IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo

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[e][h]IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
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League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
Brazil Sao Paulo
Prize pool:
$21,000
Start Date:
2012-02-08
End Date:
2012-02-11
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet
South Korea Ticon small.png SuperNova
Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret
South Korea Picon small.png ReaL
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small.png 3
Ticon small.png 3
Zicon small.png 10
Maps
Chronology

The Global Challenge at Campus Party in Sao Paulo was the fifth event of the global league of the Intel Extreme Masters. Sixteen StarCraft II players clashed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from February 8 to 11, for a total prize money of $21,000.

Overview[edit]

The IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo was a StarCraft 2 tournament which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 6 to 12. The tournament was the sixth event in the 6th season of the ESL's Intel Extreme Masters series. 16 qualified players competed for $21,000 and the chance to earn an invite to the Season VI World Championship in Hanover. For the first time in its six years history Intel Extreme Masters moveed to South America. The Campus Party Brazil #5 was the host of the Global Challenge Sao Paulo. The English commentary was provided by MrBitter, RotterdaM, and Rob Simpson.

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage - Round Robin Bo3
    • Top 2 qualify to Playoffs
  • Playoffs - Single-elimination Bo5
  • Finalists qualify to Season VI World Championship

Location[edit]

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Anhembi Convention Center

Prize pool[edit]

Offering $21,000 spread among all players as follows:

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (3) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (10)
Brazil Potiguar South Korea SuperNova Brazil Tunico South Korea viOLet
Belgium Feast United Kingdom DeMusliM Chile KiLLeR Netherlands Ret
South Korea ReaL USA Illusion Germany DarKFoRcE Russia sLivko
Germany XlorD Norway Snute
Switzerland biGs Brazil DakkoN

Fenix qualified through the South American qualifier, but was reported to not be able to participate in the main tournament, only one day before it would start. Brazilian Zerg player DakkoN would be invited as a replacement, as he reached the quarter-final of said qualifier, and due to the fact that any non-Brazilian player would not be able to make it to Sao Paulo on such a short notice.[1]

Results[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

preview lrthread Vod.png RecapGroup A
February 8, 2011
1. South Korea Ticon small.png SuperNova 3-0 6-1
2. Germany Zicon small.png DarKFoRcE 2-1 4-4
3. Chile Zicon small.png KiLLeR 1-2 4-5
4. USA Ticon small.png Illusion 0-3 2-6
preview lrthread Vod.png RecapGroup B
February 8, 2011
1. Belgium Picon small.png Feast 3-0 6-0
2. United Kingdom Ticon small.png DeMusliM 2-1 4-2
3. Germany Zicon small.png XlorD 1-2 2-4
4. Brazil Zicon small.png Tunico 0-3 0-6
preview lrthread Vod.png RecapGroup C
February 9, 2011
1. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet 3-0 6-1
2. South Korea Picon small.png ReaL 2-1 5-2
3. Switzerland Zicon small.png biGs 1-2 2-5
4. Brazil Picon small.png Potiguar 0-3 1-6
preview lrthread Vod.png RecapGroup D
February 9, 2011
1. Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret 3-0 6-1
2. Russia Zicon small.png sLivko 2-1 5-4
3. Norway Zicon small.png Snute 1-2 3-4
4. Brazil Zicon small.png DakkoN 0-3 1-6

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea SuperNova
3
SuperNova Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png sLivko
 Russia sLivko
2
 Belgium Feast
1
Feast Picon small.png
Picon small.png ReaL
 South Korea ReaL
3
 Netherlands Ret
3
 Germany DarKFoRcE
2
 South Korea viOLet
3
viOLet Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png DeMusliM
 United Kingdom DeMusliM
2
Semifinals
 South Korea SuperNova
3
 South Korea ReaL
2
 Netherlands Ret
1
Ret Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
 South Korea viOLet
3
Finals
 South Korea SuperNova
1
SuperNova Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
 South Korea viOLet
3
3rd Place Match
 South Korea ReaL
0
ReaL Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Ret
 Netherlands Ret
3

Racial distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
3310
Quarter Finals
224
Semi Finals
112
Final Match
11
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

Replays/VODs[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fenix drops out of Sao Paulo - Dakkon replaces him esl-world.net, 7 February 2012
  2. Qualifier Change Teamliquid.net, 11 January 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SuperNova in Group A in Sao Paulo esl-world.net, 3 February 2012.
  4. Qualifier Change #2 TeamLiquid.net, 11 January 2012
  5. "Allstar Free For All match on Friday" ESL-World.net, 9 February 2012.
  6. IntelExtremeMasters Twitter Twitter.com, 10 February 2012.
  7. "The Final Day in Sao Paulo" ESL-World.net, 11 February 2012.