Iron Squid – Chapter II

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Iron Squid – Chapter II
Iron Squid.png
League Information
Organizer: Iron Squid Ltd.
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.3
Server: Europe
Event Type: Offline
Location: France France
Format: 1v1
Prize pool: $27,000
Start Date: 2012-11-28
End Date: 2013-01-26
Links: Website
Winners
Gold.png South Korea Zicon small.png Life
Silver.png South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
Bronze.png South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 32
Picon small.png 9   Ticon small.png 9   Zicon small.png 14   
Maps
ESV Cloud Kingdom • GSL Antiga Shipyard • GSL Abyssal City • GSL Grand Lagoon • GSL Daybreak • GSL Ohana • GSL Metropolis • GSL Whirlwind • GSL Entombed Valley
Chronology
 LeftArrow.png Iron Squid – Chapter I

Overview[edit]

The Iron Squid – Chapter II is an offline premier event announced on September 27, 2012. The tournament gathers 32 players from around the world. Twenty-four players were invited to the event and the eight remaining spots were granted via four qualifiers (one for players living in Korea or in SEA on October 13, one for players living in Europe on October 14, one for players living in North America and Latin America on October 20, and an open qualifier on October 21). The semifinals and finals will be held offline on 26 January 2013 in Paris,[1] at Le Palais des Congrès, that can accommodate 3700 spectators.

The event is broadcasted in French by Pomf et Thud, MoMaN, Anoss and Trunks; in English by Wolf, Khaldor, Day[9], Kaelaris and ToD; and in Russian by Igor.[2] Soe is also making an appearance as host, although mostly on the English stream. Like in the first edition of the Iron Squid, the tournament features original musical themes specially composed for the event by the band In Uchronia.

Location[edit]

  • Paris, France
  • Le Palais des Congrès

Prize Pool[edit]

Place Prize ID Team
Gold.png 1st $12,500 South Korea Zicon small.png Life Startalelogo std.png StarTale
Silver.png 2nd $6,250 South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu MVPlogo std.png MVP
Bronze.png 3rd $3,750 South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
Copper.png 4th $2,500 South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing Primelogo std.png Prime

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • 8 groups of 4 players, played online
    • GSL style double-elimination groups:
  • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other in best of 3 matches.
  • The winners of these matches will then face each other in the Winner’s match.
  • The victor places first in the group and advances to the next round.
  • The losers of the initial matches face each other in the Loser’s match.
  • The loser places fourth in the group, will drop out of the tournament.
  • The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match.
  • The winner gets second place in the group and advances to the next round.
  • The loser places third in the group and will drop out of the tournament.
  • Playoffs:
    • Round of 16 and Quarterfinals played online in best of 5 matches.
    • Semifinals in best of 5 and Finals in best of 7 played offline in Paris.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (14)
Invited (24)
To Be Decided
Sweden SaSe
Acerlogo std.png
South Korea MMA
To Be Decided
South Korea Symbol
To Be Decided
South Korea PartinG
Fnaticlogo std.png
South Korea aLive
IMlogo std.png
South Korea NesTea
Mouzlogo std.png
Poland MaNa
Eglogo std.png
Sweden ThorZaIN
Eglogo std.png
France Stephano
Primelogo std.png
South Korea Creator
Empirelogo std.png
Ukraine Kas
FXOlogo std.png
South Korea Leenock
To Be Decided
South Korea Genius
Primelogo std.png
South Korea MarineKing
Azubulogo std.png
South Korea viOLet
IMlogo std.png
South Korea Seed
Karont3 std.png
Spain LucifroN
Acerlogo std.png
Poland Nerchio
Sklogo std.png
South Korea MC
IMlogo std.png
South Korea Mvp
Acerlogo std.png
Canada Scarlett
Liquidlogo std.png
South Korea HerO
Liquidlogo std.png
South Korea TaeJa
MVPlogo std.png
South Korea DongRaeGu
Qualified (8)
To Be Decided
South Korea Brown
To Be Decided
South Korea GanZi
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea Life
Atnlogo std.png
Germany Delphi
WesternWolvesLogo std.png
Sweden Miniraser
Milllogo std.png
USA Goswser
To Be Decided
South Korea Golden
Fnaticlogo std.png
South Korea Luvsic

