2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5

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2012 Global StarCraft II League
Season 5
League Information
Organizer: GOMTV
Sponsor: Hot6ix
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.3
Server: South Korea
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Format: Code Code S
Ro32 & Ro16 Group play
Ro8 and on Single-elimination
Code
Single-elimination
Start Date: 2012-10-22
End Date: 2012-12-01
Winners
Zerg Sniper
Zerg HyuN
Terran Ryung
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: Code S 32    40
Protoss 9   Terran 14   Zerg 9   
Maps
GSL Abyssal City • GSL Antiga Shipyard • GSL Bel'Shir Vestige • GSL Cloud Kingdom • GSL Daybreak • GSL Entombed Valley • GSL Whirlwind
Chronology
 2012 GSL Season 4 2012 GSL Season 42013 GSL Season 1 2013 GSL Season 1 

GOMTV's Premier 1v1 Global StarCraft II League returns with its fifth and last season in 2012 boasting a prize pool of over $150,000 spread across the 72 participants.

Information[edit]

The 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5 is the fifth season of the GSL in 2012. The GSL is the league where many of the best Korean and foreign professional gamers come to compete. The format allows up to a week's preparation before each of your matches, promoting well thought out play.

For Season 5, the GSL Code S semifinals and Code S finals—along with the 2012 GSL World Championship—will take place at IPL5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[1]

Format[edit]

Map Pool[edit]

GOMTV announced that for Season 5 Ohana was removed and Bel'Shir Vestige was added. All maps played are GSL versions which feature a neutral supply depot below a spawning location's ramp, the absence of Gold minerals and tweaks to spawning positions. The resulting map pool is:

Whirlwind • Cloud Kingdom • Entombed Valley • Antiga Shipyard • Daybreak • Abyssal City • Bel'Shir Vestige

Code S[edit]

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

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

  • Round of 32:
    • Eight groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
    • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Code S Ro16
    • 3rd place will drop into Code Ro32 and 4th place will drop into Code Ro48
  • Round of 16:
    • Four groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
    • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Code S Ro8
    • 3rd and 4th places will drop into Code Ro24
  • Round of 8:
    • Single-elimination tournament for the Code S championship. Ro8 and Semifinals are Bo5 and Grand Finals are Bo7.
    • All 8 players who make it to this round are seeded in next tournament's Code Code S
  • Code Code S Casters:

Code A[edit]

Simultaneous "tournament" closely integrated with Code Code S. Players who lose in the first round drop out of the GSL entirely and players who win their brackets advance directly to the next season's Code S. All other players play in next season's Up and Down matches.

  • Round of 48:
    • Round consists of 40 qualified players and 8 Code S Ro32 4th place finishers.
    • Winners advance to Ro32, losers drop out of GSL entirely and must re-qualify in next season's preliminaries.
  • Round of 32:
    • Round consists of 24 Ro48 winners and 8 Code S Ro32 3rd place finishers.
    • Winners advance to Ro24, losers will play in next season's Up & Down matches.
  • Round of 24:
    • The Code Code S qualification round
    • Round consists of 16 Ro32 winners and 8 Code S Ro16 3rd and 4th place finishers
    • Winners advance to next season's Code Code S, losers will play in next season's Up & Down matches
  • Code Casters:

Up and Down Matches[edit]

The Up and Down matches take place at the beginning of the season, they are composed of the losers of previous season's Code Ro32 and Ro24 and 2 seeded international players to make 30 Up & Down players. These 30 players are divided into 5 groups of 6 players.

  • First and second place from each group, a total of 10 players, will receive Code Code S status.
  • The remaining 20 players will be in this season's Code Ro48.
  • Up & Down Casters:

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 $112,551 USD, €88,048 EUR) divided among participants as follows:

Place Prize (KRW) USD EUR Player Team
Champion ₩50,000,000 $42,633 €33,351 South Korea Zerg Sniper MVP (team) MVP
Runner-up ₩20,000,000 $17,053 €13,340 South Korea Zerg HyuN Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
Semifinalists ₩5,000,000 $4,263 €3,335 South Korea Terran INnoVation STX SouL STX SouL
South Korea Terran Ryung Axiom Axiom

Code A[edit]

Place Prize (KRW) ˜ USD ˜ EUR
Ro12 ₩1,000,000 $852 €667
Ro24 ₩800,000 $682 €533
Ro32 ₩600,000 $511 €400
Ro48 ₩400,000 $341 €266
Total ₩40,800,000 $34,794 €27,220

* Currency conversion is based on the currency exchange rate (taken from xe.com) on May 20th, 2012. [?1000 KRW ˜ $0.85 USD ˜ €0.66 EUR]

Trivia[edit]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Code Code S Winner
1
Code S: Finals
2
Code S: Semifinals
22
Code S: Round of 8
134
Code S: Round of 16
268
Code S: Round of 32
9149
UD: Code S Promotions
352
UD: Code S Before
697
UD: Code S+ Total
9145
UD: Demotions
693
: To Code Code S
174
: Round of 24
6117
: Round of 32
11147
: Round of 48
182010

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