2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1

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2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
League Information
Organizer: GOMTV
Game Version: Wings of Liberty
Patch 1.4.2Patch 1.4.3
Server: South Korea
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Start Date: 2012-01-27
End Date: 2012-04-07
Winners
 Prime Prime
 MVP (team) MVP
 FXOpen e-Sports FXO
Teams
Number of Teams: 10
FXOpen e-Sports • SlayerS • ZeNEX • oGs-TL • New Star HoSeo • StarTaleQ • Team SCV Life • Incredible Miracle • MvP • Prime
Maps
Antiga Shipyard • Bel'Shir Beach • Calm Before the Storm • ESV Cloud Kingdom • Crossfire SE • Daybreak • Dual Sight • Entombed Valley • Metropolis
Chronology
 2011 GSTL Season 1 2011 GSTL Season 12012 GSTL Season 2 2012 GSTL Season 2 

Map Pool[edit]

Information[edit]

Teams[edit]

Participating Teams
OGsTL oGsTL ZeNEX ZeNEX
Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
Team SCV Life Team SCV Life Prime Prime
New Star HoSeo New Star HoSeo StarTaleQ StarTaleQ
MVP (team) MVP SlayerS SlayerS

Format[edit]

  • The GSTL will be played every Friday and Saturday.
  • All matches are Best of 9, All-Kill Format
  • Each winner will stay, the losing team will chose their next player and the map
  • The top 2 performing teams (Champion MvP and Runner-Up Prime from 2011 GSTL Season 1) are seeded into the playoffs.
  • The remaining 8 teams are divided into 2 groups of 4. In each group:
  • Week 1: Team 1 plays Team 2; Team 3 plays Team 4 - Winners advance
  • Losers' Match - Winner advances
  • Week 2: Team 5 plays Team 6; Team 7 plays Team 8 - Winners advance
  • Losers' Match - Winner advances
  • The 6 teams to advance, joining the two seeded teams.
  • These 8 teams are broken into 2 groups for a dual tournament
  • Team 1 plays Team 2; Team 3 plays Team 4
  • Winners' Match - Winner advances in 1st place
  • Losers' Match - Loser is eliminated
  • Final Match - Loser of Winners' Match vs. Winner of Losers' Match - Winner advances in 2nd place
  • Semifinals
  • 1st seed of Group A vs. 2nd place of Group B
  • 1st seed of Group B vs. 2nd place of Group A
  • Finals - To be held alongside IPL 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada [1]

Casters[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool is ₩63,000,000, divided among participants as follows:

Place Prize (KRW) Prize (USD) Prize (EUR)
Champions ₩30,000,000 $26062 €20252
Runner-up ₩15,000,000 $13031 €10126
Semifinalists ₩4,000,000 $3475 €2700
Round 2 ₩2,000,000 $1737 €1350
Round 1 ₩1,000,000 $869 €675

* Approximate USD and EUR amounts taken from http://xe.com on January 12, 2012. (₩1000 KRW = $0.87 USD = €0.68 EUR)

The Most Valuable Player of the winning team will be awarded the MVP Gold Card Award.

Finals Regame[edit]

During finals game 4 between MarineKing and PartinG on Entombed Valley, MarineKing's connection dropped. The connection was not restored, and the referee decision was to regame. The decision generated some controversy as the game seemed to be in PartinG's favor. MarineKing ended up winning the next three games in a row, winning the series for Prime. This would further fuel the controversy that was sparked by the regame decision.

LAN Support[edit]

There was some humor to the situation, however, as Blizzard/Activision big-wigs Dustin Browder and Mike Morhaime were in attendance and the crowd was chanting "WE WANT LAN!"[2]. The IPL director, David Ting, did tweet "Computer lost connectivity to the local network during the MarineKing vs PartinG. LAN mode would not have helped with this issue."[3]

The obligatory thread on reddit about LAN Support[4] reached the #1 spot on the front page of reddit.com.

Trivia[edit]

  • Capital ship watch: Games where these units were a major factor in the outcome:
Unit Win Loss
Battlecruiser None None
Carrier None None
Mothership None None
  • First GSTL Finals held outside of Korean/in the US.
  • First GSTL Finals to be cast by Wolf and Khaldor, rather than Tastosis.

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "GSTL Finals at IPL4 in Las Vegas". TeamLiquid.net, 29 February 2012.
  2. "[GSTL] "We want LAN"". YouTube.com, 7 April 2012.
  3. David Ting's Twitter. Twitter.com, 8 April 2012.
  4. "Can we get LAN yet?". Reddit.com, 8 April 2012.
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