2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL

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2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL
League Information
Organizer: GOMTV
Blizzard Entertainment
Sponsor: Mangosix
Game Version: Heart of the Swarm
Patch 2.0.4Patch 2.0.8 BU
Server: South Korea
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Format: Premier Leagueremier League
Ro32 & Ro16 Group play
Ro8 and on Single-elimination
Challenger Leaguehallenger League
Single-elimination,
Group Stage
Start Date: 2013-03-04
End Date: 2013-06-01
Links: TLPD
Winners
South Korea Zerg Soulkey
South Korea Zerg Symbol
South Korea Protoss sOs
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: Code S 32   Challenger League 40
Protoss 23   Terran 22   Zerg 28   
Maps
Whirlwind LE • Bel'Shir Vestige LE • DF Atlas • Akilon Wastes LE • GSL Star Station • Daybreak LE • GSL Red City
Chronology
 2013 GSL Season 1 2013 GSL Season 12013 WCS S3 Korea GSL 2013 WCS S3 Korea GSL 
 2012 WCS South Korea 2012 WCS South Korea2013 WCS S2 Korea OSL 2013 WCS S2 Korea OSL 

Information[edit]

The 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL is the Korean event of the first season of the 2013 WCS. The WCS Korea is the league where many of the best Korean and foreign professional gamers come to compete. The format allows up to a week's preparation before each of your matches, promoting well thought out play.

Format[edit]

Map Pool[edit]

The map pool for the first WCS Korea season of 2013 is[1]:

Whirlwind LE • Bel'Shir Vestige LE • DF Atlas • Akilon Wastes LE • GSL Star Station • Daybreak LE • GSL Red City

Code S (Premier League)[edit]

The format for the 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL. Same as the 2012 GSL seasons.

For 2013 WCS Korea Season 1, the GSL Code Code S acts as Premier Leagueremier league.

32 players compete for this seasons Korean championship, seeds for the 2013 WCS Season 1 Finals, and points for the 2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series. See the Code S page for more details.

  • Round of 32:
    • Eight groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
    • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Code Code S Ro16.
    • 3rd place will drop into the Challenger Leaguehallenger League Ro32 and 4th place will drop into the Challenger Leaguehallenger League Ro48.
  • Round of 16:
    • Four groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
    • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Code Code S Ro8.
    • 3rd and 4th places will drop into the Challenger Leaguehallenger League Ro24.
  • Round of 8:
    • Single-elimination tournament for the WCS Korea championship. Ro8 and Semifinals are Bo5 and Grand Finals are Bo7.
    • All 8 players who make it to this round are seeded in next season's Premier Leagueremier league, OnGameNet Starleague (OSL).
  • Code Code S Casters:

Challenger League[edit]

Up & Down Matches[edit]

The Up & Down stage of Challenger Leaguehallenger League takes place at the beginning of the season. They are composed of the losers of previous season's Challenger Leaguehallenger League (For season 1, the last GSL Code ) Ro32 and Ro24 and 2 winners of a qualifying tournament to make 30 Up & Down players. These 30 players are divided into 6 groups of 5 players.

  • First and second place from each group, a total of 12 players, will receive Premier Leagueremier League status.
  • The remaining 18 players (those that placed 3rd - 5th) will be in this season's Challenger Leaguehallenger League Ro48.
Bracket Stage[edit]

Simultaneous "tournament" closely integrated with Premier Leagueremier League. Players who lose in the first round drop out of the WCS entirely and players who win their brackets advance directly to the next season's Premier Leagueremier League. All other players play in next season's Up & Down matches.

  • Round of 48:
    • Round consists of 40 qualified players and 8 Premier League Ro32 4th place finishers.
    • Winners advance to the Challenger Leaguehallenger League Ro32, losers drop out of WCS entirely and must re-qualify in next season's preliminaries.
  • Round of 32:
    • Round consists of 24 Challenger League Ro48 winners and 8 Premier League Ro32 3rd place finishers.
    • Winners advance to Challenger League Ro24, losers will play in next season's Up & Down matches.
  • Round of 24:
    • The Premier Leagueremier League qualification round
    • Round consists of 16 Challenger League Ro32 winners and 8 Premier League Ro16 3rd and 4th place finishers
    • Winners advance to next season's Premier Leagueremier League, losers will play in next season's Up & Down matches

Challenger Leaguehallenger League Casters:

Trivia[edit]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Challenger Leaguehallenger League Up & Downs
8118
Challenger Leaguehallenger League Bracket Stage
202024
Challenger Leaguehallenger League Dropouts
5811
Premier Leagueremier League
71114
To World Championship SeriesSeason 1 Finals
114

View Games[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. GOM.chung (2013-01-16). "New Maps for 2013 GSL season 2". GOMTV.net. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
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