EMS One Katowice 2014

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EMS One Katowice 2014
2014
Tournament information
Sport Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Location Katowice, Poland
Dates March 13, 2014–March 16, 2014
Administrator(s) Electronic Sports League (ESL)
Tournament
format(s)
16 team round-robin group stage
Eight team single-elimination playoff
Venue Spodek Arena
Teams 16 teams
Purse $250,000 USD
Final positions
Champions Poland Virtus.pro
1st runners-up Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas
2nd runners-up Denmark Team Dignitas
Sweden LGB eSports
MVP Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski

Electronic Sports League Major Series One Katowice 2014, known as EMS One Katowice 2014 for short, was the second Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship that was held from March 13–16, 2014 at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It was organized by Electronic Sports League and sponsored by the game's developers Valve Corporation. The tournament had a total prize pool of US$250,000. Virtus.pro was the winner of the event after beating Ninjas in Pyjamas in the finals.[1][2]

EMS One Katowice was livestreamed on twitch.tv had a peak of over 250,000 concurrent viewers.[3]

Format[edit]

The top 8 teams of the 2013 DreamHack Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship qualified as Legends. 2 teams were directly invited to participate in the tournament, while the remaining 6 teams qualified through an online qualifier that consisted of sixteen teams.

Teams will be split up into four groups. All group matches are best of a. The highest seed will play the lowest seed in each group and the second and third seeds will play against each other. The winner of those two matches will play to determine which team moves on to the Playoffs; the loser of that match will play another match against the winner of the two losing teams. The loser of the lower match is eliminated from the tournament. The last two teams will play each other and the winner of that match moves on to the playoffs.

The playoffs bracket consists of eight teams, two from each group. All of these matches are a best of three, single elimination format. Teams advance in the bracket until a winner is decided.[4]

Map Pool[edit]

There were five maps to choose from. In the group stage, each team bans two maps so that one remains. In the playoffs, each team bans one map and chooses one map; the remaining map would be the decider map of the series.

Maps
  • Dust II
  • Inferno
  • Mirage
  • Nuke
  • Train

Main Qualifier[edit]

Only teams from Europe were invited to play in the qualifier, including one team from the Nordic region, one team from France, one from the United Kingdom, one from Germany, two from the CIS region, and two from Poland; all these teams played in their respective qualifiers to qualify for the main qualifier. In addition, two European qualifiers were held and a four teams from each qualifier advanced to the main qualifier.

The main qualifier was a 16 team, best of three, double elimination bracket. A total of six teams moved on to the major. Team iBUYPOWER from the United States and Vox Eminor from Australia did not have to play in any qualifier and were invited to play in the major.

The four teams that are not shown in the loser's bracket but were eliminated in the round one of loser's bracket were GreyFaceNoSpace, hudzGs TEAM, oFF Balance Gaming, and partyastronauts.

Teams Competing[edit]

Regional Qualifiers
Europe Qualifiers
  • Sweden oFF Balance Gaming (Europe 1)
  • Sweden To Be Announced (Europe 1)
  • Germany Team Alternate (Europe 1)
  • Denmark Reason Gaming (Europe 1)
  • Sweden GreyFaceNoSpace (Europe 2)
  • Norway H2k Gaming (Europe 2)
  • Norway partyastronauts (Europe 2)
  • Spain Wizards e-Sports Club (Europe 2)

Bracket[edit]

Winner's Bracket
Round 1 Round 2 Qualified Katowice 2014
            
Poland Virtus.pro 2
Sweden GreyFaceNoSpace 0
Poland Virtus.pro 2
Germany Team Alternate 0
Germany Team Alternate 2
Russia USSR Team 1
Poland Virtus.pro Q
France Clan-Mystik Q
Denmark 3DMAX 2
Sweden oFF Balance Gaming 0
Denmark 3DMAX 1
France Clan-Mystik 2
Spain Wizards e-Sports Club 0
France Clan-Mystik 2
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Germany mousesports 2
Norway H2k Gaming 0
Germany mousesports 0
Denmark Reason Gaming 2
Denmark Reason Gaming 2
United Kingdom hudsGz TEAM 1
Denmark Reason Gaming Q
Ukraine Natus Vincere Q
Poland Meet Your Makers 0
Sweden To Be Announced 2
Sweden To Be Announced 1
Ukraine Natus Vincere 2
Norway partyastronauts 0
Ukraine Natus Vincere 2
Loser's Bracket
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Sweden To Be Announced 2
Russia USSR Team 1
Sweden To Be Announced 0
Germany mousesports 2
Germany mousesports 2
Spain Wizards e-Sports Club 0
Germany mousesports Q
Denmark 3DMAX Q
Denmark 3DMAX 2
Norway H2k Gaming 1
Denmark 3DMAX 2
Germany Team Alternate 1
Germany Team Alternate 2
Poland Meet Your Makers 1

