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IEM Season IX - Toronto

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[e][h]IEM Season IX - Toronto
League Information
Game version:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
Canada Toronto
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000 USD
Start Date:
2014-08-28
End Date:
2014-08-31
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
28
11
7
10
Maps
Chronology

Tournament Information[edit]

IEM Season IX - Toronto is the second event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL and held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during FAN EXPO Canada. It marks the first IEM event in Canada in five years. It is casted by Apollo, Kaelaris, Nathanias, ToD and qxc. Game observing is done by inFeZa, and the two hosts are ReDeYe and Jarret Cale with Mal as translator.

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 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:

Flash moments after winning the final

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 (7) Terran (2) Zerg (7)
Dual tournament #1 (8)
IvDgamingIvDgaming
Canada Bones
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Denmark Bunny
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
Canada hendralisk
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
Planetkey DynamicsPlanetkey Dynamics
South Korea Oz
mYinsanitymYinsanity
Canada Kane
yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Dual tournament #2 (8)
IvDgamingIvDgaming
United States puCK
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea Maru2
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Revival
MicroGamerZMicroGamerZ
Canada Believe3
Canada Chaos3
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States Sasquatch2
Canada desRow
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Norway Snute
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea StarDust
StarTaleStarTale
South Korea Life2
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea herO2
Stage 2 players (16)
Protoss (4) Terran (6) Zerg (6)
From Dual tournaments (4)
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Denmark Bunny
StarTaleStarTale
South Korea Life
yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Norway Snute
Wildcards (4)
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea sOs
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Team ROCCATTeam ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
South Korea MC
Through qualifiers (8)
TCM-GamingTCM-Gaming
South Korea First
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada MaSa
Team AcerTeam Acer
Canada Scarlett
KT RolsterKT Rolster
South Korea Zest
TCM-GamingTCM-Gaming
South Korea YoDa
South Korea viOLet1
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Mexico MajOr1
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Polt
KT RolsterKT Rolster
South Korea Flash
Champion Flash, ESL-admin messioso and runner-up Zest during map vetos before the final

1MajOr cannot attend due to visa issues, he is replaced by viOLet.[3]
2Sasquatch and Maru cancelled their attendance and are replaced by Life and herO.[4]
3Believe is replaced by Chaos.

Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Recap Group A
August 29, 2014 - 10:00 EDT
1. South Korea  TaeJa 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  Zest 2-1 5-3
3. Denmark  Bunny 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea  Polt 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

lrthread Recap Group B
August 29, 2014 - 12:50 EDT
1. South Korea  YoDa 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  viOLet 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea  Leenock 1-2 4-5
4. South Korea  HyuN 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

lrthread Recap Group C
August 29, 2014 - 15:10 EDT
1. Norway  Snute 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  First 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea  sOs 1-2 2-4
4. Canada  MaSa 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

lrthread Recap Group D
August 29, 2014 - 16:30 EDT
1. South Korea  Life 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  Flash 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  MC 1-2 2-5
4. Canada  Scarlett 0-2 1-4

Stage 3[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
Semifinals (Bo5)
Finals (Bo7)
South KoreaLife
3
South KoreaFirst
0
South KoreaZest
3
South KoreaYoDa
0
South KoreaLife
1
South KoreaZest
3
South KoreaTaeJa
3
South KoreaviOLet
1
South KoreaFlash
3
NorwaySnute
2
South KoreaTaeJa
1
South KoreaFlash
3
Shot of the crowd during the quarterfinal match between Snute and Flash

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Group Stage
466
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Champion
1

Map Statistics[edit]

vs. vs. vs. Mirrors
Map#Σ%Σ%Σ%
Catallena11110100.0%3030.0%2020.0%131
Deadwing91010.0%32166.7%21150.0%12-
Foxtrot Labs1154180.0%220100.0%31233.3%-1-
Merry Go Round224040.0%53260.0%84450.0%23-
Nimbus1653260.0%32166.7%42250.0%121
Overgrowth331010.0%1411378.6%63350.0%264
The King Sejong Station33660100.0%117463.6%550100.0%164
Total Sum (Σ)1352314960.9%41271465.9%30161453.3%82310

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External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (July 1, 2014). "StarCraft II Qualifiers for Canada". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  3. @IEM (August 11, 2014). "viOLet replaces MajOr". Twitter.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  4. IEM (August 25, 2014). "CJ.herO and Life join IEM Toronto Open Bracket". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014.