2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5

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[e][h]2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5
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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:
2012-10-22
End Date:
2012-12-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea Zicon small.png Sniper
South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN
South Korea Ticon small.png Ryung
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Sicon.png 32Aicon.png 40
Number of Players:
56
Picon small.png 9
Ticon small.png 14
Zicon small.png 9
Maps
Chronology
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 Sicon.png 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 Sicon.png Ro16
    • 3rd place will drop into Code Aicon.png Ro32 and 4th place will drop into Code Aicon.png 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 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. 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 Sicon.png
  • Code Sicon.png Casters:

Code A[edit]

Simultaneous "tournament" closely integrated with Code Sicon.png. 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 Sicon.png Ro32 4th place finishers.
    • Winners advance to Aicon.png Ro32, losers drop out of GSL entirely and must re-qualify in next season's preliminaries.
  • Round of 32:
    • Round consists of 24 Aicon.png Ro48 winners and 8 Sicon.png Ro32 3rd place finishers.
    • Winners advance to Aicon.png Ro24, losers will play in next season's Up & Down matches.
  • Round of 24:
    • The Code Sicon.png qualification round
    • Round consists of 16 Aicon.png Ro32 winners and 8 Sicon.png Ro16 3rd and 4th place finishers
    • Winners advance to next season's Code Sicon.png, losers will play in next season's Up & Down matches
  • Code Aicon.png 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 Aicon.png 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 Sicon.png status.
  • The remaining 20 players will be in this season's Code Aicon.png 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:

Code A[edit]

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

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