MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Summer Championship

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The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship, held in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 24 to 26, will be the third championship event in the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit.

[e][h]2012 MLG Summer Championship
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Raleigh
Format:
Prize pool:
$76,000
Start Date:
2012-08-24
End Date:
2012-08-26
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Leenock
South Korea  First
South Korea  TaeJa
South Korea  TheStC
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
224
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship is the final event of the 2012 MLG Summer season. As with previous MLG Pro Circuit events, the tournament has two preliminary stages - a Group Stage for the highest seeded players and a double-elimination Open Bracket. However, the Group Stage has a new name and format: double-elimination Group Play replaces the round-robin Pool Play from previous Championships. The Open Bracket and Group Play are conjoined in a culminating double-elimination Championship Bracket. For more details see the Format section.

In addition to the regular tournament, MLG will also be hosting the WCS North America Finals. After recent community[1] outrage,[2] MLG released the following statement:

"After listening to extensive community feedback, MLG worked closely with Blizzard to ensure that the participants in the WCS NA Finals would not be forced to choose between participating in that event and the MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship. It is critically important to both Blizzard and MLG that players be able to compete as they choose. Schedules will now be staggered so that players can compete in both events. North American Finals competitors; you can now participate in all aspects of the MLG Summer Season, including the Open and Invite-Only Online Qualifiers, the Arena, and the Summer Championship. Registration for the Open Online Qualifiers is open now."[3]

Location[edit]

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Raleigh Convention Center

Prize Pool[edit]

$76,000 is spread among the players as seen below:

Participants[edit]

The 16 players who qualified through the 2012 MLG Summer Arena are joined by 208 open bracket signups and eight invited players. For a list of players see the Detailed Participants list.

Results[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

Winners' Bracket
Losers' Bracket

Group Play[edit]

Group A[edit]

Round 1
 South Korea TaeJa
1
 South Korea CranK
2
 USA Illusion
0
 South Korea Revival
2
 South Korea Ryung
2
 USA qxc
0
 USA TriMaster
0
 South Korea HerO
2
Round 2
 South Korea CranK
2
 South Korea Revival
0
 South Korea Ryung
1
 South Korea HerO
2
Round 4
 South Korea CranK
0
 South Korea HerO
2
Round 1
 USA qxc
2
 USA TriMaster
0
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 USA Illusion
1
Round 2
 South Korea Revival
2
 USA qxc
0
 South Korea Ryung
1
 South Korea TaeJa
2
Round 3
 South Korea Revival
0
 South Korea TaeJa
2
Round 4
 South Korea CranK
4
 South Korea TaeJa
3
Group Final
 South Korea HerO
4
 South Korea CranK
3

Group B[edit]

Round 1
 South Korea Alicia
2
 South Korea Leenock
1
 USA Sheth
1
 South Korea PuMa
2
 South Korea GanZi
0
 USA binski
2
 USA EifeR
0
 South Korea aLive
2
Round 2
 South Korea Alicia
2
 South Korea PuMa
1
 USA binski
0
 South Korea aLive
2
Round 4
 South Korea Alicia
0
 South Korea aLive
2
Round 1
 South Korea GanZi
1
 USA EifeR
2
 South Korea Leenock
2
 USA Sheth
1
Round 2
 South Korea PuMa
2
 USA EifeR
0
 USA binski
0
 South Korea Leenock
2
Round 3
 South Korea PuMa
0
 South Korea Leenock
2
Round 4
 South Korea Alicia
2
 South Korea Leenock
4
Group Final
 South Korea aLive
1
1
 South Korea Leenock
2
4

Group C[edit]

Round 1
 South Korea Oz
1
 South Korea TheStC
2
 Netherlands Grubby
2
 South Korea Rain
1
 South Korea viOLet
2
 USA giX
0
 South Korea Heart
1
 France Stephano
2
Round 2
 South Korea TheStC
2
 Netherlands Grubby
0
 South Korea viOLet
2
 France Stephano
1
Round 4
 South Korea TheStC
1
 South Korea viOLet
2
Round 1
 USA giX
0
 South Korea Heart
2
 South Korea Oz
0
 South Korea Rain
2
Round 2
 Netherlands Grubby
0
 South Korea Heart
2
 France Stephano
2
 South Korea Rain
0
Round 3
 South Korea Heart
2
 France Stephano
4
Round 4
 South Korea TheStC
0
 France Stephano
2
Group Final
 South Korea viOLet
4
 France Stephano
1

