Gamescom: Mvp wins IEM, Nerchio second
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19.08.2012 - 18:50 CEST: Mvp is the IEM VII Cologne champion, winning the fourth map on Metropolis. Acer | Nerchio is the runnerup. Mvp takes $6,500 and Nerchio $3,300.
19.08.2012 - 18:30 CEST: Mvp won the third map going up 2:1, on Atlantis Spaceship.
19.08.2012 - 18:05 CEST: Mvp ties the series at 1:1 on Cloud Kingdom.
19.08.2012 - 17:45 CEST: Acer | Nerchio scores first blood, winning on Ohana to take a 1:0 lead.
19.08.2012 - 17:30 CEST: Mvp vs. Acer | Nerchio, the final of IEM VII Cologne, has begun. It's Best-of-5.
19.08.2012 - 17:00 CEST: Mvp has defeated VortiX 4:1 to progress to the final. He will play Acer | Nerchio there.
19.08.2012 - 16:43 CEST: VortiX has struck back and won the third map of the series, he now trails 1:2 against Mvp.
19.08.2012 - 16:25 CEST: VortiX's dream run is in serious danger of coming to an abrupt end here, as Mvp is up 2:0.
19.08.2012 - 16:05 CEST: Our gallery for day four has been updated again.
19.08.2012 - 16:02 CEST: Mvp leads VortiX 1:0 after Ohana.
19.08.2012 - 16:00 CEST: M5 are the Season 2 Regional Final Europe champions, defeating SK Gaming 2:0 in the final.
19.08.2012 - 15:40 CEST: Mvp vs. VortiX is live.
19.08.2012 - 15:20 CEST: M5 leads after one map against SK Gaming in the final.
19.08.2012 - 15:20 CEST: Acer | Nerchio took viOLet in the last map of their series, winning 3:2 to reach the final of IEM VII Cologne!
19.08.2012 - 14:20 CEST: On Ohana, Acer | Nerchio has dominated the Korean player of AZUBU even from the start until the final seconds. The game ended with our Zerg's victory and the score is now 2:1.
19.08.2012 - 13:45 CEST: Acer | Nerchio has tied the series at 1:1 with viOLet.
19.08.2012 - 13:45 CEST: Acer | Nerchio vs. viOLet in the IEM semi-finals is live, with viOLet leading after one map.
19.08.2012 - 13:15 CEST: Acer | Nerchio has won the SEE crown, and 1,000 EUR, after defeating DeMusliM 2:0 in the final.
19.08.2012 - 13:15 CEST: CLG.EU have won the third place decider 2:0 over fnatic, so we'll be seeing them at the World Championship.
19.08.2012 - 11:40 CEST: The third place decider is live, with fnatic battling CLG.EU for a spot in the World Championship.
19.08.2012 - 10:39 CEST: Acer | Nerchio will play DeMusliM in the final of SEE first, at 12:00 CEST and then viOLet in the semi-final of IEM at 13:10. Or so the schedule tells us at the moment.
18.08.2012 - 19:20 CEST: VortiX. This Spanish guy is at his first edition of IEM and didn't hesitate to impress so far. Not even the Korean star SuperNova has been able to win against him after probably the most intense game of this event. VortiX 3:2 SuperNova and the 'new guy' will play tomorrow the second semifinal against the best Terran in the world in the name of Mvp.
18.08.2012 - 18:50 CEST: Acer | Nerchio's has managed to defeat SortOf with a 2:1 score and will thereby play the grand final of SEE tomorrow against DeMusliM.
18.08.2012 - 18:23 CEST: Acer | Nerchio's opponent in the semi-finals of SEE will be SortOf, who claimed some revenge over sLivko in the quarter-final for his elimination at the Russian's hands in the main IEM tournament. DeMusliM already awaits in the final, having beaten out Grubby in the other semi.
18.08.2012 - 18:20 CEST: VortiX had pulled his series with SuperNova level at 1:1 but on Cloud Kingdom the Korean took the lead.
