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IEM Season XII - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season XII - World Championship
League Information
Series:
Sponsor(s):
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Venue:
Format:
1v1
Round-Robin Group Stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize Pool:
$412,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-02-26
End Date:
2018-03-04
Liquipedia Tier:
Participants
Number of Players:
76
Protoss 27
Terran 20
Zerg 29
Maps
Chronology


IEM Season XII - World Championship is the final StarCraft II event of IEM Season XII, as well as the first global event of WCS 2018, organized by ESL and held at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.

Format[edit]

Server Qualifiers[edit]

  • 4 qualifiers:
    • One on the European Server
    • One on the American Server
    • Two on the Korean Server
  • All qualifiers are open to all participants, with no region restrictions.
  • Top 3 advance to main tournament group stage from NA, EU and KR #1 Qualifiers.
  • Top 2 advance to main tournament group stage from KR #2 Qualifier.

Round of 76[edit]

  • Held offline at the ESL Arena.
  • 64 players divided into 4 double-elimination brackets.
  • Top 3 players from each bracket advance to main tournament group stage.

Round of 24[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • Four groups of six players played out in round robin format.
    • All matches best of 3.
    • First place in each group advances directly to the Quarterfinals.
    • Second and third place in each group advance to the Round of 12.
    • Ties broken in the following order [1]:
      1. Overall matches won
      2. Overall map score difference
      3. Matches won among tied players
      4. Map score difference among tied players
      5. Tie-breaker match
      6. Coin toss
  • Bracket:
    • Single-elimination bracket of twelve players.
    • Round of 12, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals are played in best of 5.
    • Grand Finals is played in best of 7.

Map Pool[edit]

Casters, Hosts and Observers[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

The base prize pool is $250,000 USD.
In addition, it has been increased by a further $150,000 USD from War Chest purchases, totaling $400,000 USD in 2018.[2]
The winner is awarded a WCS Global Finals seed.

Base prize money
Place Prize
1st $150,000
2nd $65,000
3 - 4th $25,000
5 - 8th $10,000
9 - 12th $5,000
13 - 16th $3,000
17 - 20th $2,500
21 - 24th $2,000
25 - 28th $1,550
29 - 36th $1,250
37 - 44th $900
45 - 60th $600
  • In addition to the base prize money, players also receive $200 USD for each Bo3 win in the Group Stage.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (8) Zerg Zerg (8)
Seeded into Group Stage from 2017 WCS Global Finals (1)
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea Rogue
Seeded into Group Stage from Server Qualifiers (11)
South Korea Classic
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
South Korea GuMiho
South Korea Dark
South Korea Dear
South Korea INnoVation
Team QLASHTeam QLASH
Poland Elazer
ArmaTeamArmaTeam
Germany ShoWTimE
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Netherlands uThermal
TitanEX1TitanEX1
South Korea Impact
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea sOs
Red BullRed Bull
Poland Nerchio
From Round of 76 (12)
South Korea Hurricane
mousesportsmousesports
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Ence eSportsEnce eSports
Finland Serral
TingTing
United States Neeb
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea Maru
SplyceSplyce
South Korea Solar
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
South Korea Trap
South Korea Ryung
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
South Korea TRUE
South Korea Zest
Exeed EsportsExeed Esports
Mexico SpeCial
SplyceSplyce
South Korea TY

Results[edit]

Round of 76[edit]

