2012 Battle.net World Championship

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2012 Battle.net World Championship
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
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Links: Official Website
Winners
South Korea Protoss PartinG
South Korea Protoss Creator
South Korea Protoss Rain
Taiwan Zerg Sen
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 32
Protoss 13   Terran 4   Zerg 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 2013 WCS Global Finals 

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
1st $100,000 South Korea Protoss PartinG StarTale StarTale
2nd $40,000 South Korea Protoss Creator Prime Prime
3rd $16,000 South Korea Protoss Rain SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
4th $8,000 Taiwan Zerg Sen Gama Bears 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)
Team ALTERNATE
Germany Socke
Incredible Miracle
Peru Fenix
Evil Geniuses
France Stephano
To Be Decided
Brazil Levin
Quantic Gaming
USA Illusion
Team Dignitas
Chile KiLLeR
RoX
Russia TitaN
ROOT Gaming
Mexico MajOr
Wayi Spider
China Comm
Infinity Seven
USA Insur
Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain LucifroN
Gama Bears
Taiwan Sen
Quantic Gaming
USA State
Team Nv
Australia mOOnGLaDe
Prime
South Korea Creator
Team Immunity
Australia MaFia
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Team Acer
Canada Scarlett
FXOpen e-Sports
Denmark BabyKnight
ROOT Gaming
USA ViBE
Team Grubby
Netherlands Grubby
Evil Geniuses
USA Suppy *
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
Evil Geniuses
USA IdrA
CJ Entus
South Korea herO
Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain VortiX
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Rain
FXOpen e-Sports
Belarus LoWeLy
StarTale
South Korea PartinG
Team Acer
Poland Nerchio
Samsung KHAN
South Korea RorO
StarTale
South Korea Curious

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

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview lrthread Watch VOD Interview Recap
1. South Korea Protoss PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. USA Terran Illusion 2-1 4-2
3. Peru Terran Fenix 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Protoss Socke 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

Group B preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
1. USA Zerg Suppy 2-0 4-1
2. Spain Zerg VortiX 2-1 5-2
3. USA Zerg ViBE 1-2 2-5
4. China Zerg Comm 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

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1. Taiwan Zerg Sen 2-0 4-1
2. Chile Zerg KiLLeR 2-1 4-3
3. Netherlands Protoss Grubby 1-2 4-5
4. Canada Protoss HuK 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Group D preview lrthread Watch VOD Interview Recap
1. Denmark Protoss BabyKnight 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Protoss Rain 2-1 4-2
3. USA Protoss State 1-2 2-4
4. Australia Zerg MaFia 0-2 0-4

Group E[edit]

Group E preview lrthread Watch VOD Interview Recap
1. USA Zerg IdrA 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Protoss HerO 2-1 4-3
3. France Zerg Stephano 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea Zerg RorO 0-2 0-4

Group F[edit]

Group F preview lrthread Watch VOD Interview Recap
1. Russia Protoss TitaN 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Zerg Curious 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea Protoss herO 1-2 3-5
4. Mexico Terran MajOr 0-2 2-4

Group G[edit]

Group G preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
1. Spain Terran LucifroN 2-0 4-1
2. Belarus Zerg LoWeLy 2-1 4-3
3. USA Protoss Insur 1-2 3-4
4. Brazil Protoss Levin 0-2 1-4

Group H[edit]

Group H preview lrthread Watch VOD Interview Recap
1. South Korea Protoss Creator 2-0 4-1
2. Canada Zerg Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. Poland Zerg Nerchio 1-2 3-4
4. Australia Zerg 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 Protoss
Zerg Scarlett
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 Canada Scarlett
0
 USA Suppy
3
Suppy Zerg
Zerg LoWeLy
lrthread Recap
 Belarus LoWeLy
1
 Taiwan Sen
3
Sen Zerg
Zerg Curious
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 South Korea Curious
0
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
BabyKnight Protoss
Protoss HerO
lrthread Watch VOD 1 Recap
 South Korea HerO
3
 USA IdrA
1
IdrA Zerg
Protoss Rain
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 South Korea Rain
3
 Russia TitaN
0
TitaN Protoss
Zerg KiLLeR
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 Chile KiLLeR
3
 Spain LucifroN
2
LucifroN Terran
Zerg VortiX
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 Spain VortiX
3
 South Korea Creator
3
Creator Protoss
Terran Illusion
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 USA Illusion
0
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Protoss
Zerg Suppy
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 USA Suppy
2
 Taiwan Sen
3
Sen Zerg
Protoss HerO
lrthread Watch VOD 2 Recap
 South Korea HerO
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Protoss
Zerg KiLLeR
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 Chile KiLLeR
0
 Spain VortiX
2
VortiX Zerg
Protoss Creator
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 South Korea Creator
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Protoss
Zerg Sen
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 Taiwan Sen
0
 South Korea Rain
2
Rain Protoss
Protoss 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 Zerg
Protoss Rain
lrthread Watch VOD Recap
 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


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Additional Coverage[edit]

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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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