18.08.2012 - 17:54 CEST: VortiX vs. SuperNova is live, as the Spanish Zerg looks to keep his cinderella run alive.
18.08.2012 - 17:53 CEST: SK Gaming have bested CLG.eu 2:0 to claim a spot in the final and a chance to face M5 for the crown.
18.08.2012 - 17:04 CEST: M5 managed to claim their spot in the final with a 2:1 win over fnatic and now SK is hoping to join them, being as they are up 1:0 right now vs. CLG.eu
18.08.2012 - 16:50 CEST: Acer | Nerchio beats MC with 3:0 and advances to the semifinal vs. viOLet. It's simply amazing!
18.08.2012 - 16:35 CEST: Acer | Nerchio, 7 minutes, one push, 2:0 and a pretty nice smile on his face :) Game 3 starts now!
18.08.2012 - 16:13 CEST: Acer | Nerchio played just amazing on the first map and took it in his favour! Next game starts in less than 2 minutes. Make sure to cheer for our unbelievable Zerg!
18.08.2012 - 16:13 CEST: Acer | Nerchio goes live against MC in the second quarterfinal. The first map is Ohana.
18.08.2012 - 16:00 CEST: Bomber didn't manage to pass the viOLet complex on the third map and lost the game after 25 minutes of intense play. viOLet is the first played qualified for the semifinals where he will meet the winner between MC and our Polish Zerg Acer | Nerchio.
18.08.2012 - 15:35 CEST: viOLet manages to win the second game played on Daybreak which in fact compels Bomber to win all the remaining 3 games to qualify. Possible or not, we will see! The third map is metropolis.
18.08.2012 - 15:20 CEST: AZUBU's viOLet gets the first map of the game against Bomber in convincing fashion. The second game is currently being played on Daybreak.
18.08.2012 - 15:05 CEST: Bomber and viOLet are live, the first map is Entombed valley.
18.08.2012 - 15:00 CEST: VortiX has shocked the world and swept ForGG 3:0. He'll meet SuperNova in the quarterfinal.
18.08.2012 - 14:22 CEST: sLivko completes a sweep of SortOf to move onto the quarter-finals, where he will face Mvp.
18.08.2012 - 14:05 CEST: sLivko looks in position to pull off the upset as he leads SortOf 2:0 in their Ro16 match.
18.08.2012 - 14:04 CEST: fnatic have tied their semi-final with M5 at 1:1 and it'll all come down to this final game.
18.08.2012 - 12:58 CEST: Acer | Nerchio has taken down team-mate Acer | Bly 2:0 in the quarter-finals of SEE.
18.08.2012 - 12:56 CEST: Acer | deto has been eliminated from SEE in the quarter-finals, losing to Bulgaria's WW`Krasi.
18.08.2012 - 12:10 CEST: MC What a game just finished between MC and Kas! The Korean player finally took the last map and thereby won the game 3:1. He will go up against Acer | Nerchio in the round of 8 so expect a great match!
18.08.2012 - 11:55 CEST: The 'best prottos in the world' showed such a strong game on the third map and took the game to a 2:1 score in his favour! Fourth map is live on esl.tv
18.08.2012 - 11:23 CEST: MC knots the series 1:1 on Ohana.
18.08.2012 - 11:02 CEST: Kas leads 1:0 after Daybreak.
18.08.2012 - 10:55 CEST: MC vs. Kas has begun, winner plays Acer | Nerchio.
18.08.2012 - 10:34 CEST: viOLet takes the series 3:1 and earns a quarter-final match-up with Bomber.
18.08.2012 - 09:55 CEST: viOLet has rolled to a quick 2:0 lead in this Bo5.
18.08.2012 - 09:35 CEST: The playoffs have begun, elfi is taking on viOLet right now.
17.08.2012 - 20:40 CEST: Acer | deto wins the Deutschland's Bester Gamer competition, with his prize being a brand new automobile! With this fantastic news, and the end of IEM play, this concludes our GC coverage for today. See you all in the morning!
