IEM Season IX - World Championship
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Spodek Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego 35 Katowice, Poland
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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.
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship is one of the few international tournaments alongside Worlds and All-Star. The ninth edition included this casting lineup:
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.
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
Each match is Best of One.
Top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoff bracket. Playoff bracket
Semifinals are Best of Three.
Grand Final is Best of Five. All matches are played on patch V5.4
USD (Approximately € 161,265 EUR) will be spread among the teams.
yoe Flash Wolves
5th - 6th
7th - 8th
Converted prizes calculated on February 20th, 2015 with a currency rate of 1 USD = 0.879 EUR provided by http://www.xe.com/.
[Show all Results]
Group A W1
vs. C9 GET
Group A W1
vs. SK yoe.FW
Group A W2
vs. GET SK
Group A L1
vs. C9 yoe.FW
Group B W1
vs. Gambit CJ
Group B W1
vs. TSM WE
Group B W2
vs. TSM CJ
Group B L1
vs. WE Gambit
Group A L2
vs. SK yoe.FW
Group B L2
vs. CJ WE
vs. TSM yoe.FW
1 2 3
vs. GET WE
1 2 3
vs. TSM WE
1 2 3 4 5
Europe North America Korea Taiwan
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Leviathan: "I didn't expect us to lose so many games" with Fragbite March 13th,
Bjergsen: "I wouldn't say we have a good chance [winning IEM]" with Fragbite (4m16s) March 13th,
P1noy: "I’d love to play TSM to show that EU is better than NA" with Fragbite (5m25s) March 14th,
Locodoco: ”We saw what WE play and we’ll have a good plan for it” with Aftonbladet (text) March 14th,
SK Fox: ”GE lived up to the hype, but they’re not unbeatable” with Aftonbladet (text) March 14th,
SK nRated at IEM Katowice - "If we're able to play our game we will definitely win" with Gamespot (6m40s) March 14th,
Yoe Flash Wolves Karsa on competing at IEM and wanting to play against TSM with Gamespot (3m53s) March 14th,
FORG1VEN - "They [GE Tigers] are no different than anyone else" with Fragbite (6m57s) March 15th,
Steak on what Flash Wolves' wins mean for the Taiwanese region with Gamespot (5m7s) March 15th,
Short Madlife interview in English: "I miss Doublelift's Vayne" with Gamespot (3m12s) March 15th,
Crumbz at IEM - "I'll bet you any odds that the Tigers win." with Gamespot (7m24s) March 15th,
GE Tigers KurO discusses their performance after the first day of IEM with Gamespot (2m54s) March 15th,
Chobra on possibly hosting a future Riot event - "I'd love the chance to do something like that" with Gamespot (13m52s) March 15th,
Nukeduck: "I think the team everyone expected to see will come soon" with Fragbite (8m16s) March 15th,
LemonNation: "We still have issues we are trying to fix" with Fragbite (8m11s) March 15th, MonteCristo: "I'd like to get back into writing again" with Fragbite (22m16s)