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 Ro24 Winners automatically advance to Code Code S without going through the Up & Down Matches.
  • 16 Code Ro32 Losers + 12 Code 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 Code S.
  • 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
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
South Korea ForGG
MVP (team)
South Korea Sniper
South Korea Puzzle
New Star HoSeo
South Korea jjakji
South Korea YugiOh
MVP (team)
South Korea Vampire
South Korea Bomber
South Korea Life
CompLexity Gaming
South Korea Killer
Evil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
South Korea Oz
Incredible Miracle
South Korea Happy
South Korea AcE
CompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
South Korea Maru
2012 Season 3 Code A Ro24 Losers
South Korea Creator
Quantic Gaming
South Korea TheStC
South Korea viOLet
FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea GuMiho
South Korea SuHoSin
South Korea Hack
Team SCV Life
South Korea HyuN
MVP (team)
South Korea KeeN
Team SCV Life
South Korea Shine
South Korea aLive
South Korea SuperNova
South Korea Ryung
Seeded International Players
Poland MaNa


Group A

August 27, 2012 18:10 KST:

Group A preview lrthread Interview Recap
1. South Korea Terran Bomber 3-1
2. Poland Protoss MaNa 2-1
3. South Korea Terran KeeN 2-2
3. South Korea Zerg HyuN 2-2
5. South Korea Terran jjakji 0-3

Group B

August 28, 2012 18:10 KST:

Group B preview lrthread Interview Recap
1. South Korea Zerg Sniper 3-0
2. South Korea Terran GuMiho 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss Puzzle 2-2
4. South Korea Terran Hack 1-2
5. South Korea Protoss AcE 0-3
-. Sweden Terran ThorZaIN -

Group C

August 31, 2012 18:10 KST*:

Group C preview lrthread Interview Recap
1. South Korea Protoss HerO 4-0
2. South Korea Zerg SuHoSin 2-2
3. South Korea Zerg Shine 2-2
4. South Korea Terran aLive 1-3
5. South Korea Terran Maru 1-3

Group D

August 30, 2012 18:10 KST:

Group D preview lrthread Interview Recap
1. South Korea Terran Happy 4-1
2. South Korea Terran SuperNova 5-2
3. South Korea Protoss Creator 4-3
4. South Korea Protoss Vampire 3-4
5. South Korea Zerg YugiOh 2-3
6. South Korea Protoss Killer 0-5

Group E

August 31, 2012 13:10 KST* :

Group E preview lrthread Interview Recap
1. South Korea Terran Ryung 3-0
2. South Korea Zerg Life 2-1
3. South Korea Terran TheStC 1-2
4. South Korea Protoss Oz 0-3
-. South Korea Zerg viOLet -
  • GSL Season 4 Up & Down schedule change.[5]

Racial Distribution (Groups)

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
To Code S

Promotion/Demotion Overview

Code Code S
Poland Protoss MaNa () South Korea Terran Bomber () South Korea Zerg Sniper () South Korea Terran GuMiho () South Korea Terran Happy ()
South Korea Terran SuperNova () South Korea Terran Ryung () South Korea Zerg Life () South Korea Protoss HerO () South Korea Zerg SuHoSin ()
South Korea Terran jjakji () South Korea Zerg HyuN () South Korea Terran KeeN () Sweden Terran ThorZaIN () South Korea Protoss Puzzle ()
South Korea Protoss AcE () South Korea Terran Hack () South Korea Protoss Killer () South Korea Zerg YugiOh () South Korea Protoss Vampire ()
South Korea Protoss Creator () South Korea Protoss Oz () South Korea Terran TheStC () South Korea Zerg viOLet () South Korea Terran GanZi ()
South Korea Terran ForGG () South Korea Terran Maru () South Korea Zerg Shine () South Korea Terran aLive ()

Racial Distribution (Code S)

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Code S Before
Code S After