2012 Battle.net World Championship

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[e][h]2012 Battle.net World Championship
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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
Winners
South Korea Picon small.png PartinG
South Korea Picon small.png Creator
South Korea Picon small.png Rain
Taiwan Zicon small.png Sen
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
Picon small.png 13
Ticon small.png 4
Zicon small.png 15
Maps
Chronology

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.

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
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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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Interview Recap Group A
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Group B
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Group C
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Interview Recap Group D
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Interview Recap Group E
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Interview Recap Group F
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Group G
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]

preview lrthread Vod.png Interview Recap Group H
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
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Zicon small.png Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
0
 USA Suppy
3
 Belarus LoWeLy
1
 Taiwan Sen
3
Sen Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Curious
 South Korea Curious
0
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
 South Korea HerO
3
 USA IdrA
1
 South Korea Rain
3
 Russia TitaN
0
TitaN Picon small.png
Zicon small.png KiLLeR
 Chile KiLLeR
3
 Spain LucifroN
2
 Spain VortiX
3
 South Korea Creator
3
Creator Picon small.png
Ticon small.png 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 Picon small.png
Zicon small.png KiLLeR
 Chile KiLLeR
0
 Spain VortiX
2
 South Korea Creator
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Picon small.png
Zicon small.png 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
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Picon small.png Rain
 South Korea Rain
3

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
13415
Round of 16
628
Quarterfinals
44
Semifinals
31
Finals
2
Winner
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 32
638492
Round of 16
32416
Quarterfinals
1115
Semifinals
4
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 32
Spain 2
France 1
Germany 1
Netherlands 1
Denmark 1
Poland 1
Russia 1
Belarus 1
USA 6
Canada 2
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Peru 1
Chile 1
Taiwan 1
China 1
South Korea 7
Australia 2
Round of 16
Spain 2
Denmark 1
Russia 1
Belarus 1
USA 3
Canada 1
Chile 1
Taiwan 1
South Korea 5
Quarterfinals
Spain 1
USA 1
Chile 1
Taiwan 1
South Korea 4
Semifinals
Taiwan 1
South Korea 3
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 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.