IEM Season VIII - World Championship

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IEM Season VIII - World Championship
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League Information
Organizer: ESL
Sponsor: BenQ
HyperX
Intel
Twitch
Raidcall
Event Type: Offline
Country Poland 
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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
Links: Website
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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 USD (Approximately € 109,188 EUR) is spread among the teams as seen below:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
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1st
$ 60,000 € 43,680
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 KT Rolster Bullets
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2nd
$ 30,000 € 21,837
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 Fnatic
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3rd/4th
$ 14,000 € 10,190
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 Cloud9
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 Gambit Gaming
5th - 6th $ 8,500 € 6,187
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 Invictus Gaming
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 Taipei Assassins
7th - 8th $ 7,500 € 5,459
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 Millenium
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 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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 CaoMei  
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 Ruo
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 sukiM
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 WeiXiao
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 Conan
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IEM Cologne Winner

Gambit Gaming
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 Darien  
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 Diamondprox
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 Alex Ich
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 Genja
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 Edward
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IEM Singapore Winner

Invictus Gaming
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 PDD  
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 illuSioN
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 Zzitai
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 Kid
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 Kitties
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IEM Sao Paulo Winner

Millenium
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 kev1n  
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 Araneae
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 Kerp
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 Creaton
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 Jree
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South East Asia

Taipei Assassins
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 Achie  
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 DinTer
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 Morning
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 bebe
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 Jay
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North America

Cloud 9
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 Balls  
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 Meteos
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 Hai
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 Sneaky
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 LemonNation
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South Korea

KT Rolster Bullets
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 Leopard  
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 Insec
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 Ryu
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 Score
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 Mafa
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Europe

Fnatic
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 sOAZ  
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 Cyanide
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 xPeke
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 Rekkles
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 YellOwStaR
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Results

Group Stage

Group A

  Round 1 Round 2 Grand Final
                       
Winner's bracket
  IGlogo std.png iG 1
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 0
  IGlogo std.png iG 0
  KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Bullets 1
  KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Bullets 1
  Milllogo std.png M 0
  KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Bullets
Q
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Q
Loser's bracket
  IGlogo std.png iG 0
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 1
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 1
  Milllogo std.png M 0

Group B

  Round 1 Round 2 Grand Final
                       
Winner's bracket
  GambitLogo std.png Gambit 0
  Tpa std.png TPA 1
  Tpa std.png TPA 0
  C9logo std.png C9 1
  C9logo std.png C9 1
  Welogo std.png WE 0
  C9logo std.png C9
Q
  GambitLogo std.png Gambit
Q
Loser's bracket
  Tpa std.png TPA 0
  GambitLogo std.png Gambit 1
  GambitLogo std.png Gambit 1
  Welogo std.png WE 0

Bracket Stage

  Semifinals Finals
             
  KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Bullets 2
  GambitLogo std.png Gambit 0
  KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Bullets 3
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 0
  C9logo std.png C9 1
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 2
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Schedule/VoDs

Regional Distribution

  China EuropeNorth AmericaKoreaSouth East Asia
Quarterfinals
23111
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

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