MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Winter Arena

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[e][h]2012 MLG Winter Arena
2012MLG.png
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA New York
Format:
1v1, Double-elimination
Prize pool:
$26,000
Start Date:
2012-02-24
End Date:
2012-02-26
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
Canada Picon small.png HuK
South Korea Picon small.png Oz
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
Picon small.png 13
Ticon small.png 10
Zicon small.png 9
Maps
Chronology

About[edit]

The 2012 MLG Winter Arena was an 32-player tournament held from February 24 to 26 at the MLG headquarters in New York City. It marked MLG's first 2012 LAN event as well as the debut for the new MLG Pro Circuit system. The event had no live spectator audience was only about to be watched through online streaming video.[1] On February 13, it was announced that the Winter Arena would be completely pay-per-view, with no free stream option.[2] Tasteless, Artosis, djWHEAT, and Rob "Malarh" Simpson were confirmed as the event's main casters. Additionally, Tumba, itmeJP, Robin, and Adebisi were confirmed as side casters for the event.[3]

Tournament Information[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

The $26,000 prize pool was spread amongst the players as shown below:

The top 16 players were seeded into pool play and received an all-expenses paid trip to the 2012 Winter Championship in Columbus. The bottom 16 players were seeded into the open winners bracket round 5.

Format[edit]

  • Best of 3
  • Double-elimination
  • Extended Series

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (10) Zerg Zerg (9)
Qualified through 2011 MLG Providence (8)
Sweden NaNiwa South Korea Mvp South Korea Leenock
Canada HuK South Korea DongRaeGu
South Korea MC Sweden HayprO
USA IdrA
Qualified through the European Qualifier (8)
Germany Socke Sweden SjoW Netherlands Ret
Russia Pomi Sweden merz South Korea viOLet
Netherlands Grubby Sweden ThorZaIN
Qualified through the Korean Qualifier (8)
South Korea Oz South Korea MarineKing South Korea NesTea
South Korea PartinG South Korea GanZi South Korea LosirA
South Korea San South Korea TheStC
Qualified through the North American Qualifier (8)
Canada DdoRo Canada Drewbie USA Sheth
Sweden SaSe United Kingdom DeMusliM*
USA Axslav Canada dde
USA Minigun

*Artist was able to qualify but canceled his participation, a consolation bracket was played where DeMusliM came out victorious.[4]

Qualifiers[edit]

119 players based on results in various tournaments in 2011 were invited to compete in three regional qualifiers. The top 8 of each qualifier will join the top 8 players from 2011 MLG Pro Circuit Championship Providence to participate in the main event.

Results[edit]

Winners Bracket

Round 1
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png dde
February 24, 2012
 Canada dde
1
 Sweden ThorZaIN
2
ThorZaIN Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Sheth
February 24, 2012
 USA Sheth
0
 South Korea NesTea
1
NesTea Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png DeMusliM
February 24, 2012
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
2
 South Korea Oz
2
Oz Picon small.png
Zicon small.png IdrA
February 24, 2012
 USA IdrA
1
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Picon small.png
Picon small.png Minigun
February 24, 2012
 USA Minigun
1
 Germany Socke
2
Socke Picon small.png
Picon small.png DdoRo
February 24, 2012
 Canada DdoRo
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zicon small.png
Picon small.png SaSe
February 24, 2012
 Sweden SaSe
1
 South Korea San
0
San Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Mvp
February 24, 2012
 South Korea Mvp
2
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png GanZi
February 24, 2012
 South Korea GanZi
1
 Russia Pomi
1
Pomi Picon small.png
Picon small.png PartinG
February 24, 2012
 South Korea PartinG
2
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png TheStC
February 24, 2012
 South Korea TheStC
2
 Sweden merz
0
merz Ticon small.png
Picon small.png MC
February 24, 2012
 South Korea MC
2
 Sweden HayprO
0
HayprO Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png SjoW
February 24, 2012
 Sweden SjoW
2
 USA Axslav
1
Axslav Picon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
February 24, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea LosirA
1
LosirA Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MarineKing
February 24, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 Netherlands Grubby
1
Grubby Picon small.png
Picon small.png NaNiwa
February 24, 2012
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
Round 2
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png ThorZaIN
February 24, 2012
 Sweden ThorZaIN
1
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
1
DeMusliM Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Oz
February 24, 2012
 South Korea Oz
2
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Picon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
February 24, 2012
 Germany Socke
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Mvp
February 24, 2012
 South Korea Mvp
1
 South Korea DongRaeGu
1
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Picon small.png PartinG
February 24, 2012
 South Korea PartinG
2
 South Korea TheStC
0
TheStC Ticon small.png
Picon small.png MC
February 24, 2012
 South Korea MC
2
 Sweden SjoW
0
SjoW Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
February 24, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Picon small.png NaNiwa
February 24, 2012
 Sweden NaNiwa
0
Round 3
 South Korea Leenock
0
Leenock Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Oz
February 25, 2012
 South Korea Oz
2
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Ret
February 25, 2012
 Netherlands Ret
1
 South Korea PartinG
2
PartinG Picon small.png
Picon small.png MC
February 25, 2012
 South Korea MC
1
 South Korea viOLet
0
viOLet Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MarineKing
February 25, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
Round 4
 South Korea Oz
0
Oz Picon small.png
Picon small.png HuK
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February 25, 2012
 Canada HuK
2
 South Korea PartinG
0
PartinG Picon small.png
Ticon small.png MarineKing
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February 25, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2

