IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev

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Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge: Kiev
IEM Banner.png
League Information
Organizer: ESL
Sponsor: Intel
BenQ
Razer
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.2
Server: Europe
Event Type: Offline
Location: Ukraine Ukraine
Prize pool: $21,000
Start Date: 2012-01-19
End Date: 2012-01-22
Winners
Gold.png South Korea Ticon small.png MMA
Silver.png Ukraine Zicon small.png DIMAGA
Bronze.png Ukraine Ticon small.png Kas
Copper.png South Korea Zicon small.png Zenio
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 16
Picon small.png 9   Ticon small.png 4   Zicon small.png 3   
Maps
Tal'Darim Altar • ESL Metalopolis • Dual Sight • Shattered Temple • Terminus • Shakuras Plateau • Antiga Shipyard
Chronology
 Global Challenge New York Global Challenge New YorkGlobal Challenge Sao Paulo Global Challenge Sao Paulo 

The Global Challenge at CyberSport Arena in Kiev, Ukraine, is the fourth event in Season VI of the Intel Extreme Masters series and the first one in 2012. As with the Global Challenge New York it's the second time in a row for Kiev to host an Intel Extreme Masters event. This time not only Europe's best gamers will meet, but also America and Asia will send their best gamers to compete for $93,000 and World Championship slots in for StarCraft 2, League of Legends and Counter-Strike from January 19 to 22.

Overview[edit]

The IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev is a StarCraft II tournament which takes place in Kiev, Ukraine on January 19 to 22. The tournament is the fifth event in the 6th season of the ESL's Intel Extreme Masters series. 16 qualified players will compete in a $21,000 tournament and for the chance to earn an invite to the Season VI World Championship. The tournament was casted by Ben "MrBitter" Nichol, Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi, and Shaun "Apollo" Clark.[1] Dario "TLO" Wünsch also made a casting appearance casting alongside Apollo.

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage - Round Robin Bo3
    • Top 2 qualify to Playoffs
  • Playoffs - Single-elimination Bo5
  • Finalists qualify to Season VI World Championship

Prize pool[edit]

Offering $21,000 spread among all players as follows:

Place Prize ID Team
Gold.png 1st
$6,500
South Korea Ticon small.png MMA SlayerSlogo std.png SlayerS
Silver.png 2nd
$3,300
Ukraine Zicon small.png DIMAGA Mtwlogo std.png mTw
Bronze.png 3rd
$1,750
Ukraine Ticon small.png Kas Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Copper.png 4th
$1,250
South Korea Zicon small.png Zenio Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (3)
Netherlands Grubby Ukraine Kas Ukraine DIMAGA
Belgium Feast USA qxc Norway TargA
Germany HasuObs Ukraine Strelok South Korea Zenio
Russia TitaN South Korea MMA
Russia Pomi
Romania NightEnD
Sweden NaNiwa
South Korea HerO
Ukraine White-Ra

qxc replaces dde, who had to cancel his participation. Due to different reasons, no Chinese player could participate, as a replacement DieStar was invited since he was next in line from the European qualifier.[2] However, DieStar had to cancel, as did Beastyqt. They were replaced by NightEnD and Strelok.[3] KiLLeR was unable to attend due to visa issues. He was replaced by White-Ra.[4]

Results[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
1. Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa 2-1 5-2
2. Ukraine Picon small.png White-Ra 2-1 4-3
3. Ukraine Ticon small.png Strelok 2-1 4-3
4. Russia Picon small.png TitaN 0-3 1-6
Group B
1. Ukraine Ticon small.png Kas 3-0 6-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Zenio 2-1 5-4
3. Romania Picon small.png NightEnD 1-2 5-6
4. Netherlands Picon small.png Grubby 0-3 1-6
Group C
1. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA 3-0 6-2
2. Russia Picon small.png Pomi 2-1 4-3
3. Norway Zicon small.png TargA 1-2 3-4
4. Germany Picon small.png HasuObs 0-3 2-6
Group D
1. Ukraine Zicon small.png DIMAGA 2-1 5-2
2. Belgium Picon small.png Feast 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 2-1 5-4
4. USA Ticon small.png qxc 0-3 1-6

* NaNiwa was reported to have forfeited after his first game, due to technical issues,[8] but was later announced to still being in the tournament.[9]
* Due to heavy latency that may have cost NightEnD the third game in their series, there was a rematch between Zenio and NightEnD. Referees together with players decided that the series would be extended to bo5, starting with 2:1 score for Zenio.[10][11]

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
 Ukraine DIMAGA
3
DIMAGA Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Pomi
January 21st 2012
 Russia Pomi
2
 Ukraine White-Ra
2
White-Ra Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Kas
January 21st 2012
 Ukraine Kas
3
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
NaNiwa Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Zenio
January 21st 2012
 South Korea Zenio
3
 Belgium Feast
1
Feast Picon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
January 21st 2012
 South Korea MMA
3
Semifinals
 Ukraine DIMAGA
3
DIMAGA Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Kas
January 22nd 2012
 Ukraine Kas
2
 South Korea Zenio
0
Zenio Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
January 22nd 2012
 South Korea MMA
3
Finals
 Ukraine DIMAGA
1
DIMAGA Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
January 22nd 2012
 South Korea MMA
3
3rd Place Match
 Ukraine Kas
3
Kas Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Zenio
January 22nd 2012
 South Korea Zenio
2

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Racial distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
943
Quarter Finals
422
Semi Finals
22
Final Match
11
Winner
1

Region distribution[edit]

  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Group Stage
123
Quarter Finals
62
Semi Finals
22
Final Match
11
Winner
1

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