IEM Season XI - World Championship

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[e][h]IEM Season XI - World Championship
League Information
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Poland Katowice
Format:
1v1
Round-Robin Group stages
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$250,000
Start Date:
2017-02-27
End Date:
2017-03-05
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
76
23
20
33
Maps
Chronology

IEM Season XI - World Championship is the third and final StarCraft II event of IEM Season XI, as well as the first global event of WCS 2017, 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.

Offline Qualifier[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.

Main Tournament[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.

Casters, Hosts and Observers[edit]

  • Observers:

Prize Pool[edit]

The winner is awarded a WCS Global Finals seed. 250,000 USD and 16,500 WCS Points are spread among the players as seen below:

Base prize money
Place Prize
1st $100,000
2nd $45,000
3 - 4th $17,500
5 - 8th $7,000
9 - 12th $3,000
13 - 24th $1,000
25 - 44th $600
Group Stage winnings
Player Victories Winnings
South Korea  aLive 5 $500
South Korea  ByuN 4 $400
South Korea  GuMiho 4 $400
Finland  Serral 4 $400
South Korea  Dark 4 $400
  • In addition to the base prize money, players will also receive 100 USD for each Bo3 win in the Group Stage.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (6)
Seeded into Group Stage from Server Qualifiers (12)
South Korea herO
South Korea aLive
South Korea Dark
USA Neeb
South Korea ByuN
Finland Serral
Germany ShoWTimE
South Korea INnoVation
South Korea Solar
South Korea Zest
South Korea TY
South Korea TRUE
Offline Qualified Participants (12)
Netherlands Harstem
South Korea GuMiho
Poland Nerchio
Poland MaNa
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Norway Snute
South Korea Patience
South Korea jjakji
Kazakhstan PiLiPiLi
South Korea Ryung
South Korea Stats
Netherlands uThermal

Results[edit]

Offline Qualifier Group Stage

Group Stage[edit]

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group A
March 2, 2017 - 12:00 CET
1. South Korea  ByuN 4-1 8-3
2. South Korea  Ryung 3-2 8-4
3. South Korea  Solar 3-2 6-7
4. Germany  HeRoMaRinE 2-3 5-6
5. South Korea  herO 2-3 5-8
6. Norway  Snute 1-4 5-9

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group B
March 2, 2017 - 16:45 CET
1. South Korea  aLive 5-0 10-2
2. South Korea  Stats 3-2 7-6
3. South Korea  TY 3-2 7-6
4. South Korea  jjakji 2-3 7-8
5. Netherlands  Harstem 1-4 5-8
6. USA  Neeb 1-4 3-9

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group C
March 3, 2017 - 12:00 CET
1. Finland  Serral 4-1 8-4
2. South Korea  Zest 3-2 7-5
3. Poland  Nerchio 3-2 7-6
4. South Korea  Patience 2-3 6-7
5. Kazakhstan  PiLiPiLi 2-3 5-7
6. South Korea  TRUE 1-4 4-8

[edit]

lrthread Recap Group D
March 3, 2017 - 18:10 CET
1. South Korea  GuMiho 4-1 9-5
2. South Korea  Dark 4-1 8-4
3. South Korea  INnoVation 3-2 8-4
4. Netherlands  uThermal 3-2 6-6
5. Germany  ShoWTimE 1-4 5-8
6. Poland  MaNa 0-5 1-10

Bracket[edit]

Round of 12 (Bo5)
 South Korea INnoVation
3
INnoVation 
 Ryung
March 4, 2017 - 12:00 CET
 South Korea Ryung
0
 South Korea Zest
1
Zest 
 TY
 South Korea TY
3
 South Korea Solar
0
Solar 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
3
 South Korea Stats
3
Stats 
 Nerchio
 Poland Nerchio
0
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea aLive
3
aLive 
 INnoVation
 South Korea INnoVation
2
 South Korea GuMiho
2
GuMiho 
 TY
 South Korea TY
3
 Finland Serral
0
Serral 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
3
 South Korea ByuN
1
ByuN 
 Stats
 South Korea Stats
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea aLive
2
aLive 
 TY
 South Korea TY
3
 South Korea Dark
1
Dark 
 Stats
 South Korea Stats
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea TY
4
 South Korea Stats
3

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
996
Round of 12
264
Quarterfinals
152
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Group Stage
18141
Round of 12
210
Quarterfinals
17
Semifinals
4
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 24
Norway 1
Germany 2
Netherlands 2
Poland 2
Finland 1
USA 1
Kazakhstan 1
South Korea 14
Round of 12
Poland 1
Finland 1
South Korea 10
Quarterfinals
Finland 1
South Korea 7
Semifinals
South Korea 4
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 1

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Abyssal Reef LE   3953260.0%96366.7%115645.5%644
Bel'Shir Vestige   291-10.0%74357.1%113827.3%433
Cactus Valley   3321150.0%73442.9%92722.2%123-
Honorgrounds LE   1432166.7%11-100.0%62433.3%3-1
Newkirk Precinct   4154180.0%103730.0%1221016.7%644
Paladino Terminal LE   81-10.0%3-30.0%33-100.0%1--
Proxima Station LE   3153260.0%43175.0%83537.5%824
Unknown   1--------1-10.0%---
Total Sum (Σ)1962213959.1%41202148.8%61204132.8%401616

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

Viewers Stats[edit]

Data about number of viewers[3]:

  • The tournament's Overall peak was 212 238 viewers
  • The tournament's peak Without Chinese viewers was 71 218 viewers
  • English streams peak was 54 950 viewers
  • Russian streams peak was 5 782 viewers
  • Chinese streams peak was 186 571 viewers
  • Twitch.tv peak was 69 710 viewers

External Links[edit]

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