Iron Squid – Chapter I

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[e][h]Iron Squid – Chapter I
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Iron Squid Ltd.
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
France Paris
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2012-02-19
End Date:
2012-05-05
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  MMA
South Korea  Symbol
South Korea  NesTea
South Korea  aLive
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
20
4
8
8
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The Iron Squid – Chapter I was an offline premier event announced on 14 January 2012. The tournament gathered 20 players from around the world. Eighteen players were invited to the event and the two remaining spots were granted via qualifiers (held on January 22nd and February 5th). The group stage and the quarterfinals of the main event were played online, with the semifinals and finals held offline in Paris on 5 May 2012 at Le Grand Rex, the largest cinema, theater and music venue in Paris, that can accommodate up to 2,500 spectators.[1][2]

The tournament was commentated by Pomf et Thud in French, with TotalBiscuit and Apollo providing additional commentary in English.[1] The tournament featured original musical themes specially composed for the event.

Prize Pool[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • 4 groups of 5 players, played online.
    • Best of 3 matches.
    • Top 2 players of each group proceed to the Playoffs.
  • Playoffs:
    • Quarterfinals played online, best of 5 matches.
    • Semifinals and Finals played offline in Paris.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (8) Zerg Zerg (8)
Invited (18)
France ToD
South Korea MarineKing
Netherlands Ret
Poland MaNa
Sweden ThorZaIN
Poland Nerchio
Germany HasuObs
South Korea PuMa
South Korea Leenock
South Korea MC
South Korea aLive
France Stephano
South Korea jjakji
USA IdrA
South Korea Mvp
South Korea NesTea
South Korea MMA
South Korea BoxeR
Qualified (2)
South Korea Symbol
South Korea Life

Symbol and Life earned their spots through the qualifiers. The event was initially scheduled to feature fourteen invites, but four additional prestigious invites were unveiled on February 13th: BoxeR, MMA, NesTea, and Mvp.[3]

Group Stage[edit]

The group stage's matches are scheduled to be broadcast twice a week, on Wednesday and on Sunday (at 9:00 PM CET, rebroadcast at 8:00 PM PST), with each show featuring two or three matches. The opening show was aired on February 29th.[4]

[edit]

preview Group A
1. South Korea  MarineKing 4-0 8-2
2. South Korea  PuMa 2-2 6-5
3. Netherlands  Ret 2-2 5-5
4. South Korea  BoxeR 2-2 5-6
5. France  ToD 0-4 2-8

[edit]

preview Group B
1. South Korea  MC 4-0 8-1
2. South Korea  Symbol 2-2 5-4
3. USA  IdrA 2-2 4-5
4. South Korea  Mvp 2-2 4-5
5. Sweden  ThorZaIN 0-4 2-8

[edit]

preview Group C
1. South Korea  MMA 3-1 7-3
2. South Korea  jjakji 3-1 6-3
3. South Korea  Life 2-2 6-5
4. France  Stephano 1-3 3-6
5. Poland  MaNa 1-3 2-7

[edit]

preview Group D
1. South Korea  NesTea 4-0 8-2
2. South Korea  aLive 3-1 6-4
3. Poland  Nerchio 2-2 6-4
4. Germany  HasuObs 1-3 3-7
5. South Korea  Leenock 0-4 2-8

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea MC
2
 South Korea aLive
3
 South Korea PuMa
1
 South Korea MMA
3
 South Korea jjakji
2
 South Korea NesTea
3
 South Korea MarineKing
0
MarineKing 
 Symbol
 South Korea Symbol
3
Semifinals
 South Korea aLive
2
 South Korea MMA
3
 South Korea NesTea
1
 South Korea Symbol
3
Finals
3rd Place Match
 South Korea aLive
2
 South Korea NesTea
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Group Stage
488
Quarterfinals
152
Semifinals
22
Final Match
11
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

VODs[edit]

Musical Themes[edit]

The organisers of the event sought the help of the musician and composer In Uchronia in order to create musical themes dedicated to the tournament, so that it has its own sonor identity. On top of the tournament themes, each player has its own theme, which is briefly played at the end of every games he won.

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Get ready for the Iron Squid". IronSquid.tv. January 14th 2012. TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
  2. "A Great Place For A Great Show". IronSquid.tv. April 13th 2012. TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
  3. "Four more legends to wrap it up". IronSquid.tv. February 13th 2012.
  4. "Iron Squid: Group Stage". TeamLiquid.net. February 17th 2012.
  5. "Iron Squid Pool C : Stephano forfeits vs MMA". IronSquid.tv. April 3rd 2012.