2012 DreamHack Open: Stockholm

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DreamHack Open: Stockholm is the first stop on the 2012 DreamHack Open series of tournaments.

2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm
League Information
Series: DreamHack
Organizer: DreamHack
Sponsor: EIZO
Sapphire
AMD
Twitch TV
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.3
Server: Europe
Event Type: Offline
Location: Sweden Sweden
City: Stockholm
Format: Group Stage,
Single-elimination
Prize pool: 150,000 SEK (≃ $22,400)
Start Date: 2012-04-21
End Date: 2012-04-22
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Links: Official Website
Winners
Sweden Terran ThorZaIN
South Korea Terran Polt
Netherlands Zerg Ret
South Korea Zerg Monster
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 128
Protoss 22   Terran 19   Zerg 27   Random ?
Maps
Shakuras Plateau • GSL Daybreak • GSL Metropolis • ESV Cloud Kingdom • ESV Ohana • ESV Vicious • ESV Frigid Pass • Antiga Shipyard • Metalopolis
Chronology
 DreamHack Winter 2011 DreamHack Winter 2011DreamHack Open: Summer DreamHack Open: Summer 

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About[edit]

DreamHack EIZO Open Stockholm was the first stop on the 2012 DreamHack EIZO Open and was played at Ericsson Globe Annexet on April 21 and 22. It featured 128 players with a prize pool of 150,000 SEK (~$22,400 ~€16,950) and seeds to the Grand Finals in November. The event was broadcasted by Apollo, Wolf and iNcontroL. Semmlertheriot acted as host.[1]

Prize Pool[edit]

150,000 SEK (~$22,400) is spread among the players as seen below:

Place Prize (SEK) Prize (EUR) Prize (USD) Points ID Team
1st 70,000 kr €7,850 $10,400 Direct seed Sweden Terran ThorZaIN Mousesports mousesports
2nd 40,000 kr €4,500 $6,000 Direct seed South Korea Terran Polt Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
3rd 20,000 kr €2,300 $3,000 +20 Netherlands Zerg Ret Team Liquid Team Liquid
20,000 kr €2,300 $3,000 +20 South Korea Zerg Monster MYM.MVP MYM.MVP

Overview[edit]

This tournament featured three group stages before moving into a playoff bracket. The first group stage which was planned to accommodate 128 players sorted into four-man groups and top two players in each group advanced, only had 82 players.[2] The general opinion of this group stage was negative as the first group stage turned into three-man and in some cases two-man groups which subsequently gave some players an automatic advance into the second group stage, although at least one match was played for seeding purposes. Due to the fact that there was little competition in the first group stage there were no notable eliminations from the first round of play. A surprising upset was MaNa losing to Swedish player ProxyPanda. In an interview with RAKAKA, ProxyPanda said he went 10 - 10 Gateway both games (the second time to double bluff his opponent) and that he was embarrassed for cheesing.[3]

Group stage #2[edit]

In the second group stage, the format was still four-man groups and was arguably where the first signs of good games began. Naama, ClouD and Delphi were eliminated from this group stage. The Koreans showed no signs of faltering all of them taking first place in their respective groups (PuMa took 2nd place to Genius). Another upset occurred when ThorZaIN lost 2-0 to Naugrim. Game 1 was a 24 minute macro game on Daybreak which was not streamed and Game 2 on Ohana Naugrim, caught ThorZaIN off guard with a Roach and Baneling all-in at 8 minutes. Unexpectedly the unknown Zerg player traveller advanced in his group 2-1 with wins over previous Dreamhack champion Naama and notable terran player FuRy. Liquid's dark horse TLO was on excellent form at this event taking first place in his group after dismantling MaNa 2-0, snute 2-1 and unknown player MoSiE 2-0 showing a resurgence for the ambivalent Zerg player after his lack-lustre performances over the past year.

Russian players, sLivko, TitaN, LiveZerg, Turuk, and another unknown Roll, dispatched opponents in their groups to proceed into the next round. The number of Russians left in the tournament was tied for second place, with Korea, behind Sweden in first place.

Group stage #3[edit]

The 3rd group stage followed the same format as the previous one. Players were seeded into this group stage with two first place players and two second place players in each group. For PuMa and ThorZaIN, who took 2nd place to Genius and Naugrim respectively, it meant that they would be seeded with at least two other stellar players. PuMa received a poor draw with HyuN, SaSe and up and coming player Forsen. He was only able to take one game and it came from Forsen before being eliminated 0-3. Meanwhile the rest of the group was surprised well matched. HyuN versus Forsen could not be better described than as a series of unfortunate events for the Swedish player Forsen. He had HyuN on the ropes and, at times, secured game number 1 but whether it was nerves, the fragility of the ZvZ match-up or another reason Forsen was unable to overcome his Korean Zerg brother. This group ended in a tiebreaker. HyuN took first with SaSe second. Forsen who had shown excellent play did not make it into the second day of play.

Group H was another source of crowd disappointment as NaNiwa, playing on his home turf, was defeated 1-2 in this group stage after a convincing win against Genius. This would be Genius' only loss in the third group stage. After the games in an interview with RAKAKA, NaNiwa claimed that he expected this result if he was faced against Zerg players. He had only prepared for Terran and Protoss opponents because of his matchups in the GSL.[4] Nerchio, also in this group, a noted online tournament winner, managed to overcome sLivko in order to advance from the group.