Group Stage[edit]

[edit]

November 28, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group A lrthread Watch VOD
1. South Korea Picon small.png HerO 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Golden 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Ticon small.png aLive 0-2 1-4

[edit]

December 03, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group B lrthread Watch VOD
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Life 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Picon small.png Creator 2-1 5-3
3. Ukraine Ticon small.png Kas 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea Picon small.png Seed 0-2 1-4

[edit]

December 12, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group C lrthread Watch VOD
1. Canada Zicon small.png Scarlett 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing 2-1 4-4
3. South Korea Picon small.png Brown 1-2 4-5
4. South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa 0-2 2-4

[edit]

December 16, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group D lrthread Watch VOD
1. South Korea Picon small.png PartinG 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Picon small.png MC 2-1 5-3
3. Spain Ticon small.png LucifroN 1-2 4-5
4. South Korea Zicon small.png Luvsic 0-2 1-4

[edit]

December 17, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group E lrthread Watch VOD
1. South Korea Zicon small.png DongRaeGu 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Ticon small.png GanZi 1-2 3-5
4. Sweden Picon small.png SaSe 0-2 1-4

[edit]

December 09, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group F lrthread Watch VOD
1. USA Zicon small.png Goswser 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Picon small.png Genius 1-2 2-4
4. Poland Zicon small.png Nerchio 0-2 0-4

[edit]

December 23, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group G lrthread Watch VOD
1. France Zicon small.png Stephano 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp 2-1 4-3
3. Poland Picon small.png MaNa 1-2 3-5
4. Sweden Zicon small.png Miniraser 0-2 1-4

[edit]

December 05, 2012 21:00 CET(GMT+1):

Group H lrthread Watch VOD
1. South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea 2-1 4-3
3. Sweden Ticon small.png ThorZaIN 1-2 3-5
4. Germany Zicon small.png Delphi 0-2 2-4

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea HerO
1
HerO Picon small.png
Ticon small.png MarineKing
January 11, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea MarineKing
3
 South Korea MC
3
MC Picon small.png
Zicon small.png viOLet
January 11, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea viOLet
2
 South Korea Mvp
0
Mvp Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Goswser
January 11, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 USA Goswser
3
 South Korea Life
3
Life Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Leenock
January 11, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea Leenock
2
 South Korea PartinG
2
PartinG Picon small.png
Zicon small.png NesTea
January 12, 2013 18:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea NesTea
3
 South Korea Symbol
0
Symbol Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Scarlett
January 12, 2013 18:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 Canada Scarlett
3
 France Stephano
3
Stephano Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png MMA
January 12, 2013 18:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea MMA
1
 South Korea Creator
1
Creator Picon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
January 12, 2013 18:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea MarineKing
3
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Picon small.png MC
January 13, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 South Korea MC
0
 USA Goswser
2
Goswser Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
January 13, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea NesTea
3
NesTea Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Scarlett
January 13, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 Canada Scarlett
1
 France Stephano
0
Stephano Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
January 13, 2013 17:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea MarineKing
1
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
January 26, 2013 12:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea NesTea
2
NesTea Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
January 26, 2013 12:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Life
4
Life Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png DongRaeGu
January 26, 2013 22:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
3rd Place Match
 South Korea MarineKing
0
MarineKing Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png NesTea
January 26, 2013 19:00 CET
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 South Korea NesTea
3

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
9914
Round of 16
439
Quarterfinals
116
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Winner
1

Musical Themes[edit]

The organisers of Iron Squid sought the help of musician and composer In Uchronia in order to create a dedicated set of musical themes for the tournament. In addition to the general themes, each player also has their own theme, which is played briefly at the end of any game which they win.

VODs[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Iron Squid is back". IronSquid.tv. September 27th 2012. TeamLiquid.net thread
  2. "The voices of Iron Squid". IronSquid.tv. October 10th 2012.
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