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IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice

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IEM Global Challenge Katowice
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League Information
Organizer: ESL
Sponsor: BenQ
Patriot Memory
Intel
Twitch
Event Type: Offline
Country Poland Poland
Location: Spodek
Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego 35
Katowice, Poland
Format: Group Stage + Single Elimination
Prize pool: $ 44,000
Start Date: 2013-01-18
End Date: 2013-01-20
Links: Website
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IEM Global Challenge Katowice is the fourth tournament in the IEM Season VII circuit hosted and organized by ESL. The event took place in Katowice, Poland at Spodek. Eight qualified teams competed in a group stage and a single elimination bracket for a $ 50,000 prizepool and a direct seed into the IEM World Championship. In addition to League of Legends, the event was also host to a StarCraft II tournament, with the two games sharing a $ 82,000 prizepool. The tournament was hosted by Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner and the games were casted by Joe Miller, Deman, ButButButILY, Jatt, Panky and CitizenWayne.[1]

Contents

Overview

Format

  • Eight teams qualify
  • Top team qualifies for IEM World Championship
  • Eight teams divided into two groups of four
  • Group stage is round robin, best of one matches, top two advance to bracket stage
    • In case of a tie, group placement will be determined by a time coefficient
    • Time Coefficient is calculated by adding the match times of all lost maps and subtracting the match times of all won maps
  • Bracket stage is single elimination, all matches are best of three

Prize Pool

$44,000 USD (Approximately €32,956 EUR) is spread among the teams as follows:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) IEM S7 Team
Gold.png 1st $ 15,500 € 11,609 Direct seed
Gambit Gaming
Silver.png 2nd $ 8,500 € 6,367 +60
Azubu Blaze
SF.png 3rd-4th $ 4,500 € 3,370 +35
Fnatic

Azubu Frost
5th-6th $ 3,000 € 2,247 +15
MeetYourMakers

SK Gaming
7th-8th $ 2,500 € 1,873 +10
Team Curse

Absolute Legends

*Converted prizes calculated on Jan 18th, 2013 with a currency rate of 1 USD = 0.749 EUR provided by http://www.xe.com/.

Participants

Absolute Legends
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Poland Nicker  
Poland h0rse  
Poland HitooN  
Poland Tymek  
Poland Trausi  
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Azubu Blaze
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South Korea Ambition  
South Korea Helios  
South Korea Lustboy  
South Korea Cpt Jack  
South Korea Flame  
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Azubu Frost
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South Korea Shy  
South Korea RapidStar  
South Korea CloudTemplar  
South Korea Woong  
South Korea MadLife  
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Curse Gaming
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USA Voyboy  
USA Saintvicious  
USA Cop  
Canada Elementz  
USA Rhux  
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Fnatic
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France sOAZ  
Finland CyanideFI  
Spain xPeke  
France YellOwStaR  
Germany nRated  
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Gambit Gaming
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Russia Alex Ich  
Russia Diamondprox  
Russia Genja007  
Russia Edward  
Russia Darien  
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MeetYourMakers
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Poland Kubon  
Poland Mokatte  
Poland Czaru  
Poland Makler  
Poland Libik  
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SK Gaming
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Spain ocelote  
Germany Nyph  
Germany Kev1n  
Germany CandyPanda  
France hyrqBot  
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1 Moscow Five released their players prior to the event. The players will be attending under their new name Gambit Gaming
2 Royal Club was unable to attend, so their spot was given to a second Korean Qualifier.[2]
3 Pulse Esports was unable to attend, and was replaced by Absolute Legends.[3][4]

Results

Group Stage

Group A
1.
Azubu Blaze
3-0
2.
Gambit Gaming
1-2
3.
MeetYourMakers
1-2
4.
Team Curse
1-2
Group B
1.
Azubu Frost
3-0
2.
Fnatic
2-1
3.
SK Gaming
1-2
4.
Absolute Legends
0-3


Bracket Stage

  Semifinals Finals
             
  
AZB
2
  
Fnatic
1
  
AZB
0
  
Gambit
2
  
AZF
0
  
Gambit
2
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Regional Distribution

  North America EuropeAsia
Round of 8
152
Round of 4
22
Finals
11
Winner
1


Additional Coverage

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External Links

References

  1. Jatt and Panky make an appearance esl-world.net
  2. Two Asian teams left for League of Legends esl-world.net
  3. Azubu Frost and Blaze in Katowice esl-world.net
  4. IEM Twitter Status twitter.com