MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Winter Championship

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The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championship, held in Columbus, Ohio from March 23 to 25, will be the first championship event in the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit.[1]

[e][h]2012 MLG Winter Championship
2012MLG Winter.jpg
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Columbus
Prize pool:
$76,000
Start Date:
2012-03-23
End Date:
2012-03-25
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
South Korea Ticon small.png Heart
Canada Picon small.png HuK
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
272
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championship is the final event of the 2012 MLG Winter season. It will be broadcast by Tasteless, Artosis, djWHEAT, Day(9), Tumba, Adebisi, Rob Simpson, itmeJP, Robin, Kibblez, Psylence, and Axel.[2] Furthermore, this championship will be the first MLG StarCraft II event to feature an official stream in a foreign language, as Pomf et Thud will broadcast it in French.[3] The tournament's format is similar to previous MLG Pro Circuit events with two preliminary stages - a round-robin Group Stage for the highest seeded players and a double-elimination Open Bracket. They are conjoined in a culminating double-elimination Championship Bracket. For more details see the Format section.

Location[edit]

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center

Prize Pool[edit]

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

Place $ USD Player Team
1st $25,000 South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing Primelogo std.png Prime
2nd $15,000 South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu CoL.MVPlogo std.png coL.MVP
3rd $9,000 South Korea Ticon small.png Heart Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
4th $5,500 Canada Picon small.png HuK Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
5th-6th $3,500 South Korea Picon small.png PartinG Startalelogo std.png StarTale
South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
7th-8th $2,250 South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet Empirelogo orig std.png Team Empire
Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Gaming
9th $1,500 South Korea Picon small.png MC Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
10th $1,500 South Korea Ticon small.png aLive Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
11th $1,500 Germany Picon small.png Socke Alternatelogo std.png Team ALTERNATE
12th $1,500 South Korea Picon small.png JYP Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
13th-16th $1,000 South Korea Ticon small.png TheStC OGslogo std.png Old Generations
Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
South Korea Ticon small.png Polt TSLlogo std.png Team SCV Life
Sweden Picon small.png SaSe Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Gaming

Participants[edit]

The 32 players who qualified through the MLG Winter Arena are joined by 256 signups. For a list of highlighted participants see the detailed participants section.

Results[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

Winners' Bracket
Losers' Bracket

Pools[edit]

Pool A[edit]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Pool A
1. South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing 5-0 10-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi 3-2 8-5
3. South Korea Picon small.png MC 2-3 5-8
4. South Korea Zicon small.png CrazymoviNG * 2-3 5-6
5. Sweden Picon small.png SaSe 2-3 5-7
6. Sweden Ticon small.png ThorZaIN * 1-4 2-8

Pool B[edit]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Pool B
1. South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu 5-0 10-2
2. Sweden Picon small.png NaNiwa 3-2 7-4
3. South Korea Picon small.png JYP * 3-2 7-5
4. Sweden Zicon small.png HayprO 2-3 4-8
5. United Kingdom Ticon small.png DeMusliM 1-4 5-9
6. Canada Zicon small.png Ostojiy * 1-4 3-8

Pool C[edit]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Pool C
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Heart * 5-0 10-4
2. Canada Picon small.png HuK 4-1 9-3
3. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet 3-2 8-5
4. Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret 1-4 5-8
5. USA Ticon small.png KawaiiRice * 1-4 3-8
6. Germany Picon small.png Socke 1-4 2-9

Pool D[edit]

preview lrthread Vod.png Recap Pool D
1. South Korea Picon small.png PartinG 4-1 9-4
2. South Korea Ticon small.png aLive * 3-2 8-4
3. South Korea Ticon small.png TheStC 3-2 6-5
4. South Korea Picon small.png Oz 3-2 6-7
5. South Korea Ticon small.png Rain * 2-3 7-7
6. Netherlands Picon small.png Grubby 0-5 2-10

* Player qualified via Open Bracket.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Championship Losers' Bracket Round 1-6[edit]

