2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1

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[e][h]2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
GSL2011January.jpg
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Format:
Code Sicon.png
Ro32 & Ro16 Group play
Ro8 and on Single-elimination
Code Aicon.png
Single-elimination
Prize pool:
₩172,800,000 (≃ $153,970)
Start Date:
2012-01-09
End Date:
2012-03-03
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
South Korea Picon small.png Genius
South Korea Ticon small.png aLive
South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Sicon.png 32Aicon.png 40
Number of Players:
64
Picon small.png 21
Ticon small.png 26
Zicon small.png 25
Maps
Chronology

Map Pool[edit]

Antiga Shipyard • Bel'Shir Beach • Cloud Kingdom • Crossfire SE • Daybreak • Dual Sight • Entombed Valley • Metropolis

The following maps have been modified: Antiga Shipyard, Bel'Shir Beach, Crossfire SE, and Dual Sight.[1] Gold bases have been turned into normal expansions on all maps.

Information[edit]

2012 Schedule compared to 2011.
The New 2012 GSL Sponsorship League format.

Code S[edit]

This is the GSL's main tournament, where 32 players compete for the Sicon.png championship. See the Code S page for more details.

  • Round of 32:
  • 4 player groups, Bo3 dual tournament format.
  • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Sicon.png Ro16
  • 3rd place will drop into Code Aicon.png Ro32
  • 4th place will drop into Code Aicon.png Ro48
  • Round of 16:
  • 4 player groups, Bo3 dual tournament format.
  • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Sicon.png Ro8
  • 3rd and 4th places will drop into Code Aicon.png Ro24
  • Round of 8:
  • Single-elimination tournament for the Sicon.png championship
  • All 8 players who make it to this round are seeded in next tournament's Code Sicon.png
  • Code Sicon.png Casters:

Code A[edit]

Simultaneous "tournament" closely integrated with Code Sicon.png.

  • Round of 48
  • Round consists of 40 qualified players and 8 Sicon.png Ro32 4th place finishers
  • Winners advance to Ro32
  • Losers must requalify
  • Round of 32
  • Round consists of 24 Ro48 winners and 8 Sicon.png Ro32 3rd place finishers
  • Winners advance to Ro24
  • Losers will play in the Up & Down matches
  • Round of 24
  • The Code Sicon.png qualification round
  • Round consists of 16 Ro32 winner and 8 Sicon.png Ro16 3rd and 4th place finishers
  • Winners advance to next tournament's Code Sicon.png
  • Losers will play in the Up & Down matches
  • Code Aicon.png Casters:

Up & Down Matches[edit]

  • The losers from Code Aicon.png Ro32 and Ro24 will join 2 seeded international players to make 30 Up & Down players.
  • These 30 players will be divided into 5 groups of 6.
  • First and second place from each group, a total of 10 players, will receive Code Sicon.png status.
  • The remaining 20 players will be in Code Aicon.png for the next GSL.
  • Up & Down Casters:
  • TBA

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool is ₩172 800 000 (Approximately $153 970 USD, €112 640 EUR) divided among participants as follows:

Code S[edit]

The Code S prize pool is ₩132,000,000 (Approximately $117,615 USD, €86,040 EUR) divided among participants as follows:

Code A[edit]

* Approximate USD amounts taken from http://xe.com on November 1st, 2011. [₩1000 KRW = $0.89 USD = €0.65 EUR]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Code S finalists Genius and DongRaeGu were both in the same groups in the round of 32 and round of 16. Genius would place first in the round of 32 group with DongRaeGu in second, whereas DongRaeGu would place first in the round of 16 group and Genius would place second.
  • Code Sicon.png newcomers: Taiwan Zicon small.png Sen, South Korea Ticon small.png ForGG, South Korea Zicon small.png Lucky, South Korea Picon small.png JYP, South Korea Picon small.png Brown, South Korea Picon small.png PartinG
  • Code Aicon.png newcomers: South Korea Zicon small.png Life, South Korea Zicon small.png True, South Korea Ticon small.png Sculp, South Korea Ticon small.png Heart, South Korea Zicon small.png BBoongBBoong, South Korea Zicon small.png Seal, South Korea Picon small.png Seed, China Zicon small.png XiGua and China Picon small.png MacSed

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Code Sicon.png Winner
1
Sicon.png: Final Match
11
Sicon.png: Semi Finals
121
Sicon.png: Round of 8
431
Sicon.png: Round of 16
583
Sicon.png: Round of 32
8159
UD: Sicon.png Promotions
343
UD: Sicon.png Before
294
UD: Sicon.png+Aicon.png Total
9109
UD: Aicon.png Before
715
UD: Aicon.png Demotions
666
Aicon.png: To Code Sicon.png
363
Aicon.png: Round of 24
6135
Aicon.png: Round of 32
11129
Aicon.png: Round of 48
151419

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