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IEM Katowice 2020

[e][h]IEM Katowice 2020
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Venue:
Format:
1v1
Round-Robin Group Stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$400,000 USD
Start Date:
2020-02-24
End Date:
2020-03-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
76
34
20
22
Maps
Chronology


Format[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

  • 4 Server Qualifiers allow 11 players to qualify to the main events Group Stage.
    • 3 slots for the European server qualifier.
    • 3 slots for the American server qualifier.
    • 5 slots for the Korean server qualifiers (3 + 2).
  • Each Server Qualifier consists of an Open Qualifier and a Final Qualifier.
    • Open Qualifier
      • These qualifiers are open to all participants, with no region restrictions.
      • Single-elimination Bo3 until Round of 16.
      • Deciding matches Bo5.
      • Top 8 Advance to the Final Qualifier.
    • Final Qualifier
      • 8 players from the Open Qualifier and 8 seeded players.
      • Double-elimination Bo3.
      • Deciding matches Bo5.
      • 3 Players qualify to the main events Group Stage. (Via the second Korean server qualifier only 2 Players.)

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 are Bo3.
    • First place in each group advances directly to the Quarterfinals.
    • Second and third place in each group advance to the Round of 12.
    • Ties are broken in the following order:
      1. Overall map difference
      2. Overall number of map wins
      3. Match wins amassed between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
      4. Map difference between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
      5. Number of map wins between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
      6. Tie breaker matches
      7. Coin toss
  • Bracket:
    • Single-elimination bracket of twelve players.
    • Round of 12, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals are played in Bo5.
    • Grand Finals is played in Bo7.

Map Pool[edit]

Talents[edit]

  • Hosts:
  • Observers:
  • Commentators:
  • English B/C-Stream Commentators:

1MrBitter was unable to attend and was replaced by Wardi.[1] Wardi's B-Stream was hence covered by feardragon.[2]
feardragon was unable to broadcast on the first day of the Round of 24 and was replaced by the Ducklings (Light_VIP, Yakuzaku, Quirky, Steelmold and Kuro) on that day.
GGHasu was dismissed of his observing duties after day 1 of the Offline Qualifiers hence MapuTV was the only observer from day 2 onwards.

  • German Commentators:
  • Spanish Commentators:
  • Swedish Commentators:
  • French Commentators:
  • France Funka (Alexandre Verrier) 
  • France Koka (Thibault Le Gall) 
  • France Pomf (Alexandre Noci) 
  • France Thud (Hadrien Noci) 
  • France TKL (Rémi Hibon) 
  • France YoGo (Pierre-Marie Humeau)
  • Taiwanese Commentators:
  • Polish Commentators:
  • Poland Indy (Igor Kaczmarek) 
  • Poland Zedd (Michał Bogacz) 
  • Poland Ziggy (Szymon Filipek)
  • Russian Commentators:
  • Bulgarian Commentators:
  • Bulgaria Exalted (Luchezar Kamenov) 
  • Bulgaria msrm (Mihail Mihaylov)
  • Other Language Commentators:
  • English Community Commentators:

Prize Pool[edit]

The base prize pool is $250,000 USD.
In addition, it has been increased by a further $150,000 USD from ESL Pro Tour Prize Money boost, totaling $400,000 USD in 2020.[3]
The winner is awarded a Global Finals seed.
$400,000 USD and 9,000 EPT Points are spread among the players as seen below:

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
61 - 76th $0
  • In addition to the base prize money, players also receive $200 USD for each Bo3 win in the Group Stage.
  • RagnaroK was awarded 2 Major Penalty Points and fined $250 USD for watching a stream for a few seconds[4] (without gaining an advantage) in the break of his match against uThermal. The $250 USD were spread among the other participants.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (10) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (9)
Seeded into Group Stage from 2019 WCS Global Finals (1)
South Korea Dark
Seeded into Group Stage from Online Qualifiers (11)
South Korea PartinG
South Korea Cure
Poland Elazer
South Korea Stats
South Korea Maru
Italy Reynor
South Korea Zest
South Korea TY
South Korea Rogue
Finland Serral
South Korea Solar
Seeded into Group Stage from Offline Qualifier (12)
South Korea Dear
South Korea INnoVation
South Korea Armani
Taiwan Has
Mexico SpeCial
Germany Lambo
South Korea Hurricane
South Korea soO
South Korea Patience
Germany ShoWTimE
South Korea sOs
South Korea Trap

Results[edit]

See here for the Offline Qualifier results.

