The SHOUTcraft Invitational 4

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[e][h]SHOUTcraft Invitational 4 - "Colin Smith"
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Europe / North America
Type:
Online
Location:
World World
Format:
1v1, Group Stage
Single-elimination Playoff
Prize pool:
$8,009
Start Date:
2012-01-14
End Date:
2012-01-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
8
3
2
3
Maps

The SHOUTcraft Invitational 4 - "Colin Smith" is a 1v1 StarCraft 2 invitational tournament organized by TotalBiscuit.

About[edit]

The SHOUTcraft Invitational 4 - "Colin Smith" is the 4th event in The SHOUTcraft Invitational tournament series. The money for the Prize Pool was made from advertisements on TotalBiscuit's StarCraft II Ladder Streams and donations sent in by viewers during the previous event. This tournament featured an original "Tip Jar" system that allowed viewers to donate money directly to the players participating in the tournament, on top of being able to donate money directly towards the Prize Pool of the next event.

It is named after Colin Smith, a viewer who donated a significant sum of money both at SCI2 and SCI3.

All games are commentated by TotalBiscuit and Apollo, in English, in TotalBiscuit's stream, and by ZeratoR, in French, in GameCreds' French stream.[1]

Format[edit]

The Ro8 consists of 2 groups of 4 players. Each player plays a Bo3 against every other player in the group. The top 2 players proceed forward and the bottom 2 players are eliminated. The remaining 4 players are seeded into the Ro4 depending on their performance. Seed 1 from group A then plays Seed 2 from group B. Seed 1 from group B plays Seed 2 from group A. These matches are Bo5. The tournament proceeds as normal from that point with the winners advancing to the Grand Final for a Bo7 match-up and the losers entering the bronze match to compete for a 3rd place prize.

Players who have no chance of advancing from the group stage (which will occur if they lose have lost their first 2 Bo3s) qualify for a $50 comeback bounty, if they are able to win their final Bo3. This is to help prevent "meaningless" matches in the tournament.

Prize pool[edit]

The direct Prize Pool from the organizers is $5000, in addition viewers can donate money directly to the players in the form of tips.

Base prize money
Place Prize
1st $2,500
2nd $1,200
3rd $600
4th $300
5 - 6th $100
7 - 8th $100
Tips
Player Tip
France  Stephano $372
Sweden  ThorZaIN $571
Netherlands  Ret $253
Netherlands  Grubby $446
Romania  NightEnD $225
Germany  Socke $188
Germany  DarKFoRcE $821
Italy  ClouD $133
Total $3,009

Players[edit]

As the winner of the previous SHOUTcraft invitational, Socke was reinvited and will be joined by 7 other invites.

Protoss (3) Terran (2) Zerg (3)
Germany Socke Sweden ThorZaIN Germany DarKFoRcE
Netherlands Grubby Italy ClouD Netherlands Ret
Romania NightEnD France Stephano

Results[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. France  Stephano 3-0 6-3
2. Sweden  ThorZaIN 1-2 4-4
3. Romania  NightEnD 1-2 4-5
4. Germany  DarKFoRcE 1-2 3-5

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Netherlands  Ret 2-1 5-2
2. Netherlands  Grubby 2-1 5-4
3. Germany  Socke 1-2 3-4
4. Italy  ClouD 1-2 2-5

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals
 France Stephano
3
 Netherlands Grubby
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
 Sweden ThorZaIN
3
Finals
 France Stephano
4
 Sweden ThorZaIN
0
3rd Place Match
 Netherlands Grubby
1
 Netherlands Ret
3

Matches[edit]

Semifinals[edit]
3rd place match[edit]
Final[edit]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Ro8
323
Ro4
112
Finals
11
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

Day 1
Match Group VOD
Romania  NightEnD vs. Sweden  ThorZaIN A G1 G2 G3
France  Stephano vs. Germany  DarKFoRcE A G1 G2 G3
Germany  DarKFoRcE vs. Sweden  ThorZaIN A G1 G2
Romania  NightEnD vs. Germany  DarKFoRcE A G1 G2A G2B G3
Romania  NightEnD vs. France  Stephano A G1 G2 G3
Sweden  ThorZaIN vs. France  Stephano A G1 G2
Germany  Socke vs. Netherlands  Grubby B G1 G2 G3
Italy  ClouD vs. Germany  Socke B G1 G2
Italy  ClouD vs. Netherlands  Grubby B G1 G2
Netherlands  Ret vs. Germany  Socke B G1 G2
Italy  ClouD vs. Netherlands  Ret B G1 G2
Netherlands  Grubby vs. Netherlands  Ret B G1 G2A G2B G3
Day 2
Match Group VOD
France  Stephano vs. Netherlands  Grubby Ro4 G1 G2 G3
Netherlands  Ret vs. Sweden  ThorZaIN Ro4 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
Netherlands  Grubby vs. Netherlands  Ret Bronze Match G1A G1B G2 G3 G4
France  Stephano vs. Sweden  ThorZaIN Grand Finals G1A G1B G2 G3 G4

Trivia[edit]

  • At the start of the group A series between NightEnD and DarKFoRcE it was announced that while the games could influence the group result DarKFoRcE would be awarded the $50 comeback prize if he took the series as he was already incapable of progressing. After a close final game - DarKFoRcE made a huge comeback - he jokingly suggested he deserved $100 for the series and it was announced that he would in fact be awarded that.[2]

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