IEM Season VI - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season VI - World Championship
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Germany Hanover
Prize pool:
$83,000
Start Date:
2012-03-06
End Date:
2012-03-10
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  MC
South Korea  PuMa
South Korea  MMA
Belgium  Feast
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
24
11
6
7
Maps
Chronology

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:

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]

preview lrthread Recap Group A
March 6, 2012
1. South Korea  MMA 5-0 10-0
2. South Korea  viOLet 3-2 7-5
3. South Korea  JYP 3-2 6-5
4. Germany  Socke 3-2 6-6
5. Chile  KiLLeR 1-4 3-9
6. Ukraine  Strelok 0-5 3-10

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group B
March 6, 2012
1. South Korea  MC 3-2 8-4
2. Finland  elfi 3-2 8-6
3. Germany  HasuObs 3-2 6-5
4. Poland  Nerchio 3-2 6-5
5. Ukraine  White-Ra 2-3 5-7
6. Netherlands  Grubby 1-4 3-9

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
March 7, 2012
1. South Korea  PuMa 5-0 10-2
2. South Korea  Killer 4-1 9-5
3. South Korea  Zenio 3-2 7-5
4. South Korea  SeleCT 1-4 5-9
5. Ukraine  DIMAGA 1-4 4-9
6. Poland  MaNa 1-4 4-9

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group D
March 7, 2012
1. Belgium  Feast 4-1 9-3
2. South Korea  SuperNova 3-2 7-6
3. Germany  DarKFoRcE 3-2 7-6
4. South Korea  ReaL 2-3 5-6
5. Ukraine  Kas 2-3 5-7
6. USA  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
 South Korea SuperNova
1
 Finland elfi
1
 South Korea JYP
3
  BYE
-
 South Korea PuMa
W
 South Korea MC
W
  BYE
-
 Germany DarKFoRcE
1
DarKFoRcE 
 viOLet
 South Korea viOLet
3
 South Korea Killer
3
Killer 
 HasuObs
 Germany HasuObs
0
  BYE
-
 Belgium Feast
W
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea MMA
3
 South Korea Zenio
0
 South Korea JYP
2
 South Korea PuMa
3
 South Korea MC
3
MC 
 viOLet
 South Korea viOLet
0
 South Korea Killer
2
 Belgium Feast
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea MMA
1
 South Korea PuMa
3
 South Korea MC
3
 Belgium Feast
1
Finals (Bo5)
3rd Place Match
 South Korea MMA
3
 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

Map Statistics (playoffs only)[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
Antiga ShipyardAntiga Shipyard    10 2 2 0 100.0% - - - - 2 2 0 100.0% 1 1 4
Cloud KingdomCloud Kingdom    11 2 1 1 50.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 3 0 3 0.0% - 1 4
Shakuras PlateauShakuras Plateau    3 - - - - - - - - 2 0 2 0.0% - - 1
DaybreakDaybreak    8 - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% 2 1 1 50.0% 1 1 3
Tal'Darim AltarTal'Darim Altar    3 1 0 1 0.0% - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% - 1 -
Entombed ValleyEntombed Valley    8 2 1 1 50.0% - - - - 3 2 1 66.7% 1 - 2
MetropolisMetropolis    4 - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% - - - - 1 - 2
Total Sum (Σ) 47 7 4 3 57.1% 3 0 3 0.0% 13 5 8 38.5% 4 4 16

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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.