IEM Season 8 World Championship

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IEM Season VIII - World Championship
IEM S8 WC.jpg
Tournament Information
OrganizerESL
SponsorBenQ
HyperX
Intel
Twitch
Raidcall
FormatGroups + Playoffs
Prize Pool$ 150,000
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
CountryPoland Poland
LocationSpodek
Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego 35
Katowice, Poland
Start Date2014-03-14
End Date2014-03-16
Broadcast
ScheduleLink (Spoiler-Free)

The IEM Season VIII - World Championship is the final IEM event of their Season VIII and will take place at Spodek in Katowice, Poland.

Overview

The IEM Season VIII - World Championship will be cast by Leigh "Deman" Smith, Joe Miller, Trevor "Quickshot" Henry, Henrik "Froggen" Hansen, Mitch "Krepo" Voorspoels and Martin "Deficio" Lynge. Eefje "sjokz" Depoortere will be the host of the tournament.

Format

  • 8 teams
    • 4 winners from each of the IEM Season VIII tournaments.
    • 4 invited team from Europe, North America, South East Asia and South Korea.
  • 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.

Prize Pool

$ 150,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

Place Prize (%) Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1 40% $ 60,000 € 42,600 KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets
Silver.png 2 20% $ 30,000 € 21,300 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
SF.png 3-4 9.33% $ 14,000 € 9,940 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming
5-6 5.67% $ 8,500 € 6,035 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
Tpa std.pngTaipei Assassins
7-8 5% $ 7,500 € 5,325 Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Welogo std.pngTeam WE
Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on March 16, 2014, as follows:
  • $ 1 US Dollars = € 0.71 Euros

Participants

Eye - Show All.pngEye - Hide All.pngRosters

Results

Group Stage

Group A

Round 1
0
Losers' Bracket
0
Round 2

Group B

Round 1
Losers' Bracket
Round 2

Bracket Stage

For detailed picks & bans, Click Here

View Games

Schedule/VoDs

March 14
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Group A
vs
1 - 02014,3,14,13,002014,3,14,13,0005:0014:0022:001-
Group A
vs
1 - 02014,3,14,14,152014,3,14,14,1506:1515:1523:151-
Group A
vs
0 - 12014,3,14,15,152014,3,14,15,1507:1516:1500:151-
Group A
vs
1 - 02014,3,14,16,302014,3,14,16,3008:3017:3001:301-
Group B0 - 12014,3,14,17,302014,3,14,17,3009:3018:3002:301-
Group B
vs
1 - 02014,3,14,18,452014,3,14,18,4510:4519:4503:451-
Group B
vs
1 - 02014,3,14,19,452014,3,14,19,4511:4520:4504:451-
March 15
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Group A
vs
0 - 12014,3,15,11,002014,3,15,11,0003:0012:0020:001-
Group B1 - 02014,3,15,12,302014,3,15,12,3004:3013:3021:301-
Group B1 - 02014,3,15,13,302014,3,15,13,3005:3014:3022:301-
Semifinal
vs
1 - 22014,3,15,15,002014,3,15,15,0007:0016:0000:00123-
Semifinal2 - 02014,3,15,18,002014,3,15,18,0010:0019:0003:0012-
March 16
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Grand Final3 - 02014,3,16,16,302014,3,16,16,3008:3017:3001:30123-

Regional Distribution

Teams

CN
China
EU
Europe
KR
Korea
NA
North America
SEA
Southeast Asia
Qualified
23111
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

Players

Armenia ArmeniaChina ChinaFinland FinlandGermany GermanyFrance FrancePoland PolandRussia RussiaSouth Korea South KoreaSpain SpainSweden SwedenTaiwan TaiwanUnited States USA
Qualified
1101221452255
Semifinals
11245115
Finals
12511
Winner
5

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