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IEM Season IX - Shenzhen

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - Shenzhen
League Information
Server:
China
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shenzhen
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize Pool:
$25,000 USD
Start Date:
2014-07-16
End Date:
2014-07-20
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
26
11
5
10
Maps
Chronology


IEM Season IX - Shenzhen is the first event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL. It is casted by Apollo, mOOnGLaDe and qxc with Lilsusie as host and interviewer. They were joined by Kaelaris and ReDeYe for the playoffs. Game observing is done by FunKa.

Format[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

There are 8 spots for players from all over the world divided to regions as follows[1]:

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 and 4 invites based on overall tournament results.
    • 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

Prize Pool[edit]

$25,000 and 4,000 WCS Points are spread among the players as seen below:

Winner TaeJa, Intel representative and runner-up Solar

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round.[2]

Participants[edit]

Stage 1 players (16)
Protoss (6) Terran (1) Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
Wayi SpiderWayi Spider
South Korea Daisy
Australia Phoenix
StarTaleStarTale
South Korea Life
Hong Kong Bistork
South Korea Neige
South Korea NesTea
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea HerO
Hong Kong AttitudeHong Kong Attitude
Taiwan Sen
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
South Korea Seed
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
Japan Vaisravana
yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves
Taiwan Has
Wayi SpiderWayi Spider
South Korea Check
Hong Kong Kimi
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea TRUE
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Revival
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss (6) Terran (5) Zerg (5)
From Dual tournaments (4)
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea HerO
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea TRUE
StarTaleStarTale
South Korea Life
Wildcards (4)
Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy
South Korea Stork
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves
South Korea San
Through qualifiers (8)
IvDgamingIvDgaming
United States puCK *
Team AcerTeam Acer
South Korea MMA
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Norway Snute
Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming
China Jim
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Polt *
Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy
South Korea Solar
KT RolsterKT Rolster
South Korea Zest
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada MaSa *
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States Illusion *
Team AcerTeam Acer
South Korea INnoVation

* Polt could not go due to his passport expiring and was replaced by Illusion. MaSa could not go due to family reasons and was replaced by puCK. viOLet & HuK were asked before puCK but they both declined.[3]

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group A
July 17, 2014 - 11:30 CST
1. South Korea  Zest 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  San 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  jjakji 1-2 4-4
4. United States  Illusion 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group B
July 17, 2014 - 13:30 CST
1. South Korea  INnoVation 2-0 4-1
2. Norway  Snute 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea  TRUE 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea  Stork 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
July 18, 2014 - 10:00 CST
1. South Korea  Jaedong 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  Solar 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  HerO 1-2 2-5
4. United States  puCK 0-2 2-4

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group D
July 18, 2014 - 13:00 CST
1. China  Jim 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  TaeJa 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  Life 1-2 4-4
4. South Korea  MMA 0-2 0-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
Semifinals (Bo5)
Finals (Bo7)
South KoreaZest
0
South KoreaTaeJa
3
NorwaySnute
2
South KoreaJaedong
3
South KoreaTaeJa
3
South KoreaJaedong
1
ChinaJim
3
South KoreaSan
2
South KoreaSolar
3
South KoreaINnoVation
0
San playing in front of the crowd

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Group Stage
655
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Champion
1

View Games[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (May 22, 2014). "StarCraft II Qualifiers for Shenzhen". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  2. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  3. puCK replaces MaSa, Illusion replaces Polt