NEO Star League 2012 Season 2: Overview

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NEO Star League 2012 Season 2
League Information
Organizer: NEOTV
Sponsor: Razer
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.3 BU
Server: China
Event Type: Offline
Location: China China
Format: 1v1, Team league into single elimination bracket
Prize pool: $13,315
Start Date: 2012-12-24
End Date: 2013-01-18
Links: Official Website
Gold.png South Korea Picon small.png Lure
Silver.png China Zicon small.png XiGua
Bronze.png South Korea Ticon small.png dreamertt
Copper.png China Picon small.png MacSed
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 16
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WCS Tal'darim Altar LE • WCS Entombed Valley • WCS Daybreak LE • WCS Cloud Kingdom LE • WCS Shakuras Plateau • WCS Ohana LE • WCS Antiga Shipyard

NEO Star League 2012 Season 2 is a StarCraft II Tournament hosted by Chinese Esports broadcasting company NEOTV, and is its second event featuring StarCraft II. The previous NSLs featured StarCraft: Brood War and Warcraft III.



At the nomination ceremony, instead of picking players into groups, each player pick one player into his/her team, starting from the top 4 players of NEO Star League 2012 Season 1. 16 total players will be drawn into 4 teams.

  • Stage 1 - Working as a team
    • The four teams play in a EGMCSL format, single-elimination mini team league, to determine numbers of RO8 seeds given to each team.
  • Winner of the mini team league wins three seeds to round of 8.
  • Runner-up wins two and a half seeds to round of 8.
  • Third place team wins one and a half seed to round of 8.
  • Only one player from the last place team can advance to round of 8.
  • Stage 2 - Brothers into enemies
    • Once seeds have been decided, each team turns into a normal tournament group, in which 4 players will play a 4-man double elimination bracket to determine who will advance to round of 8.
  • Top 3 players from the winning team advance to round of 8.
  • Top 2 players from the runner-up team advance to round of 8. The third place player will have to play a extended BO3 series against the second place player from the third place team for one round of 8 spot.
  • First place from the third place team advances to round of 8. The second place player will have to play a extended BO3 series against the third place player from the runner-up team for one round of 8 spot.
  • Only the first place player from the last place team will advance to round of 8.
  • Stage 3 - Road to victory
    • Round of 8 and above will be a normal single elimination bracket.
  • RO8, semifinals and third place match are BO5.
  • Grand Finals is BO7.

Prize Pool[edit]

83,000 CNY (~$13,315) is spread among the players as seen below:

Place Prize (CNY) ~Prize (USD)* ID Team
Gold.png 1st 40,000¥ $6,411 South Korea Picon small.png Lure MVPlogo std.png MVP
Silver.png 2nd 20,000¥ $3,208 China Zicon small.png XiGua IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
Bronze.png 3rd 10,000¥ $1,604 South Korea Ticon small.png dreamertt IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
Copper.png 4th 5,000¥ $802 China Picon small.png MacSed IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming

*Converted prizes calculated on December 22, 2012 with a currency rate of 1 CNY = 0.160404 USD provided by


Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (8)
NEO Star League Round of 4 (4)
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China LoveCD
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China Loner
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China TooDming
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China F91
Qualified Players (8)
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China Jim
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China XY
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China Comm
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China MacSed
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China Loup
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China YHY
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China XiGua
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China Courage
Foreign Invites (4)
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South Korea Lure
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South Korea dreamertt
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Taiwan Slam
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Taiwan Ian *

* Ian replaces DreAm, who is not able to participate due to passport/visa issues.[1][2]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom

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See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. "NSL2012第二赛季 16强选手名单" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2013-12-01.
  2. "做个小调查 如果我规律性的直播 会有人看吗?" (in Chinese). 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
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