Group D[edit]

Round 1
 South Korea First
1
 USA IdrA
2
 USA Sasquatch
2
 Germany GoOdy
1
 South Korea Daisy
2
 USA Caliber
0
 USA Hawk
2
 South Korea LosirA
1
Round 2
 USA IdrA
1
 USA Sasquatch
2
 South Korea Daisy
2
 USA Hawk
1
Round 4
 USA Sasquatch
0
 South Korea Daisy
2
Round 1
 USA Caliber
0
 South Korea LosirA
2
 South Korea First
2
 Germany GoOdy
0
Round 2
 USA IdrA
1
 South Korea LosirA
2
 USA Hawk
0
 South Korea First
2
Round 3
 South Korea LosirA
0
 South Korea First
2
Round 4
 USA Sasquatch
0
 South Korea First
2
Group Final
 South Korea Daisy
1
1
 South Korea First
2
4
  • Group Final: If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the initial Match, the Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the initial Match, and pick up where that Match left off.
  • Extended Series rule: Players who have met before play a Best of 7 series starting with the results from previous meeting.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Championship Losers' Bracket Round 1-6[edit]

Losers Round 1
 South Korea Oz
1
Oz 
 Killer
August 25, 2012
 South Korea Killer
2
 USA giX
0
giX 
 MarineKing
August 25, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 South Korea GanZi
-
GanZi 
 goswser
August 25, 2012
 USA goswser
W
 USA Sheth
2
Sheth 
 HwangSin
August 25, 2012
 South Korea HwangSin
0
 USA Illusion
0
Illusion 
 HuK
August 25, 2012
 Canada HuK
2
 USA TriMaster
0
TriMaster 
 asd
August 25, 2012
 South Korea asd
2
 USA Caliber
2
Caliber 
 Maker
August 25, 2012
 Mexico Maker
1
 Germany GoOdy
2
GoOdy 
 SeleCT
August 25, 2012
 South Korea SeleCT
0
Losers Round 2
 USA binski
1
binski 
 Killer
August 25, 2012
 South Korea Killer
2
 USA EifeR
0
EifeR 
 MarineKing
August 25, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 Netherlands Grubby
2
Grubby 
 goswser
August 25, 2012
 USA goswser
0
 South Korea Rain
0
Rain 
 Sheth
August 25, 2012
 USA Sheth
2
 USA Hawk
2
Hawk 
 HuK
August 25, 2012
 Canada HuK
1
 USA IdrA
1
IdrA 
 asd
August 25, 2012
 South Korea asd
2
 USA qxc
1
qxc 
 Caliber
August 25, 2012
 USA Caliber
2
 South Korea Ryung
2
Ryung 
 GoOdy
August 25, 2012
 Germany GoOdy
0
Losers Round 3
 South Korea Killer
0
Killer 
 MarineKing
August 26, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 Netherlands Grubby
0
Grubby 
 Sheth
August 26, 2012
 USA Sheth
2
 USA Hawk
0
Hawk 
 asd
August 26, 2012
 South Korea asd
2
 USA Caliber
0
Caliber 
 Ryung
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Ryung
2
Losers Round 4
 South Korea Revival
2
Revival 
 MarineKing
August 26, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
1
 South Korea LosirA
2
LosirA 
 Sheth
August 26, 2012
 USA Sheth
1
 South Korea Heart
2
Heart 
 asd
August 26, 2012
 South Korea asd
0
 South Korea PuMa
0
PuMa 
 Ryung
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Ryung
2
Losers Round 5
 USA Sasquatch
1
Sasquatch 
 Revival
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Revival
2
 South Korea TaeJa
2
TaeJa 
 LosirA
August 26, 2012
 South Korea LosirA
1
 South Korea Alicia
1
Alicia 
 Heart
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Heart
2
 South Korea TheStC
2
TheStC 
 Ryung
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Ryung
0
Losers Round 6
 France Stephano
0
Stephano 
 Revival
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Revival
2
 South Korea aLive
0
aLive 
 TaeJa
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 South Korea CranK
1
CranK 
 Heart
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Heart
2
 South Korea Daisy
1
Daisy 
 TheStC
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TheStC
2

Championship Bracket Round 7-10[edit]

