North American Star League Season 3

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North American Star League Season 3
League Information
Organizer: NASL
Sponsor: EIZO
Kingston HyperX
GAMER.minder
iBUYPOWER
EPSON
Game Version: Wings of Liberty
Patch 1.4.3Patch 1.4.4
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Location: Canada Canada
Format: Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
Prize pool: $100,000
Start Date: 2012-04-11
End Date: 2012-07-15
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Winners
France Zerg Stephano
South Korea Protoss Alicia
South Korea Protoss MC
Netherlands Zerg Ret
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 45
Protoss 14   Terran 15   Zerg 16   
Maps
The Shattered Temple • Tal'Darim Altar • Ohana • Odyssey • Bel'Shir Beach Winter • Antiga Shipyard • Daybreak • Shakuras Plateau • Dual Sight • Cloud Kingdom
Chronology
 NASL Season 2 NASL Season 2NASL Season 4 NASL Season 4 


The North American Star League Season 3 is the third season of the North American Star League. 45 players compete for a $100,000 prize pool over a three-month season.

About[edit]

The North American Star League, often abbreviated as NASL, is a competitive StarCraft 2 league that was introduced in February 2011. For Season 3, NASL underwent a number of branding and employee changes. The organization updated the look of their logo, and hired the casting duo of MrBitter and RotterdaM as well as a third caster, Frodan.[1] A number of changes were made to their regular season play as well: effort is made to play and cast games live, and the winner of each match throughout the regular season is awarded $150.[2]

Finally, it was announced that the Season 3 finals are going to be held at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada,[3][4] together with the World Championship Series: Canadian Nationals and the The Collegiate Starleague Canadian Championships. The event is cast by Gretorp & Frodan, RotterdaM & MrBitter, iNcontroL & IdrA, Day[9] & Soe and hosted by Clutch & Lauren Elise, with Kadium & Elemental casting in French.

Location[edit]

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • International Center

Format[edit]

The third season is composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

The original map pool for the season was The Shattered Temple, Tal'Darim Altar, ESV Ohana, TPW Odyssey, Bel'Shir Beach Winter, Antiga Shipyard, Daybreak,Shakuras Plateau and Dual Sight. During the season The Shattered Temple, Tal'Darim Altar and TPW Odyssey were removed from the map pool and Cloud Kingdom was added.

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $100,000 is distributed throughout the season, with $150 awarded for each match won during the Divisions, and an undisclosed amount awarded to the winners of the Wildcards.[5]
The remaining $60,000 is distributed as follows:

Place Prize (USD) ID Team
1st $30,000 France Zerg Stephano Millenium Millenium
2nd $15,000 South Korea Protoss Alicia SlayerS SlayerS
3rd $10,000 South Korea Protoss MC SK Gaming SK Gaming
4th $5,000 Netherlands Zerg Ret Team Liquid Team Liquid

Participants[edit]

Players (45)
Protoss Protoss (14) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (16)
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
Evil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
Gama Bears
Taiwan Sen
SlayerS
South Korea Puzzle
Evil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
Mousesports
Sweden MorroW
It's Gosu eSports
South Korea HwangSin
CompLexity Gaming
USA qxc
ROOT Gaming
Peru CatZ
Mousesports
Poland MaNa
Team ALTERNATE
Italy ClouD
Team ALTERNATE
Germany DarKFoRcE
SlayerS
South Korea Alicia
CompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
Infinity Seven
South Korea CrazymoviNG
ROOT Gaming
Canada TT1
Team Liquid
Sweden Jinro
Team Liquid
Germany TLO
Team Liquid
USA NonY
Evil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
FXOpen e-Sports
Belarus LoWeLy
Incredible Panic
USA CrunCher
FXOpen e-Sports
Russia Brat_OK
ROOT Gaming
USA ViBE
Fnatic
Romania NightEnD
Team Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
Team Liquid
South Korea Zenio
Mousesports
Germany HasuObs
Fnatic
South Korea Rain
MTw
Ukraine DIMAGA
Infinity Seven
USA Axslav
Team SCV Life
South Korea Polt
Team inFinity
Norway TargA
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
SlayerS
South Korea Ryung
Team Liquid
Sweden HayprO
To Be Decided
Ukraine White-Ra
FXOpen e-Sports
Ukraine Strelok
Evil Geniuses
USA IdrA
SK Gaming
South Korea MC
Fnatic
South Korea aLive
Team Liquid
USA Sheth
Team Dignitas
Sweden SjoW
Millenium
France Stephano
Team Liquid
Netherlands Ret

Results[edit]

Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advances to the main event bracket
  • Of the second place finishers in each division, the three with the best record advance to the main event bracket
  • Players ranked 9-22 (14 players) in the league are placed into a wildcard playoff with the top two of the open tournament to determine the remaining 8 spots in the offline finals
  • Players ranked 23-33 (11 players) in the league are eliminated but will be invited to return next season
  • Players ranked 34-45 (bottom 12) in the league are eliminated and will not return
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