2012 GSL Blizzard Cup

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2012 GSL Blizzard Cup
League Information
Series: Global StarCraft II League
Organizer: GOMTV
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.3
Server: South Korea
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
City: Seoul
Format: 1v1, Group Stage,
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool: ₩68,000,000 (≃ $65,960)
Start Date: 2012-12-17
End Date: 2012-12-22
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Links: Official Website
Winners
South Korea Zerg Life
South Korea Protoss PartinG
South Korea Zerg Leenock
South Korea Zerg Sniper
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 10
Protoss 4   Terran 1   Zerg 5   
Chronology
 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup 2011 GSL Blizzard CupHot6ix Cup Hot6ix Cup 

Overview[edit]

The GSL Blizzard Cup is a tournament organized by GOMTV, which plans to look back at and to conclude the year 2012.[1]

Format[edit]

The 2012 GSL Tour Grand Finals format.
  • 10 players will be divided in 2 groups of 5.
  • Best of 3 matches, round robin.
  • The 3 top players of each group advance to the playoffs.
  • Group A 1st vs (Group A 3rd vs Group B 2nd)
  • Group B 1st vs (Group B 3rd vs Group A 2nd)

Prize Pool[edit]

Place Prize (KRW) ~Prize (USD)* ID Team
1st ₩40,000,000 $37,200 South Korea Zerg Life StarTale StarTale
2nd ₩10,000,000 $9,300 South Korea Protoss PartinG StarTale StarTale
3rd/4th ₩5,000,000 $4,650 South Korea Zerg Leenock FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
₩5,000,000 $4,650 South Korea Zerg Sniper MVP (team) MVP

*Converted prizes calculated on December 17, 2012 with a currency rate of 1000 KRW = 0.93 USD provided by http://www.xe.com/.

2012 GSL Tour Awards[edit]

The 2012 GSL Tour Awards will be given in the following categories:

Award ID
Best Match (User Vote) Mvp vs Squirtle in 2012 GSL Season 2: Code S finals
Outstanding Player of Each Race (Chosen by Reporters) Terran TaeJa Protoss PartinG Zerg Life
Best Ceremony Protoss Seed
Special Award for promoting eSports Terran NaDa and Hot6iX
Best Rookie award (Chosen by Reporters) Zerg Life
Most Popular Team (User Vote) Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
Most Popular Player (User Vote) Terran Mvp
Best Coach (Chosen by Reporters) FXOpen e-Sports Coach - Protoss Choya
Best Race Players (By GSL Points for Each Race) Terran Mvp Protoss Seed Zerg Sniper
Best Player (Winner of 2012 GSL Blizzard Cup) Zerg Life

Qualified Players[edit]

Global StarCraft II League IGN ProLeague Season 5
Point Ranking Top 3 Winner Runner-Up
Incredible Miracle
South Korea Terran Mvp
MVP (team)
South Korea Zerg Sniper
MVP (team)
South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu
FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Zerg Leenock
AZUBU
South Korea Zerg viOLet
2012 OSL Season 1 2012 Battle.net WC 2012 MLG Fall Championship DreamHack Winter 2012 World Cyber Games 2012
Winner Winner Winner Winner Winner
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Protoss Rain
StarTale
South Korea Protoss PartinG *
StarTale
South Korea Zerg Life
Team Liquid
South Korea Protoss HerO
StarTale
South Korea Protoss PartinG *

* As PartinG won both the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and the World Cyber Games 2012, Seed as the next highest, non-qualified, player in the GSL Point Ranking takes his second spot.[2]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

[edit]

Group A preview lrthread Interview Recap
December 17, 13:10 KST
1. South Korea Zerg Leenock 3-1 7-4
2. South Korea Protoss PartinG 3-1 7-4
3. South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu 3-1 7-5
4. South Korea Protoss HerO 1-3 5-6
5. South Korea Terran Mvp 0-4 1-8

[edit]

Group B preview lrthread Interview Recap
December 18, 13:10 KST
1. South Korea Zerg Sniper 3-1 7-2
2. South Korea Zerg Life 3-1 6-4
3. South Korea Zerg viOLet 2-2 4-5
4. South Korea Protoss Seed 1-3 4-6
5. South Korea Protoss Rain 1-3 3-7

Legend[edit]

Legend
Matches Won-Lost | Games Won-Lost
Advance to Semifinals
Advances to Round of 6
Fate not yet determined.
Eliminated.

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 6 (Bo5)
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zerg
Zerg Life
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Protoss
Zerg viOLet
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea viOLet
2
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Leenock
1
Leenock Zerg
Zerg Life
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Sniper
0
Sniper Zerg
Protoss PartinG
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea PartinG
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Life
4
Life Zerg
Protoss PartinG
lrthread
 South Korea PartinG
2

Heart of the Swarm Invitational[edit]

Round of 4 (Bo1)
 South Korea DongRaeGu
1
DongRaeGu Zerg
Terran BaBy
lrthread
 South Korea BaBy
0
 South Korea NesTea
1
NesTea Zerg
Protoss Bisu
lrthread
 South Korea Bisu
0
Finals
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zerg
Zerg NesTea
lrthread
 South Korea NesTea
0

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 10
415
Round of 6
15
Semifinals
13
Finals
11
Winner
1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "GSL Tour Finals + 2013 GSL Tour Details". 30 November 2012.
  2. Waxangel (2012-12-03). "next highest GSL point player". Twitter.com.
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