IEM Season IX – Starcraft 2 – San Jose

Starcraft 2 IEM SeasonIX San JoseIEM Season IX – San Jose is the third event of IEM Season IX, organized by ESL and held at SAP Center. It marks the seventh IEM event in the United States of America since 2006. It is also the first standalone event in North America.

With the changes made by Blizzard to the 2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series, ESL announced on November 26 that IEM San Jose would be Tier 2 WCS Event and offer 4,000 WCS points for the 2015 season, even though it was not originally planned.

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IEM Season IX – San Jose Facts

  • Date: 12/03/2014- 12/07/2014
  • Location: SAP Center San Jose, California
  • Total Prize Pool: $25,000
  • 25 players ( 9 Protoss, 7 Terrans, 9 Zergs)

Start Time: GMT
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Schedule

December 3rd

  • 11:00 to 21:00 PST: Open Bracket Matches

December 4th

  • 12:00 to 20:00 PST: Initial Group Stage Matches

December 6th

  • 11:00 to 21:00 PST: Group Stage Matches

December 7th

  • 12:00 to 15:30 PST: Qaurterfinals
  • 15:30 to 17:00 PST: Semifinal #1
  • 17:30 to 19:00 PST: Semifinal #2
  • 19:00 to 21:00 PST: Final

Format:

Qualifier:

There are 8 spots for players from all over the world divided to regions as follows

  • 2 spots in the European and African Qualifier
  • 3 spots in the American Qualifier
  • 1 spot in the US Qualifier
  • 2 spots in the Asia Final Qualifier

Main Tournament

Three Stages

  • Stage 1
    • Two double-elimination brackets of eight players each
    • Top 2 of each bracket advance to Stage 2
  • Stage 2
    • Four groups of four players played out in dual tournament format, consisting of the 4 Stage 1 winners, 8 qualifiers and 4 invites
    • Top 2 of each group advance to Stage 3
  • Stage 3
    • Single-elimination bracket of eight players
    • Quarterfinals and Semifinals are played in best of 5
    • Grand Finals is played in best of 7

Prize Pool Distribution | SC2 – IEM Season IX

The total prize pool is $25,000 and 4,000 WCS Points.

1st Place: $10,000 and 750 WCS Points

2nd Place: $4,000 and 500 WCS Points

3rd-4th Place: $2,000 and 375 WCS Points

5th-8th Place: $1,000 and 250 WCS Points

9th-12th Place: $400 and 125 WCS Points

13th-16th Place: $350 and 125 WCS Points

 

Brackets (with results)

  • Stage 1
  • Dual Tournament #1
  • Dual Tournament #2

 

 

Group A

Rain (Protoss) 0-0 0-0
TRUE (Zerg) 0-0 0-0
Snute (Zerg) 0-0 0-0
HuK (Protoss) 0-0 0-0

 

Group B

First (Protoss) 0-0 0-0
Polt (Terran) 0-0 0-0
Jaedong (Zerg) 0-0 0-0
Revival (Zerg) 0-0 0-0
  • Stage 2

Group C

ForGG (Terran) 0-0 0-0
GuMiho (Terran) 0-0 0-0
Hyun (Zerg) 0-0 0-0
Symbol (Zerg) 0-0 0-0

Group D

herO (Protoss) 0-0 0-0
qxc (Terran) 0-0 0-0
Bomber (Terran) 0-0 0-0
Super (Protoss) 0-0 0-0

 

  • Stage 3

 

Livestream link

http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_sc2

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