Arena of Legends/The King of Kongs

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[e][h]The King of Kongs
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Online
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1, Group Stage, Playoffs
Prize pool:
3,640,000 KRW (≃ $3,150.73)
Start Date:
2012-01-02
End Date:
2012-01-05
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu
South Korea Zerg KangHo
South Korea Zerg July
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
8
Protoss 1
Terran 3
Zerg 4
Maps

About

Another Arena of Legends tournament held by GOMTV. The event is meant to find the real inheritor of the Kong-line, with the participation of eight runner-ups of 2011 GSL season.[1]

Format

  • Round of 8: Group Play - Double-elimination played in Bo3
  • Round of 4 to Final: Single-elimination bracket played in Bo5 in semifinals and in Bo7 in finals

Prize Pool

Place $ USD ₩  KRW Player Team
1st $1,921.58 ₩ 2,220,000 South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu MVP (team) MVP
2nd $190.43 ₩ 220,000 South Korea Zerg KangHo Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
3rd-4th $173.12 ₩ 200,000 South Korea Zerg July StarTale StarTale
South Korea Terran MarineKing Prime Prime
5th-6th $173.12 ₩ 200,000 South Korea Terran TOP Old Generations Old Generations
South Korea Protoss InCa Old Generations Old Generations
7th-8th $173.12 ₩ 200,000 South Korea Zerg Leenock FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Terran RainBOw StarTale StarTale

Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from xe.com) on January 5, 2012: 1,000 KRW = 0.86558 USD.

Invites

Protoss Protoss (1) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (4)
Old Generations
South Korea InCa
StarTale
South Korea RainBOw
StarTale
South Korea July
Prime
South Korea MarineKing
Incredible Miracle
South Korea KangHo
Old Generations
South Korea TOP
FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Leenock
MVP (team)
South Korea DongRaeGu

Group Stage

Standings

Group A
January 2, 2012 18:10 KST
1. South Korea Zerg KangHo 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Terran MarineKing 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Terran TOP 1-2 2-5
4. South Korea Zerg Leenock 0-2 2-4
Group B
January 3, 2012 18:10 KST
1. South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zerg July 2-1 4-4
3. South Korea Protoss InCa 1-2 4-4
4. South Korea Terran RainBOw 0-2 0-4

Playoffs

Bracket

Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea KangHo
3
 South Korea July
1
 South Korea MarineKing
1
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea KangHo
1
 South Korea DongRaeGu
4

Match Summary Playoffs

Matches Semi Finals

January 4, 2012 18:10 KST:

Final Match

January 5, 2012 18:10 KST:

Trivia

  • The term "Kong" refers to the legacy of Brood War legend YellOw who was famous for getting second place in major tournaments (Notably to BoxeR) while winning special tournaments.
  • A Kong is Korean for a pea.
  • To be a part of the Kong line, a player must never win a major starleague and must win many special tournaments.

Racial Distribution

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Play
134
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Winner
1

References