2012 MLG vs Proleague Invitational

From Liquipedia StarCraft 2 Wiki


[e][h]2012 MLG vs Proleague Invitational
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Online
Location:
North America America
Format:
Inter-conference preliminary play into single-elimination playoffs
Prize pool:
$10,000
Start Date:
2012-09-27
End Date:
2012-11-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  soO
South Korea  Oz
South Korea  Soulkey
Mexico  MajOr
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
48
18
15
15
Maps

The 2012 MLG vs Proleague Invitational is a 48-player online invitational gathering players affiliated to KeSPA as well as invitees from North America, Europe, Korea, and Asia. The tournament boasts a $10,000 prize pool and eight seeds in the MLG Fall Championship group play.

Overview[edit]

The 2012 MLG vs Proleague Invitational is a 48-player invitational jointly organised by Major League Gaming, the Korea e-Sports Association, and the International eSports Group. The tournament will gather the 24 best-ranked players in Proleague as well as 24 invitees (12 from North America, 6 from Europe, and 6 from Korea and Taiwan), all of whom will compete for a share of the $10,000 prize pool and 8 coveted spots in group play at the MLG Fall Championship. The competition will air matches weekly.[1] As of September 27, the eSF players have declined their invites to the MLG-KeSPA Invitational.[2]

Prize Pool[edit]

$10,000 and eight seeds for the 2012 MLG Fall Championship is spread among the players as seen below.

Format[edit]

Inter-conference preliminary play
  • The player pool is divided into two conferences: the Proleague conference, and the Major League Gaming conference
    • The Proleague conference consists of the top 24 ranked KeSPA players in Proleague
    • The Major League Gaming conference is further subdivided into the North American, European, and Korean/Taiwanese regional divisions. Players have been invited into this conference by Major League Gaming based on their individual performance in previous Pro Circuit events.
  • Every player in the Proleague conference will play every player in the Major League Gaming conference
    • Each match-up round between two players will consist of two games played; the number of game wins versus losses will determine an individual's rank within the conference and the division.
  • The top eight Proleague players in that conference will move on to the single-elimination playoffs.
  • Within the Major League Gaming conference, the top four North Americans in their division, as well as top two Europeans in their division, and finally the top two Korean/Taiwanese players in their division, will advance to the single-elimination playoffs.
Single-elimination playoffs
  • All playoff matches will be best-of-seven.
  • Proleague and Major League Gaming conference playoff entrants will be placed on opposite halves of the single-elimination playoff bracket. The two conferences will finally meet in the grand finals of the tournament.
    • Proleague players enjoy power-protected seeding based on their performance in conference.
    • Major League Gaming seeding takes place in a different manner:
      • The highest seeded North American player will play the lowest seeded North American player and the second highest seeded North American player will play the third highest seeded North American player
      • The European players will play each other
      • The Korean/Taiwanese players will play each other.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (19) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (14)
Top 24 ranked players in Proleague (24)
South Korea herO
South Korea sKyHigh
South Korea EffOrt
South Korea Stats
South Korea Flash
South Korea Action
South Korea Bisu
South Korea FanTaSy
South Korea Crazy-Hydra
South Korea Rain
South Korea Classic
South Korea soO
South Korea Trap
South Korea Last
South Korea hyvaa
South Korea Jaehoon
South Korea BaBy
South Korea Jaedong
South Korea Stork
South Korea Light
South Korea RorO
South Korea JangBi
South Korea Soulkey
South Korea sOs
North American Invites (12)
Canada HuK
South Korea SeleCT
USA IdrA
USA Caliber
USA Illusion
USA Sheth
USA KawaiiRice
USA Sasquatch
Mexico MajOr
USA Hawk
USA qxc *
USA ViBE
European Invites (6)
Sweden NaNiwa
Sweden ThorZaIN
Netherlands Ret
Germany Socke
Netherlands Grubby
Sweden SaSe **
Korean/Taiwanese Invites (6)
South Korea Alicia
South Korea PuMa
South Korea MC
South Korea aLive
South Korea Oz
South Korea CranK ***

