2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4: Up and Down Matches

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The GSL Season 4 Up and Down matches are preliminary matches in a GSL season where players who did not get eliminated previous season's Code A decide their status for this season. The format being a group stage with large groups allows GOMTV to inject players to the GSL through these matches and allows the seeded players to compete for their status as a Code S player.

This season 30 players were expected to participate, forming five groups of six players, however prior to the groups being announced ForGG and GanZi cancelled their participation and later ThorZaIN and viOLet forfeited their spots.


  • 12 Code Aicon.png Ro24 Winners automatically advance to Code Sicon.png without going through the Up & Down Matches.
  • 16 Code Aicon.png Ro32 Losers + 12 Code Aicon.png Ro24 Losers = 28 players.
  • Players are divided into 5 groups of 6 or 5 players.
  • Each group's 1st and 2nd Place advance to Code Sicon.png.
  • Tie breaker: If player A and player B have the same number of wins, but A has won over B in a previous game then A will be the winner. If a tie still exists, a rematch will be played.[1]


Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (11) Zerg Zerg (6)
2012 Season 3 Code A Ro32 Losers
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South Korea HerO
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South Korea ForGG
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South Korea Sniper
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South Korea Puzzle
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South Korea jjakji
SlayerSlogo std.png
South Korea YugiOh
Mvplogo std.png
South Korea Vampire
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea Bomber
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South Korea Life
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South Korea Killer
Eglogo std.png
Sweden ThorZaIN
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South Korea Oz
IMlogo std.png
South Korea Happy
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea AcE
Complexitylogo std.png
South Korea GanZi
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South Korea Maru
2012 Season 3 Code A Ro24 Losers
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South Korea Creator
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South Korea TheStC
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South Korea viOLet
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South Korea GuMiho
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea SuHoSin
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea Hack
TSLlogo std.png
South Korea HyuN
Mvplogo std.png
South Korea KeeN
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South Korea Shine
Fnaticlogo std.png
South Korea aLive
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South Korea SuperNova
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South Korea Ryung
Seeded International Players
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Poland MaNa


Group A[edit]

August 27, 2012 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group A
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber 3-1
2. Poland Picon small.png MaNa 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small.png KeeN 2-2
3. South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN 2-2
5. South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji 0-3

Group B[edit]

August 28, 2012 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group B
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Sniper 3-0
2. South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho 2-1
3. South Korea Picon small.png Puzzle 2-2
4. South Korea Ticon small.png Hack 1-2
5. South Korea Picon small.png AcE 0-3
-. Sweden Ticon small.png ThorZaIN -

Group C[edit]

August 31, 2012 18:10 KST*:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group C
1. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png SuHoSin 2-2
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Shine 2-2
4. South Korea Ticon small.png aLive 1-3
5. South Korea Ticon small.png Maru 1-3

Group D[edit]

August 30, 2012 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group D
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Happy 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png SuperNova 5-2
3. South Korea Picon small.png Creator 4-3
4. South Korea Picon small.png Vampire 3-4
5. South Korea Zicon small.png YugiOh 2-3
6. South Korea Picon small.png Killer 0-5

Group E[edit]

August 31, 2012 13:10 KST* :

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group E
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Ryung 3-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Life 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small.png TheStC 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small.png Oz 0-3
-. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet -
  • GSL Season 4 Up & Down schedule change.[5]

Racial Distribution (Groups)[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
To Sicon.png

Promotion/Demotion Overview[edit]

Code Sicon.png
Poland Picon small.png MaNa () South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber () South Korea Zicon small.png Sniper () South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho () South Korea Ticon small.png Happy ()
South Korea Ticon small.png SuperNova () South Korea Ticon small.png Ryung () South Korea Zicon small.png Life () South Korea Picon small.png HerO () South Korea Zicon small.png SuHoSin ()
Code Aicon.png
South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji () South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN () South Korea Ticon small.png KeeN () Sweden Ticon small.png ThorZaIN () South Korea Picon small.png Puzzle ()
South Korea Picon small.png AcE () South Korea Ticon small.png Hack () South Korea Picon small.png Killer () South Korea Zicon small.png YugiOh () South Korea Picon small.png Vampire ()
South Korea Picon small.png Creator () South Korea Picon small.png Oz () South Korea Ticon small.png TheStC () South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet () South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi ()
South Korea Ticon small.png ForGG () South Korea Ticon small.png Maru () South Korea Zicon small.png Shine () South Korea Ticon small.png aLive ()

Racial Distribution (Code S)[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Sicon.png Before
Sicon.png After