17.08.2012 - 20:25 CEST: Acer | Nerchio will face the winner of the MC v.Kas match in tomorrow's IEM Quarter Finals.
17.08.2012 - 19:50 CEST: SuperNova defeats VortiX 2:1, thereby winning Group D in undefeated fashion (only dropping one game throughout the group stage). SuperNova 1st, VortiX 2nd, and MC 3rd. IEM playoffs begin tomorrow at 09:00 CEST with the Round of 12.
17.08.2012 - 19:12 CEST: Acer | Nerchio and Acer | Bly will once more play an all-Acer match as they have drawn each other in the quarter-final of SEE.
17.08.2012 - 19:10 CEST: Acer | deto faces WW`Krasi in the SEE quarter-finals
17.08.2012 - 18:45 CEST: VortiX, MC, and SuperNova have all clinched playoff births. With one round left for each, the final rankings for the top 3 in Group D are still up for grabs (including the 1st round bye for winning the group).
17.08.2012 - 18:27 CEST: HasuObs beat ReaL to keep his slim playoff chances alive. He's up against SuperNova next though.
17.08.2012 - 18:26 CEST: CLG.EU has won 2:0 against ALTERNATE. They will face SK Gaming in the semi-final.
17.08.2012 - 17:23 CEST: The Spanish player VortiX produces a big surprise in group D after defeating HasuObs with 2:0! Also in group D, SuperNova has got his third victory against MC with a 2:0 after two great games!
17.08.2012 - 16:35 CEST: SuperNova has duplicated MC's feat, beating VortiX and ReaL 2:0 each.
17.08.2012 - 16:30 CEST: Interesting fact in group D is that all matches until now ended up with 2:0! In addition to the previous updates two more matches came to an end few minutes ago: KiLLeR beat HasuObs 2:0 while SuperNova won against KiLLeR with the same score.
17.08.2012 - 16:03 CEST: CLG.EU is 1:0 up against ALTERNATE.
17.08.2012 - 15:30 CEST: Reigning IEM World Champion MC has begun Group D in very solid fashion, scoring 2:0 wins over VortiX and ReaL.
17.08.2012 - 15:26 CEST: Acer | Nerchio topped Group B of SEE, he defeated StarEagle and Giantt in his final two games.
17.08.2012 - 15:25 CEST: Acer | deto has topped Group A of SEE with his final match being a 0:0 draw with eXtatus_Kubei
17.08.2012 - 15:10 CEST: In the StarCraft II tournament at IEM VII GC Cologne, Group D debuts with two clear victories of the Korean players MC and SuperNova against VortiX respectively ReaL. Group C has concluded as Slivko won 2:1 against Elfi in the last match. Bomber finished first and goes directly into quarter-finals while Slivko (2nd) and Elfi (3rd) advance to the round of 12.
17.08.2012 - 15:05 CEST: Team Acer LoL.pl surprisingly lost the second game against SK and is unfortunately out of the tournament. The game looked very tight until SK's jungler Maokai stole a quiet safe baron from our team just to snowball Acer into their own base few moments after. It was the key of the game which ended with SK's victory.
17.08.2012 - 14:47 CEST: Bomber has 2:0'd Grubby to go top of Group C with a 4-1 record.
17.08.2012 - 13:57 CEST: sLivko has beaten Grubby 2:1 and Bomber has 2:0'd Minigun, putting the Russian and the Korean top of the group so far.
17.08.2012 - 13:39 CEST: Acer | Bly is top of Group D of SEE after two wins, one over DarkForce and one over DeathAngel.
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17.08.2012 - 13:06 CEST: Grubby has beaten Minigun 2:1, giving us a group with four players sat on 2 wins and 1 loss at the moment. This one will be going down to the wire to decide the top three spots.
17.08.2012 - 13:05 CEST: SK Gaming leads Team Acer LoL.pl 1:0.