* qxc replaces Scarlett, who decided not to participate.[3]
** SaSe replaces Stephano, who also decided not to participate.[4]
*** CranK withdrew for the remainder of the tournament due to health reasons.[5]

Results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Proleague Conference[edit]

Proleague Conference


1. South Korea  BaBy 44-4
2. South Korea  Rain 42-6
3. South Korea  Soulkey 41-7
4. South Korea  Flash 40-8
5. South Korea  EffOrt 38-10
6. South Korea  Jaedong 37-11
7. South Korea  hyvaa 36-12
7. South Korea  soO 36-12
7. South Korea  Trap 36-12
7. South Korea  Last 36-12
7. South Korea  Classic 36-12
12. South Korea  RorO 35-13
12. South Korea  sOs 35-13
12. South Korea  JangBi 35-13
15. South Korea  Crazy-Hydra 34-14
15. South Korea  FanTaSy 34-14
17. South Korea  Action 33-15
18. South Korea  Light 30-18
18. South Korea  Stork 30-18
18. South Korea  sKyHigh 30-18
21. South Korea  Stats 29-19
22. South Korea  Jaehoon 26-22
22. South Korea  Bisu 26-22
24. South Korea  herO 25-23

MLG Conference[edit]

North American Division


1. USA  ViBE 16-32
2. Mexico  MajOr 15-33
3. USA  Hawk 14-34
4. Canada  HuK 13-35
5. USA  Illusion 11-37
6. USA  Caliber 6-42
6. USA  KawaiiRice 6-42
6. South Korea  SeleCT 6-42
6. USA  qxc 6-42
10. USA  Sasquatch 5-43
10. USA  Sheth 5-43
12. USA  IdrA 3-45
European Division


1. Sweden  NaNiwa 26-22
2. Sweden  ThorZaIN 20-28
3. Netherlands  Grubby 19-29
4. Sweden  SaSe 18-30
5. Netherlands  Ret 6-42
6. Germany  Socke 4-44


Korean / Taiwanese Division


1. South Korea  Oz 24-24
2. South Korea  aLive 22-26
2. South Korea  Alicia 22-26
2. South Korea  MC 22-26
5. South Korea  PuMa 20-28
6. South Korea  CranK 19-29

Detailed results can be found here.

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo7)
 South Korea BaBy
1
 South Korea soO
4
 South Korea EffOrt
3
 South Korea Flash
4
 South Korea Soulkey
4
 South Korea Jaedong
1
 South Korea hyvaa
4
 South Korea Rain
1
 USA ViBE
4
 Canada HuK
3
 USA Hawk
2
 Mexico MajOr
4
 Sweden NaNiwa
4
 Sweden ThorZaIN
2
 South Korea aLive
1
 South Korea Oz
4
Quarterfinals (Bo7)
 South Korea soO
4
 South Korea Flash
3
 South Korea Soulkey
4
 South Korea hyvaa
1
 USA ViBE
2
 Mexico MajOr
4
 Sweden NaNiwa
0
 South Korea Oz
4
Semifinals (Bo7)
 South Korea soO
4
 South Korea Soulkey
3
 Mexico MajOr
1
 South Korea Oz
4
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea soO
4
 South Korea Oz
2

Detailed results can be found here.

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Ro16
457
Ro8
224
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Winner
1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Top 10 Plays from Week 1 of the MvP Invitational - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoSiAdvn1o4
  2. MvP Day 1 Video Recap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQzGEbEgpI
  3. MvP Day 2 Video Recap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StZdJBY4K3k
  4. MvP Day 3 Video Recap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBMYX2SYdsY
  5. MvP Day 4 Video Recap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE8OUdNc5R8
  6. MvP Day 5 Video Recap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K2hRmpg1lo
  7. MvP Day 6 Video Recap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbbkmecjaKM