MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015

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[e][h]MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Game Version:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Seattle
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2015-08-30
End Date:
2015-08-31
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Picon small.png sOs
South Korea Zicon small.png Solar
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small.png 5
Ticon small.png 2
Zicon small.png 9
Maps
Chronology

About[edit]

The MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015 will feature six online qualifiers for the following regions: Europe, America, South Korea, Asian Pacific (China and Japan), Taiwan and South East Asia/Oceania. The sixteen best players will compete in the offline Grand Finals at PAX Prime in Seattle, United States.

Format[edit]

On-screen Talent[edit]

Casters[edit]

Host[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

$25,000 USD and 4,000 WCS Points are divided among participants as follows:

* Players must advance one round in order to claim WCS points for that placement. Being seeded through qualifiers counts as advancing one round.[1]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (2) Zerg Zerg (9)
Qualified (9)
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South Korea Zest1
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South Korea INnoVation
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France FireCake
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Netherlands Harstem
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South Korea Polt
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New Zealand Petraeus
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Taiwan Has
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China TooDming
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China MacSed
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South Korea Hydra
Invited (7)
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South Korea PartinG
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South Korea Solar
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South Korea sOs1
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South Korea HyuN
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South Korea Jaedong
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South Korea viOLet
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Taiwan Ian

1 sOs replaces Zest who forfeited his spot due to Proleague.[2]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Group A
August 30, 2015 - 11:00 EDT
1. South Korea Ticon small.png INnoVation 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Hydra 2-1 4-4
3. China Picon small.png MacSed 1-2 4-4
4. Taiwan Picon small.png Has 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Group B
August 30, 2015 - 11:00 EDT
1. South Korea Picon small.png PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN 2-1 5-2
3. France Zicon small.png FireCake 1-2 2-5
4. Taiwan Zicon small.png Ian 0-2 0-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Group C
August 30, 2015 - 11:00 EDT
1. South Korea Picon small.png sOs 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Solar 2-1 5-3
3. China Zicon small.png TooDming 1-2 2-4
4. Netherlands Picon small.png Harstem 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Group D
August 30, 2015 - 11:00 EDT
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet 2-1 5-3
3. New Zealand Zicon small.png Petraeus 1-2 4-5
4. South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 0-2 1-4

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo3)
 South Korea Solar
2
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Zicon small.png Jaedong
August 30, 2015 - 19:30 EDT
 South Korea Jaedong
0
 South Korea Hydra
1
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Picon small.png PartinG
August 30, 2015 - 18:30 EDT
 South Korea PartinG
2
 South Korea sOs
2
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Zicon small.png viOLet
August 31, 2015 - 13:15 EDT
 South Korea viOLet
0
 South Korea INnoVation
2
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Zicon small.png HyuN
August 31, 2015 - 14:05 EDT
 South Korea HyuN
0
Semifinals (Bo3)
 South Korea Solar
2
Solar Zicon small.png
Picon small.png PartinG
August 31, 2015 - 14:55 EDT
 South Korea PartinG
1
 South Korea sOs
2
sOs Picon small.png
Ticon small.png INnoVation
August 31, 2015 - 15:45 EDT
 
 
Coda
 South Korea INnoVation
0
Finals (Bo5)
 South Korea Solar
0
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Picon small.png sOs
August 31, 2015 - 16:20 EDT
 South Korea sOs
3

Trivia[edit]

  • By winning this tournament, sOs, who replaced Zest, earned 750 precious WCS points. He went from 17th place to 13th place in the WCS Standings, two months before the Global Finals.

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
529
Quarterfinals
215
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Champion
1

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
BridgeheadBridgehead    5 2 1 1 50.0% 3 1 2 33.3% - - - - - - -
Cactus ValleyCactus Valley    10 - - - - 3 0 3 0.0% 2 1 1 50.0% - 5 -
CodaCoda    19 3 2 1 66.7% 8 3 5 37.5% - - - - - 7 1
Dash and TerminalDash and Terminal    3 - - - - 2 1 1 50.0% - - - - - 1 -
Iron FortressIron Fortress    11 1 1 0 100.0% 7 2 5 28.6% 1 1 0 100.0% - 2 -
Moonlight MadnessMoonlight Madness    2 - - - - 2 0 2 0.0% - - - - - - -
TerraformTerraform    16 3 1 2 33.3% 6 5 1 83.3% 1 0 1 0.0% - 5 1
Total Sum (Σ) 66 9 5 4 55.6% 31 12 19 38.7% 4 2 2 50.0% 0 20 2

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