IEM Katowice 2022: RO24 groups, RO36 bracket announced

IEM Katowice 2022: RO24 groups, RO36 bracket announced


IEM Katowice 2022: RO24 groups, RO36 bracket announced

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ESL have announced the round-of-36 play-in and round-of-24 group stage brackets IEM Katowice 2022. Sixteen players participate in a double elimination bracket, with four players advancing on to the RO24 group stage (two from the upper bracket, two from the losers’ bracket). The group stage is played out as a round robin, with 3 players from each group advancing to the playoffs (#1 players from each group get a one round bye).

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JJH777

United States3735 Posts

I like this bracket. It seems very well balanced. Hope some Toss make it through so the group stage isn’t extremely unbalanced. Would be nice to see some success from herO and Creator.
buzz_bender

268 Posts

Is this going to be an offline event before IEM Katowice itself?
ShowTheLights

Korea (South)1558 Posts

Has Vs Cyan.. are you fucking serious?

The BIGGEST tournament of the year and you match HAS vs CYAN?!

We get literally ONE tournament to see the World play vs each other and you cant make a better bracket than this?

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Poopi

France10739 Posts

On January 29 2022 08:58 ShowTheLights wrote:
Has Vs Cyan.. are you fucking serious?

The BIGGEST tournament of the year and you match HAS vs CYAN?!

We get literally ONE tournament to see the World play vs each other and you cant make a better bracket than this?

It seems like seeds worked out that way, probably because they get a similar amount of points being in their regions

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zalem95

Peru168 Posts

No serral?
WTH?

nothing special

Die4Ever

United States16559 Posts

On January 29 2022 09:34 zalem95 wrote:
No serral?
WTH?

the top 24 is separate, see here (Wiki)IEM Katowice/2022

Nakajin

Canada7566 Posts

On January 29 2022 08:58 ShowTheLights wrote:
Has Vs Cyan.. are you fucking serious?

The BIGGEST tournament of the year and you match HAS vs CYAN?!

We get literally ONE tournament to see the World play vs each other and you cant make a better bracket than this?

Hey if it make you feel better, it look like the chinese won’t even make it IEM Katowice 2022: RO24 groups, RO36 bracket announced

Pandain

United States12188 Posts

On January 29 2022 07:59 JJH777 wrote:
I like this bracket. It seems very well balanced. Hope some Toss make it through so the group stage isn’t extremely unbalanced. Would be nice to see some success from herO and Creator.

I agree! Especially herO – he’s the one who I think could actually make it pretty far!

Otherwise, would love to see Byun and DRG make it out as well!

zelevin

United States177 Posts

Of these ro36 players, who do you think has the best shot at winning the whole thing?

Don’t be oblivious of the obvious

Blargh

United States1939 Posts

Jeeze, traveling right now must be hell… Think about traveling internationally just to get beat by Byun or DRG before even reaching the final bracket… At least they get prize money at 36th place…
tigera6

937 Posts

On January 29 2022 13:32 zelevin wrote:
Of these ro36 players, who do you think has the best shot at winning the whole thing?

imo, Byun and herO got the best shot of all, but there are a much higher chance of them getting knocked off the Ro24.

Vindicare605

United States13975 Posts

On January 29 2022 10:10 Nakajin wrote:

Show nested quote +

On January 29 2022 08:58 ShowTheLights wrote:
Has Vs Cyan.. are you fucking serious?

The BIGGEST tournament of the year and you match HAS vs CYAN?!

We get literally ONE tournament to see the World play vs each other and you cant make a better bracket than this?

Hey if it make you feel better, it look like the chinese won’t even make it IEM Katowice 2022: RO24 groups, RO36 bracket announced

TIME is already qualified isn’t he?

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RussianLaughAXAX

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On January 29 2022 13:32 zelevin wrote:
Of these ro36 players, who do you think has the best shot at winning the whole thing?

Honestly, none of these players are capable of winning the whole thing, thats why they’re in ro36, because these players simply dont win…. but herO is best of them all

dbRic1203

Germany2205 Posts

On January 29 2022 15:25 Vindicare605 wrote:

Show nested quote +

On January 29 2022 10:10 Nakajin wrote:

On January 29 2022 08:58 ShowTheLights wrote:
Has Vs Cyan.. are you fucking serious?

The BIGGEST tournament of the year and you match HAS vs CYAN?!

We get literally ONE tournament to see the World play vs each other and you cant make a better bracket than this?

Hey if it make you feel better, it look like the chinese won’t even make it IEM Katowice 2022: RO24 groups, RO36 bracket announced

TIME is already qualified isn’t he?

Yes.
But aparently they have Visa isues, so it might be possible they both have to drop out

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RKC

2334 Posts

On January 29 2022 13:32 zelevin wrote:
Of these ro36 players, who do you think has the best shot at winning the whole thing?

None. If I had to pick one – hero.

The reason is simply because the ‘peak’ of all other players for the past 1-2 years is crystal clear – not good enough to win consistently against the top 5 players (Serral, Maru, Rogue, Reynor, Dark). Also, I believe the seedings will place them in tough spots even if they do qualify to the next group stage. The only way they can pull a miracle run is by bracket luck or the top players suddenly all having a bad day.

Hero is still improving since returning from military. His previous peak is quite high – maybe not top 5, but at least top 10. Chances are, he’ll never re-discover his old form. But there are some promising signs, such as nearly defeating Maru in ST. Still, I rate his odds of winning everything around or over 100-1 (starting from this round onward).

gg no re thx

KalWarkov

Germany3930 Posts

nice balanced bracket for once.

Top: Byun > Ragnarok
Bottom: Elazer < DRG

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HolydaKing

20696 Posts

I think herO, DRG and Byun are the strongest koreans. If you ask me Byun and herO will make it through. I don’t like the bracket as I would love both DRG and herO to make it through. But realistically if one of them makes it, it’s cool.
Vindicare605

United States13975 Posts

I dunno, I think Percival in a TvT is very capable of knocking Byun out. In the other two match ups though I’d say Byun is still the better player as long as his wrists hold out. But if Percival takes out Byun I’d say he has a decent shot at coming through that top part of the bracket.

The lower bracket is harder though and I gotta be pulling for DRG to get out of there. I think he can make waves in the main tournament, there’s at least 10 players I’d favor him in a Bo5 with.

So dark horse pick for me here is Percival making it out of the top bracket. I’d say it’s a long shot but I don’t think Byun is as favored there as others do.

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Die4Ever

United States16559 Posts

On January 29 2022 14:33 Blargh wrote:
Jeeze, traveling right now must be hell… Think about traveling internationally just to get beat by Byun or DRG before even reaching the final bracket… At least they get prize money at 36th place…

at least it’s double elimination

Source: https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/584672-iem-katowice-2022-ro24-groups-ro36-bracket-announced

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