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  sOs
South Korea  herO
South Korea  Polt
South Korea  TaeJa
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
9
3
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[edit]

Format[edit]

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[edit]

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

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

$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:

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[edit]

Open bracket participants (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (6)
South Korea Dear
Netherlands uThermal
South Korea Jaedong
Germany HasuObs
Poland DieStar
South Korea HyuN
Poland MaNa
Poland funkay
South Korea Leenock
South Korea JYP
Poland Scoobers
Poland Nerchio
Poland Forte
Poland Tefel
Poland OKai
Poland ParanOid
Qualified for main tournament (16)
Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (4)
IEM Season VIII - Shanghai (2)
South Korea Oz
South Korea Revival
IEM Season VIII - New York (2)
Sweden NaNiwa
South Korea Life
IEM Season VIII - Singapore (2)
South Korea herO
South Korea San
IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo (1) *
South Korea MC
IEM Season VIII - Cologne (2)
South Korea HerO
South Korea Polt
Through online qualifiers (3)
South Korea StarDust
South Korea jjakji
South Korea Rogue
Through open bracket qualifier (2) *
South Korea Dear
South Korea HyuN
Invites (2)
South Korea sOs
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[edit]

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

Distribution[edit]

  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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Streams[edit]

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See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (January 27, 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.