Main article: IEM Season XII - World Championship: Round of 76

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1.
South Korea Protoss Dear
1–0
2–0
+2
1.
South Korea Terran TY
1–0
2–0
+2
1.
South Korea Terran Maru
1–0
2–0
+2
4.
South Korea Terran GuMiho
0–1
0–2
-2
4.
0–1
0–2
-2
4.
0–1
0–2
-2
1.
South Korea Terran Maru
2–0
4–0
+4
2.
South Korea Terran TY
▼1
2–0
4–1
+3
3.
South Korea Protoss Dear
▼2
1–1
3–2
+1
4.
South Korea Terran GuMiho
1–1
2–2
0
5.
▼1
0–2
0–4
-4
5.
▼1
0–2
0–4
-4
1.
South Korea Terran TY
▲1
3–0
6–1
+5
1.
South Korea Terran Maru
3–0
6–1
+5
3.
South Korea Protoss Dear
2–1
5–2
+3
4.
South Korea Terran GuMiho
1–2
2–4
-2
5.
0–3
1–6
-5
6.
▼1
0–3
0–6
-6
1.
South Korea Terran TY
4–0
8–2
+6
2.
South Korea Protoss Dear
▲1
3–1
7–2
+5
3.
South Korea Terran Maru
▼2
3–1
7–3
+4
4.
South Korea Terran GuMiho
1–3
2–6
-4
5.
1–3
3–7
-4
6.
0–4
1–8
-7
1.
South Korea Terran TY
5–0
10–2
+8
2.
South Korea Protoss Dear
4–1
9–2
+7
3.
South Korea Terran Maru
3–2
7–5
+2
4.
South Korea Terran GuMiho
2–3
4–7
-3
5.
1–4
3–9
-6
6.
0–5
2–10
-8
Group A Matches
March 1, 2018 - 11:35 CET
South KoreaProtossDear
2
0
MexicoTerranSpeCial
March 1, 2018 - 11:35 CET
March 1, 2018 - 13:00 CET
South KoreaProtossDear
1
2
South KoreaTerranTY
March 1, 2018 - 14:00 CET
South KoreaTerranMaru
2
1
MexicoTerranSpeCial
March 1, 2018 - 15:15 CET
GermanyProtossShoWTimE
1
2
MexicoTerranSpeCial
March 1, 2018 - 16:35 CET
South KoreaProtossDear
2
0
South KoreaTerranMaru
March 1, 2018 - 16:35 CET

Group B[edit]

Group B
1.
1–0
2–0
+2
1.
South Korea Zerg Solar
1–0
2–0
+2
3.
1–0
2–1
+1
4.
South Korea Zerg Dark
0–1
1–2
-1
5.
0–1
0–2
-2
5.
South Korea Zerg TRUE
0–1
0–2
-2
1.
South Korea Zerg Solar
2–0
4–1
+3
2.
South Korea Zerg Dark
▲2
1–1
3–2
+1
2.
▼1
1–1
3–2
+1
4.
▼1
1–1
3–3
0
5.
1–1
2–3
-1
6.
South Korea Zerg TRUE
▼1
0–2
0–4
-4
1.
South Korea Zerg Solar
3–0
6–2
+4
2.
▲2
2–1
5–3
+2
3.
▲2
2–1
4–4
0
4.
South Korea Zerg Dark
▼2
1–2
4–4
0
4.
▼2
1–2
4–4
0
6.
South Korea Zerg TRUE
0–3
0–6
-6
1.
South Korea Zerg Solar
4–0
8–2
+6
2.
▲1
3–1
6–5
+1
3.
South Korea Zerg Dark
▲1
2–2
6–4
+2
4.
▼2
2–2
5–5
0
5.
▼1
1–3
4–6
-2
6.
South Korea Zerg TRUE
0–4
1–8
-7
1.
South Korea Zerg Solar
5–0
10–2
+8
2.
South Korea Zerg Dark
▲1
3–2
8–4
+4
3.
▲1
3–2
7–6
+1
4.
▼2
3–2
6–7
-1
5.
1–4
5–8
-3
6.
South Korea Zerg TRUE
0–5
1–10
-9
Group B Matches
March 1, 2018 - 17:30 CET
South KoreaZergDark
1
2
South KoreaProtossHurricane
March 1, 2018 - 18:30 CET
NetherlandsTerranuThermal
2
1
South KoreaProtossHurricane
March 1, 2018 - 19:30 CET
South KoreaZergDark
1
2
South KoreaZergSolar
March 1, 2018 - 20:45 CET
South KoreaProtossHurricane
0
2
South KoreaZergSolar
March 1, 2018 - 20:45 CET
March 1, 2018 - 21:45 CET
South KoreaZergSolar
2
0
South KoreaZergTRUE
March 1, 2018 - 21:45 CET

Group C[edit]

