2014 KeSPA Cup

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[e][h]2014 KeSPA Cup
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Format:
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
₩80,000,000 (≃ $78,320)
Start Date:
2014-09-11
End Date:
2014-09-14
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea  Zest
South Korea  herO
South Korea  Classic
South Korea  Flash
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
9
4
3
Maps
Chronology

About[edit]

The 2014 KeSPA Cup is a WCS Tier 1 offline tournament organized by KeSPA.[1]

Casters[edit]

English stream[edit]

Wolf & Brendan Valdes

Format[edit]

Invites[edit]

Proleague top 2 players are invited as well as the top 2 players of WCS America Season 2, WCS Europe Season 2 and GSL Season 2.

Qualifier[edit]

A qualifier is held on August 18 where the top 8 players will be allowed to advance to the main tournament.[2]

Main Tournament[edit]

  • Single-elimination bracket of sixteen players.
  • Matches are best of 5.
  • Final match is played in best of 7.

Prize Pool[edit]

80,000,000 KRW (~78,320 USD) and 7,000 WCS Points are spread among the players as seen below. Additionally, the winner receives a direct seed to the IeSF 2014 World Championship[3] and a seed into WECG 2014: South Korea Qualifier National Finals.

* Currency conversion is based on the currency exchange rate (taken from xe.com) on 2014-06-05.

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round.[4]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (3)
Top 2 Proleague players (2)
South Korea herO
South Korea sOs
2014 WCS Season 2 America (2)
South Korea Pigbaby
South Korea Bomber
2014 WCS Season 2 Europe (2)
South Korea San
South Korea StarDust
2014 GSL Season 2 (2)
South Korea Classic
South Korea soO
Qualifier (8)
South Korea Super
South Korea Flash
South Korea ByuL
South Korea Rain
South Korea Reality
South Korea Rogue
South Korea Zest
South Korea Sorry

Results[edit]


Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea Classic
3
Classic 
 Rogue
September 11, 2014 - 13:30 KST
Classic vetoed Merry Go Round, Rogue vetoed Deadwing.
 South Korea Rogue
1
 South Korea San
3
San 
 ByuL
September 11, 2014 - 15:15 KST
San vetoed Foxtrot Labs, ByuL vetoed Nimbus.
 South Korea ByuL
1
 South Korea Pigbaby
0
Pigbaby 
 Zest
September 11, 2014 - 16:30 KST
 
 
Nimbus
Pigbaby vetoed Catallena, Zest vetoed Deadwing.
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea sOs
3
sOs 
 Reality
September 11, 2014 - 17:10 KST
sOs vetoed Catallena, Reality vetoed Foxtrot Labs.
 South Korea Reality
0
 South Korea StarDust
2
StarDust 
 Flash
September 11, 2014 - 18:20 KST
StarDust vetoed Catallena, Flash vetoed King Sejong Station. In absence of a proper English vod set5 is in Korean.
 South Korea Flash
3
 South Korea soO
1
soO 
 Super
September 12, 2014 - 13:00 KST
 
 
Nimbus
soO vetoed Foxtrot Labs, Super vetoed Deadwing.
 South Korea Super
3
 South Korea herO
3
herO 
 Sorry
September 12, 2014 - 14:20 KST
herO vetoed Catallena, Sorry vetoed King Sejong Station.
 South Korea Sorry
1
 South Korea Bomber
3
Bomber 
 Rain
September 12, 2014 - 15:30 KST
Bomber vetoed Foxtrot Labs, Rain vetoed Merry Go Round.
 South Korea Rain
1
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Classic
3
Classic 
 San
September 12, 2014 - 17:00 KST
Classic vetoed Overgrowth, San vetoed Foxtrot Labs.
 South Korea San
0
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest 
 sOs
September 12, 2014 - 18:00 KST
Zest vetoed Deadwing, sOs vetoed Catallena.
 South Korea sOs
2
 South Korea Flash
3
Flash 
 Super
September 13, 2014 - 13:00 KST
Flash vetoed King Sejong Station, Super vetoed Nimbus.
 South Korea Super
1
 South Korea herO
3
herO 
 Bomber
September 13, 2014 - 14:30 KST
herO vetoed Catallena, Bomber vetoed Foxtrot Labs.
 South Korea Bomber
1
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Classic
1
Classic 
 Zest
September 13, 2014 - 15:30 KST
Zest vetoed Deadwing, Classic vetoed Foxtrot Labs.
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea Flash
0
Flash 
 herO
September 13, 2014 - 17:15 KST
Flash vetoed King Sejong Station, herO vetoed Catallena.
 South Korea herO
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Zest
4
Zest 
 herO
 South Korea herO
1

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
943
Quarterfinals
62
Semifinals
31
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
2212
Quarterfinals
116
Semifinals
4
Finals
2
Champion
1

VODs[edit]

Spoiler-Free Official YouTube VODs @ SC2Casts

References[edit]

  1. GTR (May 21, 2014). "KeSPA Cup Announced - WCS Tier One Event". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  2. lichter (August 4, 2014). "2014 KeSPA Cup Qualifiers Announced". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. South Korea KeSPA (2014-09-03). Twitter.com. https://twitter.com/official_KeSPA/status/507068108733833216.
  4. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.