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IEM Season VIII - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season VIII - World Championship
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$100,000 USD
Start Date:
2014-03-14
End Date:
2014-03-16
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
16
9
3
4
Maps
Chronology

IEM Season VIII - World Championship is the final event of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 8. It takes place in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.

Tournament Information[edit]

Format[edit]

10 spots are reserved for the winners and runners-up of the five events of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 8:[1]

The seven remaining places will be decided as follows:[3]

Main Tournament[edit]

  • Single-elimination bracket of sixteen players.
  • Matches are best of 5, Grand Finals is played in best of 7.

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

$100,000 and 7,000 WCS Points[4] are awarded as seen below. The purse will be winner-takes-all, but the rest of the top 16 will receive WCS Points:

Winner sOs with the trophy

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round. IEM Shanghai, IEM New York, IEM Singapore, IEM Sao Paulo and IEM Cologne do NOT count as qualifiers as shown on the WCS portal. http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en [5]

Participants[edit]

Open bracket participants (16)
Protoss (6) Terran (4) Zerg (6)
mousesportsmousesports
South Korea Dear
AT GamingAT Gaming
Netherlands uThermal
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong
mousesportsmousesports
Germany HasuObs
MilleniumMillenium
Poland DieStar
Team ROCCATTeam ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Poland MaNa
Nuit BlancheNuit Blanche
Poland funkay
yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves
South Korea Leenock
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea JYP
Poland Scoobers
Team AcerTeam Acer
Poland Nerchio
Poland Forte
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
Poland Tefel
Poland OKai
Team AcerTeam Acer
Poland ParanOid
Qualified for main tournament (16)
Protoss (9) Terran (3) Zerg (4)
IEM Season VIII - Shanghai (2)
South Korea Oz
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Revival
IEM Season VIII - New York (2)
AllianceAlliance
Sweden NaNiwa
StarTaleStarTale
South Korea Life
IEM Season VIII - Singapore (2)
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea herO
yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves
South Korea San
IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo (1) *
South Korea MC
IEM Season VIII - Cologne (2)
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea HerO
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Polt
Through online qualifiers (3)
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea StarDust
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea Rogue
Through open bracket qualifier (2) *
mousesportsmousesports
South Korea Dear
Team ROCCATTeam ROCCAT
South Korea HyuN
Invites (2)
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea sOs
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea TaeJa

* herO was already qualified after winning IEM Season VIII - Singapore, so his seed from IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo is replaced by an additional seed in the Open Bracket Qualifier.[2]

Results[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo5)
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
Semifinals (Bo5)
Finals (Bo7)
South KoreaherO
3
South KoreaHyuN
2
herO
HyuN
South KoreaSan
3
South KoreaMC
1
South KoreaherO
3
South KoreaSan
1
South KoreaPolt
1
SwedenNaNiwa
0
Polt
NaNiwa
March 14, 2014 - 15:00UTC
NaNiwa forfeited after game 1
South KoreaDear
3
South KoreaHerO
1
Dear
HerO
South KoreaPolt
3
South KoreaDear
2
South KoreaherO
3
South KoreaPolt
2
South KoreaRevival
2
South Koreajjakji
3
South KoreaOz
1
South KoreasOs
3
South Koreajjakji
0
South KoreasOs
3
South KoreaTaeJa
3
South KoreaStarDust
2
South KoreaRogue
1
South KoreaLife
3
Rogue
Life
South KoreaTaeJa
3
South KoreaLife
1
TaeJa
Life
South KoreasOs
3
South KoreaTaeJa
1
Inside the Spodek Arena during the Ro16 match between Dear and HerO

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Round of 16
934
Quarterfinals
431
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
655
Quarterfinals
224
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1

Gallery[edit]

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. IEM (January 27, 2014). "StarCraft II World Championship to be US$100,000 Winner-Takes-All Tournament". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 @IEM (February 1, 2014). "Open Bracket will give 2 spots". Twitter.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  3. IEM (January 29, 2014). "IEM World Championship in Katowice StarCraft II Open Qualifiers". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  4. Michal Blicharz (March 7, 2014). "The $100,000 #IEM World Championship event will be a 7,000 points #WCS Global Event". Twitter.com. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.