The Blizzard Cup is a tournament organized by GOMTV in which it plans to look back at and to conclude the year 2011 and determine the best of the best player.
2011 GSL Blizzard Cup
Group stage, then playoffs
₩68,000,000 (≃ $58,480 USD
The 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup is 10 player invitational tournament featuring champions from all over the world. Presentation of the 2011 GSL Tour Awards is also planned.
The 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup format.
- 10 players will be divided in 2 groups of 5.
- Single game matches, round robin.
- The 3 top players of each group advance to the playoffs.
- Group A 1st vs (Group A 3rd vs Group B 2nd)
- Group B 1st vs (Group B 3rd vs Group A 2nd)
| 1st||$34,400||₩40,000,000|| MMA|| SlayerS|
| 2nd||$8,600||₩10,000,000|| DongRaeGu|| MVP|
| 3rd-4th||$4,300||₩5,000,000|| MC|| Old Generations|
| Mvp|| Incredible Miracle|
|5th-6th||$1,720||₩2,000,000|| Leenock|| FXOpen e-Sports|
| Polt|| Team SCV Life|
|7th-10th||$860||₩1,000,000|| Stephano|| Millenium|
| NesTea|| Incredible Miracle|
| NaNiwa|| Quantic Gaming|
| HerO|| Team Liquid|
Converted USD prizes calculated on June 18, 2011 with a currency rate of 1 KRW = 0.00086 USD provided by http://xe.com.
2011 GSL Tour Awards
The 2011 GSL Tour Awards will be given in the following categories:
|Best Match (User Vote)
||MMA vs Mvp in GSL October: Code S finals Game 5
|Most Improved Player of Each Race (Chosen by Reporters)
|Special Award for promoting eSports
||Artosis and Tasteless
|Best K-Pop Girl Group (User Vote)
|Most Popular Team (User Vote)
|Most Popular Player (User Vote)
|Best Coach (Chosen by Reporters)
||IM Coach - Kang Dong-Hoon
|Best Race Players (By GSL Points for Each Race)
|Best Player (Winner of 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup)
The top 10 players of 2011, as determined by major tournament results, will qualify for the event. If players qualify for more than one invitation, suitable replacements will be invited.
- In the 9th game of Group B, NaNiwa faced NesTea after both players were already mathematically eliminated from the tournament (with each posting 0-3). NaNiwa immediately sent his 7 initial Probes (with one trailing considerably behind) to NesTea's base. After issuing the blind attack-move command, he took his hand off the keyboard in resignation. He quickly lost 6 probes to NesTea's 9 Drones. The rematch between both players (after the 2011 MLG Global Invitational and MLG Providence) would have to wait until the MLG 2012 Winter Arena where NaNiwa would again triumph over NesTea See main article.
- Polt and MMA were both invited to the Blizzard Cup due to Mvp qualifying three times. Mvp had to play both of them, but ultimately lost to MMA, the eventual champion.
|Round of 10
|Round of 6