MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Winter Arena

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[e][h]2012 MLG Winter Arena
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 Zerg DongRaeGu
Canada Protoss HuK
South Korea Protoss Oz
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
Protoss 13
Terran 10
Zerg 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:

Place $ USD Player Team
1st $10,000 South Korea Terran MarineKing Prime Prime
2nd $6,000 South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu CoL.MVP coL.MVP
3rd $3,600 Canada Protoss HuK Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
4th $2,200 South Korea Protoss Oz FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
5th-6th $1,400 South Korea Protoss PartinG StarTale StarTale
South Korea Zerg viOLet Team Empire Team Empire
7th-8th $900 Sweden Protoss NaNiwa Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
South Korea Terran GanZi SlayerS 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
Leenock Zerg
Terran dde
February 24, 2012
 Canada dde
1
 Sweden ThorZaIN
2
ThorZaIN Terran
Zerg Sheth
February 24, 2012
 USA Sheth
0
 South Korea NesTea
1
NesTea Zerg
Terran DeMusliM
February 24, 2012
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
2
 South Korea Oz
2
Oz Protoss
Zerg IdrA
February 24, 2012
 USA IdrA
1
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Protoss
Protoss Minigun
February 24, 2012
 USA Minigun
1
 Germany Socke
2
Socke Protoss
Protoss DdoRo
February 24, 2012
 Canada DdoRo
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zerg
Protoss SaSe
February 24, 2012
 Sweden SaSe
1
 South Korea San
0
San Protoss
Terran Mvp
February 24, 2012
 South Korea Mvp
2
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zerg
Terran GanZi
February 24, 2012
 South Korea GanZi
1
 Russia Pomi
1
Pomi Protoss
Protoss PartinG
February 24, 2012
 South Korea PartinG
2
 Canada Drewbie
0
Drewbie Terran
Terran TheStC
February 24, 2012
 South Korea TheStC
2
 Sweden merz
0
merz Terran
Protoss MC
February 24, 2012
 South Korea MC
2
 Sweden HayprO
0
HayprO Zerg
Terran SjoW
February 24, 2012
 Sweden SjoW
2
 USA Axslav
1
Axslav Protoss
Zerg viOLet
February 24, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea LosirA
1
LosirA Zerg
Terran MarineKing
February 24, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
 Netherlands Grubby
1
Grubby Protoss
Protoss NaNiwa
February 24, 2012
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
Round 2
 South Korea Leenock
2
Leenock Zerg
Terran ThorZaIN
February 24, 2012
 Sweden ThorZaIN
1
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
1
DeMusliM Terran
Protoss Oz
February 24, 2012
 South Korea Oz
2
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Protoss
Protoss Socke
February 24, 2012
 Germany Socke
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zerg
Terran Mvp
February 24, 2012
 South Korea Mvp
1
 South Korea DongRaeGu
1
DongRaeGu Zerg
Protoss PartinG
February 24, 2012
 South Korea PartinG
2
 South Korea TheStC
0
TheStC Terran
Protoss MC
February 24, 2012
 South Korea MC
2
 Sweden SjoW
0
SjoW Terran
Zerg viOLet
February 24, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing Terran
Protoss NaNiwa
February 24, 2012
 Sweden NaNiwa
0
Round 3
 South Korea Leenock
0
Leenock Zerg
Protoss Oz
February 25, 2012
 South Korea Oz
2
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Protoss
Zerg Ret
February 25, 2012
 Netherlands Ret
1
 South Korea PartinG
2
PartinG Protoss
Protoss MC
February 25, 2012
 South Korea MC
1
 South Korea viOLet
0
viOLet Zerg
Terran MarineKing
February 25, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
Round 4
 South Korea Oz
0
Oz Protoss
Protoss HuK
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February 25, 2012
 Canada HuK
2
 South Korea PartinG
0
PartinG Protoss
Terran MarineKing
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February 25, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2

Losers Bracket

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

Final Bracket

From Winners Bracket
 Canada HuK
0
HuK Protoss
Terran MarineKing
February 26, 2012
 South Korea MarineKing
2
From Losers Bracket
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zerg
Protoss Oz
February 26, 2012
 South Korea Oz
1
Losers Finals
 Canada HuK
0
HuK Protoss
Zerg DongRaeGu
February 26, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
Grand Finals
 South Korea MarineKing
1
3
MarineKing Terran
Zerg 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

View Games[edit]

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