IEM Season IX – Taipei

iem-taipei2015The Intel Extreme Masters Season IX Taipei is one of the premier events for 2015. It is organized by Electronic Sports Leagues or also known as ESL. It will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. Some top Korean players like Life, Soulkey, herO, PartinG, Maru and many more are participating expecting it to be an exciting one.

IEM Season IX – Taipei Facts

Date: 1/28/2015 – 2/1/2015

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Total Prize Pool: $25,000

28 players (10 Protoss, 4 Terran, 14 Zerg)

Format

Qualifier

8 players are chosen from all the regions

  • 2 from the European and African Qualifier
  • 2 from the American Qualifier
  • 1 from the Taiwan Qualifier
  • 3 from the Asian Qualifier

Main Tournament

Three Stages

  • Stage One
    • Two double-elimination brackets
    • 8 players each bracket
    • All games are best-of-three
    • Top 2 of each bracket advance to next stage
  • Stage Two
    • Dual tournament format
    • Four groups of four players
    • Top 2 of each group advance to next stage
  • Stage Three
    • Single elimination bracket
    • Quarterfinals and Semifinals are played in best-of-five
    • Grand Finals is played in best-of-seven

Brackets

  • Stage One (Brackets)
    • 1st bracket
    • 2nd bracket
  • Stage Two (Group Stage)
Group A
Sen 0-0 0-0
Polt 0-0 0-0
herO 0-0 0-0
TBD 0-0 0-0

 

Group B
Classic 0-0 0-0
Harstem 0-0 0-0
Rain 0-0 0-0
TBD 0-0 0-0

 

 

Group C
San 0-0 0-0
ForGG 0-0 0-0
Life 0-0 0-0
TBD 0-0 0-0

 

Group D
Maru 0-0 0-0
Hydra 0-0 0-0
PartinG 0-0 0-0
TBD 0-0 0-0

 

  • Stage Three TBA

Prize Pool Distribution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stream Links

  • http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_sc2
  • http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_sc2b
  • http://www.twitch.tv/esl_judgehype