IEM Season VIII - New York
Single elimination bracket
IEM Season VIII - New York is the second event of IEM Season VIII, organized by ESL. It will be a Tier 1 event, giving WCS points for 2013 WCS Global Finals. It will be hosted by Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner and Sue "Smix" Lee, commentary done by Shaun "Apollo" Clark, James "Kaelaris" Carrol, Yoan "ToD" Merlo and Nathan "Nathanias" Fabrikant, and the games observed by Phil "inFeZa" Bertino. It will also be casted by Alex "Axeltoss" Rodriguez and Nick "Axslav" Ranish from MLG for the first three days.
The event also runs alongside New York Comic Con and thus featured not only fans but even players donning costumes - for example, in the third quarterfinal, DongRaeGu entered wearing cat ears while HyuN entered wearing a Spiderman costume.
- New York City, New York
- Javits Center, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
There are 8 spots for players from all over the world divided to regions as follows:
- 2 spots in the European and African Qualifier
- 3 spots in the American Qualifier
- 1 spot in the US Qualifier
- 2 spots in the Asia Final Qualifier
- Stage 1:
- Two double-elimination brackets of eight players each.
- Top 2 of each bracket advance to Stage 2.
- Stage 2:
- Four groups of four players played out in dual tournament format, consisting of the 4 Stage 1 winners, 8 qualifiers and 4 invites based on the WCS Ranking.
- Top 2 of each group advance to Stage 3.
- Stage 3:
- Single-elimination bracket of eight players.
- Quarterfinals and Semifinals are played in best of 5
- Grand Finals is played in best of 7
$25,000 and 3,600 WCS Points are spread among the players as seen below:
|Place||$ USD||WCS Points||Player||Team|
|San||yoe Flash Wolves|
|Stage 1 players (16)|
|Protoss (6)||Terran (3)||Zerg (7)|
|Stage 2 players (16)|
|Protoss (7)||Terran (3)||Zerg (6)|
|From Dual tournaments (4)|
|Wildcards Players (4)|
|Through qualifiers (8)|
Dual Tournament #1
Dual Tournament #2
|Group A Matches|
|October 11, 2013 - 13:00 EDT|
|Group B Matches|
|October 11, 2013 - 15:00 EDT|
|October 11, 2013 - 18:30 EDT|
|Group D Matches|
- IEM (2013-09-27). "New York to boast star-studded commentators, hosts and observers". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
- IEM (2013-10-04). "New York: Schedule & Streams". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kM8urwenPg 2013 Quarterfinals - Hyun Vs. DongRaeGu (Official YouTube VOD)
- IEM (2013-10-09). "New York: Stage 1 spots up for grabs". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- IEM (2013-10-07). "ForGG is not able to attend the event and his spot will be taken by Revival instead". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- Marc-Olivier desRow Proulx (2013-10-10). "desRow explanations about his cancellation". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2013-10-10.