2012 Battle.net World Championship

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2012 Battle.net World Championship
2012 Battle.net World Championship.jpg
League Information
Organizer: Blizzard Entertainment
Sponsor: Razer
ASUS ROG
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.3
Event Type: Offline
Location: China China
Format: 1v1, Group stage into single-elimination bracket
Prize pool: $250,000
Start Date: 2012-11-17
End Date: 2012-11-18
Links: Official Website
Winners
Gold.png South Korea Picon small.png PartinG
Silver.png South Korea Picon small.png Creator
Bronze.png South Korea Picon small.png Rain
Copper.png Taiwan Zicon small.png Sen
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 32
Picon small.png 13   Ticon small.png 4   Zicon small.png 15   
Maps
WCS Cloud Kingdom LE • WCS Daybreak LE • WCS Ohana LE • WCS Antiga Shipyard • WCS Entombed Valley • WCS Shakuras Plateau • WCS Tal'Darim Altar LE
Chronology
2013 WCS Global Finals RightArrow.png 

Overview[edit]

The 2012 Battle.net World Championship is a premier global event organized by Blizzard Entertainment, and which will feature some of the best players of the world. Slated to take place in Shanghai, China on November 17–18, 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. It will be held instead of a 2012 BlizzCon Invitational.[1] The World Championship will be the final event of a four-tier program, with tournaments at the continental, national, and sub-national level throughout 2012:

  • Tier 4: The World Championship, held in Asia at the end of the year.
  • Tier 3: Five continental championships (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania), each of them being a live offline event.
  • Tier 2: 28 national championships aiming to crown national champion for each country involved.
  • Tier 1: Grassroots national qualifiers, run in cooperation with existing eSports organizations.

Each tier feeds directly into the one above it, with 32 players competing in the World Championship. The whole program will be held exclusively on Wings of Liberty, regardless of possible Heart of the Swarm release.[2][3]

About[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • GSL-Style Dual Tournament.
    • Top two advance to playoffs.
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-elimination bracket.
    • Best-of-five until finals.
    • Best-of-seven finals.

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $250,000 has been announced.[4] The 2012 StarCraft II World Champion will be awarded $100,000.

Place Prize (USD) ID Team
Gold.png 1st $100,000 South Korea Picon small.png PartinG Startalelogo std.png StarTale
Silver.png 2nd $40,000 South Korea Picon small.png Creator Primelogo std.png Prime
Bronze.png 3rd $16,000 South Korea Picon small.png Rain SKT1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
Copper.png 4th $8,000 Taiwan Zicon small.png Sen Gamabearslogo std.png Gama Bears

Qualifiers[edit]

32 players (24 players from the five continentals and 8 players from direct nationals seeds) will qualify for the World Championship in Shanghai.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (15)
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Germany Socke
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Peru Fenix
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France Stephano
To Be Decided
Brazil Levin
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USA Illusion
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Chile KiLLeR
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Russia TitaN
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Mexico MajOr
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China Comm
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USA Insur
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Spain LucifroN
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Taiwan Sen
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USA State
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Australia mOOnGLaDe
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South Korea Creator
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Australia MaFia
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Canada HuK
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Canada Scarlett
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Denmark BabyKnight
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USA ViBE
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Netherlands Grubby
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USA Suppy *
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South Korea HerO
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USA IdrA
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South Korea herO
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Spain VortiX
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South Korea Rain
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Belarus LoWeLy
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South Korea PartinG
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Poland Nerchio
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South Korea RorO
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South Korea Curious

* Suppy replaces Ostojiy, who decided to focus on his studies instead.[5]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

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1. South Korea Picon small.png PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. USA Ticon small.png Illusion 2-1 4-2
3. Peru Ticon small.png Fenix 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Picon small.png Socke 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

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1. USA Zicon small.png Suppy 2-0 4-1
2. Spain Zicon small.png VortiX 2-1 5-2
3. USA Zicon small.png ViBE 1-2 2-5
4. China Zicon small.png Comm 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

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1. Taiwan Zicon small.png Sen 2-0 4-1
2. Chile Zicon small.png KiLLeR 2-1 4-3
3. Netherlands Picon small.png Grubby 1-2 4-5
4. Canada Picon small.png HuK 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

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1. Denmark Picon small.png BabyKnight 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Picon small.png Rain 2-1 4-2
3. USA Picon small.png State 1-2 2-4
4. Australia Zicon small.png MaFia 0-2 0-4

Group E[edit]

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1. USA Zicon small.png IdrA 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 2-1 4-3
3. France Zicon small.png Stephano 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea Zicon small.png RorO 0-2 0-4

Group F[edit]

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1. Russia Picon small.png TitaN 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Curious 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea Picon small.png herO 1-2 3-5
4. Mexico Ticon small.png MajOr 0-2 2-4

Group G[edit]

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1. Spain Ticon small.png LucifroN 2-0 4-1
2. Belarus Zicon small.png LoWeLy 2-1 4-3
3. USA Picon small.png Insur 1-2 3-4
4. Brazil Picon small.png Levin 0-2 1-4

Group H[edit]

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1. South Korea Picon small.png Creator 2-0 4-1
2. Canada Zicon small.png Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. Poland Zicon small.png Nerchio 1-2 3-4
4. Australia Zicon small.png mOOnGLaDe 0-2 1-4
* Groups were drawn in the Battle.net World Championship Seeding Show event on the 8th of November Watch

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Scarlett
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 Canada Scarlett
0
 USA Suppy
3
Suppy Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png LoWeLy
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 Belarus LoWeLy
1
 Taiwan Sen
3
Sen Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Curious
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 South Korea Curious
0
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
BabyKnight Picon small.png
Picon small.png HerO
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 South Korea HerO
3
 USA IdrA
1
IdrA Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Rain
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 South Korea Rain
3
 Russia TitaN
0
TitaN Picon small.png
Zicon small.png KiLLeR
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 Chile KiLLeR
3
 Spain LucifroN
2
LucifroN Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png VortiX
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 Spain VortiX
3
 South Korea Creator
3
Creator Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Illusion
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 USA Illusion
0
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Suppy
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 USA Suppy
2
 Taiwan Sen
3
Sen Zicon small.png
Picon small.png HerO
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 South Korea HerO
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Picon small.png
Zicon small.png KiLLeR
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 Chile KiLLeR
0
 Spain VortiX
2
VortiX Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Creator
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 South Korea Creator
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Sen
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 Taiwan Sen
0
 South Korea Rain
2
Rain Picon small.png
Picon small.png Creator
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 South Korea Creator
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea PartinG
4
 South Korea Creator
2
3rd Place Match
 Taiwan Sen
0
Sen Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Rain
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 South Korea Rain
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
13415
Round of 16
628
Quarterfinals
44
Semifinals
31
Finals
2
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs & Replays[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-01-25). "2012 Battle.net World Championship Event". Battle.net.
  2. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (2012-01-26). "First Glimpse: 2012 Battle.Net World Championship". TeamLiquid.net.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-04-04). "The StarCraft II World Championship Series". Battle.net.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-09-14). "Who Will Be At BWC". Battle.net.
  5. ostojiy (2012-10-09). "On ostojiy's dropping out of WCS". Reddit.com.
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