MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Winter Arena

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2012 MLG Winter Arena
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League Information
Organizer: Major League Gaming
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.3
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Location: United States USA
Format: 1v1, Double-elimination
Prize pool: $26,000
Start Date: 2012-02-24
End Date: 2012-02-26
Links: Website
Winners
Silver.png South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
Bronze.png Canada Picon small.png HuK
Copper.png 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
MLG Antiga Shipyard • MLG Daybreak • MLG Dual Sight • MLG Entombed Valley • MLG Metalopolis • MLG Shakuras Plateau • MLG Tal'Darim Altar
Chronology
 Providence 2011 Providence 2011Winter Championship 2012 Winter Championship 2012 

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:

Place Prize (USD) ID Team
Gold.png 1st $10,000 South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing Primelogo std.png Prime
Silver.png 2nd $6,000 South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu CoL.MVPlogo std.png coL.MVP
Bronze.png 3rd $3,600 Canada Picon small.png HuK Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Copper.png 4th $2,200 South Korea Picon small.png Oz FXOlogo std.png FXOpen e-Sports
5th/6th $1,400 South Korea Picon small.png PartinG Startalelogo std.png StarTale
South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
7th/8th $900 Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa Qantic std.png Quantic Gaming
South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi SlayerSlogo std.png SlayerS

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

Losers Bracket

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

Final Bracket

From Winners Bracket
 Canada HuK
0
 South Korea MarineKing
2
From Losers Bracket
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
 South Korea Oz
1
Losers Finals
 Canada HuK
0
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
Grand Finals
 South Korea MarineKing
1
3
 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]

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]

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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