 - 18:30 CET
 South Korea sOs
3
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa Terran
Protoss StarDust
March 14, 2014 - 18:45 CET
 South Korea StarDust
2
 South Korea Rogue
1
Rogue Zerg
Zerg Life
March 15, 2014 - 12:00 CET
 South Korea Life
3
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Protoss
Protoss San
March 15, 2014 - 13:00 CET
 South Korea San
1
 South Korea Polt
3
Polt Terran
Protoss Dear
March 15, 2014 - 14:30 CET
 South Korea Dear
2
 South Korea jjakji
0
jjakji Terran
Protoss sOs
March 15, 2014 - 16:00 CET
 South Korea sOs
3
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa Terran
Zerg Life
March 15, 2014 - 17:30 CET
 South Korea Life
1
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Protoss
Terran Polt
March 15, 2014 - 19:00 CET
 South Korea Polt
2
 South Korea sOs
3
sOs Protoss
Terran TaeJa
March 15, 2014 - 21:45 CET
 South Korea TaeJa
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea herO
1
herO Protoss
Protoss sOs
March 16, 2014 - 16:15 CET
 South Korea sOs
4
Inside the Spodek Arena during the Ro16 match between Dear and HerO

Distribution

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
934
Quarterfinals
431
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
655
Quarterfinals
224
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1

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References

  1. IEM (January 27th, 2014). "StarCraft II World Championship to be US$100,000 Winner-Takes-All Tournament". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 @IEM (February 1, 2014). "Open Bracket will give 2 spots". Twitter.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  3. IEM (January 29, 2014). "IEM World Championship in Katowice StarCraft II Open Qualifiers". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  4. Michal Blicharz (March 7, 2014). "The $100,000 #IEM World Championship event will be a 7,000 points #WCS Global Event". Twitter.com. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.