IEM Season IX - San Jose

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - San Jose
League Information
Game Version:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA San Jose
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-12-03
End Date:
2014-12-07
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  herO
South Korea  Rain
South Korea  Jaedong
South Korea  Bomber
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
25
9
7
9
Maps
Chronology
Taipei Taipei 

Tournament Information[edit]

IEM Season IX - San Jose is the third event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL and held at SAP Center. It marks the seventh IEM event in the United States of America since 2006. It is also the first IEM standalone event in North America.[1]

With the changes made by Blizzard to the 2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series, ESL announced on November 26 that IEM San Jose would be a Tier 2 WCS Event and offer 4,000 WCS points for the 2015 season, even though it was not originally planned.[2]

Location[edit]

  • San Jose, California
  • Sap Center

Format[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

There are 8 spots for players from all over the world divided to regions as follows:

Main Tournament[edit]

Three Stages:

  • 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..
    • 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

Contrary to other IEM events, the open brackets and the first two matches of each group are played on December 3 and 4 at ESL's studios in Burbank, California.[3][4]

Prize Pool[edit]

$25,000 and 4,000 WCS Points are spread among the players 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.

Participants[edit]

Stage 1 players (15)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (6)
Dual tournament #1 (7)
USA Caliber
South Korea GuMiho
South Korea viOLet4
South Korea Super
USA intense4
Canada hendralisk3
USA puCK
South Korea Hydra4
Canada HuK
Sweden Zanster3
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Netherlands Harstem
South Korea TOP
USA Suppy2
South Korea Seed2
USA Phog
Peru CatZ
South Korea Revival
South Korea Symbol
South Korea TRUE
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (6)
South Korea Super
South Korea GuMiho
South Korea Revival
Canada HuK
South Korea TRUE
South Korea Symbol
Wildcards Players (4)
South Korea Bomber[5]
Norway Snute[6]
South Korea Jaedong[7]
South Korea HyuN[8]
Through qualifiers (6)
South Korea Rain
South Korea ForGG
Spain VortiX1
South Korea herO
South Korea Polt
Canada Scarlett4
South Korea First1
Mexico MajOr4
USA qxc

1 VortiX could not attend and was replaced by First who finished third in the European qualifier.
2 Suppy cancelled his participation and was replaced by Seed.[9]
3 hendralisk cancelled his participation and was replaced by Zanster.[10]
4 MajOr and Scarlett cancelled their participation due to health-related issues. viOLet and Hydra also cancelled. intense is the only replacement.[11][12] With 2 less players in the group stage, 6 players will qualify from the open brackets.[13]

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Group A
December 4, 2014 - 12:00 PST
1. South Korea  Rain 2-0 4-1
2. Norway  Snute 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  TRUE 1-2 3-4
4. Canada  HuK 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

lrthread Group B
December 4, 2014 - 13:30 PST
1. South Korea  Revival 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  Jaedong 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  Polt 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea  First 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

lrthread Group C
December 4, 2014 - 15:30 PST
1. South Korea  GuMiho 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  ForGG 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  Symbol 1-2 2-5
4. South Korea  HyuN 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

lrthread Group D
December 4, 2014 - 17:30 PST
1. South Korea  herO 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  Bomber 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  Super 1-2 3-4
4. USA  qxc 0-2 0-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO 
 Snute
 Norway Snute
2
 South Korea Jaedong
3
Jaedong 
 GuMiho
December 7, 2014 - 14:40 PST
 South Korea GuMiho
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain 
 ForGG
December 7, 2014 - 11:10 PST
 South Korea ForGG
2
 South Korea Bomber
3
Bomber 
 Revival
 South Korea Revival
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO 
 Jaedong
December 7, 2014 - 17:10 PST
 South Korea Jaedong
1
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain 
 Bomber
 South Korea Bomber
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea herO
4
herO 
 Rain
 South Korea Rain
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
556
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
Champion
1

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Catallena   2032166.7%106460.0%41325.0%-12
Deadwing   1462433.3%1-10.0%52340.0%--2
Foxtrot Labs   731233.3%11-100.0%22-100.0%--1
Merry Go Round   2175271.4%31233.3%43175.0%133
Nimbus   101-10.0%75271.4%11-100.0%--1
Overgrowth   2844-100.0%124833.3%52340.0%133
The King Sejong Station   3884450.0%136746.2%106460.0%-52
Total Sum (Σ)13832181456.2%47232448.9%31171454.8%21214

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See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Ella M. (September 15, 2014). "Intel Extreme Masters adds stadium stop at San Jose SAP Center". Eslgaming.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  2. IEM (November 26, 2014). "Intel Extreme Masters San Jose officially a WCS Global Event". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  3. @mbCARMAC (October 22, 2014). "Open bracket to be played in ESL studios". Twitter.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. IEM (October 24, 2014). "Sign up for the open bracket of San Jose now!". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  5. @IEM (November 17, 2014). "Last & final wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  6. @IEM (November 14, 2014). "Snute is the first wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  7. @IEM (November 15, 2014). "Jaedong is the second wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  8. @IEM (November 16, 2014). "HyuN is the third wildcard player of IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  9. @IEM (November 25, 2014). "Seed replaces Suppy who has dropped out". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  10. @IEM (November 30, 2014). "Zanster replaces hendralisk". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  11. @ESLSC2 (December 3, 2014). "viOLet, Hydra and MajOr can't attend IEM San Jose". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  12. @IEM (December 3, 2014). "Scarlett and Major have both withdrawn from IEM San Jose due to health-related issues". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  13. @IEM (December 3, 2014). "The players that dropped out will be replaced by those from the Open Bracket". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.