2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January

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2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraftII League January
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League Information
Organizer: GOMTV
Sponsor: Sony Ericsson emTek Incheon Tourism Organization
Game Version: Wings of Liberty
Patch 1.1.3Patch 1.2.0
Server: South Korea
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Format: Sicon.png 1v1, 2x Group play + Playoffs
Aicon.png 1v1, Single-elimination
Start Date: 2011-01-02
End Date: 2011-01-29
Sicon.png Winners
Gold.png Ticon small.png Mvp
SF.png Ticon small.png Jinro
SF.png Zicon small.png NesTea
Aicon.png Winners
Gold.png Ticon small.png TOP
Silver.png Ticon small.png ByuN
Bronze.png Ticon small.png Lyn
Bronze.png Ticon small.png sC
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: Sicon.png 32   Aicon.png 32
Picon small.png 18   Ticon small.png 28   Zicon small.png 18   
Metalopolis • Scrap Station • Xel'Naga Caverns • Blistering Sands • Steppes of War • Lost Temple • Delta Quadrant • Jungle Basin • Shakuras Plateau
 2010 GSL Season 3 2010 GSL Season 32011 GSL March 2011 GSL March 

Map Pool[edit]

This tournament used the same map pool as GSL 2 & GSL 3:

Blistering Sands • Delta Quadrant • Jungle Basin • Lost Temple • Metalopolis • Scrap Station • Shakuras Plateau • Steppes of War • Xel'Naga Caverns



  • Code S players each eliminated 1 map
  • Code A players each eliminated 1 map

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool was ₩172 800 000 (Approximately $155 520 USD, €120 960 EUR).

Code S[edit]

The Code S prize pool was ₩132 000 000 (Approximately $118 800 USD, €92 400 EUR), divided among participants as follows:

Place Prize (KRW) USD EUR Player Team
Gold.pngChampion ₩60,000,000 $45,000 €35,000 South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
Silver.pngRunner-up ₩20,000,000 $18,000 €14,000 South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing Primelogo std.png Prime
SF.pngSemifinalists ₩5,000,000 $4,500 €3,500 South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
Sweden Ticon small.png Jinro Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid

Code A[edit]

Place Prize (KRW) USD Player Team
Gold.pngChampion ₩1 500 000 $1,330 South Korea Ticon small.png TOP OGslogo std.png Old Generations
Silver.pngRunner-up ₩1 000 000 $890 South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN ZeNEXlogo std.png ZeNEX
SF.pngSemifinalists ₩800 000 $710 South Korea Ticon small.png Lyn WeMadeFOXlogo std.png WeMade FOX
South Korea Ticon small.png sC FOulogo std.png For Our Utopia

* Approximate USD amounts taken from http://xe.com on January 3rd, 2011. [₩1000 KRW = $0.89 USD]


  • There were two Code S foreigners in this tournament: Jinro, IdrA, and 2 Code A foreigners: Ret, Loner.
  • Pepsi remains the sponsor of the event.
  • Bleach (ByuN) was the first player in the GSL to switch race, from Protoss to Terran.
  • MarineKing was the first player to make it to two GSL finals.
  • This GSL saw the first Mirror Match-up and 4-0 Win in the Final.
  • Mvp became the first Terran champion.

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Sicon.png Winner
Sicon.png Final Match
Sicon.png Semi Finals
Sicon.png Quarter Finals
Sicon.png Ro16
Sicon.png Ro32
UD: Sicon.png After
UD: Sicon.png Before
UD: Sicon.png+Aicon.png Total
UD: Aicon.png Before
UD: Aicon.png After
Aicon.png Winner
Aicon.png Final Match
Aicon.png Semi Finals
Aicon.png Quarter Finals
Aicon.png Ro16
Aicon.png Ro32

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