2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Up and Down Matches

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The GSL Season 1 Up & Down matches are preliminary matches in a GSL season where players who did not get eliminated previous season's Code A decide their status for this season. The format being a group stage with large groups allows GOMTV to inject players to the GSL through these matches and allows the seeded players to compete for their status as a Code S player.


Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (10) Zerg Zerg (7)
2012 Season 5 Code A Ro32 Losers
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South Korea Flying
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South Korea Happy
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South Korea LosirA
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South Korea Squirtle
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South Korea Dream
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South Korea NesTea
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South Korea Trap
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South Korea Bomber
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South Korea Shine *
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South Korea finale
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South Korea ByuN
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South Korea ByuL
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South Korea MC
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South Korea Flash
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South Korea HerO
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South Korea TaeJa
2012 Season 5 Code A Ro24 Losers
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South Korea sOs
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South Korea YoDa
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South Korea DongRaeGu
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South Korea YongHwa
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South Korea Center *
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South Korea Jaedong
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South Korea Vampire
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South Korea Bbyong
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South Korea Symbol *
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South Korea First
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South Korea FanTaSy
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South Korea Genius
Seeded Players
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Canada HuK
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Netherlands Grubby

* Although the team TSL disbanded on 3rd of January, Shine, Center and Symbol went to the Up and Downs wearing their Team-shirts and using their ingame accounts, showing TSL. Khaldor explained that the coach and players decided to stay together for the Up and Down matches.


  • 12 Code Aicon.png Round of 24 Winners automatically advance to Code Sicon.png without going through the Up & Down Matches.
  • 16 Code Aicon.png Round of 32 Losers + 12 Code Aicon.png Round of 24 Losers + 2 Seeded Players = 30 players.
  • Players are divided into 5 groups of 6.
  • Each group's 1st and 2nd Place advance to Code Sicon.png.
  • Tie breaker: If player A and player B have the same number of wins, but A has won over B in a previous game then A will be the winner. If a tie still exists, a rematch will be played.
  • The 3rd place player of each group will be placed into a Wild Card group and the top two players of this group advances to Code Sicon.png.[1]


Group A[edit]

January 6, 2013 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Group A
1. South Korea Ticon small.png YoDa 4-1
2. South Korea Picon small.png MC 3-2
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong 3-2
4. South Korea Ticon small.png Flash 3-2
5. South Korea Picon small.png Vampire 2-3
6. South Korea Picon small.png YongHwa 0-5

Group B[edit]

January 7, 2013 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group B
1. South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa 4-0
2. South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle 4-1
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Shine 2-2
4. South Korea Ticon small.png Happy 2-3
5. South Korea Ticon small.png Dream 1-4
6. South Korea Picon small.png Trap 1-4

Group C[edit]

January 8, 2013 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group C
1. South Korea Zicon small.png LosirA 4-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu 4-1
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol 3-2
4. South Korea Picon small.png First 2-2
5. South Korea Ticon small.png Bbyong 1-3
6. Netherlands Picon small.png Grubby 0-5

Group D[edit]

January 9, 2013 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group D
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png ByuL 4-1
3. South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN 2-2
4. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 2-3
5. South Korea Picon small.png sOs 1-4
6. South Korea Picon small.png Genius 1-4

Group E[edit]

January 10, 2013 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group E
1. South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea 4-1
2. Canada Picon small.png HuK 3-2
3. South Korea Ticon small.png Center 3-2
4. South Korea Ticon small.png FanTaSy 2-3
5. South Korea Picon small.png finale 1-3
5. South Korea Picon small.png Flying 1-3

Wild Card[edit]

January 11, 2013 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Wild Card
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol 3-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN 2-2
3. South Korea Ticon small.png Center 2-2
4. South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong 2-2
5. South Korea Zicon small.png Shine 1-3

Racial Distribution[edit]

Up & Down[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
To Sicon.png

Code S[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
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Sicon.png After

Promotion/Demotion Overview[edit]

Code Sicon.png
South Korea Ticon small.png YoDa () South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa () South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu () South Korea Zicon small.png ByuL () Canada Picon small.png HuK () South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN ()
South Korea Picon small.png MC () South Korea Picon small.png Squirtle () South Korea Zicon small.png LosirA () South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber () South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea () South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol ()
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South Korea Picon small.png YongHwa () South Korea Ticon small.png Dream () Netherlands Picon small.png Grubby () South Korea Picon small.png Genius () South Korea Picon small.png Flying () South Korea Zicon small.png Shine ()
South Korea Picon small.png Vampire () South Korea Picon small.png Trap () South Korea Ticon small.png Bbyong () South Korea Picon small.png sOs () South Korea Picon small.png finale () South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong ()
South Korea Ticon small.png Flash () South Korea Ticon small.png Happy () South Korea Picon small.png First () South Korea Picon small.png HerO () South Korea Ticon small.png FanTaSy () South Korea Ticon small.png Center ()