IEM Season XII - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season XII - World Championship
League Information
Sponsor:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
1v1
Round-Robin Group Stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$412,000
Start Date:
2018-02-26
End Date:
2018-03-04
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
76
27
20
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]

  • Observers:
    • Poland Indy (Igor Kaczmarek)
    • Germany MapuTV (Kevin Kremser)

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)
South Korea Rogue
Seeded into Group Stage from Server Qualifiers (11)
South Korea Classic
South Korea GuMiho
South Korea Dark
South Korea Dear
South Korea INnoVation
Poland Elazer
Germany ShoWTimE
Netherlands uThermal
South Korea Impact
South Korea sOs
Poland Nerchio
Offline Qualified Participants (12)
South Korea Hurricane
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Finland Serral
USA Neeb
South Korea Maru
South Korea Solar
South Korea Trap
South Korea Ryung
South Korea TRUE
South Korea Zest
Mexico SpeCial
South Korea TY

Results[edit]

See here for qualifier results.

Group Stage[edit]

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group A
March 1, 2018 - 11:35 CET
1. South Korea  TY 5-0 10-2 +8
2. South Korea  Dear 4-1 9-2 +7
3. South Korea  Maru 3-2 7-5 +2
4. South Korea  GuMiho 2-3 4-7 -3
5. Mexico  SpeCial 1-4 3-9 -6
6. Germany  ShoWTimE 0-5 2-10 -8

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group B
March 1, 2018 - 17:30 CET
1. South Korea  Solar 5-0 10-2 +8
2. South Korea  Dark 3-2 8-4 +4
3. South Korea  Hurricane 3-2 7-6 +1
4. Netherlands  uThermal 3-2 6-7 -1
5. South Korea  INnoVation 1-4 5-8 -3
6. South Korea  TRUE 0-5 1-10 -9

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group C
March 2, 2018 - 11:50 CET
1. Finland  Serral 5-0 10-2 +8
2. South Korea  Rogue 4-1 9-3 +6
3. South Korea  Impact 2-3 6-7 -1
4. USA  Neeb 2-3 6-8 -2
5. South Korea  Zest 1-4 3-8 -5
6. Poland  Nerchio 1-4 3-9 -6

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group D
March 2, 2018 - 17:30 CET
1. South Korea  Classic 5-0 10-1 +9
2. South Korea  sOs 4-1 8-4 +4
3. South Korea  Trap 3-2 6-6 0
4. South Korea  Ryung 2-3 6-6 0
5. Germany  HeRoMaRinE 1-4 3-8 -5
6. Poland  Elazer 0-5 2-10 -8

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 12 (Bo5)
 South Korea Trap
3
Trap 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
2
 South Korea Dear
3
Dear 
 Impact
March 3, 2018 - 14:05 CET
 South Korea Impact
2
 South Korea Hurricane
0
Hurricane 
 Rogue
March 3, 2018 - 15:30 CET
 South Korea Rogue
3
 South Korea sOs
2
sOs 
 Maru
 South Korea Maru
3
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 Finland Serral
3
Serral 
 Trap
March 3, 2018 - 17:50 CET
 South Korea Trap
2
 South Korea Classic
3
Classic 
 Dear
March 3, 2018 - 19:30 CET
 South Korea Dear
1
 South Korea TY
1
TY 
 Rogue
March 3, 2018 - 21:00 CET
 South Korea Rogue
3
 South Korea Solar
1
Solar 
 Maru
March 3, 2018 - 22:25 CET
 South Korea Maru
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Finland Serral
0
Serral 
 Classic
March 4, 2018 - 11:45 CET
 South Korea Classic
3
 South Korea Rogue
3
Rogue 
 Maru
 South Korea Maru
2
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Classic
0
Classic 
 Rogue
 South Korea Rogue
4

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
888
Round of 12
525
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Group Stage
2616
Round of 12
111
Quarterfinals
17
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 24
Germany 2
Netherlands 1
Poland 2
Finland 1
USA 1
Mexico 1
South Korea 16
Round of 12
Finland 1
South Korea 11
Quarterfinals
Finland 1
South Korea 7
Semifinals
Finland 1
South Korea 3
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 1

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