2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2

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[e][h]2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2
League Information
South Korea
South Korea Seoul
Prize pool:
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
South Korea Zerg NesTea
South Korea Terran RainBOw
South Korea Terran BoxeR
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Protoss 20
Terran 29
Zerg 15
Random 0
This was the second of three GOMTV Global StarCraft II League Open events. For general information not specific to this event, check the main GSL page.
GSL Brackets Poster

Map Pool[edit]

Two maps from season 1 were removed from the map pool: Kulas Ravine and Desert Oasis. They were replaced by Jungle Basin and Shakuras Plateau.[1]


  • Preliminary rounds were held from October 9 to 12.
  • Unlike season 1, the quarterfinal round (Ro8) was a best of 5 instead of a best of 3. The semifinals (as well as the finals) were a best of 7.[2]
  • Map elimination was also changed from season 1:
    • Ro64, Ro32: May remove up to 2 maps
    • Ro16, Ro8: May remove 1 map
    • Semifinals (Ro4), finals: No map removal

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool was ₩199 600 000, divided among participants as follows:

Place $ USD ₩  KRW Player Team
1st $89,000 ₩ 100,000,000 South Korea Zerg NesTea Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
2nd $26,700 ₩ 30,000,000 South Korea Terran MarineKing Prime Prime
3rd-4th $8,900 ₩ 10,000,000 South Korea Terran RainBOw StarTale StarTale
South Korea Terran BoxeR ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
5th-8th $3,560 ₩ 4,000,000 South Korea Zerg Kyrix ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Protoss Genius ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Terran NaDa Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Zerg Zenio Old Generations Old Generations
9th-16th $1,780 ₩ 2,000,000 South Korea Protoss Killer Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Terran Ensnare Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Zerg Check Prime Prime
South Korea Protoss InCa Old Generations Old Generations
China Terran Loner World Elite World Elite
South Korea Zerg Leenock For Our Utopia For Our Utopia
USA Zerg IdrA Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
South Korea Zerg TheWinD Old Generations Old Generations
17th-32nd $445 ₩ 500,000 South Korea Zerg FruitDealer Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Zerg PhoeNix WeRRa WeRRa
South Korea Terran Rain Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Protoss AcE StarTale StarTale
South Korea Protoss Pippi ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss San ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Terran Tankboy Prime Prime
South Korea Terran Sync ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss cOre ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Zerg Terius For Our Utopia For Our Utopia
South Korea Zerg Suhoshin ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Terran ParkJongHyuk Prime Prime
South Korea Terran Gon Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Terran Mvp Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
South Korea Protoss MC Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Terran Maka Prime Prime
33rd-64th $267 ₩ 300,000 South Korea Terran ButterflyEffect ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Zerg Baby WeRRa WeRRa
South Korea Terran Apple ZeNEX ZeNEX
Germany Terran TLO Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Protoss Choya For Our Utopia For Our Utopia
South Korea Protoss Suzy WeRRa WeRRa
South Korea Terran KYumer Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
South Korea Protoss HongUn Prime Prime
South Korea Terran Flint ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Zerg Cezanne Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Terran Hyperdub Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Protoss Garnet ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Terran Aya MVP (team) MVP
South Korea Terran Clide Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Zerg Rain For Our Utopia For Our Utopia
South Korea Zerg jookTo Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Terran Happiness Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Terran Lyn WeMade FOX WeMade FOX
South Korea Protoss Bleach ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Terran Polt Prime Prime
South Korea Protoss LegalMind ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Protoss FreeDSL WeRRa WeRRa
South Korea Terran Cargo ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss Chief ZeNEX ZeNEX
South Korea Terran ChickenCombo ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss ZanDarke ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss Sound WeRRa WeRRa
South Korea Terran jjakji WeRRa WeRRa
South Korea Protoss TheBest For Our Utopia For Our Utopia
South Korea Protoss Overthezero For Our Utopia For Our Utopia
South Korea Protoss LoveRip ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
South Korea Protoss BanBans ZeNEX ZeNEX

* Approximate USD amounts taken from http://xe.com on October 28, 2010. [₩1000 KRW = $0.89 USD]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom


  • There were three foreigners in the tournament: IdrA, TLO, and Loner. All three were eliminated at latest in the round of 16. (see bracket)
  • This marked the individual StarCraft II progaming debuts of BoxeR and NaDa.
  • Over 750 000 people tuned in for BoxeR's round of 64 match.[3]
  • Though Maka and HopeTorture had used it previously, the Maka Rax strategy was officially named by Tasteless.[4]
  • The Viking Flower trick, first shown by BoxeR, was also named by Artosis.[5]
  • For the first time in GSL, the Mothership was built intentionally to turn the tide of the battle.
  • While Tasteless and Artosis were at Blizzcon 2010, there were four guest casters used: Jason Lee, Assem, Jørgen Johannesen (XeqtR), and IdrA.[6]
GSL2 military ranks
  • Player military ranks were revealed before the start of each match.
  • Powerade was the sponsored beverage of this event.
  • Capital ship watch: Number of games where these units were a major factor in the outcome:
Unit W L
Battlecruiser 0 2
Brood Lord 2 0
Carrier 0 0
Mothership 0 1

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