IEM Season VIII - World Championship
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.
10 spots are reserved for the winners and runners-up of the five events of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 8:
The seven remaining places will be decided as follows:
- Single-elimination bracket of sixteen players.
- Matches are best of 5, Grand Finals is played in best of 7.
$100,000 and 7,000 WCS Points are awarded as seen below. The purse will be winner-takes-all, but the rest of the top 16 will receive WCS Points:
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 
* 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.
Inside the Spodek Arena during the Ro16 match between Dear
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- ↑ IEM (January 27, 2014). "StarCraft II World Championship to be US$100,000 Winner-Takes-All Tournament". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 @IEM (February 1, 2014). "Open Bracket will give 2 spots". Twitter.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- ↑ IEM (January 29, 2014). "IEM World Championship in Katowice StarCraft II Open Qualifiers". Intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "2014 WCS Player Handbook". Blizzard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.