IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice
||Singapore||Cologne||Katowice||Sao Paulo||World Championship|
|Overview||Qualifiers||Picks & Bans||Scoreboards||Match History||Champion Stats||Player Stats|
|IEM Global Challenge Katowice|
Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego 35
|Format:||Group Stage + Single Elimination|
|Prize pool:||$ 44,000|
IEM Global Challenge Katowice is the fourth tournament in the IEM Season VII circuit hosted and organized by ESL. The event took place at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland - which would later become the site of the IEM World Championship beginning in 2014. 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 ReDeYe and the games were casted by Joe Miller, Deman, ButButButILY, Jatt, Panky and CitizenWayne..
Besides currently being the last international event won by a European team (Gambit Gaming, formerly Moscow 5) with Korean teams present, the event is also known for xPeke's legendary Kassadin backdoor for Fnatic to beat SK Gaming.
- 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
$44,000 USD (Approximately €32,956 EUR) is spread among the teams as follows:
|Place||Prize (USD)||≈Prize (EUR)||IEM S7||Team|
|1st||$ 15,500||€ 11,609||Direct seed||Gambit Gaming|
|2nd||$ 8,500||€ 6,367||+60||Azubu Blaze|
|3rd-4th||$ 4,500||€ 3,370||+35||Fnatic|
|5th-6th||$ 3,000||€ 2,247||+15||MeetYourMakers|
|7th-8th||$ 2,500||€ 1,873||+10||Team Curse|
*Converted prizes calculated on Jan 18th, 2013 with a currency rate of 1 USD = 0.749 EUR provided by http://www.xe.com/.
- 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.
- 3 Pulse Esports was unable to attend, and was replaced by Absolute Legends.
- For detailed picks & bans, Click Here
|Azubu Blaze vs. Fnatic||Azubu Frost vs. Gambit Gaming|
|Game 1||Game 1|
|Game 2||Game 2|
|Game 3||Game 3|
|Azubu Blaze vs. Gambit Gaming|
|Group A||Gambit vs. AZB||2013-01-18||05:00||08:00||14:00||- align="center"
||Group A||MYM vs. Crs||2013-01-18||06:15||09:15||15:15||- align="center"
||Group A||Gambit vs. Crs||2013-01-18||07:30||10:30||16:30||- align="center"
||Group A||MYM vs. AZB||2013-01-18||08:45||11:45||17:45||- align="center"
||Group A||Gambit vs. MYM||2013-01-18||10:15||13:15||19:15||- align="center"
||Group A||AZB vs. Crs||2013-01-18||10:15||13:15||19:15||}