17.08.2012 - 13:00 CEST: Acer | deto is currently top of his SEE group after winning his first two matches, over MenaceTuce and mokosg.
17.08.2012 - 12:27 CEST: Acer | Nerchio has won his opening SEE match over Adelscott. The format is Bo1 in the group stage.
17.08.2012 - 12:16 CEST: Bomber has beaten elfi 2:0, handing the Finn his first loss.
17.08.2012 - 12:15 CEST: Team Acer LoL.pl vs. SK Gaming is live.
17.08.2012 - 12:03 CEST: sLivko has defeated Minigun 2:1.
17.08.2012 - 11:35 CEST: We've got a fresh batch of pictures for you guys so feel free to click bellow and check them if you couldn't attend the event!
17.08.2012 - 11:29 CEST: Elfi managed to take away the third set to Grubby and thereby won the game with a 2:1 score. The former Team Acer player is currently ranked first in his group with two victories out of two matches.
17.08.2012 - 11:18 CEST: mOOn-GLaDe has pulled off the upset with a 2:0 win over Bomber!
17.08.2012 - 11:04 CEST: Bomber vs. mOOn-GLaDe has begun.
17.08.2012 - 11:01 CEST: Grubby vs. elfi is underway with the Dutch player leading 1:0. Grubby won all but one of his Open Bracket series in PvP so the Finn should prove a good test for the level he has reached in the matchup, being a renowned specialist.
17.08.2012 - 11:00 CEST: Grubby took the series over mOOn-GLaDe on the third map. Meanwhile elfi showed off his PvP with a 2:0 win over minigun.
17.08.2012 - 10:50 CEST: The groups have been draw for the SC2 side of the WCG European Encounter. Acer | Nerchio is in Group B with Adelscott, StarEagle and Giantt. Acer | Bly is in Group B with DarkForce, DeathAngel and Grubby.
17.08.2012 - 10:45 CEST: The groups for the WCG European Encounter have been drawn, with Acer | deto getting drawn into Group A, with eXtatus_Kubei, MenaceTuce and mokosg.
17.08.2012 - 10:29 CEST: Grubby vs. mOOn-GLaDe is tied 1-1.
17.08.2012 - 10:24 CEST: Bomber make short work of sLivko, taking the second map to win game 1.
17.08.2012 - 10:10 CEST: The first game of the day has begun, with sLivko taking on Bomber. Bomber leads after the first map.
17.08.2012 - 09:08 CEST: What could be described as the wildcard group, C, with lots of foreigners and no elite tier players, is set to begin any minute.
16.08.2012 - 21:02 CEST: That's it for today at Gamescom, come back tomorrow bright and early at 09:00 CEST for more esports action, as Group C of SC2 gets underway.
16.08.2012 - 21:00 CEST: Acer | deto has won the DBG FIFA tournament.
16.08.2012 - 20:35 CEST: Group B is finished and Korean Zerg master NesTea has not made it into the top three spots! It all came down to the final match against Kas and the Ukrainian managed to defeat him 2:0 to snatch the third spot. viOLet is 2nd and Mvp takes the top spot. That puts Acer | Nerchio (winner of Group A) and Mvp on opposite sides of the bracket and both in the quarter-finals already.
16.08.2012 - 20:33 CEST: Acer | deto is in the final of the DBG (Deutschland's Bester Gamer) FIFA tournamentagainst Schiewe, check out the stream.
16.08.2012 - 20:23 CEST: Acer | deto has won the German WCG qualifier, 3:1 over juiCe in the final, and will thus also play in the WCG European Encounter.
16.08.2012 - 20:22 CEST: Elohell fell 0:2 to Moscow Five, setting up an M5 vs. fnatic semi-final.
16.08.2012 - 19:15 CEST: NesTea makes swift work of Feast, to take the match 2:1. NesTea is now one of 3 player sitting at a 3-1 record.
