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2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2


[e][h]2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor(s):
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Prize pool:
$180,000 USD
Start Date:
2010-10-09
End Date:
2010-11-13
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
Korea (South)  NesTea
Korea (South)  RainBOw
Korea (South)  BoxeR
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
64
20
29
15
0
Maps
Chronology

This was the second of three GOMTV Global StarCraft II League Open events. For general information not specific to this event, check the main GSL page.

Map Pool[edit]

Two maps from season 1 were removed from the map pool: Kulas Ravine and Desert Oasis. They were replaced by Jungle Basin and Shakuras Plateau.[1]

Information[edit]

  • Preliminary rounds were held from October 9 to 12.
  • Unlike season 1, the quarterfinal round (Ro8) was a best of 5 instead of a best of 3. The semifinals (as well as the finals) were a best of 7.[2]
  • Map elimination was also changed from season 1:
    • Ro64, Ro32: May remove up to 2 maps
    • Ro16, Ro8: May remove 1 map
    • Semifinals (Ro4), finals: No map removal

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool was ₩199 600 000, divided among participants as follows:

* Approximate USD amounts taken from http://xe.com on October 28, 2010. [₩1000 KRW = $0.89 USD]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Ro64
202915
Ro32
81311
Ro16
367
Ro8
143
Ro4
31
Final
11
Winner
1

Trivia[edit]

  • There were three foreigners in the tournament: IdrA, TLO, and Loner. All three were eliminated at latest in the round of 16. (see bracket)
  • This marked the individual StarCraft II progaming debuts of BoxeR and NaDa.
  • Over 750 000 people tuned in for BoxeR's round of 64 match.[3]
  • Though Maka and HopeTorture had used it previously, the Maka Rax strategy was officially named by Tasteless.[4]
  • The Viking Flower trick, first shown by BoxeR, was also named by Artosis.[5]
  • For the first time in GSL, the Mothership was built intentionally to turn the tide of the battle.
  • While Tasteless and Artosis were at Blizzcon 2010, there were four guest casters used: Jason Lee, Assem, Jørgen Johannesen (XeqtR), and IdrA.[6]
GSL2 military ranks
  • Player military ranks were revealed before the start of each match.
  • Powerade was the sponsored beverage of this event.
  • Capital ship watch: Number of games where these units were a major factor in the outcome:
Unit W L
Battlecruiser 0 2
Brood Lord 2 0
Carrier 0 0
Mothership 0 1

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