IEM Season XII - World Championship
Round-Robin Group Stage
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 :
- Overall matches won
- Overall map score difference
- Matches won among tied players
- Map score difference among tied players
- Tie-breaker match
- Coin toss
- 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.
Casters, Hosts and Observers
- English Broadcast
- Remote Broadcast
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- French Commentators
- Algost (Anton Bodin Marty)
- FunKa (Alexandre Verrier)
- Koka (Thibault Le Gall)
- Pomf (Alexandre Noci)
- TKL (Rémi Hibon)
- Thud (Hadrien Noci)
- YoGo (Pierre-Marie Humeau)
- Other Language Commentators
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 $400,000 USD in 2018.
The winner is awarded a WCS Global Finals seed.
|Place||$USD||Seed||WCS Global Pts||Player||Team|
| 1st||$150,800|| WCS Global Finals||3,000|| Rogue|| Jin Air Green Wings|
| 2nd||$66,000||-||2,100|| Classic|
| 3rd-4th||$26,000||-||1,350|| Serral|| Ence eSports|
| 3rd-4th||$25,600||-||1,350|| Maru|| Jin Air Green Wings|
|5th-8th||$11,000||-||900|| TY|| Splyce|
| Solar|| Splyce|
|5th-8th||$10,600||-||900|| Trap|| Jin Air Green Wings|
|9th-12th||$5,800||-||450|| sOs|| Jin Air Green Wings|
|9th-12th||$5,400||-||450|| Impact|| TitanEX1|
|13th-16th||$3,600||-||150|| uThermal|| Team Liquid|
|13th-16th||$3,400||-||150|| GuMiho|| PSISTORM Gaming|
| Neeb|| Ting|
|17th-20th||$2,700||-||150|| SpeCial|| Exeed Esports|
| HeRoMaRinE|| mousesports|
|21st-24th||$2,200||-||150|| Nerchio|| Red Bull|
|21st-24th||$2,000||-||150|| ShoWTimE|| ArmaTeam|
| TRUE|| PSISTORM Gaming|
| Elazer|| Team QLASH|
|25th-28th||$1,550||-||75|| souL|| OSC Elite|
| Scarlett|| Team expert|
| Bunny|| TitanEX1|
| Patience|| Dead Pixels|
|29th-36th||$1,250||-||75|| Stats|| Splyce|
| DnS|| Cascade|
| Creator|| Jin Air Green Wings|
| Zanster|| PSISTORM Gaming|
| Kelazhur|| ROOT Gaming|
| Snute|| Team Liquid|
| Harstem|| Asterion|
|37th-44th||$900||-||75|| Krr|| IsIMBA|
| PtitDrogo|| mYinsanity|
| Guru|| IsIMBA|
| Lambo|| Team QLASH|
| Dayshi|| ArmaTeam|
| RagnaroK|| TitanEX1|
|45th-60th||$600||-||-|| puCK|| ROOT Gaming|
| Stephano|| GamersOrigin|
| Bly|| Team expert|
| Probe|| Legacy Esports|
| Optimus|| Team RevolutioN|
| Awers|| Iron Chain|
| MaNa|| Team Liquid|
| Leenock|| TitanEX1|
| RiSky|| Team RevolutioN|
| Light|| Iron Chain|
| Hellraiser|| IsIMBA|
| Gerald|| Exeed Esports|
| Cure|| Jin Air Green Wings|
| SortOf|| Meliora Esports|
|Base prize money
|3 - 4th
|5 - 8th
|9 - 12th
|13 - 16th
|17 - 20th
|21 - 24th
|25 - 28th
|29 - 36th
|37 - 44th
|45 - 60th
- In addition to the base prize money, players also receive $200 USD for each Bo3 win in the Group Stage.
See here for qualifier results.
| Group A
|March 1, 2018 - 11:35 CET
- WCS Region
- Show All
|Round of 12
|Round of 12
||Eastern Europe||North America||Latin America||Asia||Oceania
|Round of 24
|Round of 12
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