Iron Squid

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Overview[edit]

The Iron Squid is a starleague unveiled on January 14th 2012, which is organized and mainly broadcasted by Pomf et Thud.[1] The first season took place from February to May and gathered twenty players (initially sixteen, but four invites were added to the roster a week before the beginning of the tournament), eighteen invites plus two qualified players.[2] The early stages of the league (a round robin group stage followed by a single elimination bracket) were played online, while the semifinals and finals were held offline in Paris on May 5th 2012 at Le Grand Rex, the largest cinema, theater and music venue in Paris, where 2,500 spectators attended the show and witnessed MMA's victory over Symbol.[3] Pomf et Thud acted as hosts and main shoutcasters in both the shows and the main event, while TotalBiscuit and Apollo provided additional commentary in English.[1]

The second season was announced on September 27th 2012, with a roster increased to thirty-two players (including twenty-four invites). The league featured a GSL style double elimination group stage and a single elimination bracket, with the early stages of the tournament being played online and the semifinals and finals being held offline at Le Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.[4][5] TotalBiscuit and Apollo didn't return for the second season, the commentary in English being executed by Wolf, Khaldor, Day[9], Kaelaris and ToD.[6]

Tournaments[edit]

Starleague Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
Iron Squid – Chapter I 2012-02-19 – 2012-05-05 Terran MMA Zerg Symbol Announcement
Iron Squid – Chapter II 2012-11-28 – 2013-01-26 Zerg Life Zerg DongRaeGu Announcement

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race
Terran 1 0 0
Zerg 1 2 2
Protoss 0 0 0

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

 - South Korea Terran MMA  - South Korea Zerg Life

Silver[edit]

 - South Korea Zerg Symbol  - South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu

Bronze[edit]

 - South Korea Zerg NesTea

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Get ready for the Iron Squid". IronSquid.tv. January 14th 2012. TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
  2. "Four more legends to wrap it up". IronSquid.tv. February 13th 2012.
  3. "A Great Place For A Great Show". IronSquid.tv. April 13th 2012. TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
  4. "Iron Squid is back". IronSquid.tv. September 27th 2012. TeamLiquid.net thread
  5. "Iron Squid - The Grand Finals" IronSquid.tv. January 24th 2013.
  6. "The voices of Iron Squid". IronSquid.tv. October 10th 2012.
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