2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3

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2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3
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League Information
Organizer: GOMTV
Sponsor: Sony Ericsson emTek Incheon Tourism Organization
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.1.3
Server: South Korea
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Prize pool: $180,000
Start Date: 2010-11-15
End Date: 2010-12-18
Gold.png Picon small.png MC
Silver.png Ticon small.png Rain
SF.png Ticon small.png Jinro
SF.png Picon small.png HongUn
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 64
Picon small.png 12   Ticon small.png 24   Zicon small.png 27   Ricon small.png 1
Metalopolis • Scrap Station • Xel'Naga Caverns • Blistering Sands • Steppes of War • Lost Temple • Delta Quadrant • Jungle Basin • Shakuras Plateau
 2010 GSL Season 2 2010 GSL Season 22011 GSL January 2011 GSL January 
This is the third and last of three GOMTV Global StarCraft II League Open events. For general information not specific to this event, check the main GSL page.

Map Pool[edit]

This tournament used the same map pool as GSL 2:


  • Preliminary rounds were held on November 15 and 16.
  • Unlike the previous two GSL open events, there was no vetoing of any maps in all rounds.

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool was ₩199 600 000 (Approximately $177 644), divided among participants as follows:

Place Prize (KRW) USD Player Team
Gold.png1st ₩100 000 000 $89 000 South Korea Picon small.png MC OGslogo std.png Old Generations
Silver.png2nd ₩30 000 000 $26 700 South Korea Ticon small.png Rain TSLlogo std.png Team SCV Life
SF.png3rd-4th ₩10 000 000 $8900 South Korea Picon small.png HongUn Primelogo std.png Prime
Sweden Ticon small.png Jinro Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid

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

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom


  • GuMiho was the first random player to qualify for any GSL open.
  • There were five foreigners in this tournament: Sen, HayprO, Jinro, IdrA, and Ret.
  • July, an accomplished StarCraft progamer, and Moon, an accomplished Warcraft III progamer, qualified for their first GSL open.
  • HongUn built the first Carrier of any GSL open against JSL.
  • Jinro was the first foreigner to reach the RO4.
  • HongUn and MC, respectively, were the first Protoss players to reach the RO4.
  • MC was the first Protoss player to reach the Finals and the first Protoss to win the tournament.
  • First season where the map vetoing option for players was disabled which receives large amounts of criticisms from Zerg players. The inability to veto short distanced maps such as Steppes of War caused many cheeses and all-ins in TvZ match ups throughout Season 3.
  • Pepsi was a sponsor of this event with their Mountain Dew brand as the sponsored beverage.
  • The first season to have no Zerg in the final four.
  • Capital ship watch: Number of games where these units were a major factor in the outcome:
Unit W L
Battlecruiser 0 0
Brood Lord 6 1
Carrier 1 0
Mothership 0 0

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