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IEM Season IX - Shenzhen



[e][h]IEM Season IX - Shenzhen
League Information
Game Version:
Server:
China
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shenzhen
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-07-16
End Date:
2014-07-20
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
Korea (South)  TaeJa
Korea (South)  Solar
Korea (South)  Jaedong
China  Jim
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
26
11
5
10
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information[edit]

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 Protoss (6) Terran Terran (1) Zerg Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
Korea (South) Daisy
Australia Phoenix
Korea (South) Life
Hong Kong, SAR China Bistork
Korea (South) Neige
Korea (South) NesTea
Korea (South) HerO
Taiwan, Republic of China Sen
Dual tournament #2 (8)
Korea (South) Seed
Korea (South) jjakji
Japan Vaisravana
Taiwan, Republic of China Has
Korea (South) Check
Hong Kong, SAR China Kimi
Korea (South) TRUE
Korea (South) Revival
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (5)
From Dual tournaments (4)
Korea (South) HerO
Korea (South) jjakji
Korea (South) TRUE
Korea (South) Life
Wildcards (4)
Korea (South) Stork
Korea (South) TaeJa
Korea (South) Jaedong
Korea (South) San
Through qualifiers (8)
United States of America puCK *
Korea (South) MMA
Norway Snute
China Jim
Korea (South) Polt *
Korea (South) Solar
Korea (South) Zest
Canada MaSa *
United States of America Illusion *
Korea (South) 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. Korea (South)  Zest 2-0 4-1
2. Korea (South)  San 2-1 4-3
3. Korea (South)  jjakji 1-2 4-4
4. United States of America  Illusion 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
July 18, 2014 - 10:00 CST
1. Korea (South)  Jaedong 2-0 4-2
2. Korea (South)  Solar 2-1 5-2
3. Korea (South)  HerO 1-2 2-5
4. United States of America  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. Korea (South)  TaeJa 2-1 4-3
3. Korea (South)  Life 1-2 4-4
4. Korea (South)  MMA 0-2 0-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Zest
0
Zest 
 TaeJa
July 19, 2014 - 10:15 CST
 South Korea TaeJa
3
 Norway Snute
2
Snute 
 Jaedong
July 19, 2014 - 11:30 CST
 South Korea Jaedong
3
 China Jim
3
Jim 
 San
 South Korea San
2
 South Korea Solar
3
Solar 
 INnoVation
 South Korea INnoVation
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa 
 Jaedong
 South Korea Jaedong
1
 China Jim
0
Jim 
 Solar
July 20, 2014 - 10:30 CST
 
 
Nimbus
 South Korea Solar
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea TaeJa
4
TaeJa 
 Solar
 South Korea Solar
3
San playing in front of the crowd

Racial Distribution[edit]

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

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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