IEM Season IX - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - World Championship
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$117,707
Start Date:
2015-03-12
End Date:
2015-03-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Zest
South Korea  Trap
South Korea  Bbyong
South Korea  Dark
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
5
7
4
Maps
Chronology
 Taipei Taipei

IEM Season IX - World Championship is the final event of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 9. It takes place in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.

Tournament Information[edit]

Format[edit]

Invites[edit]

Eight spots are reserved for the winners and runners-up of the four events of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 9:[1]

Qualifiers[edit]

The eight remaining places are decided with 3 qualifiers each played on a different server. Each qualifier is played in a single-elimination format and the number of qualifying spots is as follow:[1]

Asia & Europe get a bonus slot for being the world champion and home region respectively.

Main Tournament[edit]

  • Single-elimination bracket of 16 players.
  • Matches are best of 5.
  • Grand Finals is played in best of 7.

Prize Pool[edit]

Champion Zest with his trophy

$117,707 and 7,000 WCS Points[1] are awarded as seen below:

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round. IEM Shenzhen, IEM Toronto, IEM San Jose and IEM Taipei do NOT count as qualifiers[2]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (7) Zerg Zerg (4)
IEM Season IX - Shenzhen (2)
South Korea TaeJa
South Korea Solar
IEM Season IX - Toronto (2)
South Korea Zest
South Korea Flash
IEM Season IX - San Jose (2)
South Korea herO
South Korea Rain
IEM Season IX - Taipei (2)
South Korea Maru
South Korea Life
Through online qualifiers (8)
South Korea Trap
South Korea Bbyong
South Korea Dark
South Korea Patience
South Korea INnoVation
South Korea Hydra
South Korea FanTaSy
South Korea Cure

Results[edit]

The stage during the finals between Trap and Zest
Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO 
 Cure
 South Korea Cure
1
 South Korea Bbyong
3
Bbyong 
 Solar
 South Korea Solar
1
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest 
 Hydra
 South Korea Hydra
2
 South Korea INnoVation
3
INnoVation 
 Life
 South Korea Life
2
 South Korea Flash
2
Flash 
 Trap
 South Korea Trap
3
 South Korea FanTaSy
3
FanTaSy 
 Rain
 South Korea Rain
0
 South Korea Maru
3
Maru 
 Patience
 South Korea Patience
0
 South Korea Dark
3
Dark 
 TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
1
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
1
herO 
 Bbyong
 South Korea Bbyong
3
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest 
 INnoVation
 South Korea INnoVation
2
 South Korea Trap
3
Trap 
 FanTaSy
 South Korea FanTaSy
2
 South Korea Maru
0
Maru 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Bbyong
1
Bbyong 
 Zest
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea Trap
3
Trap 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Zest
4
Zest 
 Trap
 South Korea Trap
1

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
574
Quarterfinals
341
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
Champion
1

Map Statistics[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
CatallenaCatallena    13 3 2 1 66.7% 2 1 1 50.0% 7 3 4 42.9% - - 1
DeadwingDeadwing    9 4 2 2 50.0% 1 1 0 100.0% 3 2 1 66.7% - - 1
Expedition LostExpedition Lost    6 1 0 1 0.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 3 2 1 66.7% - - 1
OvergrowthOvergrowth    12 2 1 1 50.0% 2 1 1 50.0% 7 3 4 42.9% - - 1
Inferno PoolsInferno Pools    5 2 1 1 50.0% - - - - 3 2 1 66.7% - - -
Secret SpringSecret Spring    4 - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% 3 1 2 33.3% - - -
Vaani Research StationVaani Research Station    14 4 1 3 25.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 7 3 4 42.9% - - 1
Total Sum (Σ) 63 16 7 9 43.8% 9 3 6 33.3% 33 16 17 48.5% 0 0 5

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sven V. (February 11th, 2015). "Open qualifier signups for Intel Extreme Master Katowice are here!". Eslgaming.com. Retrieved February 11th, 2015.
  2. "2015 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2015-02-09.