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IEM Season VIII - World Championship

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IEM Season VIII - World Championship
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League Information
Organizer: ESL
Event Type: Offline
Country: Poland Poland
Location: Spodek
Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego 35
Katowice, Poland
Format: Groups + Playoffs
Prize pool: $ 150,000
Start Date: 2014-03-14
End Date: 2014-03-16
Social Media Links
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Sponsors/Partners
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Tournament Venue
On-Air Team

The IEM Season VIII - World Championship is the final IEM event of their Season VIII and will take place at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. The tournament will be casted by Leigh "Deman" Smith, Joe Miller, Trevor "Quickshot" Henry, Henrik "Froggen" Hansen, Mitch "Krepo" Voorspoels and Martin "Deficio" Lynge, with Eefje "sjokz" Depoortere being the host of the tournament.

Overview

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.
  • All games are played on Patch v4.3 with Vel'Koz disabled.[1][2]

Prize Pool

$ 150,000 USD (Approximately € 109,188 EUR) is spread among the teams as seen below:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1st $ 60,000 € 43,680
KT Rolster Bullets
Silver.png 2nd $ 30,000 € 21,837
Fnatic
SF.png 3rd/4th $ 14,000 € 10,190
Cloud9

Gambit Gaming
5th - 6th $ 8,500 € 6,187
Invictus Gaming

Taipei Assassins
7th - 8th $ 7,500 € 5,459
Millenium

Team WE
Converted prizes calculated on March 5th, 2014 with a currency rate of 1 USD = 0.728 EUR EUR provided by http://www.xe.com/.

Participants

IEM Shanghai Winner

Team WE
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China CaoMei  
China Ruo  
China sukiM  
China WeiXiao  
China Conan  
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IEM Cologne Winner

Gambit Gaming
Gambit150.png
Russia Darien  
Russia Diamondprox  
Russia Alex Ich  
Russia Genja  
Armenia Edward  
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IEM Singapore Winner

Invictus Gaming
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China PDD  
China illuSioN  
China Zzitai  
China Kid  
China Kitties  
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IEM Sao Paulo Winner

Millenium
Mil logo125.png
Germany kev1n  
Spain Araneae  
Germany Kerp  
Poland Creaton  
Sweden Jree  
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South East Asia

Taipei Assassins
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Taiwan Achie  
Taiwan DinTer  
Taiwan Morning  
Taiwan BeBe  
Taiwan Jay  
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North America

Cloud9
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USA Balls  
USA Meteos  
USA Hai  
USA Sneaky  
USA LemonNation  
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South Korea

KT Rolster Bullets
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South Korea Leopard  
South Korea Insec  
South Korea Ryu  
South Korea Score  
South Korea Mafa  
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Europe

Fnatic
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France sOAZ  
Finland Cyanide  
Spain xPeke  
Sweden Rekkles  
France YellOwStaR  
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Results

Group Stage

Group A

  Round 1 Round 2 Grand Final
                       
WINNERS' BRACKET
  
iG
1
  
FNC
0
  
iG
0
  
KT Bullets
1
  
KT Bullets
1
  
M
0
  
KT Bullets
Q
  
FNC
Q
LOSERS' BRACKET
  
iG
0
  
FNC
1
  
FNC
1
  
M
0

Group B

  Round 1 Round 2 Grand Final
                       
WINNERS' BRACKET
  
GMB
0
  
TPA
1
  
TPA
0
  
C9
1
  
C9
1
  
WE
0
  
C9
Q
  
GMB
Q
LOSERS' BRACKET
  
TPA
0
  
GMB
1
  
GMB
1
  
WE
0

Bracket Stage

  SEMIFINALS FINALS
             
  
KT Bullets
2
  
GMB
0
  
KT Bullets
3
  
FNC
0
  
C9
1
  
FNC
2
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Schedule/VoDs

All Vods here: http://www.reddit.com/r/LoLeventVoDs/comments/20e96p/iem_katowice_season_8_world_championship_2014/

March 16th
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CET KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
Grand Final
KT Bullets
vs.
FNC
3:0[Show] 2014-03-16 09:30 12:30 17:30 01:30 ---

Regional Distribution

  China EuropeNorth AmericaKoreaTaiwan
Group Stage
23111
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

Additional Content

Articles

All the 'League of Legends' stats from the IEM championship weekend

Interviews

Other Coverage

See Also

External Links

References