Group Stage[edit]

[edit]

preview lrthread Group A
February 27, 2020 - 11:45 CET
1. South Korea  Dear 4-1 8-2
2. South Korea  Dark 4-1 8-3
3. South Korea  Stats 3-2 7-7
4. Mexico  SpeCial 2-3 5-6
5. South Korea  PartinG 2-3 5-7
6. Taiwan  Has 0-5 2-10

[edit]

preview lrthread Group B
February 27, 2020 - 16:00 CET
1. South Korea  Rogue 4-1 9-2
2. South Korea  Zest 4-1 9-4
3. Germany  ShoWTimE 3-2 6-5
4. Italy  Reynor 2-3 5-6
5. South Korea  soO 1-4 3-8
6. South Korea  Armani 1-4 2-9

[edit]

preview lrthread Group C
February 28, 2020 - 11:45 CET
1. South Korea  Maru 4-1 8-3
2. South Korea  INnoVation 3-2 7-5
3. South Korea  Solar 3-2 7-6
4. South Korea  Trap 2-3 6-6
5. Poland  Elazer 2-3 5-6
6. South Korea  Patience 1-4 2-9

[edit]

preview lrthread Group D
February 28, 2020 - 17:15 CET
1. Finland  Serral 4-1 8-2
2. South Korea  sOs 3-2 7-5
3. South Korea  Hurricane 3-2 7-6
4. South Korea  TY 3-2 6-5
5. South Korea  Cure 2-3 6-7
6. Germany  Lambo 0-5 1-10

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 12 (Bo5)
 Germany ShoWTimE
0
ShoWTimE 
 INnoVation
February 29, 2020 - 12:00 CET
 
 
Triton
 South Korea INnoVation
3
 South Korea Zest
3
Zest 
 Hurricane
February 29, 2020 - 13:20 CET
 
 
Triton
 
 
Zen
 South Korea Hurricane
0
 South Korea Solar
1
Solar 
 Dark
February 29, 2020 - 14:10 CET
 
Zen
 South Korea Dark
3
 South Korea sOs
3
sOs 
 Stats
February 29, 2020 - 15:40 CET
 
Zen
 South Korea Stats
2
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 Finland Serral
3
Serral 
 INnoVation
February 29, 2020 - 17:00 CET
 
 
Triton
 South Korea INnoVation
1
 South Korea Dear
1
Dear 
 Zest
February 29, 2020 - 18:05 CET
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea Rogue
3
Rogue 
 Dark
February 29, 2020 - 19:10 CET
 
Zen
 South Korea Dark
0
 South Korea Maru
3
Maru 
 sOs
February 29, 2020 - 20:05 CET
 South Korea sOs
1
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Finland Serral
2
Serral 
 Zest
March 1, 2020 - 11:00 CET
 
Zen
 South Korea Zest
3
 South Korea Rogue
3
Rogue 
 Maru
March 1, 2020 - 12:20 CET
 
Zen
 South Korea Maru
2
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Zest
1
Zest 
 Rogue
 South Korea Rogue
4

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Round of 76
342022
Round of 60
271320
Round of 44
20915
Round of 36
15912
Round of 28
11710
Group Stage
1059
Round of 12
624
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 76
643243
Round of 60
531222
Round of 44
417212
Round of 36
310212
Round of 28
17182
Group Stage
15171
Round of 12
210
Quarterfinals
17
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 76
Sweden 3
France 5
Germany 6
Netherlands 3
United Kingdom 2
Denmark 2
Italy 1
Poland 8
Finland 1
Russia 3
Austria 1
Ukraine 6
Bulgaria 1
Croatia 1
United States 4
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
South Korea 24
Australia 1
Round of 60
Sweden 1
France 5
Germany 4
Netherlands 3
United Kingdom 1
Italy 1
Poland 6
Finland 1
Russia 3
Austria 1
Ukraine 4
Bulgaria 1
United States 3
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
South Korea 22
Round of 44
Sweden 1
France 1
Germany 4
Netherlands 2
Italy 1
Poland 3
Finland 1
Russia 1
Austria 1
Ukraine 2
United States 2
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
South Korea 21
Round of 36
Germany 3
Netherlands 2
Italy 1
Poland 1
Finland 1
Russia 1
Ukraine 1
United States 1
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
South Korea 21
Round of 28
Germany 3
Netherlands 1
Italy 1
Poland 1
Finland 1
Mexico 1
Taiwan 2
South Korea 18
Group Stage
Germany 2
Italy 1
Poland 1
Finland 1
Mexico 1
Taiwan 1
South Korea 17
Round of 12
Germany 1
Finland 1
South Korea 10
Quarterfinals
Finland 1
South Korea 7
Semifinals
Finland 1
South Korea 3
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 1

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Ephemeron LE90117463.6%1991047.4%24121250.0%4725
Eternal Empire LE69106460.0%158753.3%23101343.5%5511
Nightshade LE7986275.0%2213959.1%1711664.7%4721
Simulacrum LE4574357.1%1710758.8%85362.5%247
Triton LE93156940.0%26121446.2%21111052.4%11020
World of Sleepers LE4231233.3%138561.5%53260.0%2514
Zen LE1832166.7%63350.0%----135
Total Sum (Σ)43657322556.1%118635553.4%98524653.1%1941103

View Games[edit]

English Broadcasts[edit]

Community Streams (Offline Qualifiers only)

Language Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]