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Host[5]

  • United Kingdom Sean Charles

Analysts

  • United States Scott "SirScoots" Smith
  • United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields

Commentators

  • United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott
  • United Kingdom Stuart "TosspoT" Saw
  • United States Jason Kaplan

Observer

  • Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan

Teams[edit]

Legends
Challengers

1 Astana Dragons team moved to HellRaisers.
2 Team Dignitas receives Copenhagen Wolves' Legend spot by signing FeTiSh, Xyp9x and device.
3 Team LDLC.com receives Recursive eSports' Legend spot by signing Happy, Uzzziii and Maniac.
4 VeryGames team moved to Titan.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team W L RF RA RD Pts
1 Poland Virtus.pro 2 0 35 23 +12 6
2 Ukraine HellRaisers 2 1 48 32 +6 6
3 France Titan 1 2 37 37 =0 3
4 Europe mousesports 0 2 14 32 −18 0
Group A Matches
Team Score Map Score Team
France Titan 16 Dust II 5 Europe mousesports
Ukraine HellRaisers 16 Mirage 19 Poland Virtus.pro
France Titan 7 Mirage 16 Poland Virtus.pro
Ukraine HellRaisers 16 Dust II 9 Europe mousesports
France Titan 14 Inferno 16 Ukraine HellRaisers

Group B[edit]

Pos Team W L RF RA RD Pts
1 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 0 32 12 +20 6
2 France Team LDLC.com 2 1 39 42 −3 6
3 Denmark 3DMAX 1 2 34 39 −5 3
4 Australia Vox Eminor 0 2 20 32 −12 0
Group B Matches
Team Score Map Score Team
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 16 Dust II 5 Denmark 3DMAX
France Team LDLC.com 16 Inferno 13 Australia Vox Eminor
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 16 Inferno 7 France Team LDLC.com
Australia Vox Eminor 7 Inferno 16 Denmark 3DMAX
France Team LDLC.com 16 Inferno 13 Denmark 3DMAX

Group C[edit]

Pos Team W L RF RA RD Pts
1 Denmark Team Dignitas 2 0 32 16 +16 6
2 Sweden Fnatic 2 1 44 35 +13 6
3 Denmark Reason Gaming 1 2 30 44 −14 3
4 United States Team iBUYPOWER 0 2 21 32 −11 0
Group C Matches
Team Score Map Score Team
Sweden Fnatic 12 Inferno 16 Denmark Reason Gaming
Denmark Team Dignitas 16 Nuke 8 United States Team iBUYPOWER
Denmark Team Dignitas 16 Inferno 8 Denmark Reason Gaming
Sweden Fnatic 16 Inferno 13 United States Team iBUYPOWER
Denmark Reason Gaming 6 Inferno 16 Sweden Fnatic

Group D[edit]

Pos Team W L RF RA RD Pts
1 Sweden LGB eSports 2 0 32 19 +13 6
2 United States compLexity Gaming 2 1 43 38 +5 6
3 France Clan-Mystik 1 2 34 44 −10 3
4 Ukraine Natus Vincere 0 2 21 32 −11 0
Group D Matches
Team Score Map Score Team
United States compLexity Gaming 16 Inferno 6 France Clan-Mystik
Sweden LGB eSports 16 Inferno 8 Ukraine Natus Vincere
United States compLexity Gaming 11 Dust II 16 Sweden LGB eSports
France Clan-Mystik 16 Dust II 13 Ukraine Natus Vincere
United States compLexity Gaming 16 Nuke 12 France Clan-Mystik

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 2
United States compLexity Gaming 1
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 2
Denmark Team Dignitas 0
Denmark Team Dignitas 2
Ukraine HellRaisers 1
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 0
Poland Virtus.pro 2
Poland Virtus.pro 2
France Team LDLC.com 0
Poland Virtus.pro 2
Sweden LGB eSports 1
Sweden Fnatic 1
Sweden LGB eSports 2

Quarterfinals Scores[edit]