Losers Round 7
 South Korea Revival
0
Revival 
 TaeJa
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 South Korea Heart
0
Heart 
 TheStC
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TheStC
2
Winners Round 1
 South Korea HerO
1
HerO 
 First
August 26, 2012
 South Korea First
2
 South Korea HerO
1
HerO 
 TaeJa
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 South Korea viOLet
0
viOLet 
 Leenock
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Leenock
2
 South Korea viOLet
0
viOLet 
 TheStC
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TheStC
2
Semifinals
 South Korea First
2
First 
 TaeJa
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TaeJa
0
 South Korea Leenock
4
Leenock 
 TheStC
August 26, 2012
 South Korea TheStC
3
Grand Final
 South Korea First
1
First 
 Leenock
August 26, 2012
 South Korea Leenock
4
  • Note: The Semifinals are the only round where an Extended Series can occur during the Championship Bracket, due to results from previous stages of the tournament not being carried over.
  • Semifinal match: If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the initial Match, the Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the initial Match, and pick up where that Match left off.

Format[edit]

Layout[edit]

  • 208 Open Bracket Players + 24 Seeded Group Play Players.
    • Open Bracket.
      • Losers and Winners Bracket.
    • Group Play.
      • 24 Seeded Players + Final 8 Open Winners Bracket Players = 32 Players.
      • Four 8-player double-elimination Groups.
    • Championship Bracket
      • Top 40 Players (32 Group Play Players + Final 8 Open Losers Bracket Players).
      • Losers and Winners Bracket.

Rule Changes[edit]

  • The extended series rule will now go into effect only if the players have met before in the same phase of the tournament. This means that a match result in the Open Bracket or Group Play will not trigger an extended series in the Championship Bracket.
  • Like the Summer Arena, the Championship Bracket is now split into two double-elimination brackets, with the winners of each bracket meeting in a best-of-seven Final series. This ensures that the Finalists will not have met earlier in the Championship Bracket.
    • As a consequence of the above two changes, extended series are not possible in the Championship Bracket except for the Semifinal matches.

Players[edit]

  • Seeds:
    • Top 16 players of 2012 MLG Summer Arena are seeded into Group Play.
    • A further 8 invited players are seeded into Group Play. The eight invited KeSPA players will be replaced in Group Play by the next highest qualifiers from the Summer Season (based on Arena and Invite Qualifier results).
    • The 16 highest Open Bracket seeds (determined by Qualifier results and MLG Rank) will begin play in Open Winners Bracket Round 5.
  • Advancement:
    • Top 8 players of the Open Winners Bracket will advance into Group Play.
    • Top 8 players of the Open Losers Bracket will advance into the Championship Losers Bracket Round 1.
    • Each Group’s 1st Place Player will advance into the Championship Winners Bracket quarterfinals.

Detailed Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss Terran Terran Zerg Zerg
Seeded into Group Play via 2012 MLG Summer Arena (16)
South Korea Alicia
South Korea TaeJa
South Korea LosirA
South Korea Oz
South Korea Ryung
France Stephano
South Korea First
South Korea aLive
 
South Korea viOLet
South Korea HerO
South Korea Rain
South Korea Revival
South Korea Daisy
Germany GoOdy
South Korea PuMa
South Korea GanZi
Seeded into Group Play via Qualifier Ranking (8)
Netherlands Grubby
USA Illusion
USA Sheth
USA Caliber
USA qxc
USA Sasquatch
USA binski
USA giX
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Canada HuK
South Korea TheStC
USA IdrA
USA Axslav
South Korea MarineKing
USA LzGaMeR
USA Agh
USA TriMaster
USA Spanishiwa
South Korea HwangSin
South Korea asd
USA Destiny
South Korea Killer
Sweden ThorZaIN
USA goswser
South Korea CranK
South Korea Apocalypse
USA Hawk
South Korea JYP
South Korea SeleCT
USA Fitzyhere
USA iNcontroL
USA KawaiiRice
USA Suppy
Canada TT1
United Kingdom DeMusliM
USA ViBE
USA Minigun
Serbia Beastyqt
USA Machine
USA puCK
Canada Drewbie
South Korea Leenock
Canada desRow
USA flo
Canada SLush
Mexico Maker
Mexico JimRising
South Korea Heart
Canada dde
New Zealand KnighT
South Korea IceCream

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