GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN Invitational

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GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN Invitational
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League Information
Organizer: SoCal eSports
Sponsor: GIGABYTE · Kingston HyperX · Cooler Master · Newegg · Dolby · SoCal eSports · Cyber Sports Network · Red Bull · TwitchTV · Qualcomm · AverMedia · Tt ESPORTS · Thermaltake USA · Nvidia · Sennheiser · Antec · CPU · BenQ · Killer Gaming · Intel · Western Digital · In Win · MadCatz · Cyberpower · NZXT · Zalman · Patriot · ENERMAX
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.3 BU
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Location: United States USA
Format: 1v1, Group Stage,
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool: $11,000
Start Date: 2012-06-15
End Date: 2012-06-17
Links: Official Website
Winners
Gold.png South Korea Zicon small.png Monster
Silver.png South Korea Zicon small.png Sleep
Bronze.png South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet
Copper.png South Korea Zicon small.png Golden
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 24
Picon small.png 8   Ticon small.png 9   Zicon small.png 7   
Maps
MLG Antiga Shipyard • MLG Shakuras Plateau • MLG Daybreak • MLG ESV Cloud Kingdom • MLG Tal'Darim Altar • MLG Metropolis • MLG Entombed Valley

The GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN Invitational was an invite-only tournament that was held from June 15–17, at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA.

About[edit]

The GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN was a competitive gaming event that took place in Southern California a week after MLG's 2012 Spring Championship.

Twenty-four invited players competed for a share of an $11,000 in a StarCraft II tournament prize pool. In addition, eight League of Legends teams competed for a share of a $10,000 prize pool.

The event was hosted by Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico and Tricia "megumixbear" Sugita, with Gwin, Thundertoss, DoA, Azael, Zoia, JoRoSaR and Axeltoss providing in-game commentary.

A crowd shot from the GESL.

Prize Pool[edit]

$11,000 is spread among the players as seen below:

Place Prize ID Team
Gold.png 1st $5,000 South Korea Zicon small.png Monster MVPlogo std.png MVP
Silver.png 2nd $2,500 South Korea Zicon small.png Sleep Checksixlogo std.png CheckSix Gaming
Bronze.png 3rd $1,000 South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Copper.png 4th $500 South Korea Zicon small.png Golden Lightesportslogo std.png LighT eSports

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage
    • Round-robin group stage format, with the player pool divided into four groups of six players each
    • Each match was best-of-three
    • The bottom two players in each group were eliminated from the tournament
  • Playoffs
    • Remaining 16 players were seeded into a single-elimination bracket according to their group results
    • Round of 16 and quarterfinals were best-of-three
    • Semifinals were best-of-five
    • Finals were best-of-seven

Additionally, there was no extended series rule in effect for this tournament.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (7)
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South Korea HwangSin
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Serbia Beastyqt
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South Korea viOLet
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USA Insur
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USA STX
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USA Mystik
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USA Axslav
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United Kingdom DeMusliM
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USA Machine
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USA Caliber
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USA theognis
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South Korea Sleep
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South Korea Alicia
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USA Illusion
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South Korea Monster
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South Korea TAiLS
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USA KawaiiRice
USA daisuki *
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South Korea inori
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South Korea Clide
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South Korea Golden *
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USA Rhythm *
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South Korea Ryung
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South Korea Dream

* Scarlett, qxc, and SeleCT will be unable to attend. Golden, daisuki, and Rhythm will replace them.[1]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Groups were drawn live on the first day of the event.

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Picon small.png inori 5-0 10-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Monster 4-1 8-3
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Golden 3-2 7-6
4. USA Picon small.png Insur 2-3 5-6
5. USA Zicon small.png Machine 1-4 3-8
6. USA Zicon small.png Mystik 0-5 0-10

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Dream 5-0 10-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet 4-1 8-3
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Sleep 3-2 7-4
4. USA Ticon small.png Illusion 2-3 4-7
5. USA Ticon small.png STX 1-4 2-8
6. USA Picon small.png Rhythm 0-5 2-10

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Ryung 5-0 10-3
2. South Korea Ticon small.png Clide 3-2 8-5
3. USA Ticon small.png KawaiiRice 3-2 6-6
4. South Korea Picon small.png HwangSin 2-3 6-7
5. Serbia Ticon small.png Beastyqt 1-4 5-9
6. USA Picon small.png Caliber 1-4 3-8

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. South Korea Picon small.png Alicia 4-1 9-4
2. South Korea Picon small.png TAiLS 4-1 9-5
3. United Kingdom Ticon small.png DeMusliM 3-2 8-6
4. USA Picon small.png Axslav 3-2 7-6
5. USA Ticon small.png theognis 1-4 3-9
6. USA Zicon small.png daisuki 0-5 4-10

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo3)
 South Korea inori
2
 USA Axslav
0
 South Korea Clide
0
 South Korea Sleep
2
 South Korea TAiLS
1
 South Korea Golden
2
 South Korea Dream
2
 South Korea HwangSin
0
 South Korea Ryung
2
 USA Illusion
0
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
0
 South Korea Monster
2
 South Korea viOLet
2
 USA KawaiiRice
0
 South Korea Alicia
2
 USA Insur
0
Quarterfinals (Bo3)
 South Korea inori
0
 South Korea Sleep
2
 South Korea Golden
2
 South Korea Dream
1
 South Korea Ryung
0
 South Korea Monster
2
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea Alicia
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Sleep
3
 South Korea Golden
2
 South Korea Monster
3
 South Korea viOLet
2
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Sleep
2
 South Korea Monster
4
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Golden
2
 South Korea viOLet
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
897
Round of 16
664
Quarterfinals
224
Semifinals
4
Finals
2
Winner
1

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