Group C
1.
South Korea Zerg Impact
1–0
2–0
+2
2.
United States Protoss Neeb
1–0
2–1
+1
2.
Finland Zerg Serral
1–0
2–1
+1
4.
South Korea Zerg Rogue
0–1
1–2
-1
4.
0–1
1–2
-1
6.
South Korea Protoss Zest
0–1
0–2
-2
1.
Finland Zerg Serral
▲1
2–0
4–1
+3
2.
South Korea Zerg Rogue
▲2
1–1
3–2
+1
3.
South Korea Zerg Impact
▼2
1–1
2–2
0
4.
South Korea Protoss Zest
▲2
1–1
2–2
0
5.
United States Protoss Neeb
▼3
1–1
2–3
-1
6.
▼2
0–2
1–4
-3
1.
Finland Zerg Serral
3–0
6–2
+4
2.
South Korea Zerg Rogue
2–1
5–2
+3
3.
South Korea Zerg Impact
1–2
3–4
-1
4.
United States Protoss Neeb
▲1
1–2
3–5
-2
4.
South Korea Protoss Zest
1–2
2–4
-2
6.
1–2
3–5
-2
1.
Finland Zerg Serral
4–0
8–2
+6
2.
South Korea Zerg Rogue
3–1
7–2
+5
3.
South Korea Zerg Impact
2–2
5–5
0
4.
United States Protoss Neeb
1–3
4–7
-3
5.
South Korea Protoss Zest
▼1
1–3
2–6
-4
6.
1–3
3–7
-4
1.
Finland Zerg Serral
5–0
10–2
+8
2.
South Korea Zerg Rogue
4–1
9–3
+6
3.
South Korea Zerg Impact
2–3
6–7
-1
4.
United States Protoss Neeb
2–3
6–8
-2
5.
South Korea Protoss Zest
1–4
3–8
-5
6.
1–4
3–9
-6
Group C Matches
March 2, 2018 - 11:50 CET
South KoreaZergImpact
2
0
South KoreaProtossZest
March 2, 2018 - 13:00 CET
PolandZergNerchio
0
2
South KoreaProtossZest
March 2, 2018 - 13:00 CET
March 2, 2018 - 14:15 CET
South KoreaZergRogue
2
0
South KoreaProtossZest
March 2, 2018 - 14:15 CET
March 2, 2018 - 17:00 CET
South KoreaZergImpact
2
1
United StatesProtossNeeb
March 2, 2018 - 17:15 CET
South KoreaZergImpact
1
2
South KoreaZergRogue

Group D[edit]

Group D
1.
1–0
2–0
+2
1.
1–0
2–0
+2
3.
South Korea Protoss sOs
1–0
2–1
+1
4.
South Korea Terran Ryung
0–1
1–2
-1
5.
Poland Zerg Elazer
0–1
0–2
-2
5.
South Korea Protoss Trap
0–1
0–2
-2
1.
South Korea Protoss sOs
▲2
2–0
4–1
+3
1.
2–0
4–1
+3
3.
South Korea Terran Ryung
▲1
1–1
3–2
+1
4.
▼3
1–1
2–2
0
5.
Poland Zerg Elazer
0–2
1–4
-3
6.
South Korea Protoss Trap
▼1
0–2
0–4
-4
1.
3–0
6–1
+5
2.
South Korea Protoss sOs
▼1
3–0
6–2
+4
3.
South Korea Terran Ryung
1–2
4–4
0
4.
1–2
2–4
-2
5.
South Korea Protoss Trap
▲1
1–2
2–5
-3
6.
Poland Zerg Elazer
▼1
0–3
2–6
-4
1.
4–0
8–1
+7
2.
South Korea Protoss sOs
3–1
6–4
+2
3.
South Korea Terran Ryung
2–2
6–4
+2
4.
South Korea Protoss Trap
▲1
2–2
4–6
-2
5.
▼1
1–3
3–6
-3
6.
Poland Zerg Elazer
0–4
2–8
-6
1.
5–0
10–1
+9
2.
South Korea Protoss sOs
4–1
8–4
+4
3.
South Korea Protoss Trap
▲1
3–2
6–6
0
4.
South Korea Terran Ryung
▼1
2–3
6–6
0
5.
1–4
3–8
-5
6.
Poland Zerg Elazer
0–5
2–10
-8
Group D Matches
March 2, 2018 - 17:30 CET
South KoreaProtosssOs
2
1
South KoreaTerranRyung
March 2, 2018 - 18:55 CET
GermanyTerranHeRoMaRinE
0
2
South KoreaTerranRyung
March 2, 2018 - 19:50 CET
South KoreaProtossClassic
2
0
GermanyTerranHeRoMaRinE
March 2, 2018 - 20:30 CET
South KoreaProtossTrap
2
1
GermanyTerranHeRoMaRinE
March 2, 2018 - 22:30 CET
South KoreaProtossClassic
2
0
South KoreaTerranRyung
March 2, 2018 - 22:30 CET

Playoffs[edit]

Distribution[edit]

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

Replay Pack[3] (75.89 MB)

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Tie-breaking rules
  2. "IEM Katowice War Chest". intelextrememasters.com. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  3. IEM XII - World Championship (Katowice) replay pack