DreamHack Winter 2011

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DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Championship
League Information
Series: DreamHack
Organizer: DreamHack
Sponsor: Sapphire AMD
SteelSeries EIZO
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.2
Server: Europe
Event Type: Offline
Location: Sweden Sweden
City: Jönköping
Format: 1v1, Group Play + Playoffs
Prize pool: 400,000 SEK (≃ $59,000)
Start Date: 2011-11-24
End Date: 2011-11-26
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Winners
South Korea Protoss HerO
South Korea Terran PuMa
Romania Protoss NightEnD
Netherlands Zerg Ret
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 64
Protoss 20   Terran 19   Zerg 25   
Maps
Metalopolis • Antiga Shipyard • Daybreak • Dual Sight • Shakuras Plateau • Tal’Darim Altar LE • Terminus SE
Chronology
 DreamHack Valencia Invitational DreamHack Valencia InvitationalDreamHack Open: Stockholm DreamHack Open: Stockholm 

Event Overview[edit]

DreamHack Winter 2011 was a 64 player StarCraft II tournament held in Jönköping, Sweden. The total prize pool amounted to 400,000 Swedish Kronor. The tournament was the culminating event of the 2011 DreamHack Sapphire AMD Championship series. The finals and semifinals were played at the Kinnarps Arena, which had the capacity to seat over 4000 fans.[1] The games were cast in English by Apollo, Artosis, Day9, MrBitter, Tasteless, and TotalBiscuit.[2]

Format[edit]

Format diagram

Group Play

  • Players were divided into four seeding pools. One player from each seeding pool was randomly drawn and placed into a group.[3]
  • The 64 players who qualified were placed into 16 groups of four players and played a round robin format of Bo3 matches.
  • The top two players from each group advanced to a second group stage with eight groups of four players in which there was again a round robin format of Bo3 matches.

Playoffs

  • The top two players from the second group stage advanced to a 16 player single-elimination bracket
  • Matches remained in the Bo3 format until the semifinals, where the matches became Bo5. The grand finals was a Bo7 series.

Location[edit]

  • Jönköping, Sweden
  • Elmia

Prize Pool[edit]

400 000 Swedish Kronor (~€44 000 ~$59 000) is spread among the players as seen below.

Place Prize (SEK) Prize (EUR) Prize (USD) ID Team
200 000 kr  21 700 EUR   29 600 USD    South Korea Protoss HerO Team Liquid Team Liquid
90 000 kr 9 700 EUR 13 300 USD    South Korea Terran PuMa Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
35 000 kr 3 800 EUR 5 200 USD  Netherlands Zerg Ret Team Liquid Team Liquid
35 000 kr 3 800 EUR 5 200 USD  Romania Protoss NightEnD Fnatic Fnatic

Participants[edit]

Out of the 64 players who will participate in the tournament, 6 have been determined by past DreamHack results, 7 qualify from DreamHack regional qualifiers around Europe, 8 qualify from Online Qualifiers and 43 are selected based on an open request system.

Stockholm Invitational DreamHack Summer 2011 Valencia Invitational
Winner Runner-Up Winner Runner-Up Winner Runner-Up
South Korea Protoss MC * Ukraine Protoss White-Ra Canada Protoss HuK South Korea Zerg Moon * South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu Sweden Terran ThorZaIN
DreamHack Summer 2011 BYOC DreamHack Regional Qualifiers E-Sport SM 2011-2012
BYOC #2 Winner BYOC #3 Winner South Europe Balkan Benelux October November
Sweden Zerg Forsen[4] Italy Terran StarEagle France Terran SarenS[4] Romania Protoss NightEnD Belgium Zerg Orly Sweden Zerg SortOf Sweden Zerg Cytoplasm
Online Qualifier #1 Online Qualifier #2 Online Qualifier #3 Online Qualifier #4
Winner Runner-Up Winner Runner-Up Winner Runner-Up Winner Runner-Up
South Korea Zerg PhoeNix Russia Protoss TitaN Russia Zerg Abver Germany Terran DBS Romania Zerg DeathAngel Sweden Protoss Seiplo Finland Terran Satiini South Korea Protoss ReaL

Invites[edit]

Invited Players
Terran Terran (16) Zerg Zerg (16) Protoss Protoss (13)
Germany TLO Taiwan Sen South Korea Genius
Ukraine Kas Poland Nerchio Sweden NaNiwa
Russia Happy USA Sheth South Korea HerO
South Korea PuMa Netherlands Ret Finland elfi
Sweden SjoW Sweden HayprO France ToD
South Korea SeleCT USA IdrA Poland MaNa
Germany GoOdy France Stephano Netherlands Grubby
Sweden Kaeru Sweden LaLuSh Sweden SaSe
Peru Fenix Israel Osho France Adelscott
Sweden merz France MoMaN Sweden Bischu
Italy ClouD Denmark Ciara Sweden RunA
Serbia Beastyqt France KenZy South Korea NaRa
Finland Naama Czech Republic DeViL Sweden viPro
Czech Republic PredY Netherlands DaBoO
Sweden Jimpo France Eeel
Finland Fuzer Sweden Seala

* MC, Moon, HasuObs, TT1, DeMusliM, Killer, Tarson, Clide and Naugrim have unfortunately canceled their participation at DreamHack Winter 2011 for different reasons.[5]

Results[edit]

Group Stage #1[edit]

Group Stage #2[edit]

Playoff[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo3)
 Ukraine White-Ra
1
White-Ra Protoss
Terran Naama
November 26, 2011
 Finland Naama
2
 Romania NightEnD
2
NightEnD Protoss
Protoss SaSe
November 26, 2011
 Sweden SaSe
0
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
DongRaeGu Zerg
Protoss NaNiwa
November 26, 2011
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
 South Korea PuMa
2
PuMa Terran
Protoss Genius
November 26, 2011
 South Korea Genius
0
 Sweden Seiplo
2
Seiplo Protoss
Protoss HuK
November 26, 2011
 Canada HuK
0
 USA Sheth
0
Sheth Zerg
Protoss HerO
November 26, 2011
 South Korea HerO
2
 Poland Nerchio
2
Nerchio Zerg
Protoss MaNa
November 26, 2011
 Poland MaNa
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zerg
Protoss ToD
November 26, 2011
 France ToD
0
Quarterfinals (Bo3)
 Finland Naama
1
Naama Terran
Protoss NightEnD
November 26, 2011
 Romania NightEnD
2
 South Korea DongRaeGu
1
DongRaeGu Zerg
Terran PuMa
November 26, 2011
 South Korea PuMa
2
 Sweden Seiplo
0
Seiplo Protoss
Protoss HerO
November 26, 2011
 South Korea HerO
2
 Poland Nerchio
0
Nerchio Zerg
Zerg Ret
November 26, 2011
 Netherlands Ret
2
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Romania NightEnD
1
NightEnD Protoss
Terran PuMa
November 26, 2011
 South Korea PuMa
3
 South Korea HerO
3
HerO Protoss
Zerg Ret
November 26, 2011
 Netherlands Ret
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea PuMa
3
PuMa Terran
Protoss HerO
November 26, 2011
 South Korea HerO
4


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Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 64
201925
Round of 32
121010
Round of 16
1024
Round of 8
323
Semi Finals
211
Grand Final
11
Winner
1

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