Losers Bracket

Losers Round 1
 Canada dde
1
dde Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Sheth
February 25, 2012
 USA Sheth
2
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png IdrA
February 25, 2012
 USA IdrA
0
 USA Minigun
1
Minigun Picon small.png
Picon small.png DdoRo
February 25, 2012
 Canada DdoRo
2
 Sweden SaSe
2
SaSe Picon small.png
Picon small.png San
February 25, 2012
 South Korea San
1
 South Korea GanZi
2
GanZi Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Pomi
February 25, 2012
 Russia Pomi
0
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png merz
February 25, 2012
 Sweden merz
2
 Sweden HayprO
2
HayprO Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Axslav
February 25, 2012
 USA Axslav
1
 South Korea LosirA
0
LosirA Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Grubby
February 25, 2012
 Netherlands Grubby
2
Losers Round 2
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
NaNiwa Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Sheth
February 25, 2012
 USA Sheth
1
 Sweden SjoW
1
SjoW Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png NesTea
February 25, 2012
 South Korea NesTea
2
 South Korea TheStC
2
TheStC Ticon small.png
Picon small.png DdoRo
February 25, 2012
 Canada DdoRo
0
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Picon small.png SaSe
February 25, 2012
 Sweden SaSe
0
 South Korea Mvp
0
Mvp Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png GanZi
February 25, 2012
 South Korea GanZi
2
 Germany Socke
2
Socke Picon small.png
Ticon small.png merz
February 25, 2012
 Sweden merz
0
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
2
DeMusliM Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png HayprO
February 25, 2012
 Sweden HayprO
0
 Sweden ThorZaIN
1
ThorZaIN Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Grubby
February 25, 2012
 Netherlands Grubby
2
Losers Round 3
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
NaNiwa Picon small.png
Zicon small.png NesTea
February 25, 2012
 South Korea NesTea
1
 South Korea TheStC
0
TheStC Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
February 25, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
 South Korea GanZi
2
GanZi Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
February 25, 2012
 Germany Socke
1
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
2
DeMusliM Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Grubby
February 25, 2012
 Netherlands Grubby
1
Losers Round 4
 South Korea Leenock
1
Leenock Zicon small.png
Picon small.png NaNiwa
February 25, 2012
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
 Netherlands Ret
0
Ret Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
February 25, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
 South Korea MC
0
MC Picon small.png
Ticon small.png GanZi
February 25, 2012
 South Korea GanZi
2
 South Korea viOLet
2
viOLet Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png DeMusliM
February 25, 2012
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
0
Losers Round 5
 Sweden NaNiwa
0
NaNiwa Picon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
February 25, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
 South Korea GanZi
0
GanZi Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
February 25, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
2
Losers Round 6
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG Picon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
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February 26, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
4
 South Korea Oz
2
Oz
 Picon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
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February 26, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
0

Final Bracket

From Winners Bracket
 Canada HuK
0
HuK Picon small.png
Ticon small.png MarineKing
February 26, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
From Losers Bracket
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Oz
February 26, 2012
 South Korea Oz
1
Losers Finals
 Canada HuK
0
HuK Picon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
February 26, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
Grand Finals
 South Korea MarineKing
1
3
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
February 26, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
0
Extended Series rule:
Best-of-seven series start off 2-0 or 2-1 based on results from previous meeting. In the Grand Final, an extended series occurs when the finalist coming from the losers' bracket wins the first best of three.
Coming from the Winners Bracket, MarineKing only had to win a best of 3 to take first place. If not, the series would extend into a best of 7. DongRaeGu won the first series 2-1, but MarineKing came back to take the overall best of 7 series with a 4-2 score.

Consolation Bracket[edit]

February 26, 2012

Quarterfinals
 Sweden HayprO
2
 Sweden ThorZaIN
0
 Sweden merz
W
 South Korea Mvp
0
 Sweden SaSe
W
 Canada DdoRo
0
 USA Sheth
W
 Sweden SjoW
0
Semifinals
 Sweden HayprO
2
 Sweden merz
0
 Sweden SaSe
W
 USA Sheth
0
Finals
 Sweden HayprO
2
 Sweden SaSe
1

This bracket was used to determine the 17 and 18th placed finishers. In the event one of the top 16 does not attend MLG Columbus the next highest finisher will be seeded directly in to pool play. [5][6]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Ro32
13109
Ro24
987
Ro16
745
Ro12
534
Ro8
422
Ro6
312
Ro4
211
Ro3
111
Finals
11
Winner
1

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Additional Coverage[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "First Details about the MLG 2012 Pro Circuit" MajorLeagueGaming.com, 19 January 2012. Thread on TeamLiquid.net
  2. "Winter Arena Pay-Per-View" MajorLeagueGaming.com, 13 February 2012. Thread on TeamLiquid.net
  3. "Tasteless, Artosis, DJ Wheat and JP McDaniel to Cast MLG Winter Arena" MajorLeagueGaming.com, 14 February 2012. Thread on TeamLiquid.net
  4. "Surprise! A New Addition to the Arena Player List" MajorLeagueGaming.com, 17 February 2012
  5. "MLG Office Bracket" Article on Business Insider Article on Business Insider
  6. 2012-02-26 | Liquid`HayprO MLG Winter Arena Day 3 Interview by HotBid of Teamliquid.net at MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Winter Arena