Quarterfinals
Team Score Map Score Team
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 12 Dust II 16 United States compLexity Gaming
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 16 Nuke 2 United States compLexity Gaming
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 16 Train 11 United States compLexity Gaming
Denmark Team Dignitas 16 Dust II 7 Ukraine HellRaisers
Denmark Team Dignitas 16 Mirage 11 Ukraine HellRaisers
Denmark Team Dignitas Inferno Ukraine HellRaisers
Poland Virtus.pro 16 Mirage 3 France Team LDLC.com
Poland Virtus.pro 16 Inferno 8 France Team LDLC.com
Poland Virtus.pro Train France Team LDLC.com
Sweden Fnatic 16 Inferno 11 Sweden LGB eSports
Sweden Fnatic 12 Mirage 16 Sweden LGB eSports
Sweden Fnatic 14 Train 16 Sweden LGB eSports

Semifinals Scores[edit]

Semifinals
Team Score Map Score Team
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 16 Inferno 6 Denmark Team Dignitas
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 16 Nuke 5 Denmark Team Dignitas
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas ??? Denmark Team Dignitas
Poland Virtus.pro 16 Inferno 8 Sweden LGB eSports
Poland Virtus.pro 14 Mirage 16 Sweden LGB eSports
Poland Virtus.pro 16 Train 7 Sweden LGB eSports

Finals Scores[edit]

Finals
Team Score Map Score Team
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 9 Mirage 16 Poland Virtus.pro
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 10 Inferno 16 Poland Virtus.pro
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas Dust II Poland Virtus.pro

Final standings[edit]

Place Team Prize Money Seed Roster Coach
1st Poland Virtus.pro US$100,000 ESL One Cologne 2014 Poland TaZ, Poland NEO, Poland pashaBiceps, Poland byali, Poland Snax
2nd Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas US$50,000 Sweden f0rest, Sweden GeT RiGhT, Sweden Xizt, Sweden friberg, Sweden Fifflaren
3rd–4th Denmark Team Dignitas US$22,000 Denmark FeTiSh, Denmark dev1ce, Denmark cajunb, Denmark dupreeh, Denmark Xyp9x Denmark 3k2
Sweden LGB eSports Sweden dennis, Sweden olofmeister, Sweden KRiMZ, Sweden twist, Sweden cype
5–8th United States compLexity Gaming US$10,000 United States Hiko, United States n0thing, United States swag, United States Sgares, Canada Semphis
Ukraine HellRaisers Ukraine ANGE1, Ukraine kusher, Ukraine markeloff, Russia Dosia, Kazakhstan AdreN
France Team LDLC.com France Uzzziii, France Happy, France KQLY, France apEX, Switzerland Maniac France MoMan
Sweden Fnatic Sweden Devilwalk, Sweden JW, Sweden flusha, Sweden pronax, Sweden schneider Sweden cArn
9–12th France Titan US$2,000 France shox, France SmithZz, France NBK, Belgium ScreaM, Belgium Ex6TenZ
Denmark 3DMAX Denmark aizy, Denmark gla1ve, Denmark Pimp, Denmark raalz, Denmark MSL
Denmark Reason Gaming Denmark EXR, Denmark LOMME, Denmark Friis, Denmark karrigan, Denmark smF
France Clan-Mystik France kioShiMa, France kennyS, France HaRts, France GMX, France Sf
13–16th Germany mousesports US$2,000 Germany tiziaN, Germany tabseN, Netherlands chrisJ, Denmark cadiaN, Slovakia LEGIJA
Australia Vox Eminor Australia SPUNJ, Australia AZR, Australia Havoc, Australia SnypeR, Australia topguN
United States Team iBUYPOWER United States Skadoodle, United States adreN, United States DaZeD, United States anger, Canada AZK
Ukraine Natus Vincere Ukraine Edward, Ukraine Zeus, Ukraine starix, Russia seized, Slovakia GuardiaN

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maiberg, Emanuel (March 17, 2014). "Five awesome moments from the 2014 EMS One Katowice CS:GO Championship". PC Gamer. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Nordmark, Sam 'Wndwrt' (March 17, 2014). "EMS One Katowice concludes with Virtus.pro dominating NiP". onGamers. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Saedler, Philipp (March 23, 2015). "The record breaker: EMS One Katowice infographic". Electronic Sports League. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Nordmark, Sam 'Wndwrt' (March 6, 2014). "RaidCall EMS One Katowice groups announced". onGamers. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Chen, James 'Obscurica' (March 8, 2014). "EMS One Katowice Casters Announced". onGamers. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 17, 2015.