Another interesting group came from group E consisting of MorroW, Protosser, LaLuSh, and TLO. This group, which after TLOs play earlier in the tournament, at first glance seemed like the only contest would be for first; between MorroW and TLO, the Swede race-picker playing Terran in this all Zerg group. This match up ended fairly uneventfully 2-0 in favour of MorroW after two standard macro games. But again the unknown Finn Protosser managed to defeat TLO and prominent European Zerg player, LaLuSh, to advance out of his group for a third time and into the playoff bracket.

In other groups: Naugrim, after defeating ThorZaIN the previous round, was eliminated by the combination of Ret and Seiplo who took first and second respectively. ThorZaIN and SjoW marched onto the playoff bracket. LiveZerg was to be the only Russian player to make it past the third group stage taking wins off of TitaN and Cytoplasm. elfi won a close series with MaNa to advance to the playoff bracket behind Monster.

Round of 16[edit]

The playoff bracket was single-elimination beginning with best of threes until the finals which was a best of five. At the onset there seemed to be a dominating Zerg force with Terran seeming to be the underdog race when it came to advancing from previous group stages. The unknown Finish player, Protosser, seemed to have ran out of luck as he was placed against previous GSL champion Polt. In two uneventful games Protosser was defeated and out of the tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament will feature three group stages with 128, 64 and 32 players. The remaining 16 players will then play a single-elimination bracket.

  • The winner receives a seed and all-expenses paid trip to the 2012 MLG Spring Arena 2 in New York.
  • The top 2 players will receive a seed to the Grand Finals at 2012 DreamHack EIZO Open Winter in November.
  • The rest of the top 16 will receive ranking points as seen above in the Prize Pool table.

Map Pool[edit]

All maps have neutral supply depots below the ramp to the main bases. Gold bases are removed from Antiga and Metalopolis.

Notable Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (10) Zerg Zerg (18)
Quantic Gaming
Sweden NaNiwa
Team SCV Life
South Korea Polt
Team SCV Life
South Korea HyuN
Team Dignitas
Sweden Bischu
Team Dignitas
Sweden merz
Eclypsia
France Eeel
Team Acer
Finland elfi
Absolute Legends
Finland Naama
Alien Invasion
Sweden Cytoplasm
Team Infused
Sweden StarNaN
InFerno eSports
Sweden Jimpo
NewRoSoft
Sweden Seala
InFerno eSports
Sweden RunA
Absolute Legends
Finland Satiini
Millenium
Sweden LaLuSh
Absolute Legends
Denmark BabyKnight
Team Dignitas
Sweden SjoW
RoX
Russia LiveZerg
Mousesports
Poland MaNa
Mousesports
Sweden ThorZaIN
Mousesports
Sweden MorroW
RoX
Russia TitaN
Team ALTERNATE
Italy ClouD
NOM Gaming
Sweden Naugrim
Quantic Gaming
Sweden SaSe
Evil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
Team Acer
Poland Nerchio
Alien Invasion
Sweden Seiplo
Virtus.pro
Russia Turuk
Team Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Team ALTERNATE
Germany Socke
RoX
Russia sLivko
MYM.MVP
South Korea Genius
Team Liquid
Germany TLO
Sweden viPro
MYM.MVP
South Korea Monster
Team ALTERNATE
Germany Delphi
Team GamersLeague
Norway Snute
Absolute Legends
Sweden MaddeLisk
InFerno eSports
Sweden SortOf
Sweden Forsen

Results[edit]

Group Stage #1[edit]

Group Stage #2[edit]

Group Stage #3[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
 Russia LiveZerg
0
LiveZerg Zerg
Terran SjoW
 Sweden SjoW
2
 South Korea Polt
2
Polt Terran
Zerg Protosser
 Finland Protosser
0
 South Korea Genius
2
Genius Protoss
Protoss SaSe
 Sweden SaSe
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zerg
Protoss elfi
 Finland elfi
0
 South Korea Monster
2
Monster Zerg
Protoss Seiplo
 Sweden Seiplo
0
 South Korea HyuN
0
HyuN Zerg
Zerg Nerchio
 Poland Nerchio
2
 Sweden MorroW
0
MorroW Zerg
Protoss Socke
 Germany Socke
2
 Sweden ThorZaIN
2
ThorZaIN Terran
Zerg Cytoplasm
  
TBD
  
TBD
 Sweden Cytoplasm
0
Quarterfinals
 Sweden SjoW
0
SjoW Terran
Terran Polt
 South Korea Polt
2
 South Korea Genius
1
Genius Protoss
Zerg Ret
 Netherlands Ret
2
 South Korea Monster
2
Monster Zerg
Zerg Nerchio
 Poland Nerchio
1
 Germany Socke
0
Socke Protoss
Terran ThorZaIN
 Sweden ThorZaIN
2
Semifinals
 South Korea Polt
2
Polt Terran
Zerg Ret
  
Ohana
 Netherlands Ret
0
 South Korea Monster
1
Monster Zerg
Terran ThorZaIN
 Sweden ThorZaIN
2
Finals
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt Terran
Terran ThorZaIN
 Sweden ThorZaIN
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 128
221625NYD
Round of 64
201724NYD
Round of 32
11615
Round of 16
538
Quarter Finals
233
Semi Finals
22
Final Match
2
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • ThorZaIN won the fan award.
  • A bug prevented ESV Vicious from being played during the finals.
  • Cytoplasm was whispered information about his opponent, having forgot to put himself to busy. He then proceeded to use the information, winning his match against Kurble. The Referee first refused to have the match replayed, but after evidence was presented by audience - the whisper having been shown on a nearby big screen - the first match was replayed. [Citation needed]

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