IEM Season VI - World Championship

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Intel Extreme Masters - World Championship
League Information
Organizer: ESL
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.3
Server: Europe
Event Type: Offline
Location: Germany Germany
Prize pool: $83,000
Start Date: 2012-03-06
End Date: 2012-03-10
Links: Website
Winners
South Korea Protoss MC
South Korea Terran PuMa
South Korea Terran MMA
Belgium Protoss Feast
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 24
Protoss 11   Terran 6   Zerg 7   
Maps
ESL Antiga Shipyard • ESL Cloud Kingdom • ESL Shakuras Plateau • ESL Daybreak • ESL Tal'Darim Altar • ESL Entombed Valley • GSL Metropolis
Chronology
 Global Challenge Sao Paulo Global Challenge Sao PauloCologne Cologne 


IEM Season VI - World Championship in Hanover Messe will be the sixth event of the global league of the Intel Extreme Masters. Teams of Counter-Strike and League of Legends as well as StarCraft II players will clash in Hanover, Germany, in March 2012, for a total prize money of $283,000.

Overview[edit]

The IEM Season VI - World Championship is a StarCraft II tournament which takes place in Hanover, Germany in March. The tournament is the sixth event in the 6th season of the ESL's Intel Extreme Masters series. Initially the 16 best players from the previous events were supposed to compete in a $83,000 tournament. However, with the announcement of HomeStory Cup IV as further qualifier for the final instalment of the season, the number of participants was increased from 16 to 24.[1] Main casters for this event are RotterdaM, MrBitter, Apollo and Kaelaris. For Kaelaris it is his first appearance on the main stream of a major event. Some guest commentary and analysis was provided by Grubby, DIMAGA, MaNa, DarKFoRcE and IdrA.[2][3]

Format[edit]

  • Four groups of six players - Round Robin Bo3
  • Second and third place advances to the Round of 16
  • First of each group gets a bye in the Round of 16

Prize pool[edit]

Offering $83,000 spread among all players as follows:

Place Prize ID Team
1st $35,000 South Korea Protoss MC SK Gaming SK Gaming
2nd $15,000 South Korea Terran PuMa Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
3rd $9,000 South Korea Terran MMA SlayerS SlayerS
4th $4,200 Belgium Protoss Feast Millenium Millenium

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (11) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (7)
South Korea MC South Korea MMA South Korea viOLet
South Korea JYP South Korea PuMa South Korea Zenio
South Korea ReaL South Korea SuperNova Ukraine DIMAGA
Finland elfi South Korea SeleCT Poland Nerchio
Poland MaNa Ukraine Kas USA IdrA
Belgium Feast Ukraine Strelok Chile KiLLeR
Germany Socke Germany DarKFoRcE
Germany HasuObs
South Korea Killer
Ukraine White-Ra
Netherlands Grubby

* Gatored was planned to participate but had to cancel, Killer will be his replacement. Four days before the start of the tournament Korean players DongRaeGu and FruitDealer had to cancel their participation and will be replaced by DarKFoRcE and SeleCT.[4] Ret had to cancel due to sickness, White-Ra will replace him.[5] Sound could not attend due to travel costs, Grubby will replace him.[6][7]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
1. South Korea Terran MMA 5-0 10-0
2. South Korea Zerg viOLet 3-2 7-5
3. South Korea Protoss JYP 3-2 6-5
4. Germany Protoss Socke 3-2 6-6
5. Chile Zerg KiLLeR 1-4 3-9
6. Ukraine Terran Strelok 0-5 3-10

Group B[edit]

Group B preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
1. South Korea Protoss MC 3-2 8-4
2. Finland Protoss elfi 3-2 8-6
3. Germany Protoss HasuObs 3-2 6-5
4. Poland Zerg Nerchio 3-2 6-5
5. Ukraine Protoss White-Ra 2-3 5-7
6. Netherlands Protoss Grubby 1-4 3-9

Group C[edit]

Group C preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
1. South Korea Terran PuMa 5-0 10-2
2. South Korea Protoss Killer 4-1 9-5
3. South Korea Zerg Zenio 3-2 7-5
4. South Korea Terran SeleCT 1-4 5-9
5. Ukraine Zerg DIMAGA 1-4 4-9
6. Poland Protoss MaNa 1-4 4-9

Group D[edit]

Group D preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
1. Belgium Protoss Feast 4-1 9-3
2. South Korea Terran SuperNova 3-2 7-6
3. Germany Zerg DarKFoRcE 3-2 7-6
4. South Korea Protoss ReaL 2-3 5-6
5. Ukraine Terran Kas 2-3 5-7
6. USA Zerg IdrA 1-4 4-9

Playoffs[edit]

1st place finishers from each group get a bye in Ro16, thus getting seeded directly into Ro8.

Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea MMA
W
  BYE
-
 South Korea Zenio
3
Zenio Zerg
Terran SuperNova
March 8th 2012
lrthread
 South Korea SuperNova
1
 Finland elfi
1
elfi Protoss
Protoss JYP
March 8th 2012
lrthread
 South Korea JYP
3
  BYE
-
 South Korea PuMa
W
 South Korea MC
W
  BYE
-
 Germany DarKFoRcE
1
DarKFoRcE Zerg
Zerg viOLet
March 8th 2012
lrthread
 South Korea viOLet
3
 South Korea Killer
3
Killer Protoss
Protoss HasuObs
March 8th 2012
lrthread
 Germany HasuObs
0
  BYE
-
 Belgium Feast
W
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea MMA
3
MMA Terran
Zerg Zenio
March 9th 2012
lrthread
 South Korea Zenio
0
 South Korea JYP
2
 South Korea PuMa
3
 South Korea MC
3
MC Protoss
Zerg viOLet
March 9th 2012
lrthread
 South Korea viOLet
0
 South Korea Killer
2
Killer Protoss
Protoss Feast
March 9th 2012
lrthread
 Belgium Feast
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea MMA
1
MMA Terran
Terran PuMa
March 9th 2012
lrthread
 South Korea PuMa
3
 South Korea MC
3
MC Protoss
Protoss Feast
March 9th 2012
lrthread
 Belgium Feast
1
Finals (Bo5)
 South Korea PuMa
2
 South Korea MC
3
3rd Place Match
 South Korea MMA
3
MMA Terran
Protoss Feast
March 10th 2012
lrthread
 Belgium Feast
0

Racial distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
1167
Round of 12
633
Quarter Finals
422
Semi Finals
22
Final Match
11
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

Replays & VODs[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Qualifying Leaderboard[edit]

Players in Green are highest ranked in their region (qualified).
Players in Blue have finished top 2 in an IEM (qualified).
Players in Brown are qualified based on points.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "HSC IV Finalists go to the World Championship" ESL-World.net, 21 December 2011.
  2. MrBitter's Twitter Twitter.com, 8 March 2012.
  3. IdrA's Twitter Twitter.com, 9 March 2012.
  4. "Two player changes in StarCraft II" ESL-World.net, 2 March 2012.
  5. Intel Extrem Master's Twitter Twitter.com, 4 March 2012.
  6. James Banks' Twitter Twitter.com, 5 March 2012. Thread on TeamLiquid.net
  7. Rotterdam's Twitter Twitter.com, 5 March 20112.
  8. Carmac's Twitter Twitter.com, 8 March 2012.


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