2012 Battle.net World Championship

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[e][h]2012 Battle.net World Championship
League Information
Sponsor:
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shanghai
Format:
1v1, Group stage into single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$250,000
Start Date:
2012-11-17
End Date:
2012-11-18
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
link=http://us.battle.net/bwc/en Official
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
Chronology

Overview

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

Format

  • 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

Prize Pool

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

Qualifiers

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

Participants

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

Group Stage

Group A

Group A preview lrthread 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

Group B preview lrthread 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

Group C preview lrthread Recap
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

Group D preview lrthread 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

Group E preview lrthread 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

Group F preview lrthread 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

Group G preview lrthread 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

Group H preview lrthread 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

Bracket

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

Racial Distribution

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

View Games

Streams

VODs & Replays

Additional Coverage

Gallery

See also

External links

References

  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.