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
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 Terran MMA
South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu
South Korea Protoss MC
South Korea Terran Mvp
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
10
Protoss 3
Terran 3
Zerg 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]

Place $ USD ₩  KRW Player Team
1st $34,400 ₩ 40,000,000 South Korea Terran MMA SlayerS SlayerS
2nd $8,600 ₩ 10,000,000 South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu MVP (team) MVP
3rd-4th $4,300 ₩ 5,000,000 South Korea Protoss MC Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Terran Mvp Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
5th-6th $1,720 ₩ 2,000,000 South Korea Zerg Leenock FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Terran Polt Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
7th-10th $860 ₩ 1,000,000 France Zerg Stephano Millenium Millenium
South Korea Zerg NesTea Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
Sweden Protoss NaNiwa Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
South Korea Protoss HerO Team Liquid Team Liquid

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) Terran MMA Zerg Leenock Protoss HuK
Best Ceremony Protoss AcE
Special Award for promoting eSports Artosis and Tasteless
Best K-Pop Girl Group (User Vote) T-ara
Most Popular Team (User Vote) SlayerS SlayerS
Most Popular Player (User Vote) Zerg NesTea
Best Coach (Chosen by Reporters) IM Coach - Kang Dong-Hoon
Best Race Players (By GSL Points for Each Race) Terran Mvp Zerg NesTea Protoss MC
Best Player (Winner of 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup) Terran 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
Incredible Miracle
South Korea Terran Mvp
Incredible Miracle
South Korea Zerg NesTea
Old Generations
South Korea Protoss MC
FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Zerg Leenock
Quantic Gaming
Sweden Protoss NaNiwa
IEM VI - GC New York IGN ProLeague 3 DreamHack Winter 2011 BlizzCon 2011 World Cyber Games 2011
Winner Winner Winner Winner Winner
MVP (team)
South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu
Millenium
France Zerg Stephano
Team Liquid
South Korea Protoss HerO
Incredible Miracle
South Korea Terran Mvp
Incredible Miracle
South Korea Terran Mvp

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
December 12, 2011
1. South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu 3-1
2. South Korea Terran Mvp 3-1
3. South Korea Protoss MC 2-2
4. France Zerg Stephano 2-2
5. South Korea Protoss HerO 0-4
Group B
December 13, 2011
1. South Korea Terran MMA 5-1
2. South Korea Zerg Leenock 4-2
3. South Korea Terran Polt 3-3
4. South Korea Zerg NesTea 1-3
5. Sweden Protoss NaNiwa 0-4

Brackets[edit]

Round of 6
 South Korea MC
3
MC Protoss
Zerg Leenock
 South Korea Leenock
1
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt Terran
Terran Mvp
 South Korea Mvp
3
Round of 4
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
DongRaeGu Zerg
Protoss MC
 South Korea MC
2
 South Korea MMA
3
MMA Terran
Terran Mvp
 South Korea Mvp
0
Finals
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
DongRaeGu Zerg
Terran 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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