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.
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
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
The Round Robin group play has been replaced by Swiss Rounds.
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
|Month||Tournament||Prize Pool (ZAR)||P#||Winner||Runner-up|
|2012 April||PolarfluKe: Evolution Easter||R 7,000||53||Bly||HasuObs|
|2012 March||PolarfluKe: March of the Marines||R 7,000||79||Satiini||PhoeNix|
|2012 February||PolarfluKe: February 2012||R 7,000||71||DarKFoRcE||PhoeNix|
|2012 January||PolarfluKe: January 2012||R 7,000||90||Polt||Bly|
|2011 December||PolarfluKe: XMAS 2011||R 8,000||111||viOLet||HasuObs|
|2011 November||PolarfluKe: 5Gate November||R 8,000||92||Bly||PandaTank|
|2011 October||PolarfluKe: OPtoberfest||R 8,000||106||DarKFoRcE||PandaTank|
|2011 September||PolarfluKe: Spring Ling||R 8,000||119||GoOdy||seeM|
|2011 August||PolarfluKe: August Rush||R 9,001||125||GoOdy||PandaTank|
|2011 July||PolarfluKe: July Zerg||R 8,000||150||GoOdy||PandaTank|
|2011 June||PolarfluKe: Char Grilled||R 2,600||98||PandaTank||seeM|
|2011 May||PolarfluKe: Muta Mayhem||R 1,600||99||PandaTank||enjoy|
|2011 April||PolarfluKe: Easter in Aiur||R 1,600||67||Stripe||ZXRP|
|2011 March||PolarfluKe: MMMarch||-||62||Stripe||enjoy|
|2011 February||PolarfluKe: Love is in the Aiur||R 1,000||88||Shase||Stripe|
|2011 January||PolarfluKe: ALL-IN||R 1,000||78||Shase||PandaTank|
|2010 December||PolarfluKe: XMAS||R 1,000||91||BananaLlama||ValpraX|
|2010 November||PolarfluKe: Overmind Over Matter||R 1,000||87||Shase||Dreamer|
|2010 October||PolarfluKe: TenTenTen||-||95||AsIfImTrying||Dreamer|
|2010 September||PolarfluKe: Heaven's Devils||R 1,000||96||ANGRYAFRICAN||AsIfImTrying|
|2010 August||PolarfluKe: Released||-||101||ANGRYAFRICAN||AsIfImTrying|
|2010 July||FPPQQ Phase 2||-||23||Dreamer||Shase|
|2010 May||FPPQQ||R 2,000||8||Shase||Dreamer|
- 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
This table does not include the first FPPQQ tournament, as no data is available about player races.
Medals Won per Player