16.08.2012 - 19:05 CEST: viOlet takes down Mvp 2:1 in relatively quick fashion. Meanwhile, elsewhere in IEM Group B, Feast and NesTea are currently drawn 1:1 in a fantastic, dramatic match. A victory in the last map by Feast will mean that the group is opened up for 5 out of the 6 players to battle for the 3 knockout round qualifications.
16.08.2012 - 16:35 CEST: Group B has seen an amazing match so far between two of the favourites here in Cologne: the LGIM teammates NesTea and Mvp. The second one came out victorious in convincing fashion with a 2:0 score. The fifth match of group B is now being played between NesTea and viOlet.
16.08.2012 - 16:00 CEST: fnatic took down Curse.eu 2:0 in the first LoL match at Gamescom. They now await the winner of Moscow Five and ELOhell in the semi-finals.
16.08.2012 - 15:58 CEST: Group B has begun and with a true heavyweight matchup. The first game is a clash of the GSL Code S titans and team-mates, as Mvp takes on NesTea!
16.08.2012 - 15:55 CEST: With a 2:0 win over ForGG Acer | Nerchio has leap-frogged the Korean Terran and SortOf to take first place in Group A. As a result he will move directly into the quarter-finals of IEM VII Cologne, guaranteeing himself a top 8 finish!
16.08.2012 - 15:42 CEST: Thanks to DeMusliM beating inori 2:0 Acer | Nerchio has secured a playoff spot, where he'll join ForGG and SortOf.
16.08.2012 - 15:11 CEST: ForGG vs. Acer | Nerchio is live.
16.08.2012 - 14:58 CEST: Acer | poldi has a secured a playoff spot from Group A, with a win over Acer | Raschek 4:2. In Group B Acer | deto has also locked up a playoff spot, beating Toto 2:0.
16.08.2012 - 14:40 CEST: With a 2:1 win over DeMusliM the Swede SortOf continues his hot streak and qualifies for the playoffs, now it's just a matter of in which position.
16.08.2012 - 14:38 CEST: Acer | Nerchio take the series 2:0 against PuMa. He now sits on a 2 wins and 2 losses record, meaning there is work still to be done in his final match, vs. ForGG.
16.08.2012 - 14:17 CEST: Acer | Nerchio leads 1:0 over PuMa after Atlantis Spaceship, next up: Cloud Kingdom.
16.08.2012 - 14:12 CEST: We've updated our gallery with more photos from the event.
16.08.2012 - 14:10 CEST: Acer | Nerchio vs. PuMa is live. The only other time these two have played was at last year's Gamescom, where PuMa, the eventual champion, swept Nerchio 3:0 in the quarter-final, so Nerchio will be looking for revenge as well as a playoff spot!
16.08.2012 - 14:00 CEST: Don't forget to enter our Gamescom 2012 raffle for a chance to win Acer 3D displays and Nvidia 3D vision 2 glasses. To improve your chances of winning invite your friends! We've added a leaderboard of referrals on our news post so you can see that "Patrik S." currently leads with 64 likes generated!
16.08.2012 - 13:40 CEST: SortOf has gotten the better of Acer | Nerchio 2:1, putting our Polish Zerg in third, but only on map difference. He is currently tied with the other three players below him in terms of win-loss record. He may face a tough road as the last one of the two games of his group stage campaign remaining will be against the top player in the group: ForGG!
16.08.2012 - 13:33 CEST: Acer | Acey has lost his final group game, 1:2 to juiCeyyy, so we won't be seeing him in the playoffs.
16.08.2012 - 13:28 CEST: Elsewhere at Gamescom the WCG Germany FIFA qualifier is underway. There have been five games played so far:
In Group A Acer | poldi top lost his opener to Schiewe 0:4 and won his next match 1:0 over marv. Also in the same group Acer | Raschek won his opener 3:2 over marv but then lost to Schiewe 2:6.
In Group B Acer | deto has a win and a draw, tying Acer | Acey 1:1 and beating juiCe 1:0. As mentioned Acer | Acey has a draw, but his comes with a loss too, against Toto 1:2.
All of the Team Acer players have one match remaining: