IEM Season 9 World Championship

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IEM Season IX - World Championship
IEM 9 Katowice.jpg
Tournament Information
OrganizerESL
SponsorBenQ
HyperX
Intel
GIGABYTE
ROCCAT
Prize Pool$183,414
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
CountryPoland Poland
LocationSpodek
Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego 35
Katowice, Poland
Start Date2015-03-13
End Date2015-03-15
Broadcast
ScheduleLink (Spoiler-Free)

The IEM Season IX World Championship was the final event of Intel Extreme Masters Season IX. It took place at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland alongside Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft, and StarCraft II events.

Overview

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship is one of the few international tournaments alongside Worlds and All-Star. The ninth edition included this casting lineup:

  • Will "Chobra" Cho, host/translator
  • Eefje "sjokz" Depoortere, analysis host
  • Joe Miller, caster/analyst
  • Erik "DoA" Lonnquist, caster/analyst
  • Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles, caster/analyst
  • Trevor "Quickshot" Henry, caster/analyst
  • Martin "Deficio" Lynge, caster/analyst
  • Alberto "Crumbzz" Rengifo, caster/analyst

By winning the event, Team SoloMid became the first North American team to win an international event with Korean teams present since Chicks Dig ELO (which had included Reginald and Dyrus) at the 2011 World Cyber Games and the first Western team to do so since Gambit Gaming in Katowice two years earlier.

Format

  • 8 teams
    • 4 winners from each of the IEM Season IX tournaments.
    • 4 invited teams from LCS EU, LCS NA and LCK.
      • 1st place EU and NA LCS teams after Week 5
      • 1st and 2nd place LCK teams after Week 6
  • Group Stage, 2 groups of 4
    • Double Elimination
    • Each match is Best of One.
    • Top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoff bracket.
  • Playoff bracket
    • Single Elimination
    • Semifinals are Best of Three.
    • Grand Final is Best of Five.
  • All matches are played on patch V5.4

Prize Pool

$ 183,414 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

Place Prize (%) Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1 59.11% $ 108,414 € 102,993.3 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
Silver.png 2 16.36% $ 30,000 € 28,500 Welogo std.pngTeam WE
SF.png 3-4 8.18% $ 15,000 € 14,250 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngyoe Flash Wolves
GE Tigerslogo std.pngGE Tigers
5-6 2.73% $ 5,000 € 4,750 Sklogo std.pngSK Gaming
CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus
7-8 1.36% $ 2,500 € 2,375 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming
Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on March 15, 2015, as follows:
  • $ 1 US Dollars = € 0.95 Euros

Participants

Eye - Show All.pngEye - Hide All.pngRosters

Results

Group Stage

Group A

Round 1
Losers' Bracket
Round 2

Group B

Round 1
Losers' Bracket
Round 2

Bracket Stage

Round 1
Round 2

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Schedule/VODs

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Finals
Day 1
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Opening CeremonyOpening CeremonyTBD2015,3,13,11,452015,3,13,11,4503:4512:4520:45--
Group A W1
vs
0 - 12015,3,13,12,002015,3,13,12,0004:0013:0021:001Reddit
Group A W11 - 02015,3,13,13,102015,3,13,13,1005:1014:1022:101Reddit
Group A W2
vs
1 - 02015,3,13,14,202015,3,13,14,2006:2015:2023:201Reddit
Group A L10 - 12015,3,13,15,302015,3,13,15,3007:3016:3000:301Reddit
Group B W10 - 12015,3,13,16,402015,3,13,16,4008:4017:4001:401Reddit
Group B W1
vs
1 - 02015,3,13,17,502015,3,13,17,5009:5018:5002:501Reddit
Group B W2
vs
1 - 02015,3,13,19,002015,3,13,19,0011:0020:0004:001Reddit
Group B L11 - 02015,3,13,20,102015,3,13,20,1012:1021:1005:101Reddit
Day 2
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Group A L20 - 12015,3,14,12,002015,3,14,12,0004:0013:0021:001Reddit
Group B L2
vs
0 - 12015,3,14,13,102015,3,14,13,1005:1014:1022:101Reddit
Semifinals2 - 12015,3,14,14,302015,3,14,14,3006:3015:3023:30123Reddit
Semifinals
vs
1 - 22015,3,14,17,452015,3,14,17,4509:4518:4502:45123Reddit
Finals
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Finals
vs
3 - 02015,3,15,17,002015,3,15,17,0009:0018:0002:0012345Reddit

Regional Distribution

Teams

CN
China
EU
Europe
KR
Korea
NA
North America
LMS
Taiwan
Qualified
12221
Semifinals
1111
Finals
11
Winner
1

Players

Armenia ArmeniaCanada CanadaChina ChinaDenmark DenmarkFrance FranceGermany GermanyGreece GreeceMalaysia MalaysiaRussia RussiaSouth Korea South KoreaSweden SwedenTaiwan TaiwanUnited Kingdom UKUnited States USA
Qualified
113411111131516
Semifinals
132851
Finals
13231
Winner
1211

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