2011 MLG Pro Circuit: Providence

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2011 MLG Pro Circuit Championship Providence
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League Information
Organizer: Major League Gaming
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.2
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Location: United States USA
Prize pool: $120,000
Start Date: 2011-11-18
End Date: 2011-11-20
Winners
Gold.png South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock
Silver.png Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa
Bronze.png South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
Copper.png South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 272
Picon small.png 78   Ticon small.png 75   Zicon small.png 98   Ricon small.png 2
Maps
MLG Antiga Shipyard • MLG Dual Sight • MLG Metalopolis • MLG Shakuras Plateau • MLG Shattered Temple • MLG Tal'Darim Altar • MLG Xel'Naga Caverns
Chronology
 Orlando 2011 Orlando 2011Winter Arena 2012 Winter Arena 2012 

Championship event for the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit, featuring the biggest prize pool of 2011 and a special championship format.

About[edit]

The third weekend in November brought the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit to Providence, Rhode Island for the sixth and final event of the season. The weekend featured competitions in StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and others. As the national championship event, the StarCraft 2 format was changed to a seeded double-elimination bracket, ditching the standard pool play. The tournament boasted an incredibly strong group of seeded players and an extremely dangerous open bracket, featuring many of the world's best players.

MLG mainstay broadcaster Day[9] was not able to attend.[1] However, the rest of MLG's all-star lineup, including Artosis, Tasteless, Clutch, ItmeJP, Husky, djWHEAT and MrBitter, was. They were joined by the "beta stream casters" Tumba, Adebisi & Robin, who provided solo casting of select matches on the Beta Streams, and former eSTRO manager Hwanni, who was the new Korean translator. Rob Simpson, the Assistant Manager of Blizzard E-Sports,[2] also made an appearance on day two, casting several games alongside the mainstays.

MLG Providence was the first Starcraft 2 event to be streamed on YouTube's live streaming platform.[3]

Location[edit]

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Convention Center

Format[edit]

The National Championship drew huge crowds
The side stages drew large crowds
Main article: MLG Providence Format

Unlike the regular season 2011 MLG Pro Circuit events, the National Championship does not include a Group Stage. Instead, the Top 16 players from the regular season are placed directly into the Championship Winners' Bracket (the top portion of the Championship Bracket).

Prize pool[edit]

Offering $120,000 Spread among players as follows:

Place Prize ID Team
1st $50,000 South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock FXOlogo std.png FXOpen e-Sports
2nd $25,000 Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa Complexitylogo std.png compLexity
3rd $15,000 South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu CoL.MVPlogo std.png coL.MVP
4th $10,500 South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp QIMlogo std.png QIM
5th $7500 Canada Picon small.png HuK Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
6th $5250 South Korea Picon small.png MC OGsSKlogo std.png oGs.SK
7th $3750 Sweden Zicon small.png HayprO Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
8th $3000 USA Zicon small.png IdrA Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses

Players[edit]

Seeded Players
Picon.pngProtoss (4) Ticon.pngTerran (7) Zicon.pngZerg (5)
Canada HuK South Korea MMA USA IdrA
Sweden NaNiwa South Korea Bomber Canada SLush
Canada KiWiKaKi Sweden SjoW Netherlands Ret
South Korea MC South Korea SeleCT South Korea DongRaeGu
South Korea BoxeR Sweden HayprO
South Korea PuMa
South Korea Rain
Notable Open Bracket Players
Picon.pngProtoss Ticon.pngTerran Zicon.pngZerg
USA iNcontroL
South Korea Mvp
USA Sheth
South Korea HerO
USA Gretorp
USA Machine
USA Tyler
South Korea GanZi
South Korea LosirA
Canada DdoRo
Canada Drewbie
USA ViBE
USA Agh
South Korea MarineKing
USA LzGaMeR
South Korea HwangSin
USA KawaiiRice
Peru CatZ
South Korea Oz
USA TriMaster
USA Spanishiwa
USA Axslav
USA PainUser
USA Destiny
USA Gatored
Canada dde
USA StrifeCro
USA iNkA
Sweden Jinro
Canada Ostojiy
South Korea wbc
South Korea sC
Germany TLO
Canada Attero
South Korea KeeN
South Korea Leenock
South Korea Puzzle
South Korea NesTea
South Korea viOLet
First time sign-ups

Results[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

Winners' Bracket
Losers' Bracket

Championship Bracket[edit]

 
Winners Round 1
 South Korea Rain
0
 South Korea Mvp
2
 Sweden HayprO
0
 South Korea Leenock
2
 South Korea BoxeR
1
 South Korea NesTea
2
 South Korea PuMa
1
 South Korea HerO
2
Winners Round 2
 South Korea Bomber
0
 South Korea Mvp
2
 South Korea DRG
2
 South Korea Leenock
0
 South Korea SeleCT
0
 South Korea NesTea
2
 Sweden SjoW
0
 South Korea HerO
2
Winners Round 3
 South Korea MC
2
 South Korea Mvp
1
 Canada KiWiKaKi
1
 South Korea DRG
2
 Canada SLush
0
 South Korea NesTea
2
 Netherlands Ret
0
 South Korea HerO
2
Winners Round 4
 USA IdrA
0
 South Korea MC
2
 South Korea MMA
0
 South Korea DRG
2
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
 South Korea NesTea
1
 Canada HuK
2
 South Korea HerO
0
Winners Semifinals
 South Korea MC
0
 South Korea DRG
2
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
 Canada HuK
1
Winners Finals
 South Korea DRG
0
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
Losers Round 1
 South Korea viOLet
1
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 USA Illusion
2
 USA Spanishiwa
0
 South Korea Artist
2
 Canada dde
0
 Mexico MajOr
1
 South Korea KeeN
2
Losers Round 2
 USA State
0
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 USA Sheth
1
 USA Illusion
2
 Germany TLO
0
 South Korea Artist
2
 South Korea LosirA
2
 South Korea KeeN
1
Losers Round 3
 South Korea Rain
0
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 Sweden HayprO
2
 USA Illusion
0
 South Korea BoxeR
2
 South Korea Artist
1
 South Korea PuMa
2
 South Korea LosirA
0
Losers Round 4
 Sweden SjoW
0
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 South Korea SeleCT
1
 Sweden HayprO
2
 South Korea Leenock
2
 South Korea BoxeR
0
 South Korea Bomber
1
 South Korea PuMa
2
Losers Round 5
 South Korea Mvp
2
 South Korea MarineKing
0
 Canada KiWiKaKi
1
 Sweden HayprO
2
 Canada SLush
0
 South Korea Leenock
2
 Netherlands Ret
0
 South Korea PuMa
2
Losers Round 6
 South Korea HerO
0
 South Korea Mvp
2
 South Korea NesTea
1
 Sweden HayprO
2
 South Korea MMA
1
 South Korea Leenock
2
 USA IdrA
2
 South Korea PuMa
1
Losers Round 7
 South Korea Mvp
2
 Sweden HayprO
1
 South Korea Leenock
2
 USA IdrA
0
Losers Round 8
 South Korea MC
2
 South Korea Mvp
4
 Canada HuK
0
 South Korea Leenock
2
Losers Round 9
 South Korea Mvp
0
 South Korea Leenock
2
Losers Finals
 South Korea DRG
3
 South Korea Leenock
4
Grand Finals
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
 South Korea Leenock
4
Extended Series rule:
Best-of-seven series start off 2-0 or 2-1 based on results from previous meeting. In the Grand Final, an extended series occurred when the finalist coming from the winners' bracket, NaNiwa, lost what was initially a best-of-three series to Leenock, 2-1.

Top 32[edit]

Leenock with MLG National Championship trophy
  1. South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock
  2. Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa
  3. South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
  4. South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp
  5. Canada Picon small.png HuK
  6. South Korea Picon small.png MC
  7. Sweden Zicon small.png HayprO
  8. USA Zicon small.png IdrA
  9. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA
  10. South Korea Picon small.png HerO
  11. South Korea Ticon small.png PuMa
  12. South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea
  13. South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing
  14. Canada Zicon small.png SLush
  15. Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret
  16. Canada Picon small.png KiWiKaKi
  17. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber
  18. Sweden Ticon small.png SjoW
  19. South Korea Ticon small.png SeleCT
  20. South Korea Ticon small.png BoxeR
  21. South Korea Zicon small.png LosirA
  22. South Korea Ticon small.png Artist
  23. South Korea Ticon small.png Rain
  24. USA Ticon small.png Illusion
  25. USA Zicon small.png Sheth
  26. Germany Zicon small.png TLO
  27. USA Picon small.png State
  28. South Korea Ticon small.png KeeN
  29. Canada Ticon small.png dde
  30. Mexico Ticon small.png winDy
  31. USA Zicon small.png Spanishiwa
  32. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet

Source: MLG Providence top 32

View Games[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Tumba, one of the MLG Beta stream casters, proposed (successfully!) to his girlfriend after interviewing MC following his victory over IdrA.
  • During this event, a rivalry formed between NaNiwa and NesTea. NesTea had previously defeated NaNiwa 2-1 in the BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational, but NaNiwa returned the favor, defeating NesTea 2-1 when they met again during the 2011 MLG Global Invitational Final. In an interview after that game, NaNiwa commented about a seemingly quick drone pull NesTea made during their 3rd game: "I thought that he would do some smart shit, [...], I thought he was that genius but apparently he's just an idiot. What he did made no sense."[7]. When NesTea heard of these comments he was reportedly very angry and ready to destroy NaNiwa.[8] Later, when they met in the Championship Winners' Bracket Quarter Final, they both played aggressively, including a 3rd game cannon rush. NaNiwa won the match 2-1, and cameras showed a clearly angry NesTea. In twitter posts and a later interview, NaNiwa stated that he was "caught up in the moment" and "didn't mean any disrespect". He also stated: "He showed he is a very smart player, obviously, since he won 3 GSLs. He can't be stupid."[9] It would be surprising, however, if that was the end of the rivalry, as NaNiwa later stated that he liked rivalries, as he believed it made the games more interesting for the audience. [10]
  • This was the only MLG of 2011 where a Zerg was the Champion.
  • There were over 240,000 peak concurrent viewers, with over 3.6 million hours of video watched over the weekend of MLG Providence.[11]

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