PolarfluKe

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Overview[edit]

Since the beta, PolarfluKe has organized monthly online StarCraft II tournaments, mainly designed to provide the South African scene with attractive competitions, keeping the community active. The first two tournaments were played on Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the StarCraft II beta. These tournaments, FPPQQ (or "fluKe's Pew-Pew QQ") were well received, and after the official release of Wings of Liberty, the tournament series kept growing.

Since July 2011, the prize pool has increased, and notable international players have joined the South African players. The final bracket is now made of the top 16 South Africans and the top 16 non-South Africans from the Swiss Rounds. This guarantee a final match between a South African and an international player. Since this format has been implemented, no South African has been able to win the tournament.

Format[edit]

Beta Tournaments[edit]

FPPQQ, played during Phase 1 of the StarCraft 2 beta, was an eight-player Double-elimination bracket tournament. FPPQQ Phase 2 was a 23-player Single-elimination bracket tournament.

August 2010 – March 2011[edit]

After the release, the format changed to the following:

  • Saturday: Round Robin groups
  • Sunday: 32-player Single-elimination final bracket

The number of groups, and the number of qualified players in each group has varied according to the number of participating players.

April 2010 – November 2011[edit]

The Round Robin group play has been replaced by Swiss Rounds.

Current format[edit]

Since the tournament "PolarfluKe: XMAS 2011" in December 2011, an additional Fast-Track Single-elimination Qualifier has been added on Wednesday.

List of PolarfluKe Tournaments[edit]

Month Tournament Prize Pool (ZAR) P# Winner Runner-up
2012-042012 April PolarfluKe: Evolution Easter R 7,000 53 Ukraine Zerg Bly Germany Protoss HasuObs
2012-032012 March PolarfluKe: March of the Marines R 7,000 79 Finland Terran Satiini South Korea Zerg PhoeNix
2012-022012 February PolarfluKe: February 2012 R 7,000 71 Germany Zerg DarKFoRcE South Korea Zerg PhoeNix
2012-012012 January PolarfluKe: January 2012 R 7,000 90 South Korea Terran Polt Ukraine Zerg Bly
2011-122011 December PolarfluKe: XMAS 2011 R 8,000 111 South Korea Zerg viOLet Germany Protoss HasuObs
2011-112011 November PolarfluKe: 5Gate November R 8,000 92 Ukraine Zerg Bly South Africa Protoss PandaTank
2011-102011 October PolarfluKe: OPtoberfest R 8,000 106 Germany Zerg DarKFoRcE South Africa Protoss PandaTank
2011-092011 September PolarfluKe: Spring Ling R 8,000 119 Germany Terran GoOdy South Africa Zerg seeM
2011-082011 August PolarfluKe: August Rush R 9,001 125 Germany Terran GoOdy South Africa Protoss PandaTank
2011-072011 July PolarfluKe: July Zerg R 8,000 150 Germany Terran GoOdy South Africa Protoss PandaTank
2011-062011 June PolarfluKe: Char Grilled R 2,600 98 South Africa Protoss PandaTank South Africa Zerg seeM
2011-052011 May PolarfluKe: Muta Mayhem R 1,600 99 South Africa Protoss PandaTank South Africa Zerg enjoy
2011-042011 April PolarfluKe: Easter in Aiur R 1,600 67 South Africa Protoss Stripe South Africa Protoss ZXRP
2011-032011 March PolarfluKe: MMMarch - 62 South Africa Protoss Stripe South Africa Zerg enjoy
2011-022011 February PolarfluKe: Love is in the Aiur R 1,000 88 South Africa Protoss Shase South Africa Protoss Stripe
2011-012011 January PolarfluKe: ALL-IN R 1,000 78 South Africa Protoss Shase South Africa Protoss PandaTank
2010-122010 December PolarfluKe: XMAS R 1,000 91 South Africa Protoss BananaLlama South Africa Protoss ValpraX
2010-112010 November PolarfluKe: Overmind Over Matter R 1,000 87 South Africa Protoss Shase South Africa Protoss Dreamer
2010-102010 October PolarfluKe: TenTenTen - 95 South Africa Protoss AsIfImTrying South Africa Protoss Dreamer
2010-092010 September PolarfluKe: Heaven's Devils R 1,000 96 South Africa Terran ANGRYAFRICAN South Africa Protoss AsIfImTrying
2010-082010 August PolarfluKe: Released - 101 South Africa Terran ANGRYAFRICAN South Africa Protoss AsIfImTrying
2010-072010 July FPPQQ Phase 2 - 23 South Africa Protoss Dreamer South Africa Random Shase
2010-052010 May FPPQQ R 2,000 8 South Africa Shase South Africa Dreamer

Trivia[edit]

Facts[edit]

  • The Terran player GoOdy has won three editions from July to September 2011, breaking the 9-tournament winning streak of Protoss players.
  • In October 2011, DarKFoRcE was the first Zerg player to win a PolarfluKe tournament, after sixteen tournaments dominated by Terran and Protoss players.

Medals Won per Race[edit]

This table does not include the first FPPQQ tournament, as no data is available about player races.

Race Total
Protoss Protoss 10 14 8 32
Terran Terran 7 0 4 11
Zerg Zerg 5 7 10 22
Random Random 0 1 0 1

Medals Won per Player[edit]

Race Total
South Africa Protoss Shase 5 3 1 9
Germany Terran GoOdy 3 0 1 4
South Africa Protoss PandaTank 2 5 0 7
South Africa Protoss Stripe 2 1 2 5
Ukraine Zerg Bly 2 1 1 4
South Africa Terran ANGRYAFRICAN 2 0 0 2
Germany Zerg DarKFoRcE 2 0 0 2
South Africa Protoss Dreamer 1 3 0 4
South Africa Protoss BananaLlama 1 0 1 2
South Korea Zerg viOLet 1 0 1 2
South Korea Terran Polt 1 0 0 1
Finland Terran Satiini 1 0 0 1
South Korea Zerg PhoeNix 0 2 2 4
South Africa Zerg seeM 0 2 1 3
South Africa Zerg enjoy 0 2 0 2
Germany Protoss HasuObs 0 2 0 2
South Africa Protoss ValpraX 0 1 0 1
South Africa Protoss ZXRP 0 1 0 1
South Africa Zerg KreefLewer 0 0 2 2
South Africa McNoob 0 0 1 1
South Africa Protoss Spinks 0 0 1 1
South Africa Terran Avokodo 0 0 1 1
South Africa Zerg Flarez 0 0 1 1
South Africa Protoss Yayba 0 0 1 1
Sweden Zerg Seala 0 0 1 1
Poland Terran Dejmien 0 0 1 1
USA Protoss Jaden 0 0 1 1
Germany Zerg Akki 0 0 1 1
Russia Protoss Elbegast 0 0 1 1
Sweden Terran SjoW 0 0 1 1

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