2011 GSL Blizzard Cup

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The Blizzard Cup is a tournament organized by GOMTV in which it plans to look back at and to conclude the year 2011 and determine the best of the best player.

[e][h]2011 GSL Blizzard Cup
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League Information
Organizer:
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Format:
Group stage, then playoffs
Prize pool:
?68,000,000 (≃ $58,480)
Start Date:
2011-12-12
End Date:
2011-12-17
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Ticon small.png MMA
South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
South Korea Picon small.png MC
South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
10
Picon small.png 3
Ticon small.png 3
Zicon small.png 4
Chronology

About[edit]

The 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup is 10 player invitational tournament featuring champions from all over the world. Presentation of the 2011 GSL Tour Awards is also planned.[1]

Format[edit]

The 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup format.
  • 10 players will be divided in 2 groups of 5.
  • Single game matches, round robin.
  • The 3 top players of each group advance to the playoffs.
  • Group A 1st vs (Group A 3rd vs Group B 2nd)
  • Group B 1st vs (Group B 3rd vs Group A 2nd)

Prize Pool[edit]

Converted USD prizes calculated on June 18, 2011 with a currency rate of 1 KRW = 0.00086 USD provided by http://xe.com.

2011 GSL Tour Awards[edit]

The 2011 GSL Tour Awards will be given in the following categories:

Award ID
Best Match (User Vote) MMA vs Mvp in GSL October: Code S finals Game 5
Most Improved Player of Each Race (Chosen by Reporters) Ticon small.png MMA Zicon small.png Leenock Picon small.png HuK
Best Ceremony Picon small.png AcE
Special Award for promoting eSports Artosis and Tasteless
Best K-Pop Girl Group (User Vote) T-ara
Most Popular Team (User Vote) SlayerSlogo std.png SlayerS
Most Popular Player (User Vote) Zicon small.png NesTea
Best Coach (Chosen by Reporters) IM Coach - Kang Dong-Hoon
Best Race Players (By GSL Points for Each Race) Ticon small.png Mvp Zicon small.png NesTea Picon small.png MC
Best Player (Winner of 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup) Ticon small.png MMA

Participants[edit]

The top 10 players of 2011, as determined by major tournament results, will qualify for the event. If players qualify for more than one invitation, suitable replacements will be invited.

Qualified Players[edit]

Global StarCraft II League 2011 MLG Providence
Point Ranking Top 3 Winner Runner-Up
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South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp
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South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea
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South Korea Picon small.png MC
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South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock
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Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa
IEM VI - GC New York IGN ProLeague 3 DreamHack Winter 2011 BlizzCon 2011 World Cyber Games 2011
Winner Winner Winner Winner Winner
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South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
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France Zicon small.png Stephano
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South Korea Picon small.png HerO
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South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp
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South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
December 12, 2011
1. South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu 3-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp 3-1
3. South Korea Picon small.png MC 2-2
4. France Zicon small.png Stephano 2-2
5. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 0-4
Group B
December 13, 2011
1. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA 5-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock 4-2
3. South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 3-3
4. South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea 1-3
5. Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa 0-4

Brackets[edit]

Round of 6
 South Korea MC
3
MC Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Leenock
 South Korea Leenock
1
 South Korea Polt
1
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Ticon small.png Mvp
 South Korea Mvp
3
Round of 4
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Picon small.png MC
 South Korea MC
2
 South Korea MMA
3
MMA Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png Mvp
 South Korea Mvp
0
Finals
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
 South Korea MMA
4

Trivia[edit]

  • In the 9th game of Group B, NaNiwa faced NesTea after both players were already mathematically eliminated from the tournament (with each posting 0-3). NaNiwa immediately sent his 7 initial Probes (with one trailing considerably behind) to NesTea's base. After issuing the blind attack-move command, he took his hand off the keyboard in resignation. He quickly lost 6 probes to NesTea's 9 Drones. The rematch between both players (after the 2011 MLG Global Invitational and MLG Providence) would have to wait until the MLG 2012 Winter Arena where NaNiwa would again triumph over NesTea[4] See main article.
  • Polt and MMA were both invited to the Blizzard Cup due to Mvp qualifying three times. Mvp had to play both of them, but ultimately lost to MMA, the eventual champion.

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 10
334
Round of 6
132
Semi Finals
121
Final Match
11
Winner
1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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