From OLB Round 9
 Canada DdoRo
0
DdoRo Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Golden
March 24, 2012
 South Korea Golden
2
 South Korea SeleCT
2
SeleCT Ticon small.png
Picon small.png HasuObs
March 24, 2012
 Germany HasuObs
0
 USA Axslav
0
Axslav Picon small.png
Ticon small.png PuMa
March 24, 2012
 South Korea PuMa
2
 South Korea Polt
2
Polt Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png IdrA
March 24, 2012
 USA IdrA
0
#6 from Pool Play
 Sweden ThorZaIN
1
ThorZaIN Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Golden
March 24, 2012
 South Korea Golden
2
 Netherlands Grubby
0
Grubby Picon small.png
Ticon small.png SeleCT
March 24, 2012
 South Korea SeleCT
2
 Germany Socke
2
Socke Picon small.png
Ticon small.png PuMa
March 24, 2012
 South Korea PuMa
1
 Canada Ostojiy
0
Ostojiy Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Polt
March 24, 2012
 South Korea Polt
2
#5 from Pool Play
 South Korea Rain
0
Rain Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Golden
March 25, 2012
 South Korea Golden
2
 Sweden SaSe
2
SaSe Picon small.png
Ticon small.png SeleCT
March 25, 2012
 South Korea SeleCT
0
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
0
DeMusliM Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
March 25, 2012
 Germany Socke
2
 USA KawaiiRice
0
KawaiiRice Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png Polt
March 25, 2012
 South Korea Polt
2
#4 from Pool Play
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Golden
March 25, 2012
 South Korea Golden
1
 Sweden HayprO
0
HayprO Zicon small.png
Picon small.png SaSe
March 25, 2012
 Sweden SaSe
2
 South Korea CrazymoviNG
1
CrazymoviNG Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
March 25, 2012
 Germany Socke
2
 South Korea Oz
1
Oz Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Polt
March 25, 2012
 South Korea Polt
2
#3 from Pool Play
 South Korea JYP
2
JYP Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Ret
March 25, 2012
 Netherlands Ret
1
 South Korea viOLet
2
viOLet Zicon small.png
Picon small.png SaSe
March 25, 2012
 Sweden SaSe
0
 South Korea TheStC
1
TheStC Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
March 25, 2012
 Germany Socke
2
 South Korea MC
2
MC Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Polt
March 25, 2012
 South Korea Polt
1
#2 from Pool Play
 South Korea GanZi
2
GanZi Ticon small.png
Picon small.png JYP
March 25, 2012
 South Korea JYP
0
 South Korea aLive
0
aLive Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
March 25, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
2
 Canada HuK
4
HuK Picon small.png
Picon small.png Socke
March 25, 2012
 Germany Socke
1
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
NaNiwa Picon small.png
Picon small.png MC
March 25, 2012
 South Korea MC
1

Championship Bracket Round 7-11[edit]

 
 
#1 from Pool Play
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Picon small.png PartinG
March 25, 2012
 South Korea PartinG
1
 South Korea Heart
0
Heart Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
March 25, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
Winners Finals
 South Korea MarineKing
2
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
March 25, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
1
Losers Round 7 (Ro8)
 South Korea GanZi
2
GanZi Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
March 25, 2012
 South Korea viOLet
1
 Canada HuK
2
HuK Picon small.png
Picon small.png NaNiwa
March 25, 2012
 Sweden NaNiwa
0
Losers Round 8
 South Korea Heart
2
Heart Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png GanZi
March 25, 2012
 South Korea GanZi
1
 South Korea PartinG
1
PartinG Picon small.png
Picon small.png HuK
March 25, 2012
 Canada HuK
2
4th place match
 South Korea Heart
4
Heart Ticon small.png
Picon small.png HuK
March 25, 2012
 Canada HuK
2
Losers Finals
 South Korea DongRaeGu
4
DongRaeGu Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Heart
March 25, 2012
 South Korea Heart
1
Grand Final
 South Korea MarineKing
5
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
March 25, 2012
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
Extended Series rule:
Players who have met before play a best-of-seven series starting with the results from previous meeting. Extended finals will be best of 9.

Additional Coverage[edit]

Detailed Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss Terran Terran Zerg Zerg
Seeded into Pool Play via 2012 MLG Winter Arena (16)
South Korea Oz South Korea MarineKing Sweden HayprO*
Canada HuK South Korea TheStC Netherlands Ret
South Korea PartinG United Kingdom DeMusliM South Korea viOLet
South Korea MC South Korea GanZi South Korea DongRaeGu
Sweden NaNiwa
Germany Socke
Netherlands Grubby
Sweden SaSe*
Seeded into Open Winners Bracket Round 5 via 2012 MLG Winter Arena **
USA Minigun
Canada dde
USA Sheth
Canada DdoRo
Sweden ThorZaIN
USA IdrA
USA Axslav
Canada Drewbie
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Germany HasuObs
South Korea SeleCT
France Stephano
South Korea JYP
Sweden Jinro
Germany TLO
USA NonY
South Korea Polt
USA Machine
USA iNcontroL
South Korea Rain
South Korea Symbol
United Kingdom BlinG
South Korea Artist
South Korea Sleep
South Korea Killer
South Korea Heart
Sweden MorroW
South Korea inori
South Korea PuMa
Peru CatZ
Canada Attero
USA Illusion
USA Destiny
Canada Ailuj
South Korea aLive
USA Goswser
USA Pokebunny
USA LzGaMeR
USA KawaiiRice
South Korea CrazymoviNG
USA flo
USA ViBE

* NesTea and Leenock had to cancel, HayprO and SaSe were the next two seeds determined in the 2012 MLG Winter Arena, and thus will be seeded into Group Play.[4]

** San, Mvp, LosirA, Pomi, merz and SjoW forfeited their seeds for various reasons and will not play in the tournament.

Format[edit]

Layout[edit]

  • 256 Open Bracket Players + 16 Seeded Pool Play Players.
    • Pool Play.
    • Open Bracket.
      • Losers and Winners Bracket.
    • Championship Bracket
      • Top 32 Players.
      • Losers and Winners Bracket.

Players[edit]

Tiebreakers[edit]

Ties will be broken using the following Tiebreakers in this order:

  • Head-to-head match winning percentage
  • Pool Play games winning percentage
  • Pool Play Seed.

Ties between more than two players will progress until one can be separated, then restart from head-to-head.

View Games[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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