IEM Season XII - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season XII - World Championship
League Information
Sponsor:
Game Version:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
1v1
Round-Robin Group Stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$400,000
Start Date:
2018-02-26
End Date:
2018-03-04
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
76
Chronology


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IEM Season XII - World Championship is the final StarCraft II event of IEM Season XII, as well as the first global event of WCS 2018, organized by ESL and held at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.

Format[edit]

Server Qualifiers[edit]

  • 4 qualifiers:
    • One on the European Server
    • One on the American Server
    • Two on the Korean Server
  • All qualifiers are open to all participants, with no region restrictions.
  • Top 3 advance to main tournament group stage from NA, EU and KR #1 Qualifiers.
  • Top 2 advance to main tournament group stage from KR #2 Qualifier.

Round of 76[edit]

  • Held offline at the ESL Arena.
  • 64 players divided into 4 double-elimination brackets.
  • Top 3 players from each bracket advance to main tournament group stage.

Round of 24[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • Four groups of six players played out in round robin format.
    • All matches best of 3.
    • First place in each group advances directly to the Quarterfinals.
    • Second and third place in each group advance to the Round of 12.
    • Ties broken in the following order [1]:
      • 1. Overall matches won
      • 2. Overall map score difference
      • 3. Matches won among tied players
      • 4. Map score difference among tied players
      • 5. Tie-breaker match
      • 6. Coin toss
  • Bracket:
    • Single-elimination bracket of twelve players.
    • Round of 12, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals are played in best of 5.
    • Grand Finals is played in best of 7.

Casters, Hosts and Observers[edit]

TBA

Prize Pool[edit]

The base prize pool is 250,000 USD.
In addition, it has been increased by a further 150,000 USD from War Chest purchases, totaling 400,000 USD in 2018.[2]
The winner is awarded a WCS Global Finals seed.

Base prize money
Place Prize
1st $150,000
2nd $65,000
3 - 4th $25,000
5 - 8th $10,000
9 - 12th $5,000
13 - 16th $3,000
17 - 20th $2,500
21 - 24th $2,000
25 - 28th $1,550
29 - 36th $1,250
37 - 44th $900
45 - 60th $600
Group Stage winnings
Player Victories Winnings
TBD $-
  • In addition to the base prize money, players also receive 200 USD for each Bo3 win in the Group Stage.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (2) Terran Terran (1) Zerg Zerg (3)
Seeded into Group Stage from 2017 WCS Global Finals (1)
South Korea Rogue
Seeded into Group Stage from Server Qualifiers (11)
South Korea Classic
South Korea INnoVation
South Korea Dark
South Korea sOs
South Korea Impact
Offline Qualified Participants (12)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Results[edit]

Offline Qualifier[edit]

Qualified Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Bracket[edit]

  • Starting Time: TBD
Round of 16 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Quarterfinals (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Matches (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualified
  
  
Losers' Round 1 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 2 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 3 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 4 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Match (Bo3)
  
  
Qualified
  

Qualified Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Bracket[edit]

  • Starting Time: TBD
Round of 16 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Quarterfinals (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Matches (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualified
  
  
Losers' Round 1 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 2 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 3 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 4 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Match (Bo3)
  
  
Qualified
  

Qualified Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Bracket[edit]

  • Starting Time: TBD
Round of 16 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Quarterfinals (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Matches (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualified
  
  
Losers' Round 1 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 2 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 3 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 4 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Match (Bo3)
  
  
Qualified
  

Qualified Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Bracket[edit]

  • Starting Time: TBD
Round of 16 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Quarterfinals (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Matches (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualified
  
  
Losers' Round 1 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 2 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 3 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Losers' Round 4 (Bo3)
  
  
  
  
Qualifying Match (Bo3)
  
  
Qualified
  

Group Stage[edit]

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Group A
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0

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Group B
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0

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Group C
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0

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Group D
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0
. TBD 0-0 0-0

Bracket[edit]

Round of 12 (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Semifinals (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
Finals (Bo7)
  
  

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
13NYD
Round of 12
NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Group Stage
4NYD
Round of 12
NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 24
South Korea 4
NYD
Round of 12
NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD

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
Total Sum (Σ) 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Tie-breaking rules
  2. "IEM Katowice War Chest